The Columbus City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to create a $1 million fund for emergency human services with a focus on families needing food and rent during the statewide shutdown of many businesses due to coronavirus pandemic.
“Do we think $1 million will be enough? Certainly not,” said Council President Shannon Hardin.
The city council used remote voting perhaps for the first time in city history for four of its seven members, relying on guidance from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week regarding public meeting precautions during coronavirus concerns.
Council also moved ahead all ordinances originally scheduled for its next meeting, including voting to approve an ordinance that tightens the law for getting caught with a gun on your person or in a carry-on bag during security checks at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.