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Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
614.645.2425
rcdavis@columbus.gov

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
614.645.5300
mjcrabill@columbus.gov

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Utilities Payment Help Increased to Columbus Residents Affected by COVID-19 The City of Columbus is making additional funding from the 2020 federal Coronavirus, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act available for utility assistance grants to Columbus residents. - learn more

Columbus Celebrates Sustainability Accomplishments: Issue 1 Win and Top Environment Rating From International Organization Two developments are keeping the City of Columbus as a national and regional leader in sustainability. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases 2021 Proposed Operating Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released his proposed 2021 General Fund budget. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces 2020 Capital Improvements Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget (CIB) which includes nearly $113 million in new infrastructure projects to support police reform, increase affordable housing and invest in Columbus neighborhoods. - learn more

City of Columbus and Partners Announce Learning Extension Centers The City of Columbus and other partners today announced a coalition of Learning Extension Centers around the community. - learn more

City of Columbus Extends Outdoor Dining Program The outdoor seating pilot program for restaurants and bars has been extended through November. - learn more

Columbus Selected to Participate in New Program to Tackle Budget Crises and Advance Equity with Support from Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Columbus is one of 30 cities that will participate in the What Works Cities City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program. - learn more

Columbus Tops 30,000 Home Energy Audits in 2020 The City of Columbus’ Sustainable Steps program celebrated a key environmental protection sustainability milestone on October 7 - surpassing 30,000 home energy audits in Columbus within two years. - learn more

City Seeks to Repeal Bar and Restaurant Curfew Legislation to repeal Ordinance 1821-2020 that imposes a 10 p.m. curfew on bars and restaurants will be presented to Columbus City Council tonight for a vote. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Trick or Treat Date and Time Following the guidelines released by the Ohio Department of Health and in line with the recommendation of MORPC, the City of Columbus will allow trick-or-treat on Thursday, October 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Precinct Election Official Leave Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, along with Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin and Franklin County Board of Elections Director Ed Leonard announced a Precinct Election Official Leave Program to encourage City of Columbus employees to work the General Election on November 3, 2020. - learn more

Hundreds of Small and Minority Businesses Receive Funding From the City and Franklin County Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, along with Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin and Franklin County Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady announced that more than 850 small, minority and women-owned businesses have received more than $8.3 million from the Columbus-Franklin County COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund. - learn more

Local Organizations Cheered for Environmental Success through GreenSpot The City of Columbus’ annual GreenSpotLight awards celebration recognized three businesses for their outstanding sustainability practices - learn more

Local Human Service Agencies to receive CARES Act Funding Mayor Andrew J. Ginther was joined by Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson and Franklin County Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady to announce $20 million in funding to human services organizations that provide programs that address essential needs of Columbus and Franklin County residents. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Appoints Advisory Committee to Support Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that he will convene a Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Committee. - learn more

City of Columbus Facing $41 Million Reduction in Revenue in 2020 Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Auditor Megan Kilgore announced that the impacts of COVID-19 have drastically reduced revenue expectations for 2020. - learn more

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $2.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Expand Teen Health Programs in Columbus City Schools The Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital a $2.5 million grant to support and expand its school-based adolescent healthcare services within Columbus City Schools (CCS). - learn more

City Releases Plan, Launches New Program for Financial Empowerment The City unveiled a Financial Empowerment Roadmap that includes startling findings about the state of financial security of Columbus women and families. - learn more

City of Columbus Celebrates Win Changing the Eviction Process The City of Columbus and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus celebrated a victory on a decision by the Tenth District Court of Appeals that prevents landlords from evicting tenants without appearing in court. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Temporary Outdoor Seating Pilot Program In an effort to assist local restaurants during the Public Health Emergency Order declared by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther in March, the City of Columbus is implementing a pilot program that will allow restaurants to expand outdoor seating in Columbus. - learn more

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