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Two More Maine Towns Pass Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance

Lisa F.
lisa.f.organizer
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 2,158
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Last night at their town meetings two more Maine towns passed the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance. The town of Appleton passed the LFCSGO by a vote of 28 to 16. The Town of Livermore passed the LFCSGO unanimously.

This brings the number of Maine towns that have passed the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance to eight: Sedgwick; Penobscot; Blue Hill; Trenton; Hope; Plymouth; Appleton; and Livermore. All ordinances were passed by voters at town meetings.

The Town of Fayette is scheduled to vote on the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance this Saturday, June 16.

The Town of Sedgwick's Community Self-Governance Committee and Town of Blue Hill will host a community forum on the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance this Monday, June 18 at 5:30pm at the Blue Hill Town Hall. More info below.

Have a great day!

Food for Maine's Future

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LOCAL FOOD AND COMMUNITY SELF-GOVERNANCE FORUM #1
JUNE 18th, 2012 - 5:30pm
BLUE HILL, MAINE - Town Hall Auditorium
CONTACT: Doug Wollmar - 207.359.8720 or newmooringsfarm@gmail.com

A Community Forum will be held at the Blue Hill Town Hall on Monday, June 18 at 5:30pm to review and discuss the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance passed by six Maine towns, including four in Hancock County.

The forum is sponsored by the Town of Sedgwick's Community Self-Governance Committee and the Town of Blue Hill.

Presentations by town officials, committee members, and the public will cover the basis of authority upon which the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance is founded and what activities are and are not covered by the ordinance.

There will be updates from other towns around the state that have taken up the ordinance, including at least three towns scheduled to vote June 13th and 16th.

Legislators, town officials, and residents from towns that have passed or are considering a local food ordinance are encouraged to attend. There will be time reserved for public comment and questions.

This forum is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Doug Wollmar at 207.359.8720 or e-mail newmooringsfarm@gmail.com .
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