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Chickasha, Okla., Resolution 2017-01R (Feb. __, 2017)
Brief Summary
This resolution expresses support for healthy foods in retail settings and establishes a Healthy Food Retail Taskforce to study the issue and make recommendations to the City Council. Numerous implementation steps are specified and the resolution divides tasks up according to food system stages as follows: find, afford, choose, use.
Legal Strategies
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. This is a resolution that sets up a taskforce and directs the same.
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Oklahoma
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Chickasha
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to "SNAP benefits/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program," and "underserved areas." Resolution at 2.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See, e.g., references to "obesity," "diabetes," "healthy foods," and "health outcomes." Resolution at 1-2.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. See, e.g., references to "SNAP" and "additional economic activity." Resolution at 2.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. There are multiple findings including, e.g., the following: "more than two in three adults and more than one in three children in Oklahoma are overweight or obese;" "research shows that few Oklahomans have a nutritious diet;" "annual obesity-attributable expenditures in Oklahoma are $1.17 billion, according to a recent study;" and "in a weak economy, $1 in SNAP benefits generates $1.70 in economic activity." Resolution at 1, 2.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Unclear. Although not labeled "intent" or "purpose," the language states a commitment on the part of the City to "doing all that it can to improve the food retail economy, especially in Chickasha's most underserved areas." Resolution at 2.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Att. A, at 1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The resolution requires the taskforce to first review and synthesize existing retail food environment assessments. It also requires the task force to carryout specific tasks identified in the resolution and to report to the City Council regarding findings and recommendations. The tasks that are specified include: identifying barriers to selling, purchasing, marketing and preparing healthy food; identifying existing programs and policies that address those barriers; and engaging stakeholders and gauging their interest in developing programs to reduce those barriers. It also directs the task force to promote existing healthy food policies and programs. The resolution divides tasks up according to food system stages as follows: find, afford, choose, use. Attachment A.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Unclear. The taskforce is responsible for presenting a report that, at minimum, should include a summary and an analysis of the taskforce's work, findings and recommendations, including a list of the most feasible recommendations, and a proposal for next steps. Attachment A.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This is an uncodified resolution (2017-01R). History: not specified.