In accordance with New York City Charter section 827 and Executive Order No. 161 of 2012, DCAS procures all fleet units and fuel for City agencies and manages initiatives to implement cleaner alternative fuels, reduce vehicle emissions, and increase fleet efficiency.
WHEREAS, limiting plastic waste will support both the City’s Zero Waste goals and carbon reductions, and eliminating the use of City funds for the unnecessary purchase of single-use plastics will allow the City to send less waste to landfills and cut emissions associated with the production.
WHEREAS, an evaluation by outside consultants hired by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) concluded in 2016 that if the road is not reconstructed by 2026, weight restrictions may need to be added to the structure – including diverting all truck traffic to local roads;
City planning, policymaking, and governing should continue to be informed by accurate information about equity and disparities, toward the end that the City of New York may assess who will benefit, the extent to which any individual or group is disparately impacted, and whether the actions New York.