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File #: 3134-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To establish a new authorized strength ordinance for various divisions in the City of Columbus; to repeal ordinance 2371-2018; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD3134-2018previousstrength, 2. ORD3134-2018currentstrength

BACKGROUND: This ordinance amends the current authorized strength, as set forth in ordinance 2371-2018.

While strength levels in the aggregate for most city departments are set to be equal to the 2018 budget as amended by City Council, the strength levels of certain general and non-general fund agencies will be amended to facilitate the movement of existing positions in alignment with service delivery efficiency measures contained in the Mayor’s Executive 2019 budget proposal. Furthermore, in order to facilitate continued support of the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan and to acknowledge receipt of a new grant award, this ordinance increases the authorized strength figure by a total of 4 grant funded positions, adding 2 full-time positions for the Municipal Court Judges, 1 full-time position in the Department of Recreation and Parks, and 1 part-time position in the Division of Fire. In addition, the Judges' strength is increased by 3 full-time positions on the general fund and decreased by the same positions on the other funds, reflecting a change in funding source.

In the Department of Development, the equivalent of two full-time non general fund positions will transition to the general fund in the Division of Land Redevelopment (because of the rounding of split funded positions, this change is reflected as an addition of 2 full-time positions on the general fund and a decrease of 1 full-time position on the non general fund positions). The balance of transfers within the department are largely the result of funding realignments of certain positions. In addition, one full-time grant funded position will transition to part-time within the Department of Finance and Management.

The Department of Public Service is modifying strength levels, primarily as a function of divisional reorganization. The newly created Division of Parking Services will receive 46 full-time, non general fund positions in alignment with the creation of that Divisio...

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