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File #: 14-0194    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/10/2014 Final action: 6/10/2014
Title: Consider the ESC's request to update the Local Living Economy Task Force Recommendations and to re-launch the Local First campaign PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to update the Board of Aldermen on the ESC's work plan to update the Local Living Economy Task Force Recommendation and to re-launch the Local First campaign.
Attachments: 1. A RESOLUTION TO UPDATE THE LLETF RECOMMMENDATIONS, 2. Status Report of Local Living Economy
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Consider the ESC's request to update the Local Living Economy Task Force Recommendations and to re-launch the Local First campaign

PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to update the Board of Aldermen on the ESC's work plan to update the Local Living Economy Task Force Recommendation and to re-launch the Local First campaign.
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DEPARTMENT: Economic and Community Development

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette D. Stone, AICP Economic and Community Development Director 919-918-7319

INFORMATION: The Local Living Economy Task Force Recommendations was appointed by the Board of Aldermen in December of 2008 and the recommendations were adopted by the Board in May of 2010 to investigate and evaluate strategies by which the Town of Carrboro can help foster the development of a sustainable, locally-owned and -run economy. Studies include strategies regarding "thinking local first", identifying and plugging leaks, mobilizing small businesses, entrepreneurship training, investor mobilization, and public policy reform. There were six primary recommendations that came out of the report. All of the recommendations have been explored by Town staff and a report is attached regarding the implementation status of each strategy.

The Economic Sustainability Commission is now recommending that the Board of Aldermen direct the Commission to update the Local Living Economy strategies. The Commission recommends continuing to use BALLE principles laid out in the new BALLE manual as a guide and template for updating the document. The following is a link to Growing Local Living Economies: A Grassroots Approach to Economic Development by Michael Schuman and Kate Poole. https://bealocalist.org/balle-manuals In addition to the Growing Local Living Economies manual, there is also a link to a Local First Campaigns handbook on how to implement a Local First program.

One of the recommendations from the 2010 study was a Think Local First campaign...

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