By Voices Of NY
New York City’s long-term plan is updated every four years, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will offer the newest version, PlaNYC, on Earth Day, April 22. The idea, according to a statement from de Blasio, is “to make sure that we’re building toward a future that’s reliant, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers.”
To help inform the plan, the Mayor is soliciting input from the city’s residents. New Yorkers will be able to participate in what the city says is a “first-ever” web survey to answer questions about issues that they think are most pressing for the future of the city. What’s more, the survey can be filled out in one of seven different languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Kreyòl, Italian, Korean and Russian).
The survey will be open until the end of the month, but Amy Spitalnick, Director of Public Affairs at the Mayor’s Office of Management & Budget, says submissions may be accepted later, since they may inform implementation after April 22.
Results of the survey will be reviewed by senior administration officials spearheading the process. Nilda Mesa, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, is point person on the project, but all 70 city agencies will be involved.
In addition to implementing the survey, the city will hold “community listening sessions” in each of the 59 community board districts around the city, and will partner with community groups, non-profits, businesses and agencies to reach as many people as possible.
Fill out the survey at nyc.gov/ideas.