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File #: 2022-1256    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 2/9/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Commission District(s): Commission District 6 To Appropriate $150,000 from the 2022 District Reserve for Appropriation for the RootsDown Fruitful Communities Initiative.
Attachments: 1. 2022 Revised Roots Down Scope- Reserves for Approp-$150K

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Board of Commissioners - District 6

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): Commission District 6
To Appropriate $150,000 from the 2022 District Reserve for Appropriation for the RootsDown Fruitful Communities Initiative.
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Information Contact: Commissioner Edward "Ted" Terry
Phone Number: 404-371-4909

PURPOSE:
To appropriate 2022 reserve for appropriation funds from Commission District 6 to continue the partnership between D6 and the Roots Down Fruitful Communities Initiative.

NEED/IMPACT:
The Fruitful Communities Initiative is a landscaping plan that helps state, county, and local governments, and mid-sized developers establish regenerative food systems through planning and design consulting, training, Productive Urban Landscape (PUL) education, and ongoing community outreach.
Roots Down will continue to host two community forums, accessible to all DeKalb County residents, and two work-sessions focused on work in District 6. Roots Down will analyze DeKalb County code sections that pertain to Roots Down policy work, draft and create educational tools for community involvement with policy through micro-workshops in District 6 communities, propose new policy after collecting community input, and onboard DeKalb County residents to proposed policy.
Roots Down will continue to maintain and enhance the District 6 PUL developments this Spring and update as needed the design, lookbook, and community activation plan. Roots Down will incorporate their already-existing training and education programs into the activation of these spaces. These spaces will create green job opportunities and engage youth with food, ecology, and community.

FISCAL IMPACT:
$150.000 from the appropriate assigned D6 Reserve for Appropriations POETA

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommended Action
To approve the resolution and authorize the chief executive officer to execute all necessary docu...

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