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File #: 2021-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement in support of the I Am Community Festival; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2021-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement in support of the I Am Community Festival.

The I Am Community Festival is a production of the We Are Foundation. The purpose of the We Are Foundation is to encourage humanitarian efforts that make a difference, and leave positive footprints within the community.

The I Am Community Festival will be held in September 2018. This festival is the result of a Dream to see Unity Common amongst neighbors in the 43203 and 43205 zip codes. This year, the theme is “Let’s Make Community Great Again!”

The festival will target the following constituents throughout the Capital City: young families, young professionals, single mothers, and the elderly. The foundation is seeking a positive outcome within the near east side of Columbus and promoting unity in the community. They believe it is important to help continue the unification of individuals and to provide them with a safe environment to gather.

The I Am Community Festival will feature multiple organizations together in one location, along with the residents of the community, in an effort to bridge the gap on violence and crime. There will be informational tables which will provide beneficial info regarding topics such as, first time home buying, local food banks, and many other outreach programs available.

The event will be free of charge and open to the public. It will also provide a kid friendly environment, which will foster great family fun for both parents and their children.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide the We Are Foundation with the resources in time for planning of the September event.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement in support of the I Am Community Festival; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborho...

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