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File #: 65896    Version: Name: Carts in the Parks NACTO Grant
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2021 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00476
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City’s Economic Development Division to accept a grant for $50,000 from NACTO Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, A Bloomberg Philanthropies grant opportunity for NACTO members, for the use of the funds; and to amend the Economic Development Division's 2021 Capital Adopted Operating Budget to accept and appropriate these funds.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Syed Abbas, Charles Myadze, Lindsay Lemmer, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Nasra Wehelie, Sheri Carter
Attachments: 1. V1 FILE ID 65896.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes acceptance of a $50,000 grant to fund a “Carts in Parks” pilot program and amends the Economic Development Division’s 2021 adopted operating budget to appropriate the revenue and corresponding expense.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City’s Economic Development Division to accept a grant for $50,000 from NACTO Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, A Bloomberg Philanthropies grant opportunity for NACTO members, for the use of the funds; and to amend the Economic Development Division's 2021 Capital Adopted Operating Budget to accept and appropriate these funds.
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WHEREAS, interdepartmental staff team including Parks Division, Economic Development Division, Planning Division and Traffic Engineering is working with local food cart vendors and other community organizations to launch a “Carts in Parks” vending pilot program; and,

WHEREAS, The Carts in Parks pilot program will decrease barriers to vending opportunities for BIPOC/Women/LGBTQ+/Immigrant-owned businesses; and,

WHEREAS, will support other city initiatives that focus on reactivating community gathering places, offering food vendors, artists and entrepreneurs’ opportunities to build community wealth and resiliency; and,

WHEREAS, trialling street changes to improve access for people walking and biking; and,

WHEREAS, the NACTO Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant program, with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, provides financial support to member agencies to fund 10 cities that are centering community expertise in COVID-19 response and recovery; and,

WHEREAS, the program focuses on physical or operational changes to public space, including the roadbed, sidewalks, and other spaces such as parking lots or plazas that are being converted to support a community need; and,

WHEREAS, NACTO has awarded a Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant in the amount of $50,000 to fund the Carts in Parks Pilot Program.

NOW THEREFO...

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