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File #: 2629-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To authorize an appropriation of $10,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund of the general fund to Columbus City Council for the purchase of reflectors; and to declare an emergency. ($10,000.00)
Sponsors: Shayla Favor
Attachments: 1. Ord 2629-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes an appropriation to Columbus City Council for the purchase of reflectors to distribute to children.

On September 18, 2019, Elizabeth Robertson-Rutland, an 11-year old sixth grader attending Sherwood Middle School, was struck by two vehicles and killed while crossing McNaughten Road to reach a school bus stop. The tragedy has highlighted the need for increased coordination between the City of Columbus and Columbus City Schools with regard to sidewalk and infrastructure planning, with an emphasis on providing safe routes to schools for all Columbus residents.

While the ongoing installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, and other measures will significantly increase pedestrian safety, the purchase and distribution of reflector devices will improve the visibility of students walking along roads and crossing streets.

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

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in the acquisition and distribution of safety devices to students.

Title
To authorize an appropriation of $10,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund of the general fund to Columbus City Council for the purchase of reflectors; and to declare an emergency. ($10,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, on September 18, 2019, Elizabeth Robertson-Rutland, an 11-year old sixth grader attending Sherwood Middle School, was struck by two vehicles and killed while crossing McNaughten Road to reach a school bus stop; and

WHEREAS, the tragedy has highlighted the need for increased coordination between the City of Columbus and Columbus City Schools with regard to sidewalk and infrastructure planning, with an emphasis on providing safe routes to schools for all Columbus residents; and

WHEREAS, while the ongoing installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, and other measures will significantly increase pedestrian safety, the purchase and distribution of reflector devices will improve the visibility of...

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