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File #: 21-245    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Orange County Recovery and Transformation Plan Update PURPOSE: To receive an update on the Orange County Recovery and Transformation Plan.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Memo to Elected Officials - Recovery Plan Feedback
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Orange County Recovery and Transformation Plan Update
PURPOSE: To receive an update on the Orange County Recovery and Transformation Plan.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Manager's Office

CONTACT INFORMATION: David Andrews, Town Manager, dandrews@townofcarrboro.org; Rebecca Buzzard, Special Projects Manager, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: The town has been participating in a countywide recovery planning effort jointly funded by Orange County, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Carrboro through CARES funds. On May 4, 2021 the Town Council received a presentation on the draft plan, provided feedback on the overall plan, and commented on specific goals, strategies and initiatives. All of the feedback from the elected bodies in the region has been compiled, and summarized/synthesized by the Project Management Team and will be incorporated into an appendix of the document. The Project Management Team wrote a memo response (Attachment A) to the elected bodies. Specific questions that were asked during the meetings will be addressed in a forthcoming frequently asked questions document (FAQ). The team will work during the summer to bring the feedback and FAQ document to the Recovery Support Functions for review and recommendation.

Background: In May 2020, the Town Council received a report by Travis Myren, Orange County Deputy County Manager, outlining the recovery planning process. In the November 10, 2020 agenda, a progress report was provided to the Town Council that outlined the project development, presented draft goals, and clarified the next steps in the process.

The goal of the recovery planning effort is to reduce weaknesses in the County's critical physical, social, and institutional systems - while creating a brighter future for all residents. The effort began with community input received from surveys, workshops, and focus groups that helped to describe and quantify the impacts of COVID-19. A diverse stakeholder group was formed to help desi...

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