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Community Solutions Podcast

Aug 10, 2018 What comes to your mind when you hear "The Club of Rome"? Chances are that if you've even heard of them, you think of conspiracy-laden rumors of shadowy figures huddled in an underground room or locked away in some swanky hotel or boardroom. That's what they'd like you to think. The thing is, it's a very real group that gathers together and discuss policies that should be focused on. "The Club" focuses on decarbonization, global governance, and a circular economy (reduce, reuse, recycle). They also have a U.S. chapter. It is groups like these that design policies that would never pass federal or state legislatures and implement them at the local level through groups like the National League of Cities, The American Planning Association, or the U.S. Conference of Mayors. What are these ideas and policies? What do they plan to do about these issues?

In the Local Lowdown, Elk River just approved a $35 million dollar park project, using the local sales tax option, which will create a general election ballot referendum question. We break down how the local sales tax option works. Find out exactly what they are proposing to do inside.

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We’ve launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast“! You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

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