A lot of people in Franklin County and Ohio have yet to complete the 2020 Census. The Census is important because for the next decade, higher responding states and communities will get their fair share of:
- Congressional representation,
- Medicaid and CHIP money to fund hospitals and doctors,
- Funding for transit and infrastructure,
- Money for education from pre-school to college to adult,
- Emergency food assistance,
- Grants for firefighters, and
- Pollution clean-up, and other federal money.
The good news is that Ohio has counted 92.4% of it’s citizens; the bad news is that may still leave a million people uncounted. Take the Census if you haven’t and encourage others to complete it as well.
You can find out more at the Franklin County Census site and the US Census site.
Katherine Cull and Rebecca Deeds from the Department of Neighborhoods will be hosting a virtual Town Hall on Facebook Live. Updates from multiple City of Columbus departments will be shared. You may watch and participate by visiting Facebook.com/cbusneighbor and clicking on the “Video” link, which will show that there is a “Live” event. If you have a Facebook account, you will be able to comment and ask questions in the Comments section. If you do not, you can still view the event at this site, and means by which to submit your questions will be provided.
At the August 5th meeting, trained AARP volunteers, Phil Smith, Veronica Carter and Mike Kessler, gave a fraud prevention presentation on identity theft, how to outsmart cyber-attacks, and the latest scams including corona virus related scams. The presentation provided an inside look at how scammers think and gave tips and tools to safeguard against theft & fraud and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud. If you missed it, or would like to learn more, they provided some materials.
Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers (PowerPoint)
Con Artist’s Playbook (pdf)
Watchdog Alert Handbook (pdf)
Adam Wolf has been named Airport Director for the Ohio State University Airport effective August 1, 2020. In this position, he will be responsible for both the strategic development and the overall day-to-day operations of the Airport.
Wolf has served on the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). He earned a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives. He holds an FAA Private license. Since joining OSU, he has taken progressively more responsibility, including serving as the Interim Director.
Congratulations, Director Wolf.
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department acquired the 57-acre West Case Road property from The Ohio State University at the end of 2019. The department currently is mowing grass walking paths through the former pasture, which will be ready for use later this summer. Temporary on-site parking will be available at that time.
Later this year, the department will begin the planning process for permanent development. This includes creating a master plan for the property. The department will reach out to the community for input at that time.
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