This local law would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to create five-year capital plans for all parks on a community board by community board basis. The five-year capital plan for each community board would list all parks within the community board and detail any planned capital projects at each park. DPR would be required to submit the proposed five-year capital plan to the community board, which would be required to hold a public hearing and submit recommendations on the plan back to DPR. DPR would then create a final five-year capital plan that would be submitted to the Mayor, the Council, and the community board and posted online. DPR would be required to submit any amendments to the final five-year plan to the same parties each year.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 994
By Council Members Holden and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the preparation of five-year capital plans for parks on a community board level
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-156 to read as follows:
§ 18-156 Five-year parks capital plans. a. In accordance with subdivision b of this section, the department shall prepare a proposed five-year parks capital plan for each community board. Each such plan shall list every property within the jurisdiction of the commissioner within the boundaries of the community board and detail any planned capital projects, as defined in section 5-101, at each property, including a description of the planned capital project, an estimate of the cost of the planned capital project, and the year in which the capital project’s design and construction is proposed to be initiated and estimated to be completed.
b. No later than January 16, 2019, and every fifth January 16 thereafter, the department shall submit the proposed five-year parks capital plans to the applicable community board which shall conduct a public hearing and shall prepare and submit recommendations to the department on or before March 25, 2019, and every fifth March 25 thereafter. The department shall consider the recommendations received from each community board, and, no later than April 26, 2019, and every fifth April 26 thereafter, shall submit final five-year parks capital plans to the mayor, the speaker of the council, and the community boards, and post such plans on the department’s website.
c. No later than April 26 of any year in which a proposed five-year parks capital plan is not required to be submitted to the community boards pursuant to subdivision b of this section, the department shall submit any amendments to the final five-year parks capital plans to the mayor, the speaker of the council, and the applicable community board, and post such amendments on the department’s website.
§3. This local law takes effect immediately.