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File #: 2595-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/12/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the City’s Chief Innovation Officer to enter into contract with Clean Fuels Ohio for the purpose of distributing rebate funds in connection with the Smart Columbus Transportation Network Company Electric Vehicle Rebate Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $120,000.00 for this program from the Smart City Private Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($120,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2595-2018 TNC Legislation Accounting Templates
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the establishment of a contract with Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) and the expenditure of $120,000.00 within the Smart City Private Grant Fund for (CFO) to issue rebates for the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Electric Vehicle Rebate Program. Ordinance Number 1901-2017 authorized the Public Service Director to transfer signature authority to the Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee for all past, present and future Smart Columbus, Smart City Challenge, Paul G Allen Family Foundation contracts, documents, and projects.

In 2016, the City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Public Service, pursued and won a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan) in connection with the Smart City Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of that award is to enable the City to lay a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility.

Ordinance 1863-2016 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with and to accept grant monies and other resources from Vulcan which are to be distributed to the City over the course of four years.

Ordinance 1193-2017 authorized the appropriation of $3,321,328.00 within the Smart City Private Grant Fund to support the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan as part of the Vulcan grant. $120,000.00 was budgeted within that plan to reimburse transportation network companies up to $3,000 for the purchase of a qualifying Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV), known as the TNC Electric Vehicle Rebate Program.

Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) is a non-profit organization that is a subconsultant to GPD Group on the Smart City Vulcan Charging and Decarbonization contract, approved by Council under Ordinance 1294-2017 on June 5, 2017. That contract was put in pl...

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