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File #: 2261-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,000.00)
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano
Attachments: 1. Ord 2261-2018 Legislation Template

Explanation

This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit.

 

The Asian American Commerce Group (AACG) provides outreach to all minority group to encourage entrepreneurship and provides business assistance to help entrepreneurs start a business. The AACG serves as a liaison between the Asian community and new immigrants and the many resources provided by the city, county, state, and federal governments. In November, the AACG will host the 6th Annual Economic Summit. At a minimum cost, the summit educates business owners and future entrepreneurs on the many resources available from the government and corporate community to support small and diverse owned businesses.

 

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Jobs Growth subfund.

 

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in providing grant funding to the AACG in advance of the planned November summit.

 

Title

To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,000.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, the Asian American Commerce Group (AACG) provides outreach to all minority group to encourage entrepreneurship and provides business assistance to help entrepreneurs start a business; and

 

WHEREAS, in November, the AACG will host the 6th Annual Economic Summit; and

 

WHEREAS, the summit educates business owners and future entrepreneurs on the many resources available from the government and corporate community to support small and diverse owned businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily business of the city in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a grant agreement with the AACG to avoid any delay in providing resources necessary for event planning; now, therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That Columbus City Council is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit.

 

SECTION 2. That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate $5,000.00 in the Jobs Growth subfund, fund 1000, subfund 100015, to the Columbus City Council per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3. That the expenditure of $5,000.00 or so much thereof as may be needed pursuant to the actions authorized in SECTION 1, is hereby authorized in the Jobs Growth subfund, fund 1000, subfund 100015 per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4. 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 10 days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.