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Food Policy Council (FPC) Meeting on Mon, February 19, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

6:00pm pre-meeting discussion with host—learn about latest developments at The Merc Co+Op, including solar power instillation and implementation of a living wage for employees.


  1. Action Item: Administrative Items
    1. Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
    2. Approval of January meeting minutes
    3. 2018 Membership changes – Open agricultural producer spot
    4. Budget overview ($6800)
  2. Discussion Item: Public Input
  3. Discussion Item: 2017 Annual Report + 2018 Member Orientation
  4. Discussion Item: 2018 Food System Plan, Full Council Policy Priorities
    1. Full Council 2018 Outlook – planning timeline

Goal 4, Objective 2 (Expand City- and County-led initiatives to make food more affordable)

4.2.1: Reduce and eliminate the sales tax on groceries


Goal 1, Objective 3 (Increase local food purchasing)

1.3.1: Invest in signage, shared infrastructure, and coordinated marketing to support Douglas County farmers markets

Request to consider new full-council priority (from Aggies)

Host Local Food Economic Conference (May/June 2018) with USDA and American Farmland Trust



  1. Action Item: Kansas Alliance for Wellness Food Council Grant
  2. Discussion Item: Subcommittees
  3. FPC Member Updates
  4. Adjourn


**Next Meeting: Monday, March 26 @ 6:30pm @ Wakarusa Brewery (710 Main St, Eudora, KS 66025)

Meeting Location: 
The MERC Co+op Community Classroom
Street Address: 
901 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS, 66044