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File #: 0322-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the appropriation and transfer of $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund for the support of various annual special event programming; to appropriate $212,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($212,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2017 Hotel Motel first draft, 2. hotel motel 2017 - DAX
Explanation

Background: This ordinance is to appropriate and transfer $212,000.00 from the existing Hotel/Motel Tax appropriation to the Recreation and Parks Department for the support of various annual special events and cultural arts programming for the enrichment of the community. Events typically supported by these funds include festivals and programming such as Jazz and Rib Fest, Sports Tournament Support, Music Licensing, and community events through the Special Events Support Program and Partnership through Sponsorship Program.

The Partnership through Sponsorship Program was created in 1995 by City Council to support community groups and neighbors that host free, non-alcoholic events that celebrate cultural, ethnic and artistic diversity for the entertainment and enjoyment by the greater Columbus community. All events must occur within a Columbus park, facility, street, or public place.

The Special Events Support Program will include (4) levels of support including: First Time Impact, Community Impact, Citywide Impact, and Regional Impact. All levels of support and eligibility will be included in the 2017 support guidelines document.

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested as it is immediately necessary to appropriate and transfer funds for necessary expenditures starting in March.

Financial Impact: The City Auditor is directed to appropriate and transfer $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund.

Title

To authorize the appropriation and transfer of $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund for the support of various annual special event programming; to appropriate $212,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($212,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Columbus City Code Section 371.02 allows for the allocation of a maximum of 1.59 percent in relation to the 5.1 percent Hotel/Motel Tax receipts for use for said purpose...

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