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Columbus City Council Meeting Highlights - February 3, 2014

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    COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

    SUPPORTING BUCKEYE RANCH: The Buckeye Ranch operates the West Broad Street Family Center to provide youth and their families with comprehensive and individualized mental health and substance abuse treatment. Ordinance 0181-2014, sponsored by Development Committee chair Michelle M. Mills, provides $50,000 to Buckeye Ranch from the Westside Community Fund to assist the group with debt reduction on their facility in the Hilltop. The Westside Community Fund was created by the City of Columbus and Penn National Gaming, Inc., the operators of the Hollywood Casino, to fund projects that improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods near the casino.

    PROMOTING PUBLIC SAFETY: Public Safety and Judiciary Committee chair Zach M. Klein is sponsoring ordinance 0106-2014 to appropriate $300,000 to the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges from the indigent driver alcohol treatment fund to pay the cost of attendance at court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment centers. The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMH) Board administers the indigent driver alcohol treatment program of the Court.

    LET’S PLAY: Recreation and Parks Committee chair Hearcel F. Craig is sponsoring ordinance 0131-2014 to allow for the construction of a volunteer built playground at Milo Grogan Park. The City has set aside $35,288 for the project, and the KaBOOM! Let’s Play program will contribute $20,000 to other portions of the work

    CELEBRATING KALEIDOSCOPE: Councilmember Eileen Y. Paley is sponsoring a resolution to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kaleidoscope Youth Center. Kaleidoscope’s vision is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their allies as they transition from adolescence into adulthood.

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