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File #: 202102050    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Filed
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: Budget and Finance Committee
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 11/29/2021
ORD/RES# date: ORD/RES#:
Title: MOTION, submitted by Councilmember Sundermann, In lieu of funding the repainting of the Black Lives Matter Mural on Plum Street in front of City Hall, I MOVE that the Administration prepare an ordinance in an equal amount to fund business development grants to Black-owned business through the African American Chamber of Commerce. The source of funds for the grants should be the "Reserve for Weather Related Events, Other Emergency and One-Time Needs." We have previously provided American Rescue Plan funding to the arts community. As we now work to regain our region's economic footing, we should be helping Black businesses recover through grants administered through the African American Chamber. Actions speak louder than words. Cincinnati has the #1 Chamber in the United States that is advocating for African American businesses in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. On June 9, 2017, the Cincinnati Business Courier ranked Cincinnati's African American Chamber of Commerce ...
Sponsors: Betsy Sundermann
Attachments: 1. Motion

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MOTION, submitted by Councilmember Sundermann, In lieu of funding the repainting of the Black Lives Matter Mural on Plum Street in front of City Hall, I MOVE that the Administration prepare an ordinance in an equal amount to fund business development grants to Black-owned business through the African American Chamber of Commerce. The source of funds for the grants should be the “Reserve for Weather Related Events, Other Emergency and One-Time Needs.” We have previously provided American Rescue Plan funding to the arts community. As we now work to regain our region’s economic footing, we should be helping Black businesses recover through grants administered through the African American Chamber. Actions speak louder than words. Cincinnati has the #1 Chamber in the United States that is advocating for African American businesses in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. On June 9, 2017, the Cincinnati Business Courier ranked Cincinnati’s African American Chamber of Commerce as the #1 fastest growing Chamber in the Region.

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