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File #: 1825-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to provide funding for additional support of the African American Cultural Festival 2019; to authorize an appropriation of $30,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks operating fund; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)
Attachments: 1. AACF funding
Explanation

This ordinance authorizes an appropriation in the amount of $30,000.00 in order to provide additional funding for the African American Cultural Festival.

Background: The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, with support from the Department of Neighborhoods will present the third annual African-American Cultural Festival Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Hosted in the heart of the Historic Bronzeville District, a variety of live music, spoken word and dance performances highlight the third annual African-American Cultural Festival. Visual artists, a kids’ fun zone and more will help round out the day. Admission to this event is free.

Now in the third year, the event is being expanded from a one day, eight-hour event to a two day fourteen hour event and additional resources are needed to facilitate the expansion and to accommodate community requests. Additional funds will allow for enhanced programming (3 stages), additional cultural experiences (Bronzeville neighborhood tours) and extended operating hours (ending at 9pm both days).

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Recreation and Parks operating fund.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in the ongoing efforts for implementation of the 2019 event.

Title

To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to provide funding for additional support of the African American Cultural Festival 2019; to authorize an appropriation of $30,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks operating fund; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize and direct the Director of Recreation and Parks to provide funding for additional support of the African American Cultural Festival 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, with support from the Department of Neighborhoods, present the third annual African-American Cultural Festival Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019; and

WHEREAS, an em...

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