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New Internet Marketplace for Local Businesses

City governments and County Economic Development Board team up to use COVID-relief funds to create a new online marketplace open to all locally-owned county businesses.

Jurisdiction (Who can make the decision?)
TBD

Equity considerations
TBD

Scale of Greenhouse Gas reductions
TBD

Co-benefits
TBD

Cost considerations
TBD

Where it has been tried
Local example: TBD

Other examples: TBD

Imagine it:
A new local online marketplace--a public-private partnership that springs from the Covid-19 pandemic-- tranforms the county economy, lifitng up independent businesses and dramatically shifting the shopping habits of residents away from Amazon and funneling dollars to local craftspeople, farmers, shop owners and workers. This helps propel our local economy but also to reduce the transportation emissions embedded in the things that we own and use.

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Posted by Karey Kumli(Bodega Bay)

Ban on single-use items like bags, utensils & straws, not only at the restaurant level but also at stores.