The Community Health Needs Assessment is factual and points out food deserts, but the state allows liquor stores to be considered grocery stores. Are you basing neighborhood needs on state regulations? It’s not about making a neighborhood attractive, it’s about when it’s 20 degrees outside, and you can’t get to places because you don’t have a car. (Full question.)
These are great points. We are not taking the state definition, and are trying to map our commercial areas, evaluate the services there, and determine what needs to be in the neighborhood. We cannot provide all the needs, but the conversations have to happen in the neighborhoods. We always enforce health and safety concerns – we have to.