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File #: 1964-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To authorize the City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with The Columbus Foundation in support of the RAPID 5 initiative; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Sponsors: Shayla Favor, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. 1964-2021
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with The Columbus Foundation in support of the RAPID 5 initiative.

The RAPID 5 visioning initiative will bring together governments, businesses, and residents to create a vision for an open space system that spans the region. This greenspace system will extend beyond individual jurisdictions and neighborhoods and expand green corridors around Franklin County’s five major waterways: Big Darby, Scioto, Olentangy, Alum Creek, and Big Walnut. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many park systems, including Metro Parks, have seen significant increases (upwards to 30% or more) in visits since March 2020, demonstrating how park and trail networks are a much-needed amenity and infrastructure to support mental and physical well-being, but also a vital transportation connection. The RAPID 5 Project will support and complement the implementation of the Regional Trail Vision to create a connected trail network.

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

Emergency action is requested in order to immediately provide the resources necessary to initiate regional planning.

Title
To authorize the City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with The Columbus Foundation in support of the RAPID 5 initiative; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the RAPID 5 visioning initiative will bring together governments, businesses, and residents to create a vision for an open space system that spans the region; and

WHEREAS, this greenspace system will extend beyond individual jurisdictions and neighborhoods and expand green corridors around Franklin County’s five major waterways: Big Darby, Scioto, Olentangy, Alum Creek, and Big Walnut; and

WHEREAS, park and trail networks are a much-needed amenity and infrastructure to support mental and physica...

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