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File #: 0466-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/15/2017 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders for the payment of annual membership dues for the City of Columbus with the National League of Cities, the Ohio Municipal League, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hannah News Service, the Government Finance Officers' Association, the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, and other professional organizations; to authorize the expenditure of $115,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($115,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 0466-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of $115,000.00 within the General Fund for membership dues and subscriptions for various organizations. The city maintains memberships with various national, state and regional organizations. This ordinance authorizes the establishment of contracts, purchase orders and subsequent payments to various organizations including, but not limited to:

National League of Cities
Ohio Municipal League,
U.S. Conference of Mayors,
Hannah News Service,
Government Finance Officers' Association,
Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers,
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing,

As a member of these organizations, the City of Columbus receives many benefits including, but not limited to seminars, publications, and access to a nationwide pool of municipal leaders who share similar challenges, concerns, and initiatives.

Emergency action is requested such that these important memberships can continue without interruption, as they are year-long subscriptions and memberships.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds in the amount of $115,000.00 are budgeted within the Department of Finance and Management, Financial Management Division General Fund for citywide membership dues.

Title

To authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders for the payment of annual membership dues for the City of Columbus with the National League of Cities, the Ohio Municipal League, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hannah News Service, the Government Finance Officers' Association, the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, and other professional organizations; to authorize the expenditure of $115,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($115,000.00)

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WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the city to maintain memberships in the National League of Cities, the Ohio Municipal League, the U.S. Conference of...

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