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Policy Summary

The resolution encourages purchases of fresh fruits, vegetables and field crops grown in the state, and foods that have been processed in the state, in the city's food procurement processes. Requires chief procurement officer to develop and post guidelines to increase New York produced food, incorporate the guidelines into RFPs, and require vendors to report on NY produced foods for food purchase contracts and food-related service contracts. The chief procurement officer must report annually to the mayor and speaker of the city council about "the city’s efforts during the preceding fiscal year to implement the city guidelines for the purchase of New York state food" (6.130 (g)).

Background Information

State New York
Jurisdiction Name New York
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information
Reach Limited scope
It establishes an administrative policy and has a voluntary component ( (§ 6-130(b)).
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Law defines "food products" to be fresh fruits, vegetables and field crops (Sec. 6.130 (a) (3)

Environmental goal?
Yes

Provides preference for NY state made food products (local foods)--6-130 (a) 6 and 6-130(b)

Economic goal?
Yes

Provides preference for NY state made food products (local foods)--6-130 (a) 6 and 6-130(b)

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 6-130 (a)

Addresses implementation?
Yes

6.130 (b)-(g) describe several steps that city staff must take to implement law, including timeframes (180 days, typically).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
Yes

The chief procurement officer must report annually to the mayor and speaker of the city council about "the city’s efforts during the preceding fiscal year to implement the city guidelines for the purchase of New York state food" and the report is to be put on a website. (6.130 (g))

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Administrative Code, Title 6 (Contracts, Purchases and Franchises), first section 6-130 (New York state food purchased by city agencies; note--there are two sections named 6-130). Created by Local Food Procurement Guidelines, Local Law 50 of 2011 (Aug. 17, 2011).