Homegrown Minneapolis Moves Forward
This afternoon, the Council took an important step toward a healthier, more sustainable, and more local food system. The Health, Energy and Environment (HEE) committee received and filed the fantastic Homegrown Minneapolis report and sent forward a resolution that puts Minneapolis on record supporting local food and will create a Homegrown Minneapolis Implementation Task Force to put into action the recommendations from the report. I was the lead author on this resolution, which was written primarily by my staff, and was joined by Council Members Glidden, Hodges, Hofstede, Remington, Schiff and Samuels as coauthors.
The committee also passed an amendment I brought forward clarifying that I will co-chair the Implementation Task Force, and adding another Council Member to the group. I have heard from Council Member Diane Hofstede that she's interested in taking that seat. I look forward to putting my time and energy into this important and continuing work.