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File #: 3055-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to transfer appropriation within the Smart City Private Grant Fund from the Department of Public Service to the Department of Public Utilities; and to declare an emergency. ($90,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 3055-2018 Legislative Accounting Stream BAV 110918
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the City Auditor to transfer appropriation within the Smart City Private Grant Fund from the Department of Public Service to the Department of Public Utilities for the purpose of providing additional funds for the Green Power Purchase Agreement program.

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. As part of this appropriation, $90,000 was dedicated to the support of the Department of Public Utilities Green Power Program.

Ordinance 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.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
This is a budgeted expense in the amount of $90,000.00 within the Smart City Private Grant Fund, Fund 7768. Appropriation needs to be transferred within the Smart City Private Grant Fund from the Department of Public Service to the Department of Public Utilities to allow the Department of Public Utilities to ...

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