This bill requires the city to develop and map of areas in the city most susceptible to increased flooding in the future.
Int. No. 628
By Council Member Constantinides, Richards, Miller and Adams
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a study on areas most susceptible to increased precipitation in the future
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-127 to read as follows:
§ 3-127 Map of areas susceptible to flooding; mitigation plan. a. By July 1 of 2018 and every second year thereafter, the office of long term planning and sustainability, with the cooperation of all relevant agencies, shall develop and make publicly available on its website:
1. A map of areas in the city susceptible to increased flooding due to the anticipated effects of climate change, including but not limited to increased precipitation and sea level rise; and
2. A long term plan for preventing or mitigating such increased flooding, and the effects thereof, in such areas.
b. Such office shall seek the cooperation of the United States geological survey and such other public or private persons as such office deems appropriate in developing such map and plan.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
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