City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 2-10-2009 by Ord. No. MC-4450. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 54-1
Establishment. 

§ 54-2
Composition. 

§ 54-3
Membership; appointment. 

§ 54-4
Board Chairperson. 

§ 54-5
Terms of office. 

§ 54-6
Purpose. 

§ 54-7
Meetings; report to City Council. 

§ 54-8
Quorum. 

§ 54-9
Advisory capacity. 

§ 54-1 Establishment.

There is hereby established a Camden Food Security Advisory Board, hereinafter referred to as the "Board."

§ 54-2 Composition.

The voting members of the Board shall be comprised of residents and former residents of the City of Camden. The nonvoting members of the Board shall be comprised of employees and officials of the City of Camden and other individuals who are to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board.

§ 54-3 Membership; appointment.

A. 

The Board shall consist of five voting members who shall be appointed by a majority vote of the City Council of the City of Camden. The City Council shall select the members of the Board from a list of individual candidates agreed upon by the City Council of the City of Camden.

B. 

The Board shall consist of three nonvoting members who shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Camden, wherein one such member shall be a member of City Council and two such members shall be designated by the Mayor, not excluding employees or officials of the City of Camden.

§ 54-4 Board Chairperson.

The Board Chairperson shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Board members.

§ 54-5 Terms of office.

The terms of both voting and nonvoting Board members shall be for two years. The initial appointments to the Board shall be staggered whereby 1/2 of the members shall serve one-year terms and 1/2 of the members shall serve two-year terms. The terms of the initial appointments shall be designated by City Council.

§ 54-6 Purpose.

The Board shall advise the City Council on the following matters:

A. 

The building of strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure Camden's communities' access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all of Camden's residents at all times.

B. 

The development of self-reliance amongst all Camden communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is locally and regionally based and grounded in the principles of food access to all and good health through good nutrition.

§ 54-7 Meetings; report to City Council.

The Board shall periodically meet and report to the City Council on its activities toward the fulfillment of its purpose.

§ 54-8 Quorum.

A quorum shall consist of a majority of the voting membership.

§ 54-9 Advisory capacity.

There is no provision herein made for the hiring or employment of officers and employees of the Board. The Board shall function solely in an advisory capacity in accordance with the purpose of the Board.