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Dec. 12, 2022

December 12, 2022 ATC Food Policy Board Meeting Agenda original pdf

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REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM CITY OF AUSTIN PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM NUMBER 2103 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Amanda Rohlich, 512-974-3164, Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Regular Meeting on November 14, 2022. DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. 3. Review board members’ meetings with City and County officials Review prior board recommendations and discuss City and County budgets Board vacancies and appointments 4. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Discussion and take possible action on Joint Sustainability Committee meeting Discussion and take possible action on Emergency Preparedness, Including Resilience Hubs, Lisa Barden Discussion and take possible action on Improved Food Access for People in Need, Kacey Hanson, Andrea Abel, Lisa Barden Discussion and take possible action on Business and Labor Advocacy, Sharon Mays Discussion and take possible action on Food as Public Utility/Public Food Sector, Errol Schweizer Discussion and take possible action on Expand Market Penetration of Locally and Regionally Sourced and Manufactured Foods, Errol Schweizer, Sharon Mays Review Board Member Assignments FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Amanda Rohlich at Office of Sustainability, at …

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Nov. 14, 2022

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REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, MOVEMBER 14, 2022, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM CITY OF AUSTIN PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM NUMBER 2103 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Amanda Rohlich, 512-974-3164, Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Regular Meeting on October, 10, 2022. 1. 2. DISCUSSION ITEMS Presentation by Mark Bethell, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. 4. 5. Discussion and take possible action on selecting ATCFPB representative to serve on Community Advisory Committee for Food Planning Discussion and take possible action on strategic planning meeting Review Board Member Assignments FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS City Code requires two board members sponsor an item to be included on an agenda. This section of the agenda provides members an opportunity to request items for future agendas. Staff should assume that if there is no objection from other members expressed at the meeting, the members’ silence indicates approval for staff to include on the next agenda. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Amanda Rohlich at Office of Sustainability, at 512-974-1364, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For …

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ATCFPB Priorities from Strategic Planning Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Recap from the October 10, 2022 meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Priorities where there is the most energy 1. Emergency Preparedness, Including Resilience Hubs Leadership: Lisa Barden Supporting Members: Errol Schweizer, Joi Chevalier What would it take? What success looks like Other Questions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Incentivize activation of food [ vendors?] Develop vendor support pipeline Can city/county request assistance of the national guard or similar resources? Understanding of trusted community locations Example , live far from faith institution Grassroots support, flexibility Consider indoor/greenhouse protected fresh food production Can we empower neighborhood to be hubs? Can we hire CHW to lead hubs? CHW are trusted in communities Ambient storage Inventory maintenance City bags locally made Get manufacturer here ● ● ● ● ● ● ● food for power in Colorado Springs model hub Every city county emergency plan includes food Look for grant funding ( USDA, etc) Fresh food is available for free during times of disaster Positive news stories ... " My needs were met, my city cares and made a plan" Have a food distribution plan + vehicles + nodes ready to go! Emergency food utility ( ie: HTAH - Food Storage) How is info related to this being collected? How are different city/county departments working together? Is this a Policy, Program (if $ needed, March), Administrative Action, Budget Request (March), or Budget Reallocation (March) Relevant COA and TC Dept: COA Homeland Security and Emergency Management TC Office of Emergency Management TC Health and Human Services COA RISE Offices (Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity) Austin Public Health ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 2. Improved Food Access for People in Need 7 members is a quorum; WG need 6 or fewer members Leadership: Kacey Hanson, Andrea Abel, Lisa Barden Supporting Members: Adrian Lipscombe, Frances Deviney, Cecilia Hogan, Joi Chevalier What would it take? What success looks like Other Questions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Grants to start food business Transportation to food access options Provide outlet, city-wide county wide that is a referral or need to direct food access. has info in all food access sources. Commit to communications in targeted communities Map + calendar of existing resources for food pantries Reevaluate food pantry permitting process …

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ATCFPB Priorities from Strategic Planning Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Recap from the October 10, 2022 meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Priorities where there is the most energy 1. Emergency Preparedness, Including Resilience Hubs Leadership: Lisa Barden Supporting Members: Errol Schweizer, Joi Chevalier What would it take? What success looks like Other Questions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Incentivize activation of food [ vendors?] Develop vendor support pipeline Can city/county request assistance of the national guard or similar resources? Understanding of trusted community locations Example , live far from faith institution Grassroots support, flexibility Consider indoor/greenhouse protected fresh food production Can we empower neighborhood to be hubs? Can we hire CHW to lead hubs? CHW are trusted in communities Ambient storage Inventory maintenance City bags locally made Get manufacturer here ● ● ● ● ● ● ● food for power in Colorado Springs model hub Every city county emergency plan includes food Look for grant funding ( USDA, etc) Fresh food is available for free during times of disaster Positive news stories ... " My needs were met, my city cares and made a plan" Have a food distribution plan + vehicles + nodes ready to go! Emergency food utility ( ie: HTAH - Food Storage) How is info related to this being collected? How are different city/county departments working together? Is this a Policy, Program (if $ needed, March), Administrative Action, Budget Request (March), or Budget Reallocation (March) Relevant COA and TC Dept: COA Homeland Security and Emergency Management TC Office of Emergency Management TC Health and Human Services COA RISE Offices (Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity) Austin Public Health ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 2. Improved Food Access for People in Need 7 members is a quorum; WG need 6 or fewer members Leadership: Kacey Hanson, Andrea Abel, Lisa Barden Supporting Members: Adrian Lipscombe, Frances Deviney, Cecilia Hogan, Joi Chevalier What would it take? What success looks like Other Questions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Grants to start food business Transportation to food access options Provide outlet, city-wide county wide that is a referral or need to direct food access. has info in all food access sources. Commit to communications in targeted communities Map + calendar of existing resources for food pantries Reevaluate food pantry permitting process …

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ATCFPB Strategic Priorities with Board Amendments original pdf

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ATCFPB Priorities from Strategic Planning Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Recap from the October 10, 2022 meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Priorities where there is the most energy 1. Emergency Preparedness, Including Resilience Hubs Leadership: Lisa Barden Supporting Members: Errol Schweizer, Joi Chevalier What would it take? What success looks like Other Questions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Incentivize activation of food [ vendors?] Develop vendor support pipeline Can city/county request assistance of the national guard or similar resources? Understanding of trusted community locations Example , live far from faith institution Grassroots support, flexibility Consider indoor/greenhouse protected fresh food production Can we empower neighborhood to be hubs? Can we hire CHW to lead hubs? CHW are trusted in communities Ambient storage Inventory maintenance City bags locally made Get manufacturer here ● ● ● ● ● ● ● food for power in Colorado Springs model hub Every city county emergency plan includes food Look for grant funding ( USDA, etc) Fresh food is available for free during times of disaster Positive news stories ... " My needs were met, my city cares and made a plan" Have a food distribution plan + vehicles + nodes ready to go! Emergency food utility ( ie: HTAH - Food Storage) How is info related to this being collected? How are different city/county departments working together? Is this a Declaration, Policy, Program (if $ needed, March), Administrative Action, Budget Request (March), or Budget Reallocation (March) Relevant COA and TC Dept: COA Homeland Security and Emergency Management TC Office of Emergency Management TC Health and Human Services COA RISE Offices (Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity) Austin Public Health ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 2. Improved Food Access for People in Need 7 members is a quorum; WG need 6 or fewer members Leadership: Kacey Hanson, Andrea Abel, Lisa Barden Supporting Members: Adrian Lipscombe, Frances Deviney, Cecilia Hogan, Joi Chevalier What would it take? What success looks like Other Questions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Grants to start food business Transportation to food access options Provide outlet, city-wide county wide that is a referral or need to direct food access. has info in all food access sources. Commit to communications in targeted communities Map + calendar of existing resources for food pantries Reevaluate food pantry permitting …

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Presentation by Mark Bethell, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center original pdf

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Oct. 10, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_October 10_2022 original pdf

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REGULAR MEETING of the AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD OCTOBER 10, 2022, 5 – 8 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Amanda Rohlich, 512-974-1364, Amanda.Rohlich@AustinTexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Regular Meeting on August 8, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action on approval of annual schedule Discussion and possible action on Board Strategic Planning 1. 2. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Amanda Rohlich at Office of Sustainability, at 512-974-1364, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board, please contact Amanda Rohlich at 512-974-1364 or Amanda.Rohlich@AustinTexas.gov.

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Sept. 19, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_September 19_2022_Special Called original pdf

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING of the AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Amanda Rohlich, 512-974-1364, Amanda.Rohlich@AustinTexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Regular Meeting on August 8, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Discussion and possible action on Board Strategic Planning 1. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Amanda Rohlich at Office of Sustainability, at 512-974-1364, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board, please contact Amanda Rohlich at 512-974-1364 or Amanda.Rohlich@AustinTexas.gov.

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Aug. 8, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_20220808 original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2022, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register: Call or email the board liaison at amanda.rohlich@austintexas.gov or 512-974-1364. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Emily Nicola DeMaria Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JULY MEETING 1. Approval of minutes of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board – Regular Meeting 2. Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, Office of Sustainability: State of the Food System, Food on July 18, 2022 STAFF and COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS Policy, and COA Food Related Budget DISCUSSION ITEMS 3. Board Infrastructure & Protocol a. Review board members’ meetings with City and County officials AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2022, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference 4. Review prior board recommendations and discuss City and County budgets 5. Community engagement 6. Board vacancies and appointments 7. Discuss Annual Internal Review DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 8. Discuss strategic planning meeting 9. Update from Joint Sustainability Committee Meeting 10. Update from Working group and individual project briefings 11. Update from Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation 12. Update from Healthy Food Access Working Group 13. Update from Food System Planning Working Group 14. Update from Community Agriculture Working Group 15. Update from Charitable Feeding Organization Working Group …

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Backup_2022 08 08 ATCFPB - Strategic Planning Prep Presentation original pdf

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Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Strategic Planning Presentation to the ATCFPB – August, 2022 What is a Food System? Food for Thought State of the Food System 2022 A Baseline Assessment The State of The Food System 2022–an update to SOFTS 2015 and 2018. Provides a brief history of the Austin Food System Each section contains Overview, Trends and Challenges, Policy Actions, Key Questions & Facts Food Production Food Production Key Question: How might more of the food consumed in Austin be grown or produced locally? Current State Policy Actions ❖ 53 community gardens, 218 school gardens, & 3 food forests in Austin. ❖ Fruits & vegetables are only 3.4% of county food production ❖ Farm land is overwhelmly owned by white men ❖ Freedom Colonies & the 1928 Master Plan ❖ Urban Farm Ordinance ❖ Water use in Texas ❖ Austin Climate Equity Plan Food Processing & Distribution Key Question: How can we strengthen increased economic development, workforce development, and worker ownership in the food processing sector? Current State Policy Actions ❖ 166 CPF’s & 114 Food Manufacturing sites in Travis County ❖ Over 4000 employed in Food Manufacturing & Processing sector ❖ 0 Food Hubs ❖ Food Enterprises Permits ❖ Food Hub Feasibility Study ❖ Nourish Austin Food Production Food Markets and Retail Key Question: What role can food businesses play in food system resilience and disaster response efforts? Current State Policy Actions ❖ 2021–72% of TX restaurants are short-staffed ❖ Travis County food service workers average $11.25/hr ❖ 25 Farmers Markets, 18 CSA’s ❖ $2.3 billion food production–consumption gap in Central Texas. ❖ Neighborhood Pop Up Grocery ❖ Farmers’ markets permitting & fees ❖ Community-owned retail establishment (ARPA $) Food Production Food Consumption and Access Key Question: How can access to nutritious, healthy, and culturally relevant food be ensured throughout a person’s entire lifespan? Current State Policy Actions ❖ 101 of Supermarkets, 583 Convenience Stores ❖ 14.4% Food Insecurity in Travis County. ❖ 46% of Eligible Population for SNAP has yet to enroll ➢ SNAP Vehicle Asset Test + other barrier ❖ Top 10 211 calls related to food access come from the Eastern Crescent. ❖ Fresh for Less ❖ Charitable Feeding Organization permitting ❖ Austin Climate Equity Plan ❖ Farmers Market Nutrition Program Food Production Post Consumption and Food Waste Key Question: How might we reduce food insecurity through the coordination and donation of surplus food? …

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July 18, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_JULY_18_2022 Special Called original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, JULY 18th, 2022, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM SPECIAL CALLED City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register: Call or email the board liaison at edwin.marty@austintexas.gov or 512-974-2120. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Emily Nicola DeMaria Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. Approval of minutes of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board – Regular Meeting APPROVAL OF MINUTES on June 18, 2022 DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. Board Infrastructure & Protocol a. Review board members’ meetings with City and County officials 3. Review prior board recommendations and discuss City and County budgets 4. Community engagement 5. Board vacancies and appointments 6. Discuss Annual Internal Review AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, JULY 18th, 2022, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM SPECIAL CALLED City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 7. Discuss strategic planning meeting 8. Working group and individual project briefings a. Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation b. Healthy Food Access Working Group c. Food System Planning Working Group d. Community Agriculture Working Group e. Charitable Feeding Organization Working Group f. Food Recovery Working Group 9. Other items, ideas, or general updates for group discussion or board attention 10. Review of Board Member Assignments FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. …

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July 18, 2022

Approved Minutes_ATCFPB_2022 07 18 original pdf

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Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board MEETING MINUTES July 18th, 2022 The Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board (ATCFPB) convened a ‘Special Called Meeting’ on Monday July 18th at the City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 2301, Austin, TX 78752. Some members attended remotely. Board Members in Attendance: Andrea Abel, Joi Chevalier, Frances Deviney, Kacey Hanson, Cecilia Hogan, Sharon Mays, Rosamaria Murillo, Adrian Lipscombe, Lisa Barden Board Members Absent: Karen Magid, Emily De Maria, Errol Schweizer Staff in Attendance: Edwin Marty, Sergio Torres, Emily Ackland CALL TO ORDER Board Chair Sharon Mays called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: none 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JUNE MEETING Board Member Joi Chevalier motioned to approve the meeting minutes with Board Member Sharon Mays seconding the motion. Passed on a 9-0 vote. 2. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Board Infrastructure & Protocol i. Review board members’ meetings with City and County officials i. Frances Deviney met with City Council Member Fuentes b. Review prior board recommendations and discuss City and County budgets i. College Food Access Program Update: Funding has gone to the Central Texas Food Bank, and they will release an RFP for each college campus. This would go in tandem with resources offered by the food bank. ii. Good Food Purchasing Program: Chair of working group to report back at the next Board meeting. iii. Food Planning: i. Discussion regarding the Equity Toolkit and structure for the Food Ambassador Program. OoS looking to start work with the consultant in August to co-create a work plan. CAC will be selected in September then issue areas will be determined. CAC and Consultants will help co-create an equity tool for the process (essentially an equity lens to evaluate recommendations). c. Community engagement i. Update on Good Work Austin and concern regarding CoA wage increase and its possible consequences on the local market. Especially regarding small independent food businesses unable to compete with such wage increase. ii. ATCFPB to create a statement to the city to express its concern for food industry workers and small businesses owners. Discuss the role the ATCFPB plays on this topic and how they can work on the labor issue for the food sector. iii. Considering attending community budget community calls and getting clarity on whether the wage increase includes contractors pay as well. d. Board vacancies and appointments e. Discuss Annual Internal Review …

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June 13, 2022

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, JUNE 13th, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register: Call or email the board liaison at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov or 512-974-1364. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Cecilia Hogan Adrian Lipscombe Karen Magid Emily Nicola DeMaria Rosamaria Murillo Errol Schweizer AGENDA 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MAY MEETING 2. STAFF and COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS a. Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, Office of Sustainability at City of Austin – updates on food planning, State of the Food System Report, Disaster Food and Water appendix, City of Austin food related contracts 3. OLD BUSINESS b. Board Infrastructure & Protocol i. Review board members’ meetings with City and County officials c. Review prior board recommendations and discuss City and County budgets d. Community engagement e. Board vacancies and appointments f. Discuss Annual Internal Review 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Working group and individual project briefings AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, JUNE 13th, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference i. Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation ii. Healthy Food Access Working Group iii. Food System Planning Working Group iv. Community Agriculture Working Group v. Charitable Feeding Organization Working Group b. Other items, ideas, or general updates for group discussion or board attention c. Review of Board Member Assignments 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 5. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. …

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A Food Plan for Austin Overveiw of the Com prehensive Food Plan, Food Appendix, and Resilience Hubs What is a Food System ? The Office of Sustainability defines the food system a s a n interconnected network th a t in clu des everyth in g th a t h a ppen s w ith food —w h ere a n d h ow it is grow n , dis tribu ted a n d s old, con s u m ed, a n d idea lly recovered. Th e food s ys tem is s h a ped by its s ta k eh olders , pra ctices , a n d th e la w s th a t regu la te both . Post Consumption & Waste Diversion Processing & Distribution Production Food Justice Consumption & Access Markets & Retail Did you k now ? ● 14.7% food in security in Travis Coun ty an d 18 out of 47 zip codes in Travis Coun ty don ’t have a full service grocery store ● 16.8 acres of farm lan d are lost every day in Travis ● Less than 1% of food con sum ed in Austin -Travis Coun ty is locally produced ● 1.24 m illion poun ds of food is w asted every day in Coun ty Austin Developing Austin’s firs t ever Food Pla n Resolution In June 2021, Austin City Council directed the City M anager to initiate a planning process and m ultilingual engagem ent strategy for the creation of the Austin Travis County Food System Plan, w hich shall convene experts and stak eholders to craft a 5-year plan. The Office Of Sustainability is the departm ent in charge of overseeing the achievem ent of this goal. Source: Austin City Coun cil RESOLUTION NO. 20210610-039 Why do w e need a Food Plan? ● The im pact of the Covid-19 pandem ic & Winter Storm Uri exposed and exacerbated deficiencies in our food system . ● A Food Plan w ill set clear Goals and Str ategi es to m itiga te th e im pa ct of fu tu re cris es , correct th e s ys tem ’s in equ a lities , a n d m ove tow a rd a m ore equ ita ble, s u s ta in a ble & res ilien …

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ATCFPB - Food Planning Presentation _June 2022_UPDATED original pdf

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A Food Plan for Austin Overview of the Com prehensive Food Plan, Food Appendix, and Resilience Hubs What is a Food System ? The Office of Sustainability defines the food system a s a n interconnected network th a t in clu des everyth in g th a t h a ppen s w ith food —w h ere a n d h ow it is grow n , dis tribu ted a n d s old, con s u m ed, a n d idea lly recovered. Th e food s ys tem is s h a ped by its s ta k eh olders , pra ctices , a n d th e la w s th a t regu la te both . Post Consumption & Waste Diversion Processing & Distribution Production Food Justice Consumption & Access Markets & Retail Did you k now ? ● 14.7% food in security in Travis Coun ty an d 18 out of 47 zip codes in Travis Coun ty don ’t have a full service grocery store ● 16.8 acres of farm lan d are lost every day in Travis ● Less than 1% of food con sum ed in Austin -Travis Coun ty is locally produced ● 1.24 m illion poun ds of food is w asted every day in Coun ty Austin Developing Austin’s firs t ever Food Pla n Resolution In June 2021, Austin City Council directed the City M anager to initiate a planning process and m ultilingual engagem ent strategy for the creation of the Austin Travis County Food System Plan, w hich shall convene experts and stak eholders to craft a 5-year plan. The Office Of Sustainability is the departm ent in charge of overseeing the achievem ent of this goal. Source: Austin City Coun cil RESOLUTION NO. 20210610-039 Why do w e need a Food Plan? ● The im pact of the Covid-19 pandem ic & Winter Storm Uri exposed and exacerbated deficiencies in our food system . ● A Food Plan w ill set clear Goals and Str ategi es to m itiga te th e im pa ct of fu tu re cris es , correct th e s ys tem ’s in equ a lities , a n d m ove tow a rd a m ore equ ita ble, s u s ta in a ble & res ilien …

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Approved Minutes_ATCFPB_20220613 original pdf

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Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board MEETING MINUTES June 13th, 2022 The Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board (ATCFPB) convened on Monday June 13th at the City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 2301, Austin, TX 78752. Some members attended remotely. Board Members in Attendance: Andrea Abel, Joi Chevalier, Frances Deviney, Kacey Hanson, Cecilia Hogan, Emily De Maria, Sharon Mays, Rosamaria Murillo, Errol Schweizer, Adrian Lipscombe Board Members Absent: Karen Magid, Lisa Barden, Staff in Attendance: Edwin Marty, Amanda Rohlich, Emmie DiCicco CALL TO ORDER Board Chair Sharon Mays called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: • Clare Zutz shared her support for the Good Food Purchasing Program ATCFPB recommendation and asked if there a plan to include a budget ask before it goes to Council? • Carlos Soto, Research Analyst at Community Advancement Network (CAN), partnership of governmental, non-profit, private and faith-based organizations which leverage mutual aid resources to collectively improve social, health, educational economic opportunity. o Tools to inform–Published CAN Dashboard, 18 indicators to assess community’s health/well-being o Race Equity Principles in Practice–Following race trainings, trainings provide resources to continue racial learning o Request to review data on a future meeting 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MAY MEETING Board Member Joi Chevalier motioned to approve the meeting minutes with pending edits from May 2022, with Board Member Sharon Mays seconding the motion. Passed on a 10-0 vote, with pending edits. 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Staff presentation from Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, Office of Sustainability at City of Austin – updates on food planning, State of the Food System Report, Disaster Food and Water Appendix, City of Austin food related contracts (see back-up materials for presentation). i. Q: The Mass Care chief sits in the EOC? i. A: When Mass Care is triggered, Mass Care leads becomes part of the EOC and is responsible and accountable for the rest of actions under the Mass Care Branch. The Food Access Taskforce would be accountable to Mass Care director. ii. Q: In this process, assuming talking across depts and EOC, is there use of the feds playbook in this process? (Items for EOC that they able to adopt.) Or was that not needed? i. A: We have contracted with Hagerty Consultant that is pulling together FEMA guidelines while also considering what makes Austin unique. iii. Q: Does the Board need to fill out the …

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Agenda_ATCFPB_20220509 original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, MAY 9th, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register: Call or email the board liaison at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov or 512-974-1364. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Andrea Abel Lisa Barden Joi Chevalier, Vice-Chair Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Cecilia Hogan Karen Magid Emily Nicola DeMaria Rosamaria Murillo Ryan Rosshirt Errol Schweizer AGENDA 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM APRIL MEETING 2. STAFF and COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS a. Staff presentation from Grisel Saenz with Austin Public Health Environmental Health Services regarding Charitable Feeding Organization permitting updates. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Board Infrastructure & Protocol i. Review board members’ meetings with City and County officials b. Review prior board recommendations and discuss City and County budgets c. Community engagement d. Board vacancies and appointments e. Discuss Annual Internal Review 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Working group and individual project briefings i. Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, MAY 9th, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Room 2103 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference ii. Healthy Food Access Working Group iii. Food System Planning Working Group iv. Community Agriculture Working Group i. Discuss and take possible action on recommendation to support the creation of a lactation program and the Travis County Correctional Complex. b. Other items, ideas, or general updates for group discussion or board attention c. Review of Board Member Assignments 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 5. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. …

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Backup_2022 05 06 Draft Recommendation_ TCCC Lactation Program original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD (ATCFPB) RECOMMENDATION Recommendation Number: TBD Creation of a Lactation Program at the Travis County Correctional Complex WHEREAS, Travis County and the City of Austin, recognize that breastmilk is the best food source for infants and is recommended by the American Pediatrics Association that infants be provided breast milk for at least one year after birth to support enhanced growth and development. Breastfeeding supports the mother-child bond and enhances the mother’s motivation to care for her child and to stay out of the correctional system. Other health benefits have been documented in reducing the risk of chronic disease for both mother and infant and improving lifetime health outcomes. WHEREAS, ATCFPB recognizes that the CDC states that breastfeeding has health benefits for the mother too. Some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are less common among women who breastfeed. Mothers who continue to lactate through an incarceration are more likely to continue to breastfeed or pump milk for baby after their incarceration ends; and WHEREAS, 25.4% of children in Travis County live in a food insecure household, which is significantly higher than the national average (21.4%)4; and WHEREAS, the ATCFPB is aware that currently lactating mothers pump to relieve lactation discomfort and pour the milk down the drain due to it being prohibited to store the milk for their infant; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Austin-Travis County Sustainable Food Policy Board recommends that Travis County and the City of Austin support the creation of a Lactation Program at the Travis County Correctional Complex. 1A community-based food system is defined as a system of exchange that strives to bring food producers and food consumers into affinity with each other, for the purposes of fostering health, promoting nutrition, building stronger community ties, keeping farm families on the land and building wealth broadly among community members. Systems Concepts in Evaluation: An Expert Anthology, Williams, Bob and Iraj Imam. EdgePress of Inverness, 2006, page 142. 2U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 2012 Census of Agriculture, Travis County, Texas. 3City of Austin, Office of Sustainability. State of the Food System Report. April 2015. 4Feeding America. Map the Meal Gap 2015. 5Sustainable Food Center. Central Texas Foodshed Assessment. 2011.

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