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File #: 0718-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2017 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/5/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to contract with the Greater Columbus Arts Council for support of the Greater Columbus Film Commission; and to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the General Fund ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 0718-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation
Background: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to contract with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) for support of the Greater Columbus Film Commission. The Greater Columbus Film Commission is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Greater Columbus Area and Central Ohio as a prime filming destination and serves as a central resource hub for the film industry. The City of Columbus understands the positive economic impact that comes from supporting and encouraging major and independent film companies, as well as media production teams, to undertake on-location projects in the Greater Columbus area.
This contract will be administered by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, which has for many years served as the City's primary non-profit agency to disburse cultural arts funding.

Greater Columbus Arts Council, Contract Compliance Number: 31-0833384

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $150,000.00 from the General Fund with the Greater Columbus Arts Council for support of the Greater Columbus Film Commission. The Department of Finance and Management budgeted $150,000.00 in the General Fund for this contract. The Greater Columbus Arts Council was provided $90,000.00 in 2016 for similar activities.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to contract with the Greater Columbus Arts Council for support of the Greater Columbus Film Commission; and to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the General Fund ($150,000.00)
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WHEREAS, the City of Columbus understands the positive economic impact that comes from supporting and encouraging major and independent film companies, as well as media production teams, to undertake on-location projects in the Greater Columbus area; and
WHEREAS, the Greater Columbus Film Commission was established in January, 2006; and
WHEREAS, the city believes that an investment in support of the Greater Columbus Film Co...

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