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Jan. 4, 2021

Agenda_ATCFPB_20210104 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board January 04, 2021 Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board to be held January 04, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by January 03, 2021 by noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 4th Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Amanda Rohlich, at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov no later than noon Sunday, January 3rd. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board FECHA de la reunion 4 de enero de 2021 u por otra correo pueden folletos enviarse electrónico información reunión se La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (3 de enero de 2021 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov, (512) 974-1364 a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número …

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Backup_ATCFPB_2a. Edwin Marty_87th State Leg update original pdf

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City of Austin – 87th State Legislative Food Policy FOOD POLICY MANAGER CITY OF AUSTIN Policy and Funding DATE FILED TRACK BILL NUMBER AUTHOR Companion TITLE SNAP HB 343 Cain Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. 11/09/20 SNAP HB 319 Springer Relating to work requirements and employment and training services for certain persons receiving benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. 12/02/20 SNAP HB 701 Walle, Armando 12/02/20 SNAP SNAP SB 224 SB 170 SB 224 Perry and West Blanco, Cesar (F) Perry, Charles 11/09/20 Tax Credit HB 209 Thierry SB 224 HB 701 Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Study regarding feasibility implementing SNAP simplified certification (companion to HB 701) Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that establish a grocery store or healthy corner store in a food desert. 11/30/20 Disaster HB 671 Martinez Relating to establishment of the disaster identification system for a declared state of disaster. What’s next? •Participation in Texas Food Policy Roundtable •Tracking local agriculture and food processing bills •SNAP Incentive Working Group • Recommendation from HSSC in October •Planning for extension of COVID 19 emergency feeding programs/funding •Food Policy Board recommendation •Tracking direction of the new USDA secretary

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Dec. 9, 2020

Agenda_ATCFPB_20201209_Special_Called_Meeting original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board December 09, 2020 Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board to be held December 09, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by December 08, 2020 by noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 9th Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Amanda Rohlich, at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov no later than noon Tuesday, December 8th. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board FECHA de la reunion 9 de Deciembre de 2020 u por otra correo pueden folletos enviarse electrónico reunión se información La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (8 de Deciembre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov, (512) 974-1364 a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Backup_ATCFPB_20201209-2a_Brie Franco - 87th Legislative Agenda original pdf

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87TH STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Intergovernmental Relations Office – Brie L. Franco, Officer TEXAS LEGISLATURE INCREASINGLY FOCUSED ON CITIES Total Bills Introduced Total Bills Passed City-Related bills introduced City-Related bills passed Year 76th-1999 77th-2001 78th-2003 79th-2005 80th-2007 81st-2009 82nd-2011 83rd-2013 84th-2015 85th – 2017 5,813 5,612 5,633 5,512 6,241 7,464 5,938 5,950 6,476 6,800 1,622 1,601 1,384 1,389 1,481 1,459 1,379 1,437 1,329 1,208 1,230+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,500+ 1,500+ 1,900+ 1,900+ 2,500+ 86th – 2019 7,324 1,429 2,300+ 130+ 150+ 110+ 105+ 120+ 120+ 160+ 220+ 220+ 294 338 • 54 % more City- related bills were passed between 2015 and 2019 • 182 % more City – related bills were passed between 2009 and 2019 12/9/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 2 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: IGRO ROLE In the 86th session • 3,970 Bills/JR’s were filed in last 10 business days before filing deadline, March 8th. (54%). • 7,324 bills read and analyzed by IGRO. • Over 2,500 bills were determined by IGRO to affect cities. • 1,296 Bills/JR’s required analysis/action by departments and IGRO. 12/9/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 3 TREND: ANTI-CITY TONE: STATE LEADERSHIP "I think a broad-based law by the state of Texas that says across the board, the state is going to pre-empt local regulations, is a superior approach“ –Governor Greg Abbott 1 "Our cities are still controlled by Democrats…and where do we have all our problems in America? …in our cities that are mostly controlled by Democrat mayors and Democrat city council… That's where you see street crime.“ -Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 2 1: “Abbott wants "broad-based law" that pre-empts local regulations” Texas Tribune, March 21, 2017 2: “Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames city governments for "all our problems in America" Texas Tribune, AUG. 4, 2017 POST-ELECTION UPDATE Republicans will control House and Senate in the 87th Session • Senate: 18 Republicans, 13 Democrats Democrats gained 1 seat, Republicans lost supermajority • House: 83 Republicans, 67 Democrats Same as 86thSession Austin / Travis Delegation Held Seats • Including hotly contested seats: Reps. Goodwin, Bucy, Zweiner, & Talarico will all be back ISSUES THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE 87TH SESSION TREND: TONE Politically Charged, Overarching Issues Influencing the 87th session • Electing a new Speaker: Rep. Dade Phelan? • Redistricting (Special Session)? • School Finance & Budget • COVID-19 12/9/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 6 87TH AGENDA: LEGISLATURE’S CITY-RELATED PRIORITY ISSUES Super Preemption Police Reform Preemption COVID Preemption Employees’ Rights …

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Backup_ATCFPB_20201209-2b. Don Hastings - CFOs original pdf

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SAFELY REDUCING BARRIERS TO CHARITABLE FEEDING Response to Resolution 20200729-087 and CIUR 2290 City of Austin Food Policy Board Virtual Meeting December 9, 2020 ▪ Don Hastings, Assistant Director ▪ Marcel Elizondo, Program Manager Austin Public Health Environmental Health Services Division 20200729-087 & CIUR 2290: Charitable Feeding Organizations (CFOs) The Resolution Asian American Quality of Life  Develop recommendations to amend the Food Enterprise permitting process for charitable feeding organizations (CFOs), in order to reduce the barriers of providing access to healthy foods for our community’s vulnerable and food insecure populations.  Encourage the City Manager to cease enforcing structure-based requirements that do not impact life-safety and health at least until December 31,2020, to avoid losing this valuable network of resources, especially during the upcoming demands that we will see due to COVID-19 related lay-offs. 2 Asian American Quality of Life CFO Concerns: Hurdles & Burdens  Sharing space (e.g., a pantry in a church) complicates permitting process.  Tenant status complicates needed facility upgrades.  Change of use determination triggers a need for Certificate of Occupancy, which triggers the need for building plans.  Food handler certification for volunteers can be costly & time-consuming.  Physical requirements of Texas Food Establishment Rules & City Codes can be costly & for lower-risk food pantries might not be justified: — Self-closing doors; smooth ceiling tiles, 3-compartment sink separate from hand washing station separate from mop sink. — Kitchen vent hood. — Grease trap.  City-required fees can be burdensome: APH, Austin Water, Austin Fire, DSD. 3 Health & Safety Considerations Prior to Action Asian American Quality of Life  BENEFITS of Streamlining: — Lower CFO operating costs will increase resources available to feeding. — Lowered cost-of-entry may result more CFOs to serve the community. — Registration/ permitting a higher percentage of existing CFOs will result in safer operations community-wide (an estimated 24% of CFOs are currently permitted*). *Note: An unknown portion of unpermitted CFOs may be Cat. 1 CFOs not requiring permits  RISKS of Streamlining: food establishments. — Food borne pathogens pose equal dangers in both commercial and non-profit — The Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) classify all food pantries/ CFOs as food establishments except pantries that only distribute shelf stable & uncut produce. — CFOs often rely on volunteers who may lack training in food safety and hygiene. — It is common for CFOs to transition to higher risk …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Backup_ATCFPB_20201209-4a_ATCFPB Draft FY2020-21 Work Plan Notes original pdf

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Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board Draft FY2020-21 Work Plan (DRAFT) The Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board advises both Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court about ways to improve the availability of safe, nutritious, and affordable food that is grown locally and sustainability for all residents, particularly those in need. The original city ordinance creating the board stipulated that the board should conduct the following activities: 1) monitor the availability, price and quality of food throughout the Austin and Travis County area; 2) collect data on the food security (i.e., access to an affordable, diversified local food supply) and 3) the nutritional status of city residents; inform city and county policy makers, administrators, and the public at-large about the status of the region's food system and food security; 4) monitor and analyze the administration of city and county food and nutrition programs; 5) explore new means for the city and county to improve the local food economy, the availability, sustainability, accessibility, and quality of food and our environment, and assist city and county departments in the coordination of their efforts; review availability and recommend measures to promote the preservation of agricultural land in the City of Austin and Travis County; and 6) 7) 8) Recommend to the city and county adoption of measures that will improve existing local food production and add new programs, incentives, projects, regulations, or services FY2020-21 Food Policy Board Work Plan (DRAFT) Goal Potential Strategies How Strengthen board engagement practices to allow full participation of all board members ● Create Governance team ● Support mentorship among board members; strengthen member onboarding process ○ All board members partnered up ○ Shadowing Chair and VC positions ● Governance WG develops process and actions taken on by all ● Governance the result of creating these strategic areas ● Less siloed – board members ● Develop a full understanding of attend other WG meetings communications constraints related to being a board/commission ○ [Kara]: I think this is a great first step. I'd like to know, especially from the research of other boards/commissions, best practices on communication and collaboration that the board can implement. I think this is a "yes and". Document constraints, ● Check/Update/Develop communications guide ○ [Kara]:I'm not sure what the "communication guide" is but I think this could be expanded to implement communication channels/best practices ● Update advocacy docs ● How to start a WG guidance …

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Agenda_ATCFPB_20201109_Remote Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board November 09, 2020 Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board to be held November 09, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by November 08, 2020 by noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 9th Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Amanda Rohlich, at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov no later than noon Sunday, November 8th. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board FECHA de la reunion 9 de Noviembre de 2020 u por otra correo pueden folletos enviarse electrónico información reunión se La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (8 de Noviembre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov, (512) 974-1364 a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número …

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APPROVED Meeting Minutes_ATCFPB_11-09-2020 original pdf

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MEETING MINUTES November 9, 2020 Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board The Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board (ATCFPB) convened on Monday, November 9, 2020 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Board Members in Attendance: Andrea Abel, Alejandra Boughton, Felipe Camacho (joined dais at 8:10 am), Joy Casnovsky, Joi Chevalier, Emily De Maria, Kacey Hanson, Karen Magid (Chair), Kara Prior (Vice-Chair), Ellen Sweets Absent board members: Ryan Rosshirt, Sharon Mays Staff in Attendance: Edwin Marty, Amanda Rohlich CALL TO ORDER Board Chair Karen Magid called the meeting to order at 8:07 am CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL a. none 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM OCTOBER MEETING Board Member Kara Prior motioned to approve the meeting minutes from October 12, 2020, with Board Member Ellen Sweets seconding the motion. Passed on a 10-0 vote. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Board Infrastructure and Protocol i. Review Board Members’ meetings with City and County Officials b. Board Vacancies 3. NEW BUSINESS i. Travis County Precinct Three, Ann Howard a. FY 2021 Strategic Planning Review and Discussion (continued from October meeting) i. Notes taken on draft plan; to be added to a google doc b. Discuss and approve 2021 meeting schedule c. Working Group Briefings and Recommendations i. Build Opportunities for Food Entrepreneurs i. APH EHS to present to ZWAC on 11/18/20 ii. APH EHS to present to ATCFPB on 12/7/2020 iii. Full report to City Council in Jan 2021 ii. Support Farms & Farmers – issues with virtual meetings iii. Healthy Food Access to All Communities 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 Edwin Marty, Office of Sustainability at 512-974-2120, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Food Policy Board please contact Edwin Marty at 512-974-2120 i. Reported out to group on the strategic planning process ii. Focus on community engagement in new year iii. Pushing more information out into the community iv. List of people to present at those WG meetings iv. COVID-19 Food System Response i. Align with strategic planning process ii. Determining next steps iii. Formed on ad hoc basis iv. Discussion of mapping food system v. Mobile grocery vi. …

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Oct. 12, 2020

Agenda_ATCFPB_20201012_Remote original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board October 12, 2020 Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board to be held October 12, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by October 11, 2020 at noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 12th Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison, Amanda Rohlich, at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov no later than noon Sunday, October 11th. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board FECHA de la reunion Octobre 12, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (Octobre 11 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al …

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Backup_Item2c_KellyNichols_ATCFPB Strategic Planning_20201012 original pdf

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Food Policy Board Work Planning Session October 12th, 2020 Our Agenda ● Welcome, Objectives, & Meeting Norms ● Opening Conversation Circle: Board Dynamics ● Overview of Focus Group Results and Q&A ● Personal Reflection: What are the tensions inherent in the board’s work? ● Conversation Circle: What are your top one or two priorities for the board for the coming fiscal year? ● Closing Objectives • Share insights from focus groups with board members • Prioritize key focus areas and other feedback to inform FY20- 21 work plan Proposed Meeting Agreements ● Be present & engaged ● Share the space; speak up, hold back ● Avoid assumptions, ask questions ● Be open to learning ● Expect unfinished business ● Define acronyms ● Utilize conversation circle approach Conversation Circle Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton Sharon Mays Andrea Abel Ryan Rosshirt Karen Magid Kara Prior Ellen Sweets Felipe Camacho Emily DeMaria Nicola Joi Chevalier Kacey Hanson Joy Casnovsky Template by Training for Change Opening Conversation Circle ● S = Separateness: the amount of diversity in perspective, expertise, and background among group members ● T = Tuning: the level of listening deeply, reflecting, and making sense of challenges together ● A = Action: the number of opportunities to act on ideas or innovate with group members ● R = Reason to work together: the benefits that are gained from working together Which of the four categories do you think the board is weakest in? Conversation Circle Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton Sharon Mays Andrea Abel Ryan Rosshirt Karen Magid Kara Prior Ellen Sweets Felipe Camacho Emily DeMaria Nicola Joi Chevalier Kacey Hanson Joy Casnovsky Template by Training for Change Focus Group Results 5 Year Headlines ● Austin Voters Pass Local Food Bond Setting the Stage for Major Investment in Local Food System Transformation ● Food Policy Board Spurs Innovation in the Local Food System, Figures out Way Around the ‘Good Ol’ Boy Food Network’ ● Food Policy Board Disbanded Due to Effective Infiltration of Food Into All of the Spaces Where it Needs to be Discussed ● City Creates Department Focusing on Food and Water ● City and County Make Food a Priority in Annual Budgets ● Austin/Travis County Policymakers Know it’s About Food, But it’s Not Really About Food ● Austin and Travis County Understand Joint Connections in Food System… What Happens in Austin Impacts Travis County and Beyond Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Agree …

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ATCFPB Recommendation_20201012-2B_Supporting the Austin Climate Equity Plan original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Austin Travis County Food Policy Board Recommendation Number: 20201012-2B_Supporting the Austin Climate Equity Plan WHEREAS, the City Council passed Resolution No. 20150604-048 adopting the Austin Community Climate Plan and creating the Joint Sustainability Committee; and WHEREAS, the Austin Community Climate Plan includes a schedule for reporting and updates, with a full plan revision in 2020; and WHEREAS, the harmful effects of climate change, including floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires, are worsening in the Austin area and around the world; and WHEREAS, the “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” issued in 2018 by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change illustrates that keeping the average global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius will help to avoid severe effects of climate change, including ecosystems collapsing, that will very likely occur if warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius; and WHEREAS, low-income communities and communities of color in Austin and around the world are the most impacted by extreme weather and pollution despite having contributed least to the drivers of climate change and pollution; and WHEREAS, harmful land use and the refusal to create or enforce real environmental regulations continue to disproportionately expose communities of color to environmental harms, leading to unjust quality of life outcomes both historically and today; and WHEREAS, low-income communities and communities of color must be prioritized to receive the disproportionate benefits of the transition to a pollution-free society to remedy disproportionate harm done historically and presently; and WHEREAS, if we design and implement programs to serve low-income communities and communities of color, we will positively impact all residents in the Austin area; and WHEREAS, the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change set a goal of “keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius”; and WHEREAS, current international, federal, state and local commitments to greenhouse gas reduction fall short of what is needed to keep average global warming to either 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Emissions Gap Report 2019” illustrates the significant magnitude in the gap between international commitments and needed emissions reductions; and WHEREAS, the City of Austin is a member of C40 Cities, a network of global cities committed to addressing climate change; and WHEREAS, C40 Cities has developed guidance for cities …

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Sept. 14, 2020

Agenda_ATCFPB_Special_Meeting_20200914 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board September 14, 2020 Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board to be held September 14, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by September 13, 2020 at noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 14th Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison, Amanda Rohlich, at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov no later than noon Sunday, September 13th. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board FECHA de la reunion September 14, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (September 13 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al …

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Backup_ATCFPB_Climate Equity Plan_Presentation_20200914 original pdf

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2020 Austin Climate Equity Plan September 2020 Summary ● We’ve been updating the Community Climate Plan o Draft for public comment out until September 30 o Council likely November 12 ● What we’re looking for from you: ○ Comments ○ Areas of Interest ○ Pledge of Support How was this plan update created? • 24 City Staff • 120 Community Members (NGO, Govt., Business) • 12 Ambassadors • 4 Equity Trainings • 5 Community Workshops (over 250 attendees) • 14 Steering Committee Meetings • 60+ Advisory Group Meetings • 50+ Interviews by Ambassadors A History of Inequities that Remains Today • The Austin 1928 Master Plan divided the city along racial lines, forcibly displacing Black residents into specific, undesirable areas. • The Tank Farm fuel storage facility, Eastside Landfill, and the Holly Power Plant exposed people of color to toxic pollution in East Austin neighborhoods. • Gentrification is taking place in parts of the city where low-income people and people of color have been forced to live, the African-American share of the Austin population declined from 12% in 1990 to 7.7% in 2010. • As of 2015, 52% of white Austin residents were homeowners, only 27% of African-American and 32% of Hispanic/Latinx residents owned homes. • Cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and mortality rates are disproportionately affecting Latinx and Black communities We are Changing the Earth’s Climate Warming over 2℃could be catastrophic to life on earth Climate Projections for Austin • Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate hazards • • Experience climate shocks on top of existing economic stressors • Have less resources to bounce back from event Suffer long-term impacts to mental and physical health Our Commitment to Climate Equity Climate Change Eliminate the use of fossil fuels for energy & transportation Health Affordability Accessibility Energy efficiency Renewable energy Less dependence on cars Electric vehicles • • • • • More trees & natural spaces Healthier consumer choices • Cultural Preservation Community Capacity Just Transition Accountability Racial Equity Eliminate disparities that can be predicted by race • • • • • • Safety for all at all times No disproportionate economic outcomes Fair access to services for all Inclusive participation in our city Positive health outcomes for all Embrace culture & difference If we’re not proactively addressing equity, we’re perpetuating injustice. Net-zero by 2050 → Net-zero by 2040 The updated Net-zero by 2040 target has …

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MEETING MINUTES September 14, 2020 Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board The Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board (ATCFPB) convened on Monday, September 14, 2020 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Board Members in Attendance: Andrea Abel, Alejandra Boughton, Emily De Maria, Joy Casnovsky, Kacey Hanson, Karen Magid (Chair), Kara Prior, Ryan Rosshirt (joined at 10:10 am), Sharon Mays (joined at 10:15) Absent board members: Felipe Camacho, Joi Chevalier, Ellen Sweets Staff in Attendance: Edwin Marty, Amanda Rohlich CALL TO ORDER Board Chair Karen Magid called the meeting to order at 10:02 am Introduction of Alejandra background in finance, has been running La Flaca farms and has been participating in the COVID-19 Response WG. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL a. none 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM AUGUST MEETING Board Member Kacey Hanson motioned to approve the meeting minutes from August 10, 2020, with Board Member Emily De Maria seconding the motion. Passed on a 7-0 vote. 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Office of Sustainability: Update on Austin Community Climate and Equity Plan, Jen Cregar and Phoebe Romero (see presentation in back-up materials) 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Board Infrastructure & Protocol b. Board vacancies and appointments i. Review Board Members’ meetings with City and County Officials - none i. New member – Alejandra Boughton ii. One vacancy – County Commissioner Daugherty position 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discuss Annual Strategic Planning i. Meeting will be limited to 1.5 hours due to remote meeting constraints 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 Edwin Marty, Office of Sustainability at 512-974-2120, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Food Policy Board please contact Edwin Marty at 512-974-2120 ii. Board members will receive information about participating in a sub-Strategic Planning group session (1 - 1.5 hours) to prepare for the full board Strategic Planning meeting in October b. Joint Sustainability Committee Updates c. Working Group Briefings and Recommendations d. Review of Board Member Assignments i. Build Opportunities for Food Entrepreneurs – Sharon Mays provided update. Resolution approved by City Council. Austin Public Health is leading the taskforce without involvement of community at this time. Slated to …

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Agenda_ATCFPB_20200810_Remote Meeting original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board August 10, 2020 Meeting of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board to be held August 10, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by August 9, 2020 at noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 10th Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison, Amanda Rohlich, at Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov no later than noon on Sunday, August 9th. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH FROM 10:00 TO 11:30 AM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Karen Magid, Chair Andrea Abel Ellen Sweets Ryan Rosshirt Emily Nicola CALL TO ORDER AGENDA Kara Prior, Vice Chair Felipe Camacho Kacey Hanson Sharon Mays Joi Chevalier a. Office of Sustainability: Update on COA Pandemic Food Access Efforts, Edwin Marty, 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JUNE MEETING 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS Food Policy Manager 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Board Infrastructure & Protocol i. Review Board Members’ meetings with City and County Officials b. Board vacancies and appointments 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Board Annual Report and responsibilities i. Discuss Annual Board Internal Review report ii. Discuss annual strategic planning meeting iii. Discuss vote and take possible action on Board Chair and Vice-Chair Positions b. Update on Community Climate Plan Revision c. Working Group Briefings and Recommendations i. Build Opportunities for Food Entrepreneurs ii. Support Farms & Farmers iii. Healthy Food Access to All Communities iv. COVID-19 Food System Response d. …

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Backup_ATCFPB_COA Food Access Response to COVID19 original pdf

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City of Austin – Food Access Response to COVID-19 FOOD POLICY MANAGER CITY OF AUSTIN Background •Austin Public Health asked the Office of Sustainability Food Team to take on the food access response to the Pandemic •Emergency Operations Center – Social Services Branch •Utilized existing relationships • Food Access Coordination group  Food Access Task Force •Primary functions: • Coordination • Communications • Funding and Policy Food Access and Emergency Food •Existing barriers to food access exacerbated by pandemic response •Identify and meet immediate needs in priority populations  plan ahead for ongoing needs  keeping ahead of on-going changes to food insecurity •Initiatives: • Food distribution to populations experiencing homelessness (EAT Initiative) • PPE for organizations • Direct distribution to individuals (grocery boxes/prepared meals) • Farmers Market support • Food recovery •Continue tracking emerging food access needs: • Caregiver meals at schools • WIC shopping pilot program Communications •Interagency Task Force communications •EOC reporting structure •United Way/2-1-1 + ConnectATX • Map of food resources •Facilitate connections between organizations Food Access/Food Distribution Models •Keep Austin Together •Neighborhood Pop-Up Grocery Model •Good Apple Policy and Funding •State and federal policy tracking • Federal relief legislation • Changes to SNAP and other nutrition programs • P-EBT outreach •Local funding – OOS, APH, Travis County HHS, All Together ATX •Brief Council members, EOC Social Services Branch, City Management on critical food access needs, funding needs Data Collection Project with UT-SPH and Dell Med Pop Health Anecdotal evidence/understanding of increases in food access needs Purpose: Identify high-need populations (geographic areas, populations, specific barriers, etc.) Planning currently informed by existing data and organizations participating in Food Access Task Force Expanding network, but need to capture full scope of food access barriers and emerging needs Conversations with UT-SPH and with Dell Med Goal: Identify highest-need populations to inform resource allocation and ongoing food access planning What’s next? •Planning for next steps • Extension of emergency feeding programs/funding • How long will the “official” pandemic response last? •Food Policy Board recommendation •Incorporate UT findings into policy and planning work •Regional Food Systems Collaborative •Food systems resilience planning •SNAP Incentive Working Group • Recommendation for HSSC in October

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