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File #: 2945-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/25/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/21/2022 Final action: 11/23/2022
Title: To authorize the expenditure of $20,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund to pay The Columbus Foundation, Foundation for Columbus Public Health, for the management of the 2023 Community Gardening Projects. ($20,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2945-2022
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus health statistics show an increase in disease associated with obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle. To encourage healthy and active living, Columbus Public Health has budgeted $20,000.00 in the Health Special Revenue Fund for making grants to non-profit organizations for community gardening projects.

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the expenditure from the Health Special Revenue Fund and to authorize the payment of $20,000.00 to The Columbus Foundation, Foundation for Columbus Public Health, for the management of the 2023 Community Gardening Project.

The City’s Community Garden Initiative supports the City’s effort to build a fair and sustainable food system. As part of the Local Food Action Plan, community gardens improve access and education for healthy, affordable, and local food. But beyond improving food access, community gardens provide the space for powerful neighborhood-level social change.
Ordinance 1904-2021 modified the name of the endowment fund from the Foundation for Active Living to the Foundation for Columbus Public Health, approved by City Council on July 26, 2021. The Foundation for Columbus Public Health is a donor-advised fund that was established by the Columbus Board of Health with The Columbus Foundation in 2008 under the authority of Ordinance No. 1210-2008, approved by City Council on July 14, 2008. Ordinance No. 0493-2011, approved by City Council on April 4, 2011, amended the agreement with The Columbus Foundation by authorizing The Columbus Foundation, Foundation for Columbus Public Health to accept funds from the City for these purposes.

FISCAL IMPACT: A total of $20,000.00 has been designated for this project. Funding for this ordinance is available in the amount of $20,000.00 in the Health Special Revenue Fund.

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To authorize the expenditure of $20,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund to pay The Columbus Foundation, Foundation for Columbus Public...

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