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File #: 3376-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/26/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to accept a grant from Anheuser-Busch for increased enforcement of OVI in conjunction with a pilot program that aims to reduce harmful drinking; to authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $50,000.00 within the unallocated balance of the Division of Police grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Michael Stinziano
Attachments: 1. AB CPD Grant Award letter 2018-11, 2. Funding String 2019 AB Reduce Harmful Drinking Grant
Explanation

This ordinance accepts a grant from Anheuser-Busch in the amount of $50,000.00 for the purpose of increased enforcement by CPD officers trained in OVI enforcement tactics during high risk drinking events during the intervention period-January through December 2019.

In December 2016, the city launched a pilot project with Anheuser-Busch InBev entitled, “Columbus City Pilot to Reduce Harmful Drinking.” Columbus, Ohio is the only city in the United States being utilized by Anheuser-Busch InBev in this world-wide initiative. Other partner countries with single city pilot projects include Mexico, Belgium, Brazil, and China.

The purpose of this public-private partnership is to continue a drunk-driving prevention effort in Columbus during the 2019 year - as part of an overall AB InBev goal to reduce harmful drinking by 10% in various cities around the world by the year 2020. The initiative also includes round-trip safe rides. In the initial Pilot year of 2017, the Division of Police expended $27,174.26 of the original $42,000.00 award. The Division of Police will continue to spend the remaining $14,825.74 of that award under a grant extension in 2019.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to accept a grant from Anheuser-Busch for increased enforcement of OVI in conjunction with a pilot program that aims to reduce harmful drinking; to authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $50,000.00 within the unallocated balance of the Division of Police grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

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WHEREAS, in December 2016, the city launched a pilot project with Anheuser-Busch InBev entitled, “Columbus City Pilot to Reduce Harmful Drinking”; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus, Ohio is the only city in the United States being utilized by Anheuser-Busch InBev in this world-wide initiative. Other partner countries with single city pilot projects include Mexico, Belgium, Brazil, and China; and,

WHEREAS, the purpose of this p...

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