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File #: 1143-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2019 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for federal advocacy services; to authorize the expenditure of $25,000.00 from the 2019 General Fund Operating Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1143-2019 2019-04-17 ED Columbus Chamber Advocacy
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of providing federal advocacy services. The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce will pursue federal funding through the services of a consultant to support investments in infrastructure, people, and innovation to advance economic development and job growth within the City of Columbus and the Franklin County Region.

A collaborative effort was established between the City of Columbus, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Partnership, the Central Ohio Transit Authority, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, United Way of Central Ohio, OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to pursue this effort.

Emergency action is requested to allow the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce to continue to provide federal advocacy services without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: The funding of $25,000 has been allocated from the 2019 General Fund Operating Budget.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for federal advocacy services; to authorize the expenditure of $25,000.00 from the 2019 General Fund Operating Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus desires to provide the Greater Chamber of Commerce with funding for purposes of federal advocacy; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has provided funding to the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for federal advocacy services in the past; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus entered into contract with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce to provide federal advocacy services in 2018; and

WHEREAS, the contract for...

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