Neighbors, Partners and Friends,
Here are my updates for 3/5/2021:
- Columbus Public Health is opening registration for our “No Waste” list: We sometimes have COVID-19 vaccines left over at the end of a clinic due to no-shows. The health disparities present in our community have been made even more apparent during this pandemic. In an effort to reach our most vulnerable populations we are opening registration for any individual under 60 that does not currently qualify for vaccination. This list is capped at 250 people.
Please email your name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-645-1519. You must be able to arrive at the clinic within 30-45 minutes of receiving the call that vaccine is available.
You must live in one of these zip codes: 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206 , 43207 , 43211, 43219, 43222, 43223 , 43224, 43227, 43229 , 43232
Please remember that being added to our “No Waste” list is not a guarantee of vaccination.
We encourage you to sign up for vaccine text updates that may present a more timely opportunity. Text “VaxCbus” to 888777.
- Climate Action Plan: Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy will host a virtual hearing to discuss and gather resident feedback on the City of Columbus’ Climate Action Plan (CAP). Please join us on Tuesday, March 9th at 5 pm on Facebook live to hear a presentation on the CAP from the Sustainable Columbus team. The CAP is in draft mode, and can be found here: https://www.columbus.gov/sustainable/cap/
- Demand Reduction: Join Councilmember Mitchell Brown on March 10 at 3:00pm to discuss changes to the solicitation code focused on reducing demand. The proposed ordinance would increase the penalty for johns, requiring education and counseling and increasing fines for repeat offenders. (FAQ attached). For more details you can email Legislative Assistant Grant Ames at GMAmes@columbus.gov
- Listen to this: The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis comes to Columbus for one performance only Monday, March 8 at 8 p.m. This FREE event will be live streamed from the historic Lincoln Theatre via JAG TV. The event is presented by PNC Arts Alive, Denison University and the Jazz Arts Group. Steinway grand piano provided by Hartzler Pianos. For more information, https://www.jazzartsgroup.org/event/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-with-wynton-marsalis/
- Strong Towns: Ohio’s legacy cities have many highly-sought features such as dense, walkable centers, abundant and affordable housing and infrastructure, and closely-knit communities and skilled workers from their industrial past and immigration history. How can legacy cities leverage these assets to restore their economic vitality while promoting a socially just and sustainable communities? On March 12th, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, join The Ohio State University Center for Urban and Regional Analysis for this special presentation with Charles Marohn the founder of StrongTowns.org. Mr. Marohn is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity and is a highly influential urbanist, #10 on the Planetizen The 100 Most Influential Urbanists list. It is free and open to the public. Read more and Register: https://cura.osu.edu/events/strongtowns
- Next South Side Roundtable: March 24, 5:30 p.m, the focus will be Neighborhood Safety. The link to join via webex is: Meeting number (access code): 160 611 6723, Meeting password: mC4FDt4paC2 Join by link: https://cocmeetings.webex.com/cocmeetings/j.php?MTID=m11d5df5ba4d4ae7fccc6cc2441e8bc56
Thank you for all you do for our neighborhoods!
Beth Fairman Kinney, MPA