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Meeting Name: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/24/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: - REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1) -
Jointly with the Committee on Economic Development
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T2020-6476 *   Oversight - NYC’s Tourism Industry and the COVID-19 Crisis.Oversight    Not available Not available
Int 1773-2019 *Paul A. Vallone Proposed Int. No. 1773-AOffice of tourism recovery.IntroductionThis bill would establish an office of tourism recovery within the office of the mayor for a period of five years. Such office would be responsible for: (1) coordinating with city agencies to facilitate the recovery of the city’s tourism industry; (2) liaising between the public and the administration on issues relating to the tourism industry; (3) disseminating information on behalf of the city to concerns from local businesses and attractions relating to the city’s tourism recovery efforts; (4) responding on behalf of the city to concerns from tourists or potential tourists on the safety measures in place at various city attractions; and (5) working with city agencies to communicate tourism recovery efforts to other agencies and the general public. The office would be required to submit quarterly reports on tourism recovery efforts to the mayor and speaker. This bill will sunset five years after its effective date.   Not available Not available
Int 2034-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Creation of a mobile application to coordinate the use of open space for art and cultural programming.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), in consultation with the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and other relevant agencies, to create a mobile application to provide information about and coordinate the use of open space for art and cultural programming, as well as providing information about low cost or free public programs in such locations.   Not available Not available
Int 2068-2020 *James G. Van Bramer  Temporary outdoor space for art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to create an open culture program that would allow art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19 to use parks, pedestrian plazas, roadways, or public parking areas and other approved open space as temporary performance and rehearsal space. The Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to create a self-certification process that art and cultural institutions would complete before offering any open space. While this process would not require agency approval, a self-certification could be suspended or terminated by the DOT for non-compliance with requirements of the program or for the protection of health or safety. The program would run until at least January 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension, but it would expire by March 31, 2021.   Not available Not available
Res 1422-2020 *James G. Van Bramer  Save Our Stages (SOS) (S.4258/H.R.7806)Resolution    Not available Not available
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