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File #: 0574-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Community Research Partners to address the rate of human trafficking and services and support available for human trafficking victims in Columbus; to appropriate $19,500.00 to the Department of Development in the General Fund Public Safety Initiative Subfund; to authorize the expenditure of $19,500.00 from the General Fund Public Safety Initiative; and to declare an emergency. ($19,500.00)
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. ORD0574-2017 2017 CRP Trafficking Study GF

Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Community Research Partners to provide Technical Assistance for a twelve-month period for a total amount of $19,500.00.

 

This legislation targets a service agency that will provide technical assistance and data sharing, including but not limited to, studies and reports regarding the rate of human trafficking and services and support available for human trafficking victims in Columbus. This funding will allow the process to continue much needed services.

 

Emergency action is necessary to avoid causing interruptions in the delivery of program services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is available within the General Fund Public Safety Initiative Subfund ($19,500.00).

 

Title

To authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Community Research Partners to address the rate of human trafficking and services and support available for human trafficking victims in Columbus; to appropriate $19,500.00 to the Department of Development in the General Fund Public Safety Initiative Subfund; to authorize the expenditure of $19,500.00 from the General Fund Public Safety Initiative; and to declare an emergency. ($19,500.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Development desires to enter into a grant agreement with Community Research Partners for the continued provision of technical assistance and data sharing for a study on The Rate of Human Trafficking and services and support available for human trafficking victims in Columbus; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant will be funded with a the General Fund Public Safety Initiative; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into a grant agreement with Community Research Partners to avoid interruptions in the delivery of program services, all for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

 

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.                     That the Director of the Department of Development be and is hereby authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Community Research Partners to address the rate of human trafficking and services and support available for human trafficking victims in Columbus.

 

SECTION 2.                     That the City Auditor be and is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate $19,500 in the Public Safety Initiative Fund, Fund 1000, Subfund 100016, to the Department of Development in Object Class 03 - Contractual Services, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.                     That for the purpose as stated in Section 3, the expenditure of $19,500 or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby authorized in Fund 1000, Subfund 100016 General Fund Public Safety Initiative, in Object Class 03 Contractual Services per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.                     That this contract is awarded pursuant to the provisions of the City Code Chapter 329 relating to not-for-profit service contracts

 

SECTION 5.                     That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.                     That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.