POLICY DATABASE
Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019)
Brief Summary
The resolution memorializes an agreement that the City of Emporia will use all Blue Cross/Blue Shield Pathways grant funds for Safe Routes to Healthy Food projects and reflects the City's commitment to prioritize low-income areas when awarding funds for such projects.
Legal Strategies
Creates a fund; enables access to a funding stream.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Kansas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Emporia
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to "low income areas," "economic inequities," "food pantries," "food deserts," etc. Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See references to "healthy food sources," "Safe Routes to Healthy Food projects," "obesity/chronic disease," etc. Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See, e.g., language regarding "environmental benefits for residents," and "non-infrastructure projects designed to encourage the public to walk and bike to healthy food sources," and "air quality," etc. Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. See, e.g., references to "economic inequities," and "development of matching funds." Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
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. Numerous findings are included in the "whereas" clauses including, e.g., "good systems impact health inequities, economic inequities, food deserts and food imbalances;" Safe Routes to Healthy Food provides important health, safety, and environmental benefits for residents, including reducing risk of obesity/chronic disease and pedestrian/bicycle injuries as well as improving air quality;" and "the need for Safe Routes to Healthy Food projects are especially strong in low-income areas, which suffer from a disproportionately high increase of both obesity/chronic disease and pedestrian and bicycle injuries and often have inferior pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure." Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
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 specifically called out as the "purpose" or "intent," there are statements within the resolution that indicate intent, including e.g., "the City of Emporia affirms its commitment to active transportation and supports Safe Routes to Healthy Food infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Pathways grant funds." Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The City of Emporia agrees that it will spend all Blue Cross/Blue Shield Pathways grant funds on Safe Routes to Healthy Food projects and non of these funds will be transferred to any other program."..."The City of Emporia shall take steps to ensure that demonstrated low-income areas are prioritized in the process of awarding the Safe Routes to Healthy Food…projects, including establishing plans and goals for equitable participation…..prioritization of applications from low-income areas, and development of matching funds for these communities." Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).
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?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This is an uncodified ordinance. History: adopted April 3rd, 2019.