New York, N.Y., Admin. Code Sec. 3-120 (current through Oct. 8, 2017)
Brief Summary
Requires the New York City Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to produce an annual report regarding the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food in and for the city. These reports were required to include data on school food expenditures, agricultural watershed funding, economic benefits provided to food manufacturers, nutrition spending, licensed/registered community garden locations, meal service and distribution under various locations, hospital salad bars, SNAP participation by senior citizens, school vending machines, vending machines and concessions on city property, green carts, and to incorporate the food security report required by the city charter among other things.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Limited scope. It is an administrative policy, directed at the Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability (Sec. 3-120).
Food System Category: Grow, Distribute
State: New York
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: New York
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Tracks number of eals served in public schools, hospitals, senior centers, correctional facilities, and homeless shelters (Sec. 3-120-10), persons 65 years or older receiving supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP) benefits (Sec. 3-120(13)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Fresh whole produce (Sec. 3-120-2), healthy bodega initiative administered by department of health and mental hygiene (Sec. 3-120-8).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Locally grown (Sec. 3-120-2), community garden (Sec. 3-120-3).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Law requires tracking of: the number of food manufacturers receiving monetary benefits from the economic development corporation or industrial development agency (Sec. 3-120 (a)(4)); the number, community board, and number of employees, of grocery stores receiving financial benefits under the food retail expansion to support health program (Sec. 3-120(a)(7)); the number of job training programs administered by the department of small businesses services or the workforce investment board to aid individuals seeking work in food manufacturing, food supply, food service or related industries (Sec. 3-120(a)(9)).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Directs what the food metrics report must address, when it is due, and also that it be made available to the public at no charge via website. (Sec. 3-120 (a)(20) and (b)).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Code context and ordinance history
Title 3 (Elected Officials), Chapter 1 (Mayor), Subchapter 2 (Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability), Sec. 3-120 (Annual city food system metrics report). History: Created by Local Law 52 of 2011--available here: http://growingfoodconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/1970/01/68-NYC-FoodMetrics-LocalLaw52-2011.pdf.