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File #: 0045-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a first modified not-for-profit service contract with the Columbus Partnership relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan; to authorize the expenditure of $1,365,000.00 from the Smart City Private Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,365,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0045-2019 TCP Mod 1 Legislation Stream
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to modify an existing not-for-profit contract with the Columbus Partnership relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan.

In 2016, the City of Columbus bested six other finalists to be named the winner of the Smart City Challenge, a nationwide competition administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan), which seeks to “create a fully integrated, first-of-its kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.”

Ordinance 1863-2016 authorized the Director of Public Service to sign agreements with USDOT, Vulcan, or others in connection with the award of the Smart City Challenge grant, the expenditure of those grant funds through additional council action, if needed, and the return of unused Smart City Challenge grant funds if any should remain at the end of the grant. This legislation also authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with organizations or individuals to accept contributions of materials, services, equipment, grants, or other type of assistance related to the Smart City Challenge, to administer the contributions according to the terms and conditions of the agreements, and to authorize the return of any contributions if required at the end of the term of the agreement.

Ordinance 1901-2017 authorized the transfer of signature authority from the Director of Public Service to the Chief Innovation Officer, or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee, for all past, present and future contracts entered into by the City of Columbus in connection with Smart Columbus, the Smart City Challenge, and Vulcan projects.

Ordinance 1279-2018 authorized the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a not-for-profit agreement with the Columbus Partnership relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Pl...

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