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File #: 1424-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 5/5/2023 In control: Neighborhoods and Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Affairs
On agenda: 6/5/2023 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Department of Neighborhoods to modify an existing agreement with the Neighborhood Design Center; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)
Sponsors: Lourdes Barroso De Padilla
Attachments: 1. 1424-2023.pdf
Background
Ordinance 1214-2022 authorized the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into a not for profit service contract through July 31,2023 with Neighborhood Design Center to administer a neighborhood beautification grant program known as 614 Beautiful. 614 Beautiful is a program aimed at beautifying and unifying Columbus communities through place-based, public-facing improvements. The 614 Beautiful program was aiming to fund projects such as pocket parks, landscape enhancements, streetscape and public right-of-way improvements, place making signage, and public art.
This ordinance authorizes an extension of the original contract through July 31, 2024, and increases the available funding by $300,000.00 from the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.
Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.
Emergency action is requested so that Neighborhood Design Center will have enough time to plan, market, and score the applicants in advance of projects in order to avoid any disruption of the neighborhood beautification program.

Title
To authorize the Department of Neighborhoods to modify an existing agreement with the Neighborhood Design Center; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)
Body
WHEREAS, 614 Beautiful is a program created in 2022 aimed at beautifying and unifying Columbus communities through place-based, public-facing improvements; and
WHEREAS, in addition to activating spaces and creating places, the program aims to encourage dialogue amongst neighbors, local businesses, and organizations, and promote creativity and ingenuity in strategies that support all within Columbus; and
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Neighborhoods in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a contract modification with Neighborhood Design Center so that Neighborhood Design Center will hav...

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