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File #: 27276    Version: Name: Food Policy Council
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/1/2012 In control: MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE (renamed Public Market Development Committee 12/2016)
On agenda: 8/7/2012 Final action: 10/2/2012
Enactment date: 10/11/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00126
Title: AMENDED SECOND SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 33.52 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing a City of Madison Food Policy Council.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Tim Bruer
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. Version 2, 3. Version 3, 4. M. Woulf handout from 10.2.12
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/2/20122 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt the Following Amendment(s)Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/20124 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Substitute As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/20123 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/20122 COMMUNITY GARDENS COMMITTEE (ended 12/2016)    Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/20122 MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE (renamed Public Market Development Committee 12/2016) RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/20121 BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20121 MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE (renamed Public Market Development Committee 12/2016) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20121 MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE (renamed Public Market Development Committee 12/2016) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20121 MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE (renamed Public Market Development Committee 12/2016) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20121 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/1/20121 Attorney's Office/Approval Group Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No expenditure is required.  Staff support will be provided with existing staff resources.
Title
AMENDED SECOND SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 33.52 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing a City of Madison Food Policy Council.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance creates a Food Policy Council as a committee of the City, with 23 members.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Section 33.52 entitled "Food Policy Council" of the Madison General Ordinances is created as a committee to read as follows:
"33.52      FOOD POLICY COUNCIL.
(1)       Food Policy Council.  The City of Madison Food Policy Council (FPC) is created and shall be governed by this ordinance.
(2)       Membership; Terms.  
(a)       The FPC shall consist of twenty-three (23) members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council; except that the representative of the Madison Metropolitan School District shall be appointed by the Superintendent of the School District.  Three (3) of the members shall be alderpersons; aldermanic appointees shall serve a term expiring concurrent with their term as alders.  Nineteen (19) of the The remaining twenty (20) members shall be adult citizen appointees; adult citizen appointees shall serve a term of three years expiring on October 1st in the third year following appointment, except the term of the member of the Community Gardens Committee shall expire with his or her term on the Community Gardens Committee.  One (1) member shall be a youth member less than nineteen (19) years of age and shall serve a term of one year, expiring on June 30.  All vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor, subject to Common Council approval, for a term filling out the remainder of the vacated members' term.
(b)       When the FPC is first constituted, the initial appointments shall be staggered as follows: Seven (7) citizen appointees shall be for a term of three (3) years; and six (6) citizen appointees shall be for a term of two (2) years; and six (6) citizen appointees shall be for a term of one (1) year.  
(3)       Composition.  The adult citizen membership shall be composed as follows: one (1) member shall be a representative from the City of Madison Community Gardens committee, one (1) shall represent a direct-market producer, one (1) shall be a food-access advocate, one (1) shall represent or volunteer at a food bank, one (1) shall be a representative from a health care provider, one (1) shall be a representative of the Madison Metropolitan School District, one (1) shall be a representative from a neighborhood development group or organization group, one (1) shall be a local restaurateur, one (1) shall represent a small or mid-sized retailer, one (1) shall be a sustainable agriculture advocate, one (1) shall be a representative from or an advocate for an urban farm, one (1) shall be employed by an accredited university or college as an expert in food and/or agricultural systems, one (1) shall be an employee of UW-Extension, and one (1) shall represent a wholesale producer.  
The remaining six (6) five (5) adult members shall represent any of the following categories, groups, or organizations:  a consumer group, an economic development entity, an environmental advocate, a farmers' market, a food cooperative, a food processing company, a mobile food vendor or retailer, a religious organization, a school district, a school food and/or nutrition expert, a staff member from a youth group organization, or a sitting member of a city or county committee that advises on food-related policy, including, but not limited to the Dane County Food Council or the Madison and Dane County Board of Health, or a representative from any of the other organizations listed above and making up the balance of the FPC.  The youth member may but is not required to represent any of the interests set out in this ordinance.
The Chairperson of the Food Policy Council shall be the Mayor or his or her designee, who may fulfill any of the citizen membership requirements above.  The designee shall serve a three-year term beginning October 1st of the year of appointment.
(4)       Staffing.  The Madison and Dane County Public Health Department, and the city of Madison Food and Alcohol Policy Coordinator (or other Mayoral designee) shall serve as staff to the FPC.  Other applicable city staff shall support the FPC as necessary.
(5)       Duties.  The FPC shall act in an advisory role to the Mayor and Common Council, developing and making recommendations on food policy changes and monitoring implementation relative to reducing hunger through providing community-wide access to food; enhancing the local and regional food economy; creating an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable local food system; and improving the health and nutrition of the community through local, healthy food options.  The FPC shall have the following responsibilities:
(a)      Make recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council on ordinances, policies, and budgetary items that have an impact on the food system.
(b)      Request city staff to develop policies related to the food system based on research, input, and advice from the community.
(c)      Solicit input from experts and citizens within the food system and lead discussion on various topics in order to inform policy recommendations.
(d)      Set benchmarks for city departments to reach within a certain time frame to evaluate city progress.
(e)      Create subcommittees as necessary to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders and to provide further support on policy recommendations.
      (f)      Review recommendations from the Dane County Food Policy Council and the City of Madison Ad Hoc Local Food Committee."