At a workshop entitled ‘Local Foods Local Places’ that took place at Engine last summer, the idea of a food cooperative here in Biddeford was presented. A food co-op is a food store that is neither publicly or privately owned; rather, it is owned cooperatively by consumers who shop there, workers employed there, or producers that supply the goods. We are exploring this idea, and a steering committee has been formed to evaluate the feasibility of a food co-op here. Please share your thoughts on food co-ops by taking the following survey. The results will help the committee understand public interest in this type of store.
What is Polco?
Polco is an innovative engagement platform where residents can directly provide input to the local government decision-making process. City officials will post questions directly to residents on Polco's website and app, where residents can answer and comment on the questions. This service is free to all residents.
Citizens will be asked to enter their name, zip code, and email address. Polco asks for this information to verify that participants are registered voters in Biddeford, and so that they can receive notifications when the City asks new questions. Residents' individual information is never shared and cannot be accessed by the City or other users. You are not required to register to vote to answer questions on Polco.