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The bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue an annual report on the success of rat mitigation measures in rat mitigation zones. Additionally, the department would report on the metrics that are being used to create or eliminate rat mitigation zones.

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Proposed Int. No. 659-A


By Council Members Reynoso and Levine


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rat mitigation progress in rat mitigation zones


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-133.3 to read as follows:

§ 17.133.3. Rat mitigation reporting. No later than April 1 of each year, the department shall submit, and make publicly available online, a report to the mayor and the speaker of the city council on the progress of rat mitigation in the rat mitigation zones designated by the department. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to:

a. The metrics that the department is using to measure the efficacy of rat mitigation in such zones and the department’s performance with respect to those metrics;

b. An overview of current and planned rat mitigation measures, including goals and specific benchmarks and timelines, in each rat mitigation zone;

c. Explanations of the creation or elimination of rat mitigation zones, or any change of boundaries of a rat mitigation zone, since the last report; and

d. Explanations of the elimination or limitations of certain rat mitigation measures in the rat mitigation zones since the last report.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.





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