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Ferguson, Mo., Code § 2-4 (current through May 31, 2019)
Brief Summary
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.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Reach
Limited scope. This provision is essentially an administrative policy that directs the city manager to implement and maintain a plan to reduce city energy use and waste. It may have city-wide effects, but it only sets requirements for that administrative office.
Food System Category: Grow
State: Missouri
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Ferguson
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See reference to "human health." § 2-4 (2).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See references to e.g., "energy conservation," and "environmentally-friendly." § 2-4.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
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?
No.
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 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.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 1-2.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. 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.
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 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.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in Chapter 2, Administration, Article I., In General. History: Ord. No. 2009-3382, § 1, 2-24-09.