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File #: 0376-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 1/28/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to establish contracts and purchase orders for the payment of annual membership dues and subscriptions for various organizations; and to authorize the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the General Fund. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 0376-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of $100,000.00 within the General Fund for membership dues and subscriptions for various organizations. The city maintains memberships with various national, state, and regional organizations. This ordinance authorizes the establishment of contracts, purchase orders and subsequent payments to various organizations including, but not limited to:

National League of Cities
Ohio Municipal League
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Hannah News Service
Government Finance Officers' Association
Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

As a member of these organizations, the City of Columbus receives many benefits including, but not limited to seminars, publications, and access to a nationwide pool of municipal leaders who share similar challenges, concerns, and initiatives.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $100,000.00 with various organizations for citywide membership dues and subscriptions. The Financial Management Division budgeted $115,000.00 in the 2019 General Fund Budget for these expenditures. In 2018, $100,000.00 was expended for these membership dues and subscriptions. This piece is contingent upon passage of the 2019 operating budget ordinance.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to establish contracts and purchase orders for the payment of annual membership dues and subscriptions for various organizations; and to authorize the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the General Fund. ($100,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the city to maintain memberships in the National League of Cities, the Ohio Municipal League, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hannah News Service, the Government Finance Officers' Association, the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, and other organizations; and

WHEREAS, to ma...

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