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File #: 2103-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Greater Columbus Sister Cities in support of activities celebrating the sister city relationship between Columbus and Genoa; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,500.00)
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Priscilla Tyson, Michael Stinziano
Attachments: 1. Ord 2103-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Greater Columbus Sister Cities in support of activities celebrating the sister city relationship between Columbus and Genoa.

Genoa is Columbus’ first sister city, having formalized the relationship in 1955. In an effort to promote ongoing social, cultural, and economic exchange, the city is currently partnering with Greater Columbus Sister Cities to plan and execute several events in celebration of our sister city relationship with Genoa.

One of the planned events is a regional pesto championship, to be hosted by the Italian Festival on October 8, 2017. The winner of the regional pesto championship will be eligible to represent Columbus as a competitor in the Pesto World Championship in Genoa, Italy, on March 17, 2018.

Columbus City Council will provide resources to Greater Columbus Sister Cities in order to support planning efforts for the regional competition.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide resources to Greater Columbus Sister Cities in time for planning and execution of the event in October.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Greater Columbus Sister Cities in support of activities celebrating the sister city relationship between Columbus and Genoa; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,500.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Columbus has enjoyed a sister city relationship with the City of Genoa since 1955; and

WHEREAS, the city and Greater Columbus Sister Cities are currently engaged in planning and executing events celebrating the city’s oldest sister city relationship; and

WHEREAS, in order to plan and execute the events, Council deems it a worthy use of funds to provide resources to Greater Columbus Sister Cities;...

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