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SUPPORTING BLOOMINGTON’S DESIGNATION AS A “FAIR TRADE TOWN” AND ENDORSING A SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING POLICY REGARDING THE PROCUREMENT OF FOOD, BEVERAGES AND CATERING SERVICES

This resolution is sponsored by Councilmember Sturbaum and supports the designation of Bloomington as a Fair Trade Town. The legislation resolves that when purchasing food, beverages or catering services, the City should strive to incorporate one or more of the following types of products into procurement decisions: Fair Trade Certified and/or fairly-traded, locally-produced, organic, of recycled content/reduced packaging, composed of rapidly renewable material, and/or Forest Stewardship Council® certified. The resolution states that the City should strive to purchase such products when the products are readily available, meet applicable City standards, are competitively priced, are of comparable quality, and are procured in accordance with all of the City’s existing procurement policies and with local, State and federal law. The resolution also encourages members of the Bloomington community to use sell or provide such products when possible.

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Final 2013-05-22 Passed 8-0-1 (Spechler abstained from voting)
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