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File #: 0681-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/8/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to make a payment to Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), per the Memorandum of Understanding with The Ohio State University Medical Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, for the purpose of providing services to the near east side community; to authorize the expenditure of $250,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0681-2017 PACT 2017 ED
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
The City of Columbus, in partnership with The Ohio State University Medical Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, has substantial interest in and are committed to the vision of enhancing the quality of life on the near east side of Columbus by creating a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable, community where residents have access to safe and affordable housing, quality healthcare, educational and employment opportunities.

The parties have agreed to work together in order to facilitate that vision: the Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT). The principal goal of PACT is to develop a community master plan through the services of a master planning entity and aided by the input of the PACT governance structure, advisory committee and sub-committees.

The Blueprint for Community Investment was the resulting transformation plan for the Near East side as is currently being implemented by PACT and it’s member organizations: The City of Columbus (City), Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and The Ohio State University (OSU).

This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to make a payment to Partners Achieving Community Transformation for the commitment of an annual sum of $250,000 for a period of five years. 2017 represents the second year of the five year commitment.

Emergency action is requested to allow Partners Achieving Community Transformation to commence work outlined in the MOU for the creation of a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable community.

FISCAL IMPACT:
$250,000 has been allocated from the 2017 General Fund for this initiative.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to make a payment to Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), per the Memorandum of Understanding with The Ohio State University Medical Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, for the purpose of providing ser...

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