AGENDA ITEM
12
June
14,2016
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
June
10,2016
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
AttomeYcA)rc)d\~IJJ
Public Hearing:
Bill
19-16,
Health and Sanitation - Strategic Plan to End Food
Insecurity
Bill
19-16,
Health and Sanitation - Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity, sponsored by Lead
Sponsor Council Vice President Berliner and Co-Sponsors Councilmembers Leventhal and Rice, was
introduced on April
19,2016.
A Joint Health and Human Services/Government Operations and
Fiscal Policy Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for June
23
at
2:00
p.m.
Bill
19-16
would require the Chief Innovation Officer to propose and update a Strategic Plan to
End Food Insecurity in Montgomery County. In developing the Strategic Plan, the CIO would be
required to consult with many organizations inside and outside of County government. The
Strategic Plan would include relevant demographic and geographic information on poverty and
food insecurity and would also include a 5-year Plan that strives to reduce food insecurity by at
least
10%
each year. A memorandum from the Lead Sponsor begins on ©5.
This packet contains:
Bill
19-16
Legislati ve Request Report
Sponsor memorandum
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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Bill No.
19 -16
Concerning: Health and Sanitation ­
Strategic Plan to End Food Insecuritv
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Revised:
4/15/2016
Draft No.
Introduced:
April
19, 2016
Expires:
October
19,2017
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
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ChI _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Vice President Berliner
Co-Sponsor: Councilmembers Leventhal and Rice
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
require the Chief Innovation Officer to propose and update a Strategic Plan to End
Food Insecurity in Montgomery County;
generally amend County laws related to Health and Sanitation.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Section 24-8B
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 19-16
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Sec.t. Section 24-SB is added as follows:
24-SB. Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity in Montgomery County.
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The Chief Innovation Officer must develop
Strategic Plan to End
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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food supplement program;
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participation in other school based food programs;
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information on how food literacy impacts food insecurity; and
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the County Department of Transportation;
the County Office ofAgriculture;
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organizations that are geographically located throughout that
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update the information required in Section 24-8B(a);
include activities, accomplishments, plans, and objectives to
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 19-16
Health and Sanitation Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity
DESCRIPTION:
Bill 19-16
would require the Chief Innovation Officer to propose and
update a Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity in Montgomery
County.
PROBLEM:
The County
has
an array of programming to address food insecurity,
administered by various government departments and nonprofit
organizations, but there is no strategic plan for our county to follow
as we seek to address and ultimately eliminate food insecurity in the
County.
To develop a strategic plan
to
reduce and eliminate food insecurity in
the County.
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
Chief Innovative Officer
FISCAL IMPACT:
To be requested
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
To be requested
To be researched.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney,
240-777-7815
N/A
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
N/A
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL
ROCKVILLE,
MARYLAND
ROGER BERLINER
COUNCILMEMBER
DISTRICT
J
CHAIRMAN
TRANSPOR TATION, INFRASTRUCTURE
ENERGY
&
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
MEMORANDUM
April 14, 2016
TO:
Council President Nancy Floreen
Council Colleagues
FROM: Council Vice President Roger Berliner
Councilmember George Leventhal
Council member Craig Rice
RE:
Legislation to Create A Strategic Plan to Address Food Insecurity
Colleagues, we are writing to ask you to join us in co-sponsoring legislation that we plan on introducing
next week. The goal of the bill is straight forward and one that we are confident all of us have a strong interest
in achieving. Currently, 77,780 individuals in our county are food insecure, meaning that at any given point in
time, they do not know where their next meal will come from. In a county as wealthy as ours, that is simply
unacceptable.
Several months ago, in preparation for our FYI7 operating budget deliberations, Council Vice President
Berliner asked our Office of Management and Budget to put together an inventory showing all of the programs
that receive government funding to address food insecurity in the county. The results ofthat inventory are
attached.
What the inventory makes abundantly clear is that while our county has an array of programming to
address food insecurity, administered by various government departments and nonprofit organizations, what we
are lacking - to the detriment ofthose 77,780 individuals - is a strategic plan for our county to follow as we
seek to address and ultimately eliminate food insecurity in our county.
Our County needs a plan, a plan we own. We believe that plan should, at a minimum, strive to reduce
food insecurity by at least 10% a year. We will need
data.
And we will need our community partners to work
together. That is why we are introducing this legislation, which would mandate the creation of a strategic plan
for addressing food insecurity.
The plan will be developed by the Montgomery County Food Council and other key community
stakeholders. As you are probably aware, the Food Council has already devoted significant time and resources
to studying food insecurity in the county. Their participation, as well as the input from other public and private
organizations listed in the bill, will ensure that the plan has the level of depth and analysis we need as
policymakers to address the complexities surrounding food insecurity.
STELLA
B.
WERNER
OFFICE
BUILDING'
100
MARYLAND AVENUE,
6
TH
FLOOR, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
20850
240-777-7828
OR
240-777-7900, TTY 240-777-7914, FAX 240-777-7989
WWW.MONTGOMERYCOUNTYMD.GOV
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To make this plan a reality, we will be requesting as part of our FYI7 operating budget deliberations
that the Council appropriate $75,000 to the Chiefinnovation Officer to develop the plan. Food has become a
significant aspect of the Chiefinnovation Officer's responsibility, including spearheading the study on food
hubs, working on kitchen incubators, and serving as co-chair of the Food Council itself.
We would be grateful for your co-sponsorship on this legislation, which we believe is long overdue and
would greatly assist in consolidating the existing efforts in our county to address the critical issue of food
insecurity. Thank you for your consideration.
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OFFICE OFMANAGEMENTAND HUDGET
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
Jennifer
A
Hughe~
Director
MEMORANDUM
January 21, 2016
TO:
Roger
Berliner,
Vice
President,
County Council
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Jennifer
A.
HuoHt!~~"l'iJ"j~'tor,
Office
ofManagement
and Budget
Request for Inventory ofHunger Relief Programs and
InitiatiVes in Montgomery
County
[n response
to
your request for an inventory Of hunger relief programs and initiatives in
Montgomery
County,
I
have attached a list of programs and initiatives supported
by
our
County
through
department budgets. the
Executive
and
Council Grants process, County contracts
with
community
,
orgilnizations, Federal and State funded programs that serve County residents,
and
programs
administered
by
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that seek
to
reduce hungef.
The
Office
of Management
and
Budget
has identified 13 programs in FY
16
within the
Department
of Health and Human Services
with
a hunger component totaling $62 million in County, State and Federalsuppprt.
In
FY 16, Executive
and
Council
grants provided $645,330 in general funds supporting 23
grants
to 15
non-profit
organizations to address hunger.
MCPS
reports
FY 15
Federal reimbursement
supporting
the Free and
Reduced Priced Meals
Program
totaling $30.5 million,and FY I5 Stare funding for the Maryland Meals
for
Achievement
Program totaling $165,850.
In addition, under
separate
cover,
pl~
find correspondence from
the
Montgomery
County Food
Council detailing
their
efforts to
identify
funding trends
and areas
of interest for
private
funders in the
region.
I hope you find this
information
useful. We
look
forward
to
working
with the Health
and
Hllman Services Committee and the County Council duringFY17 budget discussions tQ ensure that Qur
scarce taxpayer resources continue to
be
used as efficiently and effectively as po$Sible to
fight
hunger
in
our community.
JAH:rs
cc: Tim L. Firestine, Chief Administrative Officer
Council President
Nancy
Floreen
Councilmember George
Leventhal
Councihl1ember Craig Rice
Uma S, Ahluwalia.
Director,
Department of Health and Human
Services
Larry
Bowers,
Interim
Superintendent, Montgomery
County
Public
Schools
Daniel
Hoffman.
Co-Chair, Montgomery County
Food Council
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FY16
Council Approved
Food Grants
Organization
Bethesda Help
Description
Total
Grant Type
Provides for the Emergency Food
Program
Provides emergency assistance f-or
eviction prevention, utilities,
prescriptions, and referrals for
dentaI/vision services and clothing/food
Provides for a fanners market nutrition
incentive program
and
complementary
healthy eating education
program
To deliver monthly allotment of
perishable and non-perishable food to
senior citizens and individljals with
disabilities (Housebound Clients).
Provides for the
SHARE
food
program for
low-:int::ome families
Provide the
basiC
needs of food, diapers,
and formula for low-income residents in
Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village.
Provides for food, diapers,
and
formula
for low-income residents
in
Gaithersburg/,Montgomery
VWage
Provides for support to local fanners to
introduce fresh
locally
grown produce
into the food safety net system
$2,000
CE
Grant
Community Ministries of
RockviHe
$23,000
CCGrant
Crossroads Community Food
Network Inc.
$60,920
CCGrant
EduCare Support
Se~ices.
Inc
First African Methodist
Episcopal Church of
Gaithersburg, Inc.
$40,000
CE Grant
$5,410
CEGrant
Gaithersburg HE\"P
t
Inc.
$25,000 CEGrant
Gaithersburg HELP, Inc.
$5,000 CCGrant
growingSOlll" Inc.
$9,750 CC Grant
Provides money to local farmers and
introduces fresh locally groWn produce
into the foodsafetynet system
growlngSOUl, Inc.
Provides support to purchase
food
to
be
Kids
In
NcedDistributors,
Inc.
distnbuted
to
children
Provides fur bringing
localfy
grown
produce to County residents
experiencing hunger and to recover
Manna Food Center,lnc.,
produce from local farmers markets
Provides for
the
Smart Sacks program for
elementary school students
$20,000
CEGtant
$30,000 CCGrant
$20,000
C€
Grant
Manoa 1=000 Center, Inc.
$32,500
CE Grant
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healthy
foods for weekend
. to
at least 2,440 elementary scb()Oi
Istu'C1ents experiencing hunger and food
Food Center, Inc.
Provides support to' bring
fresh
produce
to' peopJe experiencing hungerand rescue
produce from fanners markets
that
may
O.thetwise
be
or discarded
MontgO.mery
County Gleaning Network,
provides emergency food
relief
by
harvesting
fresh
Mid,.Atlantic:
Network
residents.
un.''''-ll'''''
Food Center, Inc.
$15
fruits
and vegetables
Grant
distributing
to'
needy
County
MONtGOMERY
COUNTY
Our Program assists aU who need help
in
the
Montgomery
County
irrespective
of
race,
religion, ethnic back ground
or
Grant
Now Foundation, Inc.
Camillus Catholic Church
Community Foundation
Contract
salary
fer Coordinator to
ISUIJPUn:
and
expand the Food Council
",,..n..,,....,.,,
in fostering a healthy and
food
<:vC1't:>M
Grant
Community Foundation
,MontgolneIY
County,
all
ofthe Community
t<01:mO;atl()D for the
National
...."'"..,""'" fer a
FiSt:8.l
,Impact Study on
a
Food
Hub
Grant
Care Ministries
Grant
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FY
is
MCPS Division of Food and
Month
Breakfast
Breakfast
Severe Need
5,833,147
932,2021
0
1/079,331
212 /661
0
MMFA
0
17,300,922
After
School
165,850
2,794,851
Snacks
After School
Suppers
174;105
23
0
0
3,939,138
0
967,798
0
1,201,:269
Total
26,562, S12
0
165.850.
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MONTGONfERYCOUNTY
FOOD COUNCIL
January
4.2016
Ms. Rachel Silbennan
Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget
101 Monroe
Street,
14th
Floor
Rockville, MD
20850
Dear Ms.
Silbennan.
Thank
you fQfyom response
to County Councilmember Roger Berlillefs November 20151etter
requesting the county government' s
a.~istance
in
creating a
comprehensive
list ofMontgomery County
hunger
reIiefprograms
and initiatives. The Montgomery County 'Food Council echoes the
Councilmember's
assertion
that
this assessment is essential
ill
order to develop a better understanding of
current efforts, identify existing gaps and overlaps. and maximize the impact the funding invested in
food system work. A
list
ofthe initiatives receiving direct county funding would be
an
incomplete
picture ofthe breadth and depth of
food
system work conducted
in
OUf
County,
and
so the
Food
Council
will
assist as much as possible within the given timeframe to identifY funding trends and areas of interest
for private funders
in
the region.
In
the ncar term
it
wQuld
be
difficult to provide detailed data on
specific private funding and
programs,
but this is something
we
can look into in the future. For the time
being we hope
to
provide some private secrorcontext
to
the
data you are
gathering
on County funding.
or
One of the greatest challenges of a decentralized funding system for hunger and other
food
system
progrnms
is
the difficulty
in creating a single strategic vision
forthe
County. It is also
very
labor
intensive to provide a
complete
picture
.of
existing initiatives.
As
an independent non-profit
with
the
mission of connecting the wide range ofstakeholdt.."!S
in
the entire Montgomery County f'oodsystem,
the
Food
Council
maintains a unique position in the County. The
Food
Council
bas
the
most
comprehensive understanding of the full food
cycle
in
Montgomery County
from table crop
fanners
to
craft f.ood producers.
to
restaurants and retail. and
lllostimporumtiy.
to
resident food consumers. The
Food Council has
ever
100 Council and Working Group members, volunteers representing private
foundations,
non-profits,; State and Federal government,and local businesses. These partners can bell' us
gather infQnnation that may not be captured in County govemmentrecords. In
addition, we
:feel it
is
important to consider food system
W.ork
8$
a
whole~
including not
.only
hunger relief efforts but also
agricultural programs and services, as
wen
as economic and workforce development initiatives.
4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite
204
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Sethesd~,
MD
20814
I
806.395.5593
mocofoodcounciLorg
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mocofoodcouocil@gmail.com
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In
2016, the Food Council will undertake the significant task of creating a Food Charter for
Montgomery
County, conducting a
thorough assessment
of
the
current state of food system work and
establishing a long-term strategy for addressing existing is.sues and gaps
in
effort. However, below are
some resources and information that should be ofvalue in your immediate effort.
• We are aware
of
over 90
organizations providing
emergency food services in
our
area.
many of
which
are small,. community-based organizations that likely
do
not receive
County
fimding.
• Some
examples of recent food system projects receiving funding from
n<m-govemmentso~~
o
Our
Food Access Working Group received a project support grant in 2015 from Kaiser
Permanente to conduct a Community Food Access assessment and
Healthy
Food
Availability Index
study.
o The Community Food
Rescue
project received private funding to customize the online
platform for their
food
recovery system to better meet the specific needs ofMontgomery
County.
o
COmpass, a Washington, D.C.- based organization
that
provides
pro bono business
consulting to non-profits, donated
$130
t
OOO in-kind
hours to help combat
the
hunger
problem in Montgomery County.
Ii
The
Abell
Foundation, Town Creek Foundation, Mead Family Foundation, TD Charitable
Foundation, and
WolpoffFamily
Foundation, among otru."I'S, all contribute over $25,000 annually
to
food
system efforts in Montgomery County.
• The largest
foodsecurity
organization
in
Montgomery County. Matma Food Center. receives its
funding from a
dive~ity
Qf
sources,
with the majority coming from individtUlIS
and
wQTkplace
campaigns (51
%»)
private foundations
(13%),
and corporate donors (5%). Smaller organi1..ations
likely receive
funding
from
fewer sOUrces,
however.
• The Johns. Hopkins Center for aLivable Future (JHCLF) works
with
students, educators,
researchers, policyrnakers, advocacy organizations. and communities to build a healthier, more
equitable, and resilientfood system. JHCLF is actively connected
to
the Food Council,
supporting ourFood Access Working Group efforts
and
the development ofour
policy
campaign. Their mapping project provides valuable Montgomery County-specific information
including
fmms. processors,
di
stributors,
.retail
outlets,
and
purchasing institutions:
http://~'W.jhsph.edu/researchJcenters~and-i.nstitutes!iohns-hopkins-center-fQr-a-livable-:
futur.&Ligdex&"tml
• Washington Regional Food
Funders was
established to develop a
deeper
understanding of how
philanthropic investments in healthy. affordable food are made
in
the Greater Washington
Region.
httPs:!A,,"ww
.wa..<;himrtQngrantmakers,orgifood~svstem~
• The Wallace Center is
part
oftile Enterprise and Agriculture Group ofWiJ:trock International and
supports communities
in
developing a modem food system that is healthier
fOr
people, the
environment, and the economy. A representative ofthls organization 'Will join our Food
Economy Working Group's efforts
to
explore the feasibility of
a:
food
hub in Montgomery
County. P.11P.:l!www.wa11acecmter.Qrgi
• the Farming at
the
Metro's Edge Report sumtnarizes
the
perspectives
ofa variety
of
Montgomery County stakeholders
on
the
cun:ent
State onoca1 agriculture and the obstacles and
opportunities
that
exist
for
sustainable agriCUltural productivity:
http://Vv'Vvw.
montgomerycQuflrymd.gov/alZservices/resources/ftlesffamefinalre,PQrt.pdf
We
will c.ontinue
to research this toplcand share
infonnation
as
it
comes available.
Montgomery
County
is uniquely
positioned
to
be
a regional and nationa11eader in alleviating hunger and creating a
truly
sustainable
local
food
system.
By
reducing redundancies and
m.aximizing
collaboration across funding
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sources. we can move forward with a
more
efficient, strategic plan to address (hese environmental,
nutritional, social,
and
economic issues affecting our
residents.
If the Food Council can
assist
You
further
in
any
way.
please let us know. We would welcome a conversation around creating a more
comprehensive, strategic vision for food
system
funding
in
the County.
Our
beliefis that
the
current
mechaniSlllS are
too
fraginented~
making
requests,such
as
Councilmember
Betliner's
request, difficult
to
respond to without great
effort
Thank:
you lor yom ongoing
support and commitment to this shared goal. We look forward
.to
continuing to work together
in
2016.
Best Regards,
Heather Bruskin, Food
COl.Jllcil
Manager
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council Bill 19-16. Health and Sanitation - Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity
1. Legislative Summary
Bill 19-16 would TI.'quire
the ChiefJnnovation
Officer to
propose and update
a
Strategic Plan to
End Food Insecurity in Montgomery County and target a 10% reduction each year. The biUjust
establishes the creation ofthe plan and annual updates, it does not cover implementation or
associated costs ofthe plan.
2. An e&llmate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless ofwhether the revenues
or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget. Includes source of
information! assumptions,
and
methodologies used.
The legislation does not affect County revenues. The Chief lnnovation Officer anticipates
requiring approximately 305 hours of stafftime
1
to develop the strategic' plan. At an average
hourly cost of $76.05, development ofthe strategic plan would cost $24,794 in staff time to
produce. An additional $75,000 would be required
t()f
contracted consultant services. The
Department estimates that these services would be required only in the first
year
of development
ofthe strategic plan and
will
not incur any additional ongoing costs.
3,
Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at Ie?!;'! the next 6 fiscal
years.
In the
first year
of
development
of the strategic plan, the Office of County Executive
would
require $24,794 in staff-time cost in addition to $75,000 in contracted (.,'OnsuJtant services. There
are no
ongoing
costs
beyond the first year.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period. for each hill
that
would affect retiree
pension or group insurance costs.
Not
applicahle.
5. An estimate of expenditures related. to County's information technology (IT) systems. including
Enterprise Resource .PtanniJlg (ERP) systems.
None anticipated.
6,
Later actions
th.at may
affect
future revenue and expenditures
if
the bill authorizes future
spending.
The bm does not authorize any spending. "Ibe bill only establishes the creation ofa plan and does
not authorize
01'
mandate future funding.
7. An estimate ofthe staff time needed
to
implement the bill .
Kenneth Welch, Environmental Health and Regulatory Services,
HHS;
Barbara
Andrews,
Early
Childhood
Services, HHS;
Clark
Bcil, Environmental Health and Regulatory Services, HHS;
Mark
Hodge, Chief, Public
Health, HBS;
Betty
Lam. Chief, Office ofCommunity Affairs, HBS; Monica Martin, Linkages to Learning, HBS:
Sharon
Strauss, Community Action
Agellcy,
HHS;
Daniel
Hoffman,
ChiefInnovation
Officer, CEX
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See #2 above.
8. An explanation of how the addition ofnew staft'responsibilities would affect: other duties.
The project-based environment in (he Innovation program means there is a continual rotation of
new projects. This would simply
be
a new project with contractnr!consultant snpport.
9. An estimate of
cost~
when an additional appropriation
is
needed.
Implementation of the plan's recommendations
will
require an appropriation of funds. 1be
legislation requires that the strd-tegic plan include a cost estimate
to
implement its
recommendations.
10. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
None
anticipated.
11. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or dimcult to
p~iect.
None expected.
12.
If a bill is
likely
to have no fiscal impact,
why
that is the ca.<;e.
The bill only requires the creation of a plan and an annual update. Implementation of the plan is
subject to the appropriation of funds. For this reason, the only fiscal impact of this biB is
contractor support to assist in the creation ofa plan.
13~
Other tiscal impacts or comments.
None.
14. The following contributed
to
and concurred with this analysis:
Dan Hoffinan, Office ofthe County Executive
Patricia Stromberg. Health and Human Services
Jane Mukira. Office of Management and Budget
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill 19-16, Health and Sanitation - Strategic Plan to End Ifood Insecurity
Background:
This legislation would require the Chief Innovation Officer to propose and update a
Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity in Montgomery County.
The purpose of Bill 19-16
is
to develop a strategic plan to reduce fl)od inseculity
by
at
lea..>;t ten percent (10%) per year. As defined by the County Council Vice President to the
County Council dated April 14, 2016, food insecurity in Montgomery County is that "at
any given point in time, 77,780 individuals do not know where their next meal will come
from,"
1. The sources of infonnation, assumptions, and methodologies used.
There are no sources of infonnation, assumptions, and methodologies used
in
the
prepardtion of the economic impact statement. The purpose of Sill 19-16 would
require the development of a strategic plan to address food
instc'Curity
with the goal of
the plan to reduce such insecurity by at least ten percent per year.
2. A description of any variable that could affed the economic impact estimates.
The legislation will not directly affect economic impact estimates. However, the goal
of
ti1e
plan to reduce food insecurity to approximately 78,000 County residents.
is
3. The
Sill's
positive or negative effect,
if
any on employment, spending, savings,
investment~
incomes, and pn;perty values in the County.
Bill 19-16 will not have a
diR'Ct
positive or negative efIect on employment, spending,
savings, investment, incomes, and property values in the County. The
result
of
irtlplementing a strategic plan would in the short- and long-nm to reduce food
insecurity.
The economic effect ofthe strategic plan
will
be determined
by
the
specitic
actions taken to implement the plan.
4.
If
a
Bill
is likely to have no economic impact, why is that the casc'!
Bill 19-16 will
not
have a direct economic impQ.Ct. Please see paragraph #3.
5. The following contributed to or concurred with this analysis:
David
Platt, Mary
Casciotti. and Robert Hagedoom, Finance.
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