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File #: 1212-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into a sub-recipient agreement with the Columbus Partnership relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $1,580,000.00 from the Smart City Private Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,580,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Columbus Partnership Reimbursement Agreement Accounting Codes, 2. Waiver Form
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute a sub-recipient agreement with the Columbus Partnership relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan. In 2016, the City of Columbus pursued and won a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation with the goal of laying a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility. The grant agreement with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation allows the use of sub-recipients with City Council approval and approval by the Foundation. To that end, the Department of Public Service is requesting to make the Columbus Partnership a grant sub-recipient to lead initiatives aimed at encouraging electric vehicle adoption by individuals, public entities, and private employers and increasing charging infrastructure locally. Examples of initiatives the Columbus Partnership will lead are:

· Working with public, private, and academic sectors to place in operation over 1,200 electric vehicles into their fleets by the end of the grant period.
· Increase electric vehicle consumer market adoption in Columbus and the surrounding seven county region.
· Engage in partnerships with local car dealerships and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to secure a satisfactory supply of new and used electric vehicles and improve the sales environment of these models to satisfy the increased consumer demand created during the life of the grant.
· Support the acceleration of electric vehicle adoption through installation of charging infrastructure, with the goal of 1,685 new charging ports by the end of the grant period.

As a sub-recipient to the grant agreement, funding will flow from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation through the Department of Public Service to the Columbus Partnership. The Columbus Partnership will be directly responsible for accomplishing th...

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