Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Creating a Database to Track Expenditures Related to Hurricane Sandy

December 30, 2013

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“The next bill before me today is Introductory Number 1040-A, sponsored by Council Members Richards, Lander, Wills, Brewer, Chin, Dromm, Fidler, James, Mealy, Mendez, Rose, Vacca, Weprin, Williams, Recchia, Levin, Reyna, Van Bramer, Mark-Viverito, Gonzalez, Nelson, Eugene, Garodnick, Dickens, Palma, Barron, Rodriguez, Ulrich, Oddo, Arroyo, Ferreras, Jackson, Comrie, Koo, Vann, Koslowitz, Vallone, Lappin and Halloran. This legislation creates a database to track the expenditure of funds in connection with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“Although it has been a little over a year since Sandy made its impact on New York City, the recovery efforts are ongoing and FEMA funds continue to be delivered to the City and its residents. This legislation establishes a web based tracking system to see where the money is being spent to rebuild, and how many people are being employed as a result of these efforts.

“The Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics has developed a web site accessible to the public to report and track money spent based on zip code. The web site can be found at nyc.gov and click on the NYC Recovery section.

“I would like to thank Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway, the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics Chief Analytics Officer Michael Flowers and their staff for their work on this bill, along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs. I also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation.”

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