header-left
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 2085-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/19/2017 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish a purchase order with United Way of Central Ohio in support of the 2016 Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference for the Department of Neighborhoods; to authorize the expenditure of up to $13,000 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($13,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2016 NBPC DAX String

Explanation

 

This ordinance authorizes the expenditure for the Department of Neighborhoods in support of the 2016 Neighborhood Best Practices Conference. The Community Relations Commission within the Department of Neighborhoods has co-hosted, with United Way, the Neighborhood Best Practices Conference for the past 7 years. The Conference is designed to bring community groups together with city, state, and county agencies to talk about “best practices” addressing neighborhood issues in their communities. This conference not only addresses issues but enables community members from all over the city to network and build long lasting relationships, empowering each other to continue making positive change in their neighborhoods. The goal of the Neighborhood Best Practices Conference is to strengthen and promote productive communication and collaboration between neighborhood groups, community partners, and local government. It is also an opportunity for community leaders of various backgrounds to discuss neighborhood best practices, current trends, and most critically to network with other neighborhoods. In support of the 2016 Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference, the Department of Neighborhoods is requesting to expend up to $13,000 for the 2016 conference.

 

Emergency action is requested so that the expenditure can be immediately executed to reimburse the 2016 conference.

 

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Department of Neighborhoods operating budget.

 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish a purchase order with United Way of Central Ohio in support of the 2016 Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference for the Department of Neighborhoods; to authorize the expenditure of up to $13,000 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($13,000.00)

 

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Community Relations Commission within the Department of Neighborhoods, in coordination with United Way, has hosted the Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference for the past 7 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the conference provides a forum for community leaders to discuss current trends and ways to promote productive communication and collaboration among neighbors; and

 

WHEREAS, it is an effective use of funding to support the execution of the 2016 Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference through this expenditure; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Neighborhoods in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the expenditure for the 2016 Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference all for the immediate 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 Finance and Management is hereby authorized to establish a purchase order with United Way of Central Ohio in support of the 2016 Neighborhoods Best Practices Conference for the Department of Neighborhoods.

 

SECTION 2.  That the total expenditure of up to $13,000 is hereby authorized from the general fund, fund 1000, Department of Neighborhoods, in Object Class 03 - Contractual Services, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.  That this purchase is in accordance with Section 329 of the Columbus City Code related to not-for-profit organizations.

 

SECTION 4.  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 5. 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.