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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GOING TO CALL THE FIRST OFFICIAL

[1. Call To Order]

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MEETING ON JANUARY 6, 2020 OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER. MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: HERE. >> D. ROBINSON: PRESENT.

>> D. SMITH: HERE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE.

SINCE WE'VE DONE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, I THINK WE'RE NOT GOING TO SO WE'RE OING TO MOVE INTO SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS.

[5.A. Oath of Office - Police Chief Robert Ware]

MR. GREESON, CAN YOU GIVE THE PRESENTATION.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEE WENT THROUGH A THOROUGH, LONG AND FOR HE CANDIDATES, ARDUOUS PROCESS TO FIND THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON'S CHIEF OF POLICE. I'M PLEASED TO ADMINISTRATOR THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR ROBERT WARE. BEFORE I DO SO AND INVITE HIM TO THE PODIUM. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HIM.

I THINK WE SHARED BEFORE HE'S A BACHELORS AND MASTER'S DEGREE N CRIMINAL JUSTICE, A GRADUATE AND NUMEROUS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS. HE SERVED ON NUMEROUS COMMUNITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STATEWIDE GROUPS WORKING TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY OF OHIO'S COMMUNITIES.

AND YOU HEARD A LITTLE BIT FROM JUSTICE STRATTON TONIGHT ABOUT HIS SERVICE TO NOT ONLY PORTSMOUTH WHERE HE'S PREVIOUSLY WORKED BUT TO ALL THE COMMUNITIES IN OHIO.

IN ADDITION TO SERVING OVER 20 YEARS AT ALL LEVELS WITH THE CCITY OF PORTSMOUTH, HE'S SERVED OUR COUNTRY THROUGH THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND U.S. NAVAL RESERVES, HE'S STILL IN.

IT'S MY HONOR TO SWEAR HIM IN. I INVITE CHIEF WARE TO THE PODIUM SO I CAN ADMINISTER THE OATH.

RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME.

I SOLEMNLY SWEAR I -- I'M ORRY. I'M NOT AS GOOD AS JUDGE STRATTON. SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES I WILL IN ALL RESPECTS OBSERVE THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHARTER AND ORDINANCES OF THIS MUNICIPALITY. AND THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF CHIEF OF POLICE, THE POSITION UPON WHICH I'M ABOUT TO ENTER. CONGRATULATIONS.

DO YOU HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS? >> Y ES, I DO.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: EITHER MICROPHONE.

>> I HAVE MY OLDEST SON, ROBERT. ROBBIE, AS WE CALL HIM.

AN ARMY VETERAN WITH TWO TOURS. HIS GIRLFRIEND, BECKA.

MY YOUNGEST SON, JONATHAN, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR.

AND AVID BUCKEYE FAN. AND MY DAUGHTER ALLISON AND MY FIRST GRANDSON, GRAYSON. I DO HAVE FURTHER REMARKS BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THAT FROM THE OTHER MICROPHONE IF THAT'S OKAY.

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER ROBYN STEWART, THE CITY STAFF HAD A ROLE IN CHOOSING ME AS THE NEXT CHIEF OF POLICE.

I'M INCREDIBLY HUMBLED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND XCITED AT THE SAME TIME. I COME FROM PRETTY HUMBLE BEGINNINGS. FIRST, TO IN MY FAMILY TO GO DO COLLEGE, MY BROTHER AND I ARGUE WHICH ONE OF US FINISHED FIRST.

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THE HARD WORK AND THAT DEDICATION IS WHY I'M SITTING HERE BEFORE YOU TODAY. THAT'S A TESTAMENT, NOT ONLY I THINK O MY CHILDREN AND EXEMPLIFYING WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE AND PUT MY MIND TO. BUT ALSO, IT'S THE REWARD FOR ME. IT'S THE REWARD FOR SACRIFICES THAT THEY ENDURED AND I ENDURED TO GET TO THIS POINT.

IT'S ALSO I BELIEVE A TESTAMENT TO THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION THAT I BRING TO YOU AND TO THE RESRESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. I'M INCREDIBLY HUMBLED.

AND INCREDIBLY HONORED AND EXCITED TO FORM THE SAME BONDS AND RELATIONSHIPS HERE IN WORTHINGTON THAT I'VE HAD IN MY PAST CAREER IN PORTSMOUTH. AND TO THE POINT THAT WE'VE WORKED STATEWIDE TO BRING CHANGE AND HOPE TO THE CITIZENS OF OHIO. I BRING THAT SAME VIGOR AND ENERGY AND COMMITMENT TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF WORTHINGTON DIVISION OF POLICE. I'VE BEEN INCREDIBLY IMPRESSED IN MY SHORT TIME WORKING IN THE DIVISION AT THE DEDICATION, THE PROFESSIONALISM AND COMPETENCY OF THE OFFICERS WE HAVE ON THE STREET. AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN ONLY STRENGTHEN THOSE CAPABILITIES AND BUILD BETTER BONDS.

AND LOOK FORWARD AS A GROUP TO MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF TOMORROW. THE CHALLENGES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THE CHALLENGES OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND SAFETY FOR THE CITIZENS.

IT'S KIND OF FITTING THAT WE SIT IN A SEMICIRCLE BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS DESCRIBED THE GOVERNMENT AS A CIRCLE.

AND EACH SPOKE IS EACH DIVISION OR PIECE OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT IS A SPOKE IN THE WHEEL. AND THE WHEEL IS ONLY AS STRONG AS THE WEAKEST SPOKE ON THE HUB. WE HAVE A ROLE NOT ONLY TO THE CITIZENS TO KEEP THEM SAFE BUT ALSO THE CITY GOVERNMENT TO DEFINE THAT QUALITY OF LIFE TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF TOMORROW AND TO MAKE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY BETTER.

AND THAT'S WHAT I INTEND TO DO AS CHIEF OF WORTHINGTON DIVISION OF POLICE. SO TO THE MEN AND WOMEN, I'M EXCITED TO GET TO WORK WITH YOU. TO THE CITIZENS, I'M EXCITED TO SERVE YOU. TO THE GOVERNMENT, I'M HUMBLED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE WELCOME YOU ABOARD AND WE'RE SO HAPPY YOU ARE WITH US. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER WITH YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT? MOVING ON -- IF SOME OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH A BABY, YOU ARE WELCOME TO STAY OR LEAVE, WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO DO IS COMPLETELY FINE.

IF YOU WANT TO STAY, THAT'S FINE.

IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE: WE HAVE APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 2ND JOINT

[6. Approval of the Minutes]

MEETING, DECEMBER 2ND, REGULAR MEETING, DECEMBER 9 SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETING, AND DECE DECEMBER 16, REGULAR MEETING.

MR. ROBINSON MOVES FOR THE APPROVAL.

SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. ANY CORRECTIONS, CHANGES, ADDITIONS? CHANGES YOU WANT TO MAKE? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED LIKE SIGN. OKAY.

THE MINUTES ARE PASSED. NEW LEGISLATION TO

[7.A. Resolution No. 01-2020 Community Grant Allocations]

BE INTRODUCED. RESOLUTION NUMBER 1-2020.

APPROVING FUNDING FOR THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY ROUPS OF 2020 COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM. INTRODUCED BY MR. MEYERS, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. SMITH. AND SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

MR. GREESON. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: PRESIDENT H AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS YOU KNOW YOU BUDGET ABOUT 37 -- ACTUALLY $37,500 EACH YEAR FOR A VARIETY OF SMALL RANTS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. THE COUNCIL ESTABLISHED PRIORITIES FOR THOSE GRANTS INCLUDING BASIC HUMAN NECE NECESSITIES, FOOD AND CLOTHING, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND

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SOCIAL HEALTH ISSUES AND THOSE ARE THE PRIORITY ONE A AND B.

THE SECOND-RATER IS IMPROVEMENT OF GENERAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY. YOU APPOINTED COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE GRANT APPLICATIONS. THE APPLICATIONS TOTALED QUITE A BIT MORE, 66,000. QUITE A BIT MORE THAN THE AVAILABLE GRANTS. AND SO A COMMITTEE THAT INCLUDED COUNCILMEMBERS KOWALCZYK AND SMITH REVIEWED THOSE APPLICATIONS AND MADE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDING.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE STAFF MEMORANDUM IN THE PACKET. WE'LL BE GLAD TO GO THROUGH THEM IN ANY LEVEL OF DETAIL YOU DESIRE.

I INVITE THE COUNCILMEMBERS WHO SERVED ON THE COMMITTEE TO MAKE

ANY COMMENT THEY WOULD LIKE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE COMMENTS. IT WAS A GOOD PROCESS THIS TIME AROUND, IT ALWAYS IS. BUT WE HAD MORE MONEY.

WE WERE ABLE TO EITHER INCREASE OR GIVE EVERY ORGANIZATION WHAT THEY ASKED FOR OR MORE BASED ON THE PRIORITIES WE SET IN COUNCIL. PARTICULARLY, BASIC NEEDS BEING THE TOP. SO WITH THE ONE THING THAT WE KIND OF DEVIATED FROM FROM THE APPLICATIONS WAS IN LEADERSHIP WORTHINGTON WE WANTED TO GIVE THEM A LITTLE FLEXIBILITY BECAUSE THEY ARE SEEKING TO RESTART THE ADULT LEADERSHIP CLASS. AND THEY HAD SEPARATED OUT THE APPLICATION FOR THAT AND THE MENTORING PROGRAM.

AND WE DECIDED TO COMBINE THOSE AND LET THEM DETERMINE WHERE BEST TO SPEND THOSE DOLLARS. WE THOUGHT BOTH WERE WORTHY.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO RESTRICT THEIR ABILITY TO USE THOSE FUNDS.

>> D. SMITH: I THINK EVERYTHING MS. KOWALCZYK SAID WAS CORRECT.

THE COMMITTEE IN TRUE TO FORM AND FROM PREVIOUS YEARS, WE GOT TOGETHER, KIND OF OUR IDEAS OF WHAT FUNDING SHOULD BE GIVEN TO WHOM. AND KIND OF CAME TO A CONSENSUS BASED ON THAT CONVERSATION. AND THESE ARE THE NUMBERS BEFORE

YOU TODAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: COMMENTS?

>> R. DOROTHY: I WANT TO THANKS EVERYONE ON THE COMMITTEE.

I KNOW IT'S A VERY HARD DECISION-MAKING PROCESS OF WHERE TO GIVE THESE LIMITED FUNDS TO ALL THESE WORTHY ORGANIZATIONS.

I WANT TO THANK THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO MAKING THESE

TOUGH DECISIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY ELSE? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

RESOLUTION NUMBER 1-2020 HAS PASSED.

[8. Reports of City Officials]

MR. GREESON, ANY OTHER CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS?

>> M. GREESON: NO, NOT THIS EVENING.

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY WHO GOT SWORN IN THIS EVENING AND TO COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL AND PRESIDENT PRO TEM MEYERS, IT WILL BE AN HONOR TO CONTINUE TO SERVE WITH YOU THIS YEAR.

[9. Reports of Council Members]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS.

MS. THRESS, ANYTHING TO REPORT? >> D. KAY THRESS: I DO NEED TO HEAR FROM A FEW OF YOU ON POSSIBLE RETREAT DATES IF YOU GET THOSE TO ME SOMETIME THIS WEEK, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

>> I WOULD ECHO MR. GREESON'S REMARKS AND WE WOULD REQUEST EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT OF

A PUBLIC OFFICIAL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'LL LET YOU EXPERIENCE EVERYONE AND LET YOU BE THE BEST FOR LAST.

MR. ROBINSON, ANY COMMENTS? ANY COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS?

>> D. ROBINSON: I WAS GOING TO MAKE MY REPORT ABOUT THE

CONFERENCE I WENT TO. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GREAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: I'VE BEEN PROMISING REPORT ABOUT MY ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE LAST OCTOBER IN DENVER, THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION PUTS ON EVERY YEAR.

THE THEME OF LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE WAS PAST FORWARD.

I HANDED OUT A PIN FROM THE CONFERENCE.

I HAVE A FEW EXTRA FOR KEY STAFF MEMBERS IF AFTER MY REMARKS YOU WOULD LIKE ONE, I HAVE A FEW LEFT.

THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION THEY HAD DESCRIBED THEMSELVES THIS WAY. FOR 70 YEARS WE HAVE LED THE MOVEMENT TO SAVE AMERICA'S HISTORIC PLACES.

WE'RE A PRIVATELY FUNDED, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WORKING TO SAFE IN PARABLE BUILDINGS, REVITAL ISODONTSES AND TELL

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STORIES TO HELP SEE THE NATION'S DIVERSE HISTORY.

I CAME AWAY FROM THE CONFERENCE WITH WHAT I WOULD DESCRIBE A MUCH BROADER AND RICHER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HISTORIC PRESERVATION IS. YES, IT IS ABOUT PRESERVING BUILDINGS AND PLACES, OF COURSE. BUT I CAME AWAY UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS ABOUT FAR MORE THAN PHYSICAL OBJECTS ALONE, IT IS ABOUT OUR LIVES TODAY AND HOW WE SHAPE OUR SHARED FUTURE.

ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, PRESERVATION RELATES DIRECTLY TO ISSUES OF PERSON, PLACE RELATIONSHIPS.

AND BY THE WAY, I WANT TO SAY PARTICULARLY TO SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE MADE ME AWARE OF TERMINOLOGY LIKE PLACE MAKING AND SO FORTH. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO HEAR THE TERMS TALKED ABOUT IN THE CONTEXT OF PRESERVATION.

IT HELPED ME THINK ABOUT WAYS THAT DIFFERENT IDEAS CAN BE BROUGHT TOGETHER AND SORT OF COOPERATIVE PROJECTS COULD BE THOUGHT ABOUT COMBINING SOME OF THE IDEAS THAT I HAVE HEARD ALONG WITH THE PRESERVATIONS IDEAS.

BUT ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, IT RELATES TO ISSUE OF PERSON-PLACE RELATIONSHIPS THAT CREATE A SENSE OF BELONGING, BEING NURTURED BY AND NURTURING A PLACE.

BEING PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN ONES SELF.

INSPIRATION AND LESSONS NOT TO BE PROVIDED.

PROVIDE A COMMUNITY WITH SPACE AND PLACES THAT GROUND A COMMON IDENTITY. THE VILLAGE GREEN, DOWNTOWN, OLD WORTHINGTON IN GENERAL. BUT ANOTHER SOCIAL ASPECT OF PRESERVATION I HAD NOT APPRECIATED WELL ENOUGH BEFORE GOING TO TO THE CONFERENCE, THE ROLE TO WRITE AND MAINTAIN A TRUTHFUL HISTORY AND NOT ALLOW THE MANY COUNTLESS VOICES THAT MADE OUR NATION'S HISTORY MARGINALIZED IN THEIR OWN DAY, NOW, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN. THIS ISSUE OF WRITING HISTORY IS NOT SIMPLY AN ACADEMIC TOPIC BUT ONE OF LIVING RELEVANCE.

RUTH ABRAMS, THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER.

IF YOU DOUBT THE POWER AND IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY, LOOK AT HOW GOVERNMENTS HERE AND ABROAD SEEK TO CONTROL THE TELLING OF IT. THUS, FINDING, ACKNOWLEDGING AND CELEBRATING PLACES THAT GIVE CONCRETE EVIDENCE OF OUR HISTORY IS A WAY OF MAINTAINING THE TRUTH OF ITS TELLING.

AS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS, THE FIRST SESSION THAT I ATTENDED WAS TITLED, QUOTE, MAKING THE VOTE COUNT, THE LEGACY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT. MOST OF US KNOW, THIS IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT, IVING THE RIGHT TO WOMEN TO VOTE.

I SHOULDN'T SAY THAT, WOMEN EARNED IT AND OBTAINED THE RIGHT TO VOTE THROUGH THE GOVERNMENTAL PROCESSES.

NEW SCHOLARLY WORK IS PROVIDING THE BASIS FOR IDENTIFYING SUFFRAGE SITE BY GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURAL ETHNIC BOUNDARIES.

THE P FOUNDATION WHO ARE GOING O HAVE A THOUSAND SITE IDENTIFIED AND MARK MARKED ACROSS THE THE N BY 2020.

I WISH WORTHINGTON COULD HONOR, RECOGNIZE, CELEBRATE THE 19TH AMENDMENT IN OUR CITY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT OUR OWN PARTICULAR HISTORY AS IN IT. BUT I WOULD LOVE IF SOMEONE WOULD TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT AND DO SOMETHING THIS CENTENNIAL. THE RANGE OF ISSUES DISCUSSED AT THE CONFERENCE, I'LL READ THE TITLES OF THE SESSIONS.

PRESERVATIONS ROLE IN SOCIAL EQUITY.

CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING PLANS.

SAVING URBAN NEIGH NEIGHBORHOODS CULTURAL DISPLACEMENT CONVERSATION. HISTORICAL AND FFORDABLE TAX CREDIT SUCCESS. LASTLY, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE GAY BER HOOD. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SESSION FOR ME PERSONALLY WAS FOCUSED ON A FILM PROJECT CALLED THE POWER OF PLACE. ARID ON PBS THIS YEAR.

SHOWN IN PART AND DISCUSSED. THEY LOOKED AT THREE COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. LITTLE MANILA OUTSIDE OF

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STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA. THE FOLKS TALKED ABOUT HOW LOSING ONES HISTORIC BUILDINGS COULD ONLY SERVE THE POWERFUL SEEKING TO REWRITE IT TO THEIR ENDS.

TULSA, WAS LOOKED AT. AND PARTICULARLY, THE RACE RIOTS THAT OCCURRED IN THE 1920S. THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW THE PAST INFORMS THE PAST AND FUTURE OF THAT CITY.

AND LASTLY, PILLSON, CHICAGO. AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IS FACING POTENTIAL LOSS OF HISTORICAL COMMUNITY GENTRIFICATION. THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW DISRUPTING THE SCALE AND INTIMACY THAT MAKE THAT PLACE SPECIAL WILL LIKEWISE FOREVER CAUSE A LOSS OF THE CULTURE BORN OUT OF THAT COMMUNITY. DURING THIS MOVIE, I BECAME AWARE OF THE WORK OF A DR. MINDY FOLOLOV.

IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE FACE AND PSYCHOLOGY OF IT, CHECK OUT PSYCHIATRIC IMPLICATIONS OF DISPOFDISPLACE CONTRI CONTRIBUTE PSYCHOLOGY OF PLACE. SHE DESCRIBES FORCED RELOCATION, DUE TO WAR, EPIDEMICS AND SO FORTH.

ISSUES EFFECTING ALL OF US A, WE LIVE N A CHANGING WORLD.

AND THE RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE WITH THAT PLACE AND WHAT HAPPENS TO US PSYCHOLOGICALLY WHEN THE PLACE CHANGE.

I'LL READ A PARAGRAPH FROM HER ARTICLE.

IT PROVIDES A SUMMARY. IN THIS PAPER I OUTLINE A SETTED OF IDEAS THEY MAY ALLOW US TO DESCRIBE AND STUDY THE DISORDERS THAT FOLLOW THE RUPTURE OF PERSON/PLACE RELATIONSHIPS.

THE SENSE OF BELONGING, WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING DEPENDS ON STRONG, WELL DEVELOPED ELATIONSHIPS.

MAJOR COROLLARY IS THAT DISTURBANCE IN THE ESSENTIAL PLACE RELATIONSHIPS LEADS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS.

IT'S A FASCINATING READ WITH A LOT OF IMPLICATIONS FOR LIFE HERE IN WORTHINGTON I BELIEVE.

IS SO ATTUNED WHICH MY SERVE US AS INSPIRATION, TOUCH STONE OF VALUES AND REMINDER OF OR RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY FORWARD.

AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE SOMETHING NOW IN OUR DAY THAT OTHERS IN THE FUTURE MAY THINK WORTH PRESERVING.

I CLOSE MY THOUGHTS AS WE ENTER 2020 THAT WE ARE MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL POWERFULLY IMPACT THIS PLACE WITH IMPLICATIONS WITH RELATIONSHIPS WITH ONE ANOTHER, A SENSE OF BELONGING IN THIS PLACE IN THE EXISTENCE OR ABSENCE OF NURTURANCE THIS ENTAILS AND INVOLVES IMPACTS OUR IDENTITY AS A COMMUNITY AT THIS POINT AND OUR HISTORY.

THAT'S PART OF WHAT I TOOK AWAY FROM THE CONFERENCE.

IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO THERE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, IT WAS A RICH EXPERIENCE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESENTATION.

MS. DOROTHY? >> MY REPORT DOVE TAILS WELL WITH MR. ROBINSON'S. I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT I WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDED BY THIS CITY ATTEND THE NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT AND THIS YEAR, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2019 COLUMBUS HAD IT, SO WE WERE LUCKY, ALSO THE SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABILITY HAPPENS EVERY YEAR DOWNTOWN, OCTOBER 11TH.

IAN BROWN WAS ABLE TO GO, BOTH ONE DAY SEMINARS AND I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY AND COUNCIL FOR BEING ABLE TO ATTEND THOSE. FOR THE NATIONAL WALKING

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SUMMIT, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN THE MORNING TALKED ABOUT WAS PEDESTRIANS --

>> WE SAW NEW MURALS AND PUBLIC ART, A LOT OF MIXED USE THINGS CLOSE TOGETHER AND A LOT OF VIBRANT OPPORTUNITIES AND THAT WAS HAPPENING DOWNTOWN, COLUMBUS.

WE ALSO GOT TO TRAVEL ON THE COAT A CIRCULATOR FROM THAT AND WHOA TALKED ABOUT THE SUMMIT OF NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT IN THE BREAK OUT SESSIONS I WENT TO TALKED A LOT ABOUT ZONING AND GOING FROM CURRENT, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SINGLE-USE ZONING VERSUS BASE COATS SO THE FORM AND OUR IF YOU LOOK FOR THE USE AND THE FORM OR THE FORM AND THEN THE USE, AND SO THEY WERE ADVOCATING LOOKING FOR -- MOTORIZED VEHICLES IS SOMETHING PEOPLE WERE WORRIED ABOUT WITH THE SINGLE USE AND FORMED AND MIXED USE YOU WERE ABLE TO GET AROUND ON YOUR FEET OR OTHER OPTIONS OTHER THAN MOTORIZED VEHICLES.

AND THEN, NEW BIKE THEY'RE FORMING AND THAT SHOULD BE ROLLING OUT THIS YEAR. THEIR OVER ALL GOALS FOR THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WHICH FOCUSES JUST ON CARS AS BRANCHING OUT AND OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. SAFETY SUSTAINABILITY AND PRESERVATION. AND PARTNERS.

SO THAT IS TRYING TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. FOR SUSTAINABILITY, THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TO BEGIN WITH, SHOWED US A VISUALIZATION OF CO2 EMISSIONS PER HOUSEHOLD, WHICH IS A PROXY FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND RIGHT NOW U.S. ON AVERAGE THROUGH TRANSPORTATION AND THEN FOR BUILDING USAGE.

IF WE CAN REDUCE THE TRANSPORTATION USE OF CO2, SO IF YOU HAVE AND YOU ARE USING A CAR OR POWERED BY ELECTRICITY OR GAS OR COAL, YOU ARE STILL SPEWING A LOT OUT OF CO2 AND IF WE CAN HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS OF TRANSPORTATION WE CAN REDUCE THAT CO2. IF YOU LIVE IN A GOOD COMMUNITY WHICH HAS A LOT TO DO WITH PLACEMENT CAN YOU WALK HOME FROE WAS BETWEEN 1996 AND 2011 SO T WASN'T THE MOST CONCERNED AND WORTHINGTON HAD A DECLINE OF 13% AND SHORT NORTH 63% BUT I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT 2011 IS WAY FAR OUT.

IT WAS A SLIDE THEY SHOWED EVERYONE AND EVERYONE WAS

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ATTENDING. SO, TALKING ABOUT HOW WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE MORE ATTRACTIVE TO OLDER AND YOUNGER PEOPLE AND THE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMIC AND LOOKING FOR MIXED USE LOCATIONS THAT PROMOTE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO MOBILITY IS SOMETHING THAT THE BREAK-OUT SESSIONS I ATTENDED EMPHASIZED.

AND THEN, THE 2050 SCENARIOS ON FOCUS GROUPS WHICH WOULD USE 150 SQUARE LAND VERSUS BUSINESS OF USUAL MAKING MORE AND MORE COMMUNITIES TAKING OVER THE EXISTING FARMLAND THAT SURROUNDS US. THIS WOULD 8% LOWER CO2 EMISSIONS FOR DRIVING IF WE'RE DIVING THE SAME TYPE OF VEHICLES. 27% IN SERVICE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TO EXTEND ALL OUR WATER, SEWER, ELECTRICITY OUT TO THOSE EXITING FIRE WOOD PLAN. WE HAVE THAT IN INFILL.

TALKING ABOUT HOW DUBLIN HAVE REWRITTEN THEIR ZONING CODES FOR A LOT OF THEIR LOCATION TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MIXED USE AND THEY'RE ALL HOPING THAT THAT WILL HELP SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND AN OPPORTUNITIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.

AND THEN BEXLY IS HAVING A GREEN BOOTCAMP WHERE THEY HAVE DIFFERENT WEEKS TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT AVS THAT PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY CAN LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABLE GARDENING, GREEN HOMES, SOLAR ROOFS, SMART HOMES, PERM' ABLE PAVING, TRANSPORTATION, ARE YOU READY TO DITCH YOUR SINGLE-USE CAR AND HOW TO ELIMINATE WASTE, REDUCE CONSUMPTION THAT WORKS WELL FOR MODERN FAMILIES AND COMPOSTING FOOD WASTE.

THOSE ARE THE BREAK OUT SESSIONS I ATTENDED.

I KNOW THAT ANNE AND AND HERE IN TOWN SO, I THANK EVERYONE FOR LETTING ME TELL YOU ALL THAT AND LETTING ME GO.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GOING AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING. A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION THERE.

SO WE'LL HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE TESTS.

MR. MYERS. >> SINCE WE'RE ALL THANKING COUNCIL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, I SHOULD PROBABLY THANK COUNCIL FOR GRANTING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE THIS COMING THURSDAY NIGHT NTIL 11:00, 12:00, O ARE R 1:00 AT NIGHT.

THAT EING SAID IT'S NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENTS PART 2 THIS THURSDAY NIGHT. PLEASE FEEL FREE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. >> OK.

>> MR. SMITH. >> IF EITHER YOU TWO ON THE END HAVE -- I DON'T KNOW, TED TALKS OR YOUTUBE CLIPS OR SOMETHING YOU TOOK AWAY FROM EITHER OF YOUR CONFERENCES I WOULD BE INTERESTED GETTING THAT FOR MY DRIVES THROUGHOUT THE STATE, LISTENING TO THEM. NOTHING ELSE.

THANK YOU. >> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, THANK

YOU. >> MR. BOOKER.

>> I APPRECIATE IT. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY FOR IVING THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I HANK Y FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR HELPING ME ACHIEVE THIS AND PARTICULARLY MY WIFE, THANK YOU TO CITY STAFF AND SPENDING TIME WITH ME SO FAR AND YOU ALL FOR THE WARM WELCOME AND READY TO

GET TO WORK. >> WELCOME.

>> AND I JUST WANT TO THANK STAFF AND I WANT TO THANK THE STAFF FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEY KEEP DOING EVERY YEAR BUT I WANT TO THANK THE COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ALL THE WORK WE'VE DONE TOGETHER AND I LOOK FORWARD TO 2020 AND BEYOND AS WE WORK TOGETHER AND TRYING TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY FORWARD IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE? EXCEPT EXECUTIVE SESSION.

>> WE NEED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FORAY POINTMENT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND JUST TO HIGHLIGHT NEXT WEEK A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE -- YOU HAD REQUESTED A FAIRLY THOROUGH UPDATE ON THE NORTHWEST GATEWAY. WE'RE INVITING OUR CONSULTANTS INTO DO THAT. WE ALSO ARE GOING TO SPEND SOME TIME TALKING ABOUT THE COUNCIL RETREAT, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT COUNCILMEMBER PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND OTHERS OF YOU DESIRED.

BRING YOUR IDEAS FOR THAT FOR THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND THEN LASTLY, I FORGOT TO MENTION, THIS WEEK WE WILL BE RECEIVING AN INSTALLING POTENTIALLY, I DON'T KNOW.

THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS AT COMMUNITY CENTER AND

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IN OLD WORTHINGTON. I'LL SEND AN E-MAIL OUT WITH MORE FACTS ON THAT AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO MANAGE THEM IN THE EARLY PERIODS OF THEM BEING INSTALLED.

>> IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE FROM ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS?

[11.A. To consider the appointment of public officials]

IF NOT, MR. BOOKER GETS TO MOVE THAT WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDER APPOINTMENTS OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND IN POSSIBLY TO DISCUSS BOARD AND COMMISSIONS.

>> SMITH. >

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