The bill would dedicate urban planners to each of New York City's 59 community boards. Community boards play an important advisory role in decisions over a neighborhood's growth and a dedicated urban planner for each board would provide them with vital information to help make these decisions.
Date of Introduction
Int. No. 732
By Council Members Kallos, Cabrera, Eugene, Lancman, Mendez and Rose
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to making urban planning professionals available to community boards.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision nine of section 82 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:
9. Establish and maintain a planning office for the borough to assist the borough president in planning for the growth, improvement and development of the borough; reviewing and making recommendations regarding applications and proposals for the use, development or improvement of land located within the borough; preparing environmental analyses required by law; providing technical assistance to the community boards within the borough by providing, within appropriations therefor, the services of at least one professional planner within such office for every four community boards in the borough; and performing such other planning functions as are assigned to the borough president by this charter or other law.
§2. This local law shall take effect on July 1, 2015.