Promoting Healthy Foods and Urban Agriculture in East Cleveland, Resolution No. 54-10

Jurisdiction Name: East Cleveland
State/Province: OH
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 17,843
Population Range: 2,500 to 19,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: resolution
Year: 2010
GFC Topic: community food production, community food security
Keywords: access, affordability, affordable, community garden, education, food access, health promoting, healthy, healthy food access, local food, local food access, local foods, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

East Cleveland City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): n/a
Support Entity(s):

Coit Road Farmers' Market, City Fresh, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Ohio State University Extension of Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Huron Hospital, East Cleveland City Schools, the Mcgregor Home, the Helen S. Brown Senior Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Bridges of Hope Coalition, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

The resolution details the importance of the local food economy to residents, growers and the environment. It additionally names stakeholders who are working to create a set of specific recommendations for supporting greater access to fresh, local food in East Cleveland. The municipality will take steps to further local food system connections including: promoting cooperation between departments and agencies to promote these policies, promoting opportunities for education, outreach, and awareness related to local food production, and to work with the City’s Water Department to develop an affordable water rate and permit process to provide water access for urban agriculture in the city. In addition, in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation, the city will work to increase accessibility of publicly owned vacant land for community or market gardens, and meet twice yearly with the members of the Growing Green Initiative to discuss progress on these recommendations.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1