This bill would require agencies to notify Community Boards no less than 60 days prior to the initiation of a pilot program within the Community District represented by such Community Board.
Int. No. 651
By Council Member Koo
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to notification to community boards of pilot programs
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision e of section 2800 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:
e. 1. Each agency shall furnish promptly to each community board on request any information or assistance necessary for the board’s work. Each agency shall also report periodically to each board on its service activities, programs and operations within the community district, including any pilot programs.
2. Not less than 60 days prior to the initiation of a pilot program within one or more community districts, an agency shall provide written notification of the scope and anticipated duration of such pilot program to the community board of each such district by regular mail, electronic mail, or by personal service to the district manager for such community board. For the purposes of this subdivision, a “pilot program” shall mean any program or activity conducted by an agency within one or more community districts as a test or trial prior to initiating such program or activity in such community district or districts on a permanent basis, or in other community districts, or on a citywide basis.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.