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File #: 0278-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2019 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To enact new Section 3111.22 of the Columbus City Code in order to create the Far West Area Commission; and to declare an emergency.
Sponsors: Michael Stinziano, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. Far West Side Area Commission Petition Packet
Explanation

BACKGROUND: To respond to a petition filed on November 19, 2018 by the Far West Area Commission Task Force to create the Far West Area Commission as bounded and described herein, and to establish the Far West Area Commission as its representative area commission in accordance with Chapter 3109 of the Columbus City Code and with proposed bylaws filed as part of said petition.

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation. Passage of this legislation will initiate notice procedures by the Department of Neighborhoods regarding various applications involving real property within the proposed area; necessitate additional routine staff work for the Department of Neighborhoods; and require annual funding in an amount to be appropriated by Council.

Emergency Justification: to expedite the election of officers and the creation of the Far West Area Commission for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare.


Title

To enact new Section 3111.22 of the Columbus City Code in order to create the Far West Area Commission; and to declare an emergency.


Body

WHEREAS, people interested in the area of Columbus described hereafter joined together to initiate efforts to establish an area commission for their area; and

WHEREAS, a task force was established to consider organizational questions, to choose directions, to prepare and circulate documents required by Chapter 3109 of the Columbus City Code to file such documents with the City Clerk, to notify residents and to serve that area until an area commission is appointed and organized; and

WHEREAS, on November 19, 2018, the task force, through Sharon Rastatter, the agent for petitioners, filed with the City Clerk a petition for the creation of the Far West Area Commission together with proposed by-laws and selection procedures for its operation; and

WHEREAS, public notice of such filing was published in the City Bulletin on November 24, 2018, as required by Section ...

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