New York City Mayor to extend PANYNJ’s lease at JFK to 2060 with added conditions

    New York City‘s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced (22-Feb-2021) plans to sign an emergency executive order to extend the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)’s lease at New York John F Kennedy International Airport from 2050 to 2060. The extension includes assurance the airport’s new construction project will abide by the community benefits package, which requires the following:

    • At least 30% workers of colour;
    • At least 30% of contractors are from minority and women owned businesses;
    • Establishes new apprenticeship and scholarship programmes for the surrounding community;
    • Requires the new building meets strict environmental standards. [more – original PR]
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