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File #: 1662-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/6/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into an agreement with Short North Alliance, Inc. to facilitate the implementation of parking and mobility initiatives within the Short North Benefit District; to authorize the expenditure of up to $225,000.00 from the Short North Special Parking Area Subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($225,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 1662-2018 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into an agreement with Short North Alliance Inc. (“SNA”) to facilitate the implementation of parking and mobility initiatives within the Short North Parking Benefit District (the “SNPBD”) under Section 2155 of the Columbus City Code.
Ordinance No. 1189-2018 authorized the Director of Public Service to promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of a parking benefit district, and granted the Director the authority to disburse funds generated from parking meter revenue to assist in funding transportation, parking and mobility projects and initiatives within the limits of a defined parking benefit district.

The City desires to engage SNA to advance the implementation of the Short North Parking Plan. SNA will be responsible for the management, contract administration, communications, reporting ,and financial oversight of the following initiatives: the Visitor Validation Program, which aims to increase occupancy of off-street garages in the Short North and to maximize off-street parking supply; the Employee Mobility Benefit Fund, which provides various incentives intended to reduce traffic congestion and parking demand to those who work in the Short North; and the Short North Marketing & Communications Program, which educates the public on transportation and parking options through print and digital media and on-street signage. This legislation authorizes the encumbrance and expenditure of up to $225,000.00 to fund those initiatives through February 29, 2020, at which time the City has the option to renew or extend that agreement through 2022.

Approval of this ordinance is contingent on approval of Ordinance No. 2018-2018 and Ordinance No.1918-2018.

2. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
The contract compliance number for Short North Alliance Inc. is CC008394, which expires May 21, 2020.

3. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding for this agreement is available as follows: $22...

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