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File #: O-485-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/23/2021 Final action: 11/23/2021
Title: Amending the Toledo Municipal Code by enacting a new Section 953.21, Youth Programs, requiring organizations providing Youth Programs and utilizing City Parks or Facilities or receiving funding from the City to meet minimum safety requirements; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Nick Komives
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Fact Sheet, 3. Audio: Agenda Review 9/21/2021, 4. Audio: Agenda Review 10/19/2021, 5. Audio Agenda Review 11/16/2021
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Councilwoman Dr. Adams - Amendment

Title
Amending the Toledo Municipal Code by enacting a new Section 953.21, Youth Programs, requiring organizations providing Youth Programs and utilizing City Parks or Facilities or receiving funding from the City to meet minimum safety requirements; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
In the Fall of 2018, the Mayor's Recreation Task Force concluded its report on policy recommendations regarding the City's parks and recreation services. Included in this report was the recommendation that any person or organization working with youth as a coach or volunteer to meet minimum safety requirements, should that person or party be using City of Toledo parks or facilities. Toledo City Council recognizes the need to inspire changes in youth programming to make the experience safe, positive and fun for everyone involved. In order to realize the true value of youth programming and sports participation and to provide a safe, positive and fun environment for youth and their families to participate, we must raise the standards among the users of our City's facilities and those programs supported by funding from the City.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That a new Section 953.21 of the Toledo Municipal Code is enacted as follows:

953.21 Organizations Requesting Permit to Utilize City Parks or Facilities for Youth Programs or Receiving Funding from the City

(a) Definitions:

(1) "Youth Program" means any organized program that allows for participation in activities by those persons under 18 years of age. Activities may include, but are not limited to, sporting activities, recreation groups, clubs or camps and trips or other activities whereby some control and responsibility for children is assigned to some person other than a parent or caregiver.
(2) "Youth Sports Organization" means a public or nonpublic entity that organizes an athl...

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