This policy directs the city manager to develop, implement, and maintain an energy-conservation plan and lists "promoting the use of neighborhood gardens" as one of several possible environmentally-friendly avenues for the city to consider in its plan.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
See reference to "human health." § 2-4 (2).
See references to e.g., "energy conservation," and "environmentally-friendly." § 2-4.
Although not entitled "intent" or "purpose" the first sentence of the section lays out the purpose: "In order to reduce paper usage and waste and increase efficiency, the city manager shall develop, implement and maintain a plan to reduce at least thirty (30) percent less energy of its 2008 usage and twenty (20) percent of the 2008 waste generated by the city." § 2-4.
Section 2-4 directs the city manager to develop an energy-conservation plan, establishes a deadline for city energy and waste reduction, requires annual reporting to city council, and sets forth various possible environmental-friendly avenues and processes for the city to consider in its plan. § 2-4.
The provision provides that "[a]s part of the budget process, the city manager shall include an annual report to the city council reporting the energy consumption performance for that previous year and the plan of reduction or plan for continued maintenance." § 2-4. However, it is not clear whether this will lead to change (especially related to healthy food access or otherwise) or merely report on the activity.
This policy is located in Chapter 2, Administration, Article I., In General. History: Ord. No. 2009-3382, § 1, 2-24-09.