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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 5, 2014 15B Conversation begins on ways to enrich, encourage economic activity Farmers can show you how The key in this scenario is to enrich and enliven our cooperation and collective community economy. When energy. There are numerous farmers want to enrich their other examples cited in the farms they plow their surplus book in which a group of nutrients back into the soil in ...... concerned citizens either the form of compost and other COMMUNITY GREEN rescued a failing business or amendments. In the same way joined their entrepreneurial we can nourish our local PAMELA NOEL spirits to start a new business. economy by putting our Another scenario featured a energy in the form of while building in certain person who liked to brew beer, creativity and investment into sustainability factors, but lacked the financial our community. There are Transition Quincy sponsored resources to open a brew pub. many ways this can be this event, where both When some friends became accomplished, potential funders and those aware of his aspiration, they There are already some who wish to receive funding enlisted 200 people to each great businesses here, which met. In addition ideas flowed invest money in shares, so we can help by supporting, on how we could begin the that they collectively owned Beyond this, there are some process of filling in some of the brew pub. It gave them a spaces that need occupying, the empty spaces on Mainsense of community that was After the "fire damage" of Street in downtown Quincy. manifested through their December is restored, there Two of the references that loyalty, commitment and will be even more space became the impetus for this investment in the business. available. In looking effort were "Slow Money" by Locally, several ideas are creatively at our downtown Woody Tasch, the premise of visible on the horizon. It spaces, we can keep in mind which states that we need to seems that we will soon have part of the green mantra that slow money down, because so some local online platforms to says that we should "recycle many financial transactions help us procure small loans, in and reuse." now happen in milliseconds, order to encourage local We have some good thrift and have nothing to do with entrepreneurs. Kiva Zip is one shores and antique furniture any kind of productivity. Slow of the ways in which people outlets. But what if we Money is an offshoot of the can loan money to those considered a business that Slow Food movement. Also, wanting to dpen small encouraged us to reduce and the book "Locavesting" shares businesses. Starting in Kenya, reuse what we already have? various scenarios and this pilot program will now be What if there was a business methods to local investing available in the U.S. Locally, that housed several folks who that recognize the hoops that we'll have a trustee who will could help us with repairs? many types of investing assume the responsibility of Imagine a cobbler in one require through the Securities vetting those interested in part of the space to help us and Exchange Commission using this resource. repair our shoes and leather (SEC). , Also on the horizon is an goods. Perhaps a jewelry, One such scenario talks Internet platform that will be clock and watch repair in about a Ill-year:old bakery bringing online opportunities another part. A person who that was going out of business, of employment. Thus, people sews and does alterations A local police precinct got could work at home from their could be part of the group. A word of the impending computer. More about this as repairer of furniture could closure. Apparently, there the project unfolds. join in. Other folks could join were five other empty So, whether we are talking this cooperativeeffort. It only storefronts in the same about making compost or takes creativity and neighborhood, and one more growing our economy, we organization to make a would make the situation of need to keep our nutrients and business like this become vandalism worse. The officers investments local if we want reality. Perhaps some local at the precinct decided to to assure our developing artisans could collectively sell collectively buy the bakery, resilience and sustainability. their wares, renaming it "Cops and Moving our investment With this as only on idea, Donuts." After the purchase dollars from Wall Street to local folks met last Tuesday to and subsequent media Main Street will be a begin the conversation about sensation because of their satisfying start to make this how to enrich and encourage action, the staff increased happen locally. economic activity in Quincy. from four employees to 19 The next meeting will be After a bountiful dinner of ......... employees a year later. It has annoUnced'as soon as we have enchiladas, eggplant, polenta been the foundation for a a date. All are welcome at and other wonderful offerings, resurgence in this declining these Transition Quincy 20 community members began neighborhood, sponsored meetings. a discussion about new and cooperative efforts to help revive our local economy, gra availa review Peter M. Talia Attorney at Law 257.5199 The Lassen National Forest once again has an opportunity to submit grant applications to the California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division for consideration for funding in support of the forest's ongoing off-highway vehicle program. The OHMVR Division is currently soliciting proposals for the 2014 grant cycle, and the Lassen National Forest is considering one project for submission. The project would assist with OHV area patrols and law enforcement. Preliminary applications for the 2014 projects was made available for review and comment on the OHMVR Division's website at ohv.parks.ca.gov beginning March 3. A link to that website is available from the Lassen National Forest website at fs.usda.gov/lassen. In addition to the OHMVR Division's website, public Comments regarding the proposed project may be submitted in writing to Duane Jackson, patrol captain, Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, or emailed to dajackson@fs.fed.us by April 1. Public comments will be used to finalize the proposal application. Final applications are due to the OHMVR Division by May 5. For more information, you may contact Jackson at 252-6400. 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