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File #: 200604.    Version: Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 12/8/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 5/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Interlocal Agreement Creating the Joint Food System Policy Board (B)
Attachments: 1. 200604A_ Collaborative Community Food Projects_20210329, 2. 200604A_draft interlocal agreement_20210520, 3. 200604B_Scope of Work_20210520


Interlocal Agreement Creating the Joint Food System Policy Board (B)



At the Joint City/County Commission Special Meeting on March 29, 2021, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the Gainesville City Commission voted to create the Joint Food System Policy Board.  On May 11, 2021, the County Commission further clarified the desired scope of work for the Joint Board.  The City and County desire to create a joint advisory board that will provide guidance to the County, the City of Gainesville, and other municipalities located with Alachua County as to innovative approaches, policies, and target goals within Alachua County for purposes of developing food systems, which includes improving access to a variety of food options in underserved areas, supporting local agriculture, and improving availability of food to individuals. The Board will be advisory to the Gainesville City Commission and the Board of County Commissioners and will have no final decision-making authority.  Any final decision making, such as, but not limited to, amending agreements; setting policy; encumbering, authorizing use of, or otherwise committing City of Gainesville or County funding will require action by the Gainesville City Commission, County Commission, or both, as appropriate to the decision.  The term of the Joint Board will be 18 months.


fiscal note

The City Clerk will provide administrative support to the Joint Board in years when a City commissioner acts as chairperson, which is every other year.



1) The City Commission approve the Interlocal Agreement and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City of Gainesville, and 2) the City Commission appoint two (2) City Commissioners to serve on the Joint Food System Policy Board.


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