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File #: 0167-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/13/2019
Title: To establish a new authorized strength ordinance for various divisions in the City of Columbus to be consistent with the adopted 2019 budget; to repeal ordinance 3134-2018; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD0167-2019previousstrength, 2. ORD0167-2019currentstrength
Explanation

This ordinance amends current authorized strength, as set forth in ordinance 3134-2018, by establishing authorized strength levels for city departments in alignment with the 2019 operating budget.

The strength levels for most general fund agencies are set to be equal to the 2019 budget as amended by City Council (including the Departments of Health and Recreation and Parks). Authorized strength levels of smaller non-general fund agencies are set to be equal to the adopted 2019 budget as amended, while the strength levels of certain larger non-general fund agencies may have their strength set slightly higher to allow for flexibility in hiring.

This ordinance is contingent on passage of ordinances 2870-2018 and 2871-2018, the proposed 2019 general fund operating budget and the proposed 2019 other funds operating budget, respectively.

Fiscal Impact: Funds for these strength levels are budgeted and/or the positions will not be filled until revenues have been clearly identified and appropriated. In all cases, the ability to hire will be monitored by the Division of Finance and Management. As such, there is no negative fiscal impact associated with passage of this ordinance.

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested to allow for the filling of budgeted vacant positions in certain departments in order to maintain and preserve public health, safety, and welfare.

Title

To establish a new authorized strength ordinance for various divisions in the City of Columbus to be consistent with the adopted 2019 budget; to repeal ordinance 3134-2018; and to declare an emergency.

Body

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Executive 2019 budget was submitted to City Council on November 14, 2018 for consideration; and,

WHEREAS, City Council is considering adoption of said budget on February 11, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, this ordinance repeals authorized strength ordinance 3134-2018 to be consistent with the 2019 adopted budget as amended; and,

WHEREAS, an emergen...

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