Austin Travis County Food Policy Board - Feb. 12, 2024

Austin Travis County Food Policy Board Regular Meeting of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board

ATCFPB Agenda - February 12, 2024 original pdf

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1. 2. REGULAR MEETING of the AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY FOOD POLICY BOARD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 2024, FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM CITY OF AUSTIN PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1406 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Amanda Rohlich, 512-974-1364, CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Andrea Abel Lisa Barden, Vice-Chair Marissa Bell Mark Bethell Joi Chevalier, Chair Larry Franklin Kacey Hanson Rosamaria Murillo Natalie Poulos Sari Vatske AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board Regular Meeting from Monday, January 8, 2024 STAFF PRESENTATION Presentation from April Geruso, Planning Department, about updating the 2012 Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 12. 13. Presentation from Melissa Zone on Travis County's Land, Water, Transportation Plan progress update DISCUSSION ITEMS Provide updates from board members’ meetings with County Commissioners Shea and Travillion on February 5, 2024 Discussion on board vacancies, appointments, and reappointments. Three vacancies from Judge Andy Brown and Commissioners Shea & Gomez Discussion of upcoming budget recommendation cycle and discussion of a working group to lead the process for proposing possible recommendations Discussion of Joint Sustainability Committee January 24, 2024 meeting, Larry Franklin Review Board Member Assignments (take item out of order and discuss at end of meeting) WORKING GROUP UPDATES 9. 10. Updates from Food Planning, Community Advisory Committee member Nitza Cuevas Updates from the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, Including Resilience Hubs, Joi Chevalier Updates from the Food in All Policies Working Group, Kacey Hanson 11. DISCUSSION & ACTION ITEMS Discuss and take possible action on appointing a back-up representative to the Joint Sustainability Committee Discuss and take possible action to appoint a representative to support the development and implementation of the Imagine Austin comprehensive engagement process FUTURE AGENDA …

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Item 2. Imagine Austin Update original pdf

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Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan Community Update City of Austin Boards & Commissions Meeting Winter 2024 What is Imagine Austin & why does it ma(cid:425)er? • Imagine Austin (IA) is the City’s comprehensive plan, a guide for long‐term growth, development, and land use decisions • A comprehensive plan is required by City Charter Article X containing: • Initially adopted in 2012, IA is a 30‐year plan, • 231 Actions & 289 Policies • 8 Priority Programs ‐ Overseeing implementation • 1 Growth Concept Map • 1 Community Vision • It seeks to make Austin a city of “Complete Communities”* * Areas that provide amenities, transportation, services, and opportunities that fulfill all residents’ material, social, and economic needs. Imagine Austin Update – Timeline 4 Q 3 2 ‘ 1 Q 4 2 ‘ 2 Q 4 2 ‘ 3 Q 4 2 ‘ 4 Q 4 2 ‘ 1 Q 5 2 ‘ 2 Q 5 2 ‘ 3 Q 5 2 ‘ 4 Q 5 2 ‘ 6 2 ‘ 7 2 ‘ 8 2 ‘ Project Kickstart SEP ‐ MAR Data evaluation; City staff pre-engagement; Framework development; Contracting Engagement JUN ‐ OCT Plan Update Draft Data ongoing; Active dev. with public input Budgeting / IA integration NOV ‐ MAY Ongoing coordination Implementation Priority Program Implementation Enhancements Today Key highlights of IA update pre‐planning efforts to date • Refinement of plan update goals & strategies (ongoing) • City collaboration (ongoing) with: • Sustainability & Resilience; and Equity • City Departments • Department Leadership • Priority Programs & Champions • Budget Office • CPIO • Equity‐driven Public Participation Planning (draft complete: March/April) Reasons, Goals, Strategies for an update to Imagine Austin: Our Equity Vision The Planning Department acknowledges the history of planning in Austin, and how past planning, including the City’s 1928 Comprehensive Plan and redlining in the 1930s produced continued struggle with displacement and gentrification, and growing disparities across all quality of life outcomes, still felt today. Additionally, the Planning Department acknowledges neighborhood planning, still in place today, covers only a fraction of the city, and even as of 2016 lacked representative decision‐making and transparency. Further, those plans were found to be inconsistent with the citywide vision. In sum, some plans in place today have created planning‐related outcomes both inconsistent with citywide goals, and planning activities with barriers to representative decision‐making. Planning understands this opportunity to learn lessons from the past …

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Item 3. Travis County's Land, Water, Transportation Plan progress update original pdf

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Austin Travis County Food Policy Board TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES Melissa Zone, Senior Planner February 2023 1 Travis County Authority The court will exercise powers over county business as provided by law (Texas Constitution Art. V, Sec. 18) Chapter 81, Local Government Code, sets out the responsibilities and powers (Texas Statutes) Although Counties have been delegated certain powers by the state, they remain under full state control Counties perform governmental functions on behalf of the state but lack independent authority that municipalities possess 2 What is the LWTP? 3 History of the LWTP ★ Land, Water, & Transportation Plan (LWTP), the County’s first comprehensive plan adopted by the Court in December 2014 ★ Framework for enacting policies and capital improvement programs in the unincorporated areas of the County ★ Guides legislative agenda ★ Informs annual budgets and work plans 4 Conservation Priorities Rapid development threatens ecologically and culturally rich land Endangered Species Habitats Natural Springs Prime Farmland Floodplain 5 Development Incentives Focus of transportation investments to support new developments Activity Centers Compact, mixed-use developments with multi-modal transportation options Transportation Corridors Streets that connect Activity Centers and support multiple transportation modes 6 7 TNR’s Responsibilities ★ Provides safe infrastructure on County right-of-way ★ Implements standards for subdivision, traffic safety, and drainage projects ★ Provides emergency support during extreme weather events ★ Provides long-range planning service in the development and implementation of land and transportation development 9 TNR’s Responsibilities (Cont.) ★ Provides outdoor recreational & educational programs ★ Preserves natural, historical, & cultural resources ★ Implements programs to protect surface & groundwater resources ★ Implements sustainability & resiliency programs 10 Uses of Updated LWTP ★ Guides collaborative planning with County departments & municipalities ★ Guides capital improvement priorities ★ Guides growth-related policies ★ Guides where development and conservation interests need consideration ★ Guides partnerships with stakeholders ★ Guides public/private partnerships ★ Guides where to protect area-wide water quality and supplies 11 LWTP Audience Government Officials ★ Guides decision making ★ Supports state & federal grant applications Who benefits from the LWTP? ★ Explains foundation of long- The Public term County goals ★ Provides policy basis for Commissioners Court actions Civic Organizations & Developers ★ Basis for County’s priorities ★ Guidance on sustainability, resiliency, stormwater & air quality resources 12 How to Stay Intouch Follow Us on Facebook 13 Discussion and Questions Ideas on how the LWTP can support a healthy, local …

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