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File #: 2244-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/24/2018 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To order and provide for the submission to the electors at the November 6, 2018 election an ordinance proposed by initiative petition entitled “To Establish a Community Bill of Rights for Water, Soil, and Air Protection and to Prohibit Gas and Oil Extraction and Related Activities and Projects”, and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Community Bill of Rights Proposed Ordinance Summary, 2. Community Bill of Rights Proposed Ordinance
Explanation

This Ordinance provides for the immediate certification to the Franklin County Board of Elections for placement on the ballot at the November 6, 2018 election an ordinance proposed by initiative petition entitled “To Establish a Community Bill of Rights for Water, Soil, and Air Protection and to Prohibit Gas and Oil Extraction and Related Activities and Projects”. This action is necessary in order for the proposed ordinance to be considered by the electors as required under Columbus City Charter Section 43.

Title

To order and provide for the submission to the electors at the November 6, 2018 election an ordinance proposed by initiative petition entitled “To Establish a Community Bill of Rights for Water, Soil, and Air Protection and to Prohibit Gas and Oil Extraction and Related Activities and Projects”, and to declare an emergency.

Body

WHEREAS, on June 26, 2018, a proposed ordinance was submitted to the Columbus City Council by a petition signed by registered electors of the City of Columbus entitled “To Establish a Community Bill of Rights for Water, Soil, and Air Protection and to Prohibit Gas and Oil Extraction and Related Activities and Projects”; and

WHEREAS, on July 23, 2018 this Council found the petition to be legally sufficient in Ordinance No. 2183-2018; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Columbus City Charter Section 43, Council is required forthwith to either pass the proposed ordinance as submitted or order and provide for the submission of such proposed ordinance to a vote of the electors of the City at the next ensuing election to be held not less than sixty (60) nor more than one hundred twenty (120) days thereafter; or if no such election will be held, at the next ensuing election; and

WHEREAS, this Council has not passed the proposed ordinance as submitted and has decided to submit the proposed ordinance to the electors of the City; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual and daily operation of the City in that it is nece...

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