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CITY COUNCIL PASSES ONE MORE BUILDING RESILIENCY TASK FORCE PROPOSAL

Update December 19, 2013: the New York City Council ends its term with the passage of one more Task Force proposal, BRTF 7: Safeguard Toxic Materials Stored in Flood Zones.

With 14 proposals passed by City Council in 2013, New York City has made great strides in making its buildings safer and more resilient. In total, 16 out of 33 Task Force proposals have been implemented in the last six months.

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Update November 14, 2013: the New York City Council passed four more Task Force proposals, bringing the grand total to 13.

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Update October 30, 2013: the New York City Council passed four more Task Force proposals, bringing the grand total to nine. 

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At the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we are better prepared for the next extreme weather event. But there is more work ahead of us.

Read Sandy: One Year Later to see progress to date and the developments on the horizon.


Update September 24, 2013: The City Council passed five Building Resiliency Task Force proposals.  The bills were signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg on October 2, 2013.


Update June 27, 2013: The City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings held a hearing to consider 18 proposals from the Building Resiliency Task Force Report for making New York buildings and residents safer and better prepared for the next extreme weather event.


Update June 13, 2013: Convened at the request of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn following Superstorm Sandy, the 200-plus Task Force members led by Urban Green were charged with making recommendations to improve building resiliency and maximize preparedness for future weather emergencies.

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