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Hurricane Sandy task force gets unanimous City Council approval

The task force will be charged with reporting findings on the city’s relief efforts and making suggestions against future storms

Nathan Kensinger

On Tuesday, October 16, City Council voted unanimously to advance a bill proposed by Council Member Mark Treyger to create a Hurricane Sandy recovery task force, reports Bklyner.

The bill, introduced earlier this month, calls for the creation of a 15-member task force with representatives from each borough that would analyze the city’s recovery efforts, initiate outreach programs and language access programs, report on their findings, and make recommendations to city officials on how to make the city more resilient against future disasters.

The legislation, known as Intro 1720-A, came as a result of an oversight hearing called by Council Member Treyger and held last month for the Committee on Resiliency and Recovery to hold the director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery accountable for what he sums up to be poor outcomes from the department.

The next step for Intro 1720-A is for it to obtain Mayor De Blasio’s signature before it is put into affect.