Civic elections are coming up in my city, and this got me wondering...
If the electorate decided to elect a mayor and council where a majority wanted to use their powers as elected officials to support the movement away from animal-based food products (pro-vegan platform), what would they actually be able to do? I live in British Columbia, Canada.
Obviously the mayor and council wouldn't be able to make an entire city of people go vegan. What powers do they have in terms of taxation, zoning, legislation, and other municipal measures that could make a difference? I am particularly interested in the angle of changing food availability to support action on climate change.
I was originally going to ask on Vegetarianism.SE but this site seems like a better fit.