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File #: 09-0812    Version: 1 Name: Local Food Month Proclamation
Type: Proclamation Status: Filed
File created: 8/17/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/17/2009 Final action: 8/17/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Local Food Month Proclamation
Local Food Month Proclamation
Local Food Month
September, 2009
Whereas, Local food systems comprise our local community-based farmers, gardeners, restaurants, chefs, farmers markets, grocers, consumers; and
Whereas, Local food systems promote healthy food for all, which is especially important for those who are food insecure including low-income and minority populations; and
Whereas, Local food systems promote energy efficiency, land preservation, decreased transportation costs; and
Whereas, Local food systems improve food supply which is essential to local emergency preparedness and local self-reliance; and
Whereas, Improving our local, regional, and statewide food systems advances the local economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, community, and social justice; and
Whereas, Our local food system represents an important part of Ann Arbor's community and regional economies; and
Whereas,      Promoting our local food system is essential to the City of Ann Arbor and its residents; and
Whereas, Celebrating our local food system through Local Food Month promotes all of these goals;
NOW THEREFORE, I, John Hieftje, Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, do hereby proclaim September, 2009, as: Local Food Month, and encourage citizens of Ann Arbor to engage in our local foodshed.
I hereby set my hand and seal
This the 1st day of September, 2009
         John Hieftje, Mayor