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File #: 1152-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with The Saunders Company, LLC to provide community outreach and engagement activities related to the search for a new City of Columbus, Chief of Police; to authorize the transfer of $49,900.00 from the Department of Finance and Management to the Department of Public Safety within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $49,900.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($49,900.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1152-2019 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with The Saunders Company, LLC to provide community outreach and engagement activities related to the search for a new City of Columbus, Chief of Police. The Saunders Company, LLC will work with the Police Chief Search Advisory Committee, City Administration staff, and Division of Police staff to design, recommend, and implement a robust and transparent process to ascertain the needs and expectations of City of Columbus communities from a broad range of stakeholders.
The process will include both surveys and engaging in various community meetings and outreach events with a broad range of residents, community groups, as well as police officers. Community engagement will encompass Area Commissions, Clergy and Faith-Based organizations, Young Professionals Groups, Columbus City Schools, Public Libraries, among others. This process will result in a detailed report summarizing all community engagement activities and related findings and will then be utilized by the City to develop a candidate profile that matches the needs and expectations of the greater Columbus community.
The City of Columbus, utilized a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to identify and assess qualified firms. Proposals were submitted in accordance with Section329.25 of the Columbus City COde and after the evaluation of proposals, The Saunders Company, LLC received the highest overall score from the RFP committee and as such is being recommended for this community outreach and engagement contract.
The Saunders Company, LLC; Federal Tax ID# 46-4722967, CC#:008789, expires 10/22/2020, EBO_MBE
Fiscal Impact: This legislation authorizes the transfer and expenditure of $49,900.00 from the General Fund with The Saunders Company, LLC to provide community outreach and engagement related to the search for a new City of Columbus, Chief of Police. Funding in the amount of $49,900.00...

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