Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council surveys local primary candidates

Press release from the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council:

With city of Asheville and Buncombe County primary elections on the horizon, the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council has surveyed candidates for Mayor, City Council and County Commissioners to provide the public with an opportunity to learn candidates’ positions on issues related to food security and justice.

Candidates were invited to answer questions that addressed such topics as implementation of the City of Asheville’s Food Policy Action Plan, reparations recommendations related to food security, the role of food security in efforts to address the opportunity gap, food access in a climate disaster and more. Surveys were emailed to candidates early this month, and invitees were given a week to provide their responses. Two out of five mayoral candidates, five out of 11 city Council candidates and two out of seven Buncombe Board of Commissioners candidates responded to the survey, either by answering questions or offering a statement. Full responses can be viewed on the ABFPC website.

The ABFPC seeks to provide opportunities for local residents to learn about the stances of city and county elected officials and candidates on topics related to food, health and agriculture, including hosting a facilitated public forum in 2017.

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