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edmontonians pack city hall on food security.

I’m standing in Council Chamber at Edmonton City Hall and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it this packed. Over 700 Edmontonians (many whom are supporters of the Greater Edmonton Alliance) have shown up to talk food security at City Council’s Municipal Development Plan public hearings. This is citizenship in action.

Here are the four key amendments being discussed at the public hearing:

– Integrate local food system impact into all decisions about converting farmland.
– Ensure access to local food through a secure land supply and city-wide approaches
– Develop an agricultural areas plan, including inventory of all farmland
– Champion a food security plan by the Capital Region Board.

I’ll have photos up soon.

Watch the public hearing live online.

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