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File #: 1951-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to create a Special Purpose Sub-Fund titled Columbus Building Construction Trades Community Benefits Fund (Community Benefits Fund) for the purpose of depositing proceeds received from public and private sources and that such funds shall be used for the purpose of promoting career development in the skilled trades sector; to appropriate an amount up to, but not to exceed, the cash in the fund not encumbered for any other purpose; and to authorize the expenditure of said funds received for such purposes, and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Ord 1951-2019 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The Department of Finance and Management seeks to establish a Special Purpose Sub-Fund titled “Columbus Building Construction Trades Community Benefits Fund” (Community Benefits Fund), which is authorized to accept funds from public and private sources for the purpose of promoting skilled trades career development activities in the greater Columbus community.
In October 2017, the City of Columbus entered into a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the Columbus Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO (CBCTC) and its affiliates and members (Unions). This agreement, the first of its kind in the history of Columbus, enhances cooperation between workers and the City, eliminates the risk of delays and disruption to the project due to labor disputes, guarantees local workforce a percentage of the project work; and offers benefits to the community such as apprenticeships, focused job recruitment, and diversity and inclusion plans. It should be noted that the City anticipates entering into other CBA’s for future projects that are yet to be determined. Furthermore, CBAs sets local workforce goals for Franklin County and the City of Columbus. These agreements establish the formation of a Community and Workforce & Apprenticeship Committee, which is made up of representatives from the CBCTC, the City of Columbus, and community partners, dedicated to the advancement of minorities, as well as women and low-income residents.
In accordance with current and future CBAs, this Community Benefits Fund shall be authorized to accept funds from the CBCTC and its affiliates and members, as well as the City of Columbus and other public and private sources that may wish to contribute funding for the purpose of promoting career development in the area of skilled trades.
Proceeds from these receipts shall be used to provide scholarships to City of Columbus residents enrolled in apprenticeship programs, job recruitment and training activities, community...

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