Policy Summary

This section establishes the Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board and, at subdivision (c), articulates specific responsibilities of the board. Responsibilities of the board include, among others, monitoring "the availability, price and quality of food throughout the Austin and Travis County area" and collecting "data on the food security (i.e., access to an affordable, diversified local food supply) and the nutritional status of city residents." The section also articulates voting procedures and other procedural details.

Background Information

State Texas
Jurisdiction Name Austin
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Food System Category Grow; Process; Distribute; Get; Make; Surplus;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Relevant language includes, for example, "emergency food program community," " food at reasonable prices for all residents, particularly those in need," and "food security." § 2-1-170.

Health-related goal?

Relevant language includes, for example, "health care and wellness community," "food security" and "nutritional status of city residents." § 2-1-170.

Environmental goal?

Relevant language includes, for example, "environment" and "sustainably-grown food." § 2-1-170.

Economic goal?

Relevant language includes, for example, "local agriculture industry," "food manufacturing industry," and "local food economy." § 2-1-170.

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

§ 2-1-2.


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