OFPC supports ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & FOOD ACCESS:
When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 3:30p to 5:30pm
Where: Cesar Chavez branch library at the Fruitvale Transit Village
(3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271)
The City of Oakland‘s Planning Department will be holding a public meeting on their plans to expand economic development and food access opportunities throughout #Oakland through the proposed Mobile Food Vending Ordinance.
Participate in the conversation! *Spanish Language Translation will be provided.*
Oakland Food Policy Council wants the Commission to:
Incentivize healthy food vending
Allow mobile farmers’ markets to vend wherever ice cream trucks are allowed!
Use a culturally appropriate definition of “healthy foods”
Support under-resourced entrepreneurs
Provide one-stop-shop for permits and licenses
Reduce permit fees (other cities have done it!)
Find more info about the proposed Mobile Food Vending Ordinance here: www.oaklandnet.com/foodvending. Also, the proposed ordinance has been translated into Spanish and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/29IlwGX
OFPC is accepting applications for new members to join our 21-seat volunteer council. Current members include representatives from community and neighborhood organizations, business community, labor organizations, health and education, local government, rural and regional organizations, and youth. Oakland based individuals with a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
OFPC works to establish an equitable and sustainable food system by challenging the existing wealth and power paradigms that have led to an unjust food system. We identity practical policy solutions by examining the intersection of food and social justice in our communities including, race, poverty and the environment. With over six successful years of advocacy and organizing experience, we look forward to many exciting initiatives in the year ahead, and we welcome your new energy in this crucial work.
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To submit application, complete and forward to our Council Director, Shaniece Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org