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File #: 2160-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/17/2020 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Columbus Arts Council in support of Deliver Black Dreams; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($60,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2160-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Columbus Arts Council in support of Deliver Black Dreams.

Deliver Black Dreams is an aspirational call to action of, by, and for Black people. If Black Lives Matter, then delivering Black dreams is essential to a better Columbus for all. Delivering Black Dreams is about imagining a Columbus where Black, Brown, Indigenous, and White people are able to choose a destiny free from oppression and repression.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) conducted a community survey receiving nearly 250 responses, 97% of which supported public mural exhibitions intended to preserve the current movement in history. The role of Black artists in designing and leading the creation of murals is intended to catalyze a more integrated and far-reaching project that touches on education, healthcare, safety, and more.

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

Emergency action is requested in order to support the installation of work during the warmer fall weather.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Columbus Arts Council in support of Deliver Black Dreams; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($60,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Deliver Black Dreams is an aspirational call to action of, by, and for Black people; and

WHEREAS, Delivering Black Dreams is about imagining a Columbus where Black, Brown, Indigenous, and White people are able to choose a destiny free from oppression and repression; and

WHEREAS, the role of Black artists in designing and leading the creation of murals is intended to catalyze a more integrated and far-reaching project that touches on education, healthcare, safety, and more; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily business of the city in that i...

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