POLICY DATABASE
Policy 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.

Background Information

State Kansas
Jurisdiction Name Emporia
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates a fund; enables access to a funding stream
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See references to "low income areas," "economic inequities," "food pantries," "food deserts," etc. Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).

Health-related goal?
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).

Environmental goal?
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).

Economic goal?
Yes

See, e.g., references to "economic inequities," and "development of matching funds." Emporia, Kan., Res. No. 3618 (Apr. 3, 2019).

Includes findings?
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)

Has a stated intent or purpose?
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)

Includes definitions?
No

Addresses implementation?
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).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This is an uncodified ordinance. History: adopted April 3rd, 2019.