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File #: 44612    Version: Name: Changing the Local Food Committee to Public Market Development Committee
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2016 In control: MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE (renamed Public Market Development Committee 12/2016)
On agenda: 11/22/2016 Final action: 11/22/2016
Enactment date: 11/28/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00872
Title: SUBSTITUTE Resolution to change the name of the Madison Local Food Committee (Local Food Committee) to the Public Market Development Committee, add seats to the Committee, and specify the Committee’s mission as focused on implementation of the Madison Public Market.
Sponsors: Larry Palm, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. V1 Master25-Oct-2016-11-08-57.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution has no fiscal impact.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Resolution to change the name of the Madison Local Food Committee (Local Food Committee) to the Public Market Development Committee, add seats to the Committee, and specify the Committee’s mission as focused on implementation of the Madison Public Market.
Body
WHEREAS, the Madison Local Food Committee was created in 2011 by RES-11-00586 with a mission to, “Oversee a community process to determine the best ways to enhance the local/regional food economy, address the needs of local growers and producers, and identify the best strategies and location for a public market that will meet these goals”; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Food Policy Council was formed in 2012, shortly after the Local Food Committee was created, with a broader mission to address a range of issues and policies related to food; and,

WHEREAS, for the last four years, the focus of the Local Food Committee has been leading the effort to create a vision and plan the Madison Public Market and Market District, while the Food Policy Council has addressed a larger array of additional food-related policy issues; and,

WHEREAS, the existence of both the Food Policy Council and the Local Food Committee often creates confusion among members of the public who are unclear which committee is focused on the Public Market and which committee addresses a broader set of food issues; and,

WHEREAS, the Local Food Committee’s work has included researching models of other public markets, talking to stakeholders, developing the Public Market Business Plan, selecting and overseeing consultants, selecting a location for the Public Market, completing a racial equity analysis of the Public Market, developing a budget for the Public Market, broadening the project to be a Market District, creating the Public Market Implementation Strategy, cultivating potential Public Market vendors, and engaging the community in the Public Market planning proc...

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