City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
16-O-1215

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER KWANZA HALL RETROACTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY TO APPLY FOR A GRANT FROM THE GR01000 GARDENS AND GREEN SPACES GRANT AWARDS PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING AN URBAN AGRICULTURE PROJECT WITH COVENANT HOUSE GEORGIA TO SUPPORT THE ECO-DISTRICT AND CITY OF ATLANTA GARDENS IN THE AMOUNT OF FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($40,000.00); AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, TO ENTER INTO ANY REQUIRED AGREEMENTS FOR PROJECT PARTICIPATION AND GRANT IMPLEMENTATION; WAIVING SECTION 2-910 OF DIVISION 1 OF ARTICLE IX OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES; AUTHORIZING THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY TO ACCEPT FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($15,000.00) OF SCOTTS MIRACLE­ GRO COMPANY PRODUCTS PROVIDED AS PART OF THE GRANT; AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO AMEND THE FY2016 INTERGOVERNMENTAL GRANT FUND (2051) BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($25,000.00) TO ANTICIPATE AND APPROPRIATE GRANT FUNDS FROM THE SCOTT'S MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL GRANT FUND (2501) BUDGET; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 2 Kwanza Hall
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

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WHEREAS, the GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Grant Awards Program provides grant monies for cities across the United States, Canada and Europe to bring gardens and green spaces to communities by expanding its community garden strategy to recognize leadership and innovative solutions and to identify model green space initiatives and best practices for green space development ("Grant"); and

 

 

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta ("City") is committed to providing opportunities to create a more sustainable city; and

 

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Office of Sustainability will work with Covenant House Georgia, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing homelessness and poverty for Atlanta's youth population, to create a greenhouse project for vegetable and fruit seedlings for area community gardens and urban agriculture projects that will help address access to healthy, local foods within the City ("Project"); and

 

 

WHEREAS, the Project will include expansion of green space and edible gardens within the Eco­ District, an area that encompasses the Atlanta University Center and Vine City; and

 

 

WHEREAS, the Project seeks to achieve multiple outcomes including a model for access to seedlings and starts for area urban agriculture projects, a complete project plan including a business plan for sustainable growth and long term success of the Project, sustainable urban agriculture efforts within the Eco-District, ongoing volunteer opportunities for youth within the Eco-District and Covenant House Georgia,  and   measurable  successes  with  Covenant  House  Georgia  in  addressing  poverty  and homelessness of the City's youth population; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Office of Sustainability inadvertently applied for the Grant from Scott's Miracle-Gro Company on December 7, 2015 before legislation authorizing the application was adopted by City Council and approved by the Mayor; and

 

 

WHEREAS, the City was awarded the Grant in the amount of Forty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($40,000.00) to implement the Program, Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($25,000.00) of monies ("Grant Funds") and Fifteen Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($15,000.00) of Scotts Miracle­ Oro Company products; and

 

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Office of Sustainability recommends authorizing the Grant application with an effective date of December 7, 2015; and

 

 

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the best interests of the City to participate in the Program, apply for the Grant, accept the Fifteen Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($15,000.00) of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company products, and to anticipate and appropriate the Grant Funds associated with the Program in the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($25,000.00).

 

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS as follows:

 

 

 

SECTION 1: That the application for the Grant submitted by the Mayor's Office of Sustainability on

December 7, 2015 is ratified and made effective.

 

 

SECTION 2: That the Mayor, or his designee, is authorized to enter into any required agreements for

Project participation and Grant implementation with Covenant House Georgia and the GR01000

Gardens and Green Spaces Grant Awards Program; and

 

 

SECTION 3: Section 2-910 of Division 1 of Article IX of Chapter 2 of the City of Atlanta Code of

Ordinances is hereby waived to the extent applicable to meet the intent and purpose of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4: That the Mayor's Office of Sustainability is authorized to accept the Grant Funds and the Fifteen Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($15,000.00) of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company products provided as part of the Grant.

 

 

SECTION 5: That the Chief Financial Officer is authorized to amend the FY 2016 Intergovernmental

Grant Fund (2051) Budget as follows:

 

 

ADD TO ANTICIPATIONS

Fund

2501

Intergovernmental Grant Fund

Dept

040301

EXECOO

Account

3710001

Private Foundation

FuncAct

1320000

CHIEF EXECUTIVE 

 

Project

212485

FY16 GR01000

Award

12334

GR01000 Urban Agriculture

 

 

Allocated Amount               $25,000.00

 

ADD TO APPROPRIATIONS

 

EXECOO Fund

2501

Intergovernmental Fund

Dept

040301

EXECOO

Account

5999999

Projects & Grants Budget

FuncAct

1320000

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Project

212285

FY16 GR01000

Award

12334

GR01000 Urban Agriculture

Allocated Amount

$25,000.00

 

 

SECTION 6: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances that are in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are waived to the extent of the conflict.

 

 

Meeting History

May 2, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
May 10, 2016 12:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Andre Dickens, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Michael Julian Bond, Kwanza Hall, Joyce M Sheperd, Cleta Winslow
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
May 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [13 TO 0]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
AWAY:Kwanza Hall