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File #: 0715-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to enter into a contract with Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc.; and to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the 2017 General Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00).
Attachments: 1. ORD0715-2017 2017 Columbus Sister Cities Fund 1000
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the expenditure of $75,000 to engage the professional services of Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc. (CSCI) to administer the Columbus Sister Cities International Program for the purpose of promoting business, government, cultural, educational and environmental exchanges between the Columbus Sister Cities. The ten Sister Cities are: Accra in Ghana, Ahmedabad in India, Curtiba in Brazil, Dresden in Germany, Genoa in Italy, Hefei in China, Herzliya in Israel, Odense in Denmark, Seville in Spain and Tainan in Taiwan, for long term economic development. City funding has been provided in previous years to support staffing and administrative cost of CSCI. CSCI has worked diligently to raise capital for its overall operation. Additional support is required to maintain a full-time executive director and to defray miscellaneous administrative cost.

FISCAL IMPACT: $75,000 in the 2017 General Fund Budget has been allocated for Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc.

Emergency action is requested to allow Columbus Sister Cities, International, Inc. to continue to provide uninterrupted services in the promotion and implementation of international projects.

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to enter into a contract with Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc.; and to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the 2017 General Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00).

Body
WHEREAS, the Columbus Sister Cities International Program promotes business, government, cultural, educational and environmental exchanges between the Sister Cities; and

WHEREAS, the ten Sister Cities are: Accra, Ghana; Ahmedabad, India; Curtiba, Brazil; Dresden, Germany; Genoa, Italy; Hefei, China; Herzliya, Israel; Odense, Denmark; Seville, Spain; Tainan, Taiwan; and

WHEREAS, the funding for this project will be used for administrative costs associated with the Columbus Sister Cities Internati...

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