In September 2016, the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council approved a policy agenda, outlining and summarizing our goals to support healthy, fair, affordable and sustainable food in Washtenaw County. Policy agenda items span from issues to increasing food access in the county to preserving land for agriculture, to ensuring fair wages for food and farm workers.
The policy agenda organizes the work of the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council by spheres of influence–from schools and institutions, to municipalities, to county government, to state and federal government–change at all of these levels is critical to ensure a more sustainable and economically viable food system.
This is the second policy agenda to be approved. The first policy agenda was approved in July 2014.