File #: Int 0258-2024    Version: * Name: Winterization of farmers’ markets,
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the winterization of farmers' markets
Sponsors: Rita C. Joseph, Lincoln Restler, Oswald Feliz, Shaun Abreu, Farah N. Louis, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Julie Won, Yusef Salaam, Kevin C. Riley, Amanda Farías
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy to develop and implement a plan to prepare farmers’ markets in the city for use in winter weather.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 258, 2. Int. No. 258, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 28, 2024

Int. No. 258

 

By Council Members Joseph, Restler, Feliz, Abreu, Louis, Gutiérrez, Won, Salaam, Riley and Farías

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the winterization of farmers’ markets

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision c of Section 20-i of Chapter 1 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law 40 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

c. Powers and duties. The director shall have the power and duty to:

1. Provide recommendations to the mayor and agencies regarding food policy;

2. Coordinate multi-agency initiatives relating to food policy;

3. Perform outreach to food policy advocates, community based organizations, academic institutions, and other entities to advance the city’s food policy; [and]

4. Support initiatives that are designed to promote access to healthy food, including but not limited to initiatives designed to promote healthy food access for communities that have historically had inequitable access to healthy foods due to economic, racial, or environmental factors; and

5. Develop and implement a plan to prepare farmers’ markets in the city for use in winter weather.

                     § 2.  This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the mayor’s office or any agency designated by the mayor shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law before such date.

 

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