Healthy Food Retailer Incentives Program Ordinance No. 193-13

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: ordinance
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food connections
Keywords: access, consumption, corner store, food access, food consumption, food retail, food security, fruit, healthy, healthy eating, healthy food, healthy food retailer incentives program, incentive, intersectoral collaboration, liquor store, low-income, program, retail, staff position, store, tobacco, underserved, vegetables
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Lead Implementing Entity(s): San Francisco Economic and Workforce Development Department
Support Entity(s):

Southeast Food Access Coalition, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Office of Small Business, San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Human Services Agency

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Policy Outcome(s):

established that there is a need to centralize coordination of a city-wide strategy to recruit and maintain new healthy food businesses and to support existing healthy food businesses in using economic incentives and technical support; defined healthy food retailer; required partnership across public agencies and community organizations to implement and evaluate Healthy Food Retailer Incentive Program; required identification of underserved areas of the City, address barriers to healthy food offerings in retail settings, coordinate existing incentives and develop new incentives such as technical support, training, permit and license assistance, store redesign assistance, retail assessment, facade improvement, grant and loan access, creation of a centralized resource center, exploration of job training or employment opportunities, particularly for low income individuals and youth; devoted equivalent of one full-time staff person for the coordination of the Healthy Food Retailer Incentives Program; required annual reports on progress and funding of program

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