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File #: 46133    Version: Name: Establishing the City of Madison’s Good Food Purchasing PolicyPurchasing Policy
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 2/15/2017 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 2/28/2017 Final action: 9/25/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Establishing the City of Madison’s Good Food Purchasing Policy and Authorizing the Development of Healthy Vending Standards.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Ledell Zellers, Michael E. Verveer, Rebecca Kemble, Amanda Hall, Samba Baldeh, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. 46133 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City to implement a pilot program to examine the impact of incorporating the Good Food Purchasing Policy into the procurement process when purchasing food on behalf of the City. This standard would apply to food and beverage contracts at all City facilities including Parks, Golf Courses, and the Goodman Pool. The findings of the pilot program will guide future implementation of the program on a Citywide scale. Contracts that meet the standards outlined in the Good Food Purchasing Policy may result in increased contract rates that will either be absorbed or may require future appropriations and revenues.
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SUBSTITUTE - Establishing the City of Madison’s Good Food Purchasing Policy and Authorizing the Development of Healthy Vending Standards.
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WHEREAS, ‘Local’ is defined by a 2008 amendment to the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act as 'the locality or region in which the final product is marketed, so that the total distance that the product is transported is less than 400 miles from the origin of the product'; or 'the state in which the product is produced'; and,

WHEREAS, The Healthy Procurement and Marketing Work Group of the Madison Food Policy Council has developed a draft policy for good food purchasing to support local agriculture, increase access to healthy food, support fair business and employment practices, increase purchasing of locally grown and produced food, and otherwise enhance the local/regional food economy and further the goals of the 2011 Madison Sustainability Plan, which include increasing consumption of local food and reducing food insecurity; and,

WHEREAS, In practicing good food purchasing methods, the City of Madison can support a regional food system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible. Thoughtful purchasing practices by the City of Madison can nationally impact the creation and availability of a local, equitable, and sustainable ...

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