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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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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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June 13, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_20220613 original pdf

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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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Backup_ATCFPB - Food Planning Presentation _June 2022 original pdf

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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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May 9, 2022

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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May 9, 2022

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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May 9, 2022

Backup_ATCFPB_CFO Best Mgmt Practices original pdf

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Charitable Feeding Organization Best Management Practices A Charitable Feeding Organization (CFO) must obtain a CFO permit to operate for the handling of time and temperature-controlled foods or for the purpose of repackaging donated foods. After a CFO registration is obtained, an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) will conduct a routine inspection annually for a CFO Category 2. During these routine inspections, the EHO will be reviewing the following items that are required per FDA Food Code, Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER), Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 228 and City of Austin Municipal Code Section 10-3: Food Temperature above for hot foods. 70°F within the first two hours). 1. Time and temperature-controlled foods must be kept at 41°F or below for cold foods and 135°F or 2. Leftover food intended for reuse, must be rapidly cooled to 41°F or below within 6 hours (down to 3. Food must be reheated to 165°F or above before it is placed in a hot or steam well. 4. Raw foods must be cooked to the proper temperature according to the FDA Food Code. 5. Food handlers must monitor the internal temperature of hot and cold food with a metal stem-type thermometer in the 0°F- 220°F range. Thermometers should be cleaned and sanitized between use. 6. Food handlers must monitor donated food temperature received. Cold food received at above 41°F or hot food below 135°F must not be accepted. 7. Daily temperature logs of refrigeration units and food are recommended but are not required. Hand Washing use paper towels. 1. Hand washing facilities must be equipped with proper signage, stocked with hand soap and single 2. Gloves should be used to handle ready to eat foods. 3. Food handler must wash hands when changing tasks and gloves. 4. Must wash hands for 20 seconds in running warm water at a handwashing sink equipped with hot (100°F) and cold water. Food Handler or Food Manager Certificate 1. Only one Certified Food Handler may be present at any one time to oversee the handling of food or dishes for CFO Category 2. All staff and volunteers that are handling food or dishes must take an accredited food handler training course within 30 days of service as required by TFER §228.31 (d) (CFO Category 3 & 4 only). 2. One Food Manager Certificate is required a per FDA Food Code §2-101.11 TFER §228.31 and Austin City Code for a …

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Backup_ATCFPB_CFO Chart Final with Mobiles original pdf

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Charitable Feeding Organization (CFO) Self-guided Category Determination Category Types of Food Allowed Requirements Types of Food- Handling Allowed Mobiles • Only Prepackaged non- Limited Service • Must register for a CFO Category 1: TCS* Foods. No open food o Complete the CFO General Application. CFO 1 Restricted • Beverages in closed containers. handling. Storage of shelf stable foods Fees waived. • Follow the Best Management Practices. • Whole uncut fruits and and uncut produce • No routine inspections required. vegetables. only. • Canned foods and packaged grains. • All pre-packaged TCS* Limited Service • Must register for a CFO Category 2: foods allowed. Distributes and o Complete the CFO General • Minimal handling of open portions Application. Fees waived. CFO 2 Restricted/ Unrestricted foods. • Reportioning of commercially-prepared foods allowed. commercially prepared & packaged TCS* Foods. Requiring minimal handling of open food. • Follow the Best Management Practices. • Austin Water grease trap not required. • Only one Certified Food Handler must be present at any one time. • Annual inspections CFO 3 service only. • All TCS* foods allowed. Limited Service • Must apply for a CFO Category 3 • Preparing hot or cold TCS* Heats and/or Establishment Food Permit: foods onsite for same day portions o Complete the CFO General Application. commercially prepared TCS* Fees waived. • A pre-opening inspection and routine foods for same-day inspections service. • A Registered Food Manager Certificate and Food Handlers Certificate(s) Unrestricted • All TCS* foods allowed. Full Service • Must apply for a CFO Category 4 Food • Preparing hot or cold TCS* A full-service Establishment Permit: foods onsite allowed. community kitchen o Complete the CFO General Application. CFO 4 and soup kitchen that cooks, cools and warms foods that are TCS* foods for same-day, future or delivery service. Fees waived. • Pre-opening inspection and routine inspections • A Registered Food Manager Certificate and Food Handlers Certificate(s) *TCS = Time or Temperature Controlled for Safety Foods (i.e. meat, dairy, cut melons, cooked vegetables, etc.) _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Applicant's Signature Print Name Date I have read/understand all of the items of responsibility listed above and agree to fully comply with all requirements as listed. I understand fully that any violation of or deviation from these requirements may result in the suspension of my permit and may potentially result in further legal action, such as having court charges filed.

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Backup_ATCFPB_CFO Chart Final with Temps original pdf

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Charitable Feeding Organization (CFO) Self-guided Category Determination Category Types of Food Allowed Requirements Types of Food- Handling Allowed Temporary Events • If already • Only Prepackaged Limited Service • Must register for a CFO Category: registered or non-TCS* Foods. No open food o Complete the CFO General permitted with • Beverages in closed handling. Storage of EHS, the containers. shelf stable foods Application. Fees waived. • Follow the Best Management registration or • Whole uncut fruits and uncut produce Practices. CFO 1 and vegetables. only. • No routine inspections required. permit will extend to the event if at the same address. • If held at separate location, must apply for CFO Temporary Event for each location. • Canned foods and packaged grains. • All pre-packaged Limited Service • Must register for a CFO Category: TCS* foods allowed. Distributes and o Complete the CFO General • Minimal handling of portions commercially Application. Fees waived. open foods. prepared & packaged • Follow the Best Management commercially- prepared foods allowed. Requiring minimal handling of open • Austin Water grease trap not required. • Only one Certified Food Handler must food. be present at any one time. • Annual inspections CFO 2 • Reportioning of TCS* Foods. Practices. Allowed up to 6 • All TCS* foods Limited Service • Must apply for a CFO Category 3 CFO Temporary allowed. Heats and/or portions Establishment Food Permit: Events per year • Preparing hot or cold commercially o Complete the CFO General If exceeding 6 CFO TCS* foods onsite prepared TCS* foods Application. Fees waived. CFO 3 Temporary Events, for same day service for same-day service. • A pre-opening inspection and routine an official request only. must be submitted to EHS. inspections • A Registered Food Manager Certificate and Food Handlers Certificate(s) • All TCS* foods allowed. Full Service A full-service • Preparing hot or cold TCS* foods onsite allowed. community kitchen and soup kitchen that cooks, cools and warms foods that are • Must apply for a CFO Category 4 Food Establishment Permit: o Complete the CFO General Application. Fees waived. • Pre-opening inspection and routine inspections TCS* foods for same- • A Registered Food Manager day, future or delivery Certificate and Food Handlers service. Certificate(s) *TCS = Time or Temperature Controlled for Safety Foods (i.e. meat, dairy, cut melons, cooked vegetables, etc.) CFO 4 _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Applicant's Signature Print Name Date I have read/understand all of …

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Backup_ATCFPB_CFO Checklist 1.18.22 original pdf

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CHARITABLE FEEDING ORGANIZATION (CFO) CHECKLIST Modified: 1/18/2022 Use this checklist to help ensure your CFO has all the required documents to meet the requirements of Austin Public Health, Austin Water Industrial Waste and Development Services Department Commercial Plan Review. AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH https://www.austintexas.gov/department/environmental-health-services Phone Number: 512-978-0300 Ombudsman: Grisel Saenz, 512-978-0344 Application ☐ Review “How to apply for a CFO” guidance document. ☐ Review CFO Self-guided Category Determination – determine the category of the CFO. ☐ Complete the CFO General Application. ☐ Complete the pre-opening inspection Request Application – If the CFO does not currently hold an active City of Austin (COA) Food Enterprise permit. (This step can be skipped if determined CFO category is 1 or 2 or for currently existing COA permits.) ☐ Verify that the CFO name or entity on the application matches the name under the 501(c) Exemption approval document. ☐ Email applications and documents listed to EHSD.Service@austintexas.gov for processing. Inspection ☐ Inspector will contact Responsible Party on application within 3 business days to schedule appointment. ☐ Obtain a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy for the building with the proposed use. ☐ All refrigeration must be at 41F or below with thermometers included. ☐ Must have a mop sink onsite and all plumbing must be in good repair. ☐ Must have employee restrooms available. ☐ Category 3 and 4 only: 2/3 compartment dish sink must be indirectly connected to the sewer (air gap). ☐ Category 3 and 4 only: Must have hot (110F) and cold water available for use at dish sink. All other sinks must be equipped with 100F and cold water. ☐ Category 3 and 4 only: Equipped with adequate number of hand sinks (with splash guards and sink signage). ☐ Category 3 and 4 only: Walls, floors and ceilings must be smooth durable easy to clean and non-absorbent. Lights must be shielded above food preparation areas. ☐ City of Austin Smoking Ordinance signage present. ☐ Dumpster with plug on asphalt/concrete pad. AUSTIN WATER INDUSTRIAL WASTE https://www.austintexas.gov/department/industrial-waste-control-pretreatment Phone Number: 512-972-1060 For All CFO’s ☐ Proof of 501(c) status or religious organizations meeting the definition of “church” under the Internal Revenue Code, §170(b)(1)(A)(I). ☐ A written description of food practices on organizational letterhead. ☐ Copy of a completed Austin Public Health CFO General Application. ☐ Category 1 and 2 only: Completed Grease Interceptor Installation Variance Request (GIIVR) form available at https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Water/SSD/Pretreatment/GIIVR_blank.pdf. Category 3 & 4 …

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Recommendation 20211213-004ai: Supporting Values-Based Procurement original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Austin Travis County Food Policy Board Recommendation Number: 20211213_4.a.i_Supporting Values-Based Procurement Background: The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerable links in our local food system, resulting in food supply chain disruptions that caused economic harm to households, food service workers, small businesses like grocery stores and restaurants, public institutions like schools no longer accessible for school lunches, and the broader food industry across our region. Covid-19 revealed the flaws in a food system built for profit and efficiency at the expense of access and justice. The crisis demonstrated why we need to build a food system that is more transparent, sustainable, humane, and accountable, especially in the era of Climate Change. A strong local and regional economy can pivot quickly to meet changing demands for food. When confronted with supply chain disruptions, our local and regional farms, processing plants, distribution channels, and businesses make our communities resilient. Institutional food purchasing is an enormous lever for change and a critical tool for equity. The Good Food Purchasing Program is a values-based procurement framework that helps public institutions better understand the source of the food they purchase and provides a methodology to quantify the impact of that food along five core values: nutrition, local economies, valued workforce, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare. This procurement framework, developed by community members and food procurement professionals, is managed by the Center for Good Food Purchasing, and has been successfully adopted by over 60 institutions in 24 major cities across the nation, with over $1 Billion in annual aggregate purchases. Such Values-Based Procurement is a powerful tool for large scale food systems change that can nonetheless be managed at a local and municipal level. GFPP is robust and has been tested across the nation in multiple cities, adapting to the needs of different institutions. Since 2016, the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability has led a collaborative effort bringing together a cross-sector coalition of anchor institutions, community-based organizations, academia, philanthropy, nonprofits, and the business community and invested in leveraging the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) as a tool to catalyze transformational food systems change by supporting Austin institutions to participate. This work has been further invested in with the generous support of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Unified around a shared vision and set of values, Austin-based institutions involved with the Program have made important gains, but the pandemic has reinforced how much work …

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April 18, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_20220418 original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 1401 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 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 Joi Chevalier Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Karen Magid Emily Nicola DeMaria Rosamaria Murillo Ryan Rosshirt Errol Schweizer AGENDA 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY MEETING 2. STAFF and COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS a. Staff presentation from Marcel Elizondo with Austin Public Health Environmental Health Services. Review and take possible action on two proposed code amendments: i. Ordinance amending City Code Chapter 3-2-16 (Enclosures for Fowl) relating to ii. Ordinance amending City Code Chapter 10-3 (Food and Food Handlers) relating to enclosure setback distance permits for farmers market vendors. 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 AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, APRIL 18ST, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 1401 Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference d. Board vacancies and appointments i. County appointments – ii. County reappointments – iii. Mayoral appointment e. Discuss Annual Internal Review and draft tracking form 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Board Elections: discuss and take possible action on electing Chair and Vice-Chair positions b. Discuss and take possible action on Joint Sustainability Committee appointment and alternate c. Working group and individual project briefings i. Discuss updates and next steps for the Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation ii. Healthy Food Access Working Group iii. Food System Planning Working Group iv. Other …

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April 18, 2022

Backup_ATCFPB_Chapter 10-3 Presentation - Farmers Markets original pdf

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CHAPTER 10-3 AMENDMENTS - FARMERS MARKET REGULATIONS Marcel Elizondo, MPH, RS; Interim Assistant Director Austin Public Health/Environmental Health Services Division BACKGROUND  What are the current classes for farmers markets in the City of Austin and contracted municipalities?  What happened during the 86th Texas Legislative session? 2  Schedule of Fees (Ordinance No. 20180911-002) updated by reducing all Farmers Market Fees (Class A, B and C), in compliance with Senate Bill 932 of the 86th Legislature, on an 11-0 vote.  September 19, 2019 – Ordinance updated to eliminate “sampling permit” based on the 86th Legislature action regarding regulation of farmers markets. Council approved Ordinance No. 20190919-042 to amend Chapter 10-3-97 and 10-3-98 on a 11-0 vote. This allowed the City to come into compliance with HB 1694 and SB 932 from 2019.  August 12, 2020- Council approved Ordinance No. 20200812-002 authorizing fees, fines and other charges to be set or charged by the City for Fiscal Year 2020- 2021, on an 11-0 vote, in which Farmers Market Class A and B, but not Class C, permits were included. 3 PROPOSAL  Eliminate all references to “Class C” in the current city ordinance to align with current city practice of only issuing permits for two classes of permits and only two fees on the fee schedule.  Currently, only Class A and Class B permits are issued. 4  Receive support from:  Austin Travis County Food Policy Board  Public Health Committee 5 THANK YOU marcel.elizondo@austintexas.gov Office # 512-978-0300, option 5

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April 18, 2022

Backup_ATCFPB_Title 3 Amendment Presentation original pdf

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TITLE 3 AMENDMENTS – ANIMAL REGULATIONS MARCEL ELIZONDO, MPH, RS; INTERIM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION BACKGROUND  What are the current setbacks for fowl enclosures?  Initial Sanitary expectations  Current challenges PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTIONS  On November 21, 2013, Council voted 6-1 to amend the zoning section of Urban Farms (§ 25-2-863) and Enclosures for Fowl (§ 3-2- 16). Compromise Compromise with non-chicken owners GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH Increase Sustainable food; increase the number of residents able to keep chickens, eggs on properties unable to meet the current setback distance of 50’ Clarify Clarify codes and regulations for residents; citizen expectations PROPOSAL  Setback distance  Minimize the setback distance for fowl enclosures from 50’  30’ NEXT STEPS  Receive support from:  Austin Travis County Food Policy Board  Public Health Committee  Support form these two organizations will be conveyed to City Council in their considerations. THANK YOU CONTACT INFORMATION: MARCEL.ELIZONDO@AUSTINTEXAS.GOV, OFFICE # 512-978-0300, OPTION 5.

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April 18, 2022

Backup_ATCFPB_Title 3 Amendment Presentation original pdf

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TITLE 3 AMENDMENTS – ANIMAL REGULATIONS MARCEL ELIZONDO, MPH, RS; INTERIM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION BACKGROUND  What are the current setbacks for fowl enclosures?  Initial Sanitary expectations  Current challenges PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTIONS  On November 21, 2013, Council voted 6-1 to amend the zoning section of Urban Farms (§ 25-2-863) and Enclosures for Fowl (§ 3-2- 16). Compromise Compromise with non-chicken owners GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH Increase Sustainable food; increase the number of residents able to keep chickens, eggs on properties unable to meet the current setback distance of 50’ Clarify Clarify codes and regulations for residents; citizen expectations PROPOSAL  Setback distance  Minimize the setback distance for fowl enclosures from 50’  30’ NEXT STEPS  Receive support from:  Austin Travis County Food Policy Board  Public Health Committee  Support form these two organizations will be conveyed to City Council in their considerations. THANK YOU CONTACT INFORMATION: MARCEL.ELIZONDO@AUSTINTEXAS.GOV, OFFICE # 512-978-0300, OPTION 5.

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March 21, 2022

Agenda original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 1405 Event Center 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 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 Joy Casnovsky, Vice Chair Andrea Abel Joi Chevalier 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 FEBRUARY MEETING 2. STAFF and COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS 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 i. County appointments – ii. County reappointments – iii. County liaison to the ATCFPB iv. Mayoral appointment e. Discuss Annual Internal Review and draft tracking form AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 1405 Event Center Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the Board may be participating by videoconference 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discuss and take possible action on electing a new Vice-Chair b. Discuss and take possible action on any budget recommendations (due March 31) c. Working group and individual project briefings i. Discuss updates and next steps for the Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation ii. Healthy Food Access Working Group iii. Food System Planning Working Group iv. Other d. Other items, ideas, or general updates for group discussion or board attention e. Discuss future community and staff presentations i. Charitable Feeding Permitting presentation – tentatively planned for April 2022 f. Review of Board Member Assignments 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 5. ADJOURNMENT The City …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Agenda_ATCFPB_FEBRUARY 2022 original pdf

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AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2022 FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM City of Austin Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Room 1405 Event Center Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the COMMISSION/BOARD may be participating by videoconference CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Sharon Mays, Chair Joy Casnovsky, Vice Chair Andrea Abel Joi Chevalier Frances Deviney Kacey Hanson Cecilia Hogan Karen Magid Emily Nicola DeMaria Rosamaria Murillo Ryan Rosshirt Errol Schweizer AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL – Speakers may sign-up to speak remotely by contacting Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov or 512-974-1364 by noon the day prior to the meeting OR may join in-person and sign-up to speak onsite. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM DECEMBER MEETING 2. STAFF and COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS 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 and staff position i. Update from Travis County regarding Food System Planning, Emily Ackland c. Community engagement d. Board vacancies and appointments i. County appointments – Commissioner Shea appointed Adrian Lipscombe ii. County reappointments –Judge Andy Brown reappointed Karen Magid. Andrea Abel’s reappointment still pending iii. County liaison to the ATCFPB iv. Mayoral appointment e. Discuss Annual Internal Review and draft tracking form 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Working group and individual project briefings i. Discuss updates and next steps for the Good Food Purchasing Program Recommendation ii. Healthy Food Access Working Group iii. Food System Planning Working Group a. Discuss Community Advisory Board and board engagement b. Other items, ideas, or general updates for group discussion or board attention c. Board recommendation for City of Austin budget due March 31 d. Discuss and take possible action on rescheduling March full board meeting if needed e. Discuss future community and staff presentations i. Updates from Sharon Mays on request for Charitable Feeding Permitting presentation – tentatively planned for March 2022 f. 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. 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 Amanda.Rohlich@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1364 at Office of Sustainability for additional …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Backup_ATCFPB_Austin Food Plan Update_20220214 original pdf

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AUSTIN FOOD PLAN Austin Travis County Food Policy Board (ATCFPB) Full Body Meeting February 14, 2022 Agenda: Monday, February 14 ● Community Participation in Food Plan ● Food Plan Team ● ATCFPB and the Food Plan: ○ How will the ATCFPB participate in the Food Plan process? ● CAC charter / composition + recruitment process Community Participation SOURCE: FROM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO OWNERSHIP: TOOLS FOR THE FIELD WITH CASE STUDIES OF FOUR MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY-DRIVEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND RACIAL EQUITY COMMITTEES, URBAN SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTORS NETWORK Proposed Food Plan Team & Organizational Chart Oversee the Plan, community outreach, develop Equity Tool Approve Food Plan Oversee the Plan process City/ County Elected Officials City/ County Executive Leadership Team Community Advisory Committee COA Food Policy Staff Project Consultant Additional community support Public / Community Community Food Ambassadors ATCFPB & Working Groups Focus area #1 Led by COA + Subject Matter Expert Focus area #2 Led by COA + Subject Matter Expert Focus area #3 Led by COA + Subject Matter Expert Focus area #4 Led by COA + Subject Matter Expert Focus area #5 Led by COA + Subject Matter Expert The Planning process will be led by city staff, but overseen by community leadership The goal of the Planning process is to draft a Food Plan that will be adopted by City Council while empowering community members to drive their own food system solutions LEVELS OF INVOLVEMENT IN AUSTIN FOOD PLAN: General Public/Community Community Food Ambassadors Focus Area Advisory Working Groups Community Advisory Committee Project Consultant City of Austin Food Policy Staff City of Austin /Travis County Executive Leadership Team PARTICIPATION CONSULT / INVOLVE INVOLVE COLLABORATE DEFERRED TO RESPONSIBLE RESPONSIBLE RESPONSIBLE COMMITMENT COMPENSATION LOW NONE DESCRIPTION Community members that would like to stay informed about the planning process and may contribute by attending an event or sharing a food story, but will not formally participate in the planning process MEDIUM MEDIUM - HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH STIPEND STIPEND (?) STIPEND CONTRACT SALARY SALARY Dedicated community members that have demonstrated relationships with their community/neig hborhood that will serve as community liaisons throughout the planning process–hosting community events, canvassing and other forms of outreach Dedicated community members & other food system stakeholders that are interested in/have experience with one specific focus area such as food production. Focus Area Working Groups will develop goals and metrics for the Plan. Dedicated community members, organizers, food business owners …

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