Healthy and Sustainable Food for San Francisco, Executive Directive No. 09-03

Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco City and County
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 827,420
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: executive directive
Year: 2009
GFC Topic: community food connections
Keywords: agriculture, collaboration, farmers market, food assistance, food business, food policy council, food procurement, food production, food security, food system, general plan, intersectoral collaboration, land audit, local, local food, procurement, production, school meal, school meal program, sustainability, sustainable food business, urban, urban agriculture, wholesale food
Adopting Government Department(s):

San Francisco Office of the Mayor

Lead Implementing Entity(s): San Francisco Department of Public Health
Support Entity(s):

San Francisco Office of the Mayor, Shape Up Program, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, San Francisco Human Service Agency, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Their Families, San Francisco Food Security Task Force, Southeast Food Access Working Group, Tenderloin Hunger Task Force, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco Real Estate Division, San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco County Agricultural Commissioner, Institute for Fisheries Resources

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Policy Outcome(s):

declared City’s commitment to increasing healthy and sustainable food; recognized that hunger, food insecurity and poor nutrition are issues that require immediate action; recognized that sustainable agricultural ecosystems are needed to be food self-sufficient; created a Food Policy Council consisting of public and private members to monitor and implement the Executive Directive; required all departments with property to conduct a land audit to assess land suitable for agricultural purposes; required all departments with nutrition assistance programs to ensure adequate staffing; required an increase in food stamp enrollment through an internet application and to add other programs including WIC, National School Lunch Program, and Working Families Credit; required departments entering lease agreements or permitting mobile food vendors to prefer businesses that sell healthy and sustainable food; required expanding facilities and extending the lease of the Wholesale Produce Market; required City food purchases, programs, food at meetings, and vending machines to meet nutritional guidelines; required the integration of food policies into elements of the General Plan to the greatest extent possible; required the creation of a Sustainable Food Business Recognition Program; required the creation of a Food Business Action Plan; required the coordination of urban agriculture activities; required the drafting of a local and sustainable food procurement ordinance; required the development of rules and regulations for local farmers markets; required hosting a hearing to increase funding for school meal programs; required all departments to designate a contact and plan for advancing the Executive Directive

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