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Meeting Name: Committee on Education Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/18/2019 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Economic Development and the Committee on General Welfare
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Int 1650-2019 *Adrienne E. Adams  Provision of information regarding the health bucks program and farmers markets.IntroductionThis bill would require the Human Resources Administration to provide information about the Health Bucks program and farmers markets to all individuals who receive or apply to receive supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.   Not available Not available
Int 1652-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Ensuring that community gardens are not classified as vacant land by the department of city planning.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of City Planning to categorize community gardens as open space in the Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output data set.   Not available Not available
Int 1653-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Requiring the dept of parks and recreation to collect and report data regarding community gardens reporting and permitting the sale of agriculture within community gardens.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to collect data on community gardens and issue an annual report summarizing this data. Additionally, this bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to study the citywide ecological impacts of community gardens. This bill would also direct the agency to develop a system to permit community gardens to operate farmers markets within community gardens.   Not available Not available
Int 1654-2019 *Diana Ayala   Neighborhood awareness campaigns regarding farm-to-city projects.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct neighborhood-specific public awareness and education campaigns regarding the City’s farm-to-city projects, which includes farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, food boxes, and fresh pantries. The Department shall also post all relevant information to its website.   Not available Not available
Int 1659-2019 *Margaret S. Chin  Plan to identify and enroll seniors eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services, working in collaboration with the Department for the Aging, to develop a plan to identify and enroll seniors who are eligible for supplement nutritional assistance benefits, but who are not yet enrolled to receive such benefits.   Not available Not available
Int 1660-2019 *Andrew Cohen  Creating a good food purchasing program.IntroductionThis bill would create a good food purchasing program and advisory board. The advisory board would include the commissioners of agencies that execute food procurement contracts, seven members appointed by the Mayor and seven members appointed by the Speaker with knowledge of the good food purchasing program value categories. The advisory board would conduct baseline assessments of each agency’s food procurement processes, then develop and submit a five-year plan with one-year, three-year and five-year benchmarks. The advisory board would evaluate the contract bids that are submitted, and each agency may consider the board’s assessments. The advisory board would submit a progress report with recommendations to each agency, the Mayor and the Speaker, post the report on the website of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and hold a public hearing about its findings.   Not available Not available
Int 1663-2019 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Establishing an office of urban agriculture and an urban agriculture advisory board.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Urban Agriculture and an Urban Agriculture Advisory Board. The Office of Urban Agriculture would conduct outreach, receive comments and respond to questions regarding urban agriculture, make recommendations about protecting and expanding urban agriculture, develop, in cooperation with other agencies and stakeholders, a comprehensive urban agriculture plan and make annual reports on progress made on such plan. The Urban Agriculture Advisory Board would consist of ten members and would advise and make recommendations regarding urban agriculture.   Not available Not available
Int 1664-2019 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Requiring the office of food policy to formulate a 10-year food policy plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) to consult with relevant agencies, community based organizations, community leaders and food system stakeholders that focus on food policy, food equity, food justice and food insecurity. The plan would set goals to reduce hunger, improve nutrition, increase access to healthy food, reduce food waste, develop and improve food and farm economies, and increase urban agriculture and sustainability. The MOFP would also be required to submit to the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council, and post on its website a report assessing the city’s progress toward the identified goals. The assessment would be based on food metrics data gathered in accordance with section 3-120 of the administrative code.   Not available Not available
Int 1666-2019 *Ben Kallos  Establishment of an office of food policy.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Food Policy. The office would be responsible for, among other things, developing and coordinating initiatives to promote access to healthy food in the city; increasing access to and utilization of food support programs; coordinating on the development of the annual food system metrics report with the office of long-term planning and sustainability; and working with the department of health and mental hygiene to update agency food standards.   Not available Not available
Int 1673-2019 *Carlina Rivera   City agency food waste prevention plans.IntroductionThis bill would require all city agencies with food procurement contracts to develop and implement a plan for reducing food waste. This bill would require each such agency to designate a coordinator to produce annual reports including information on the agency’s food waste prevention plan and measures taken to implement such plan.   Not available Not available
Int 1675-2019 *Deborah L. Rose  Distribution of information regarding summer meals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to mail information about summer meals to the home address of every student eligible for the federal free and reduced price lunch program.   Not available Not available
Int 1676-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the DOE to report on implementing scratch-cooked school food service.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Education to report to the council information regarding the Department’s efforts to implement scratch-cooked food service in schools and related nutrition and health programming.   Not available Not available
Int 1680-2019 *Paul A. Vallone  Reporting requirements regarding the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food in the city required by Local Law 52 of 2011.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Long-Term Planning and sustainability to expand its annual Food System Metrics Report to include additional information regarding: (1) the changing patterns of the retail availability of food; (2) the number of people eligible for public food programs but not enrolled; (3) the number of retailers who accept SNAP or other public benefits; (4) the density of fast-food establishments; (5) the number and percent of sub-populations experiencing food insecurity; and (6) the metrics charting progress towards reducing inequities in the distribution of food and diet-related diseases. OLTPS would also need to consider other sources of citywide data in developing the annual Food System Metrics Report.   Not available Not available
Int 1681-2019 *James G. Van Bramer  School food waste prevention plans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chancellor of the Department of Education (DOE) to work with school sustainability coordinators to develop a plan for reducing food waste. This plan would be submitted to the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for recommendations, as well as the Speaker of the Council. The bill would require DOE to submit an annual report with information on DOE’s actions to implement its food waste prevention plan and the Chancellor’s updates to such plan.   Not available Not available
Res 1024-2019 *Farah N. Louis  Calling upon the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to expand eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to public college students.Resolution    Not available Not available
Res 1025-2019 *Farah N. Louis  Opt into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Restaurant Meals Program to allow disabled, elderly and homeless SNAP recipients to use their benefits on hot meals and other prepared foods at participating grocery stores, delis and restauranResolution    Not available Not available
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