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File #: 2554-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to execute a contribution agreement with the Greater Columbus Arts Council in support of Deliver Black Dreams; to authorize the expenditure of up to $15,000.00 within the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2554-2020 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute a contribution agreement with the Greater Columbus Arts Council in support of Deliver Black Dreams, an aspirational call to action of, by, and for Black people.

Since Black Lives Matter, then delivering Black Dreams is essential to a better Columbus for all. Deliver 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 conceived of Deliver Black Dreams, which imagines a Columbus where Black, Brown, Indigenous, and White people are able to choose a destiny free from oppression and repression, after conducting a community survey eliciting nearly 250 responses, which overwhelmingly supported the creation of public mural exhibitions intended to preserve the current movement in history. The role of Black artists in designing and leading the creation of those murals is intended to catalyze a more integrated and far-reaching project that touches on education, healthcare, safety, and more.

The Department of Public Service has committed to contributing $15,000.00 to support that effort, will provide space within the public-of-way for the murals, and will contribute labor to remove graffiti or other damage from the murals if necessary.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding for this expenditure is available in the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund, Fund 2265, and is appropriated.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested in order to facilitate the creation and installation of said artwork as soon as possible.

Title
To authorize the Director of Public Service to execute a contribution agreement with the Greater Columbus Arts Council in support of Deliver Black Dreams; to authorize the expenditure of up to $15,000.00 within the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,0...

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