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File #: 3100-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2019 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To amend and enact various provisions of Chapter 375 of the Columbus City Code in order to strengthen the levying, collection, and allocation of admissions tax receipts; and to declare an emergency.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin
Explanation
In December 2018, Columbus City Council passed Ordinance 3378-2018 which enacted Chapter 375 of the Columbus City Code in order to establish the Creation, Innovation, and Inclusion fund and an admissions tax on entrance to events within the city. This second piece of legislation will amend Chapter 375 of the Columbus City Code in order to strengthen the regulatory tax framework.
EMERGENCY ACTION: Emergency Action is being requested in order to amend the Columbus City Code Chapter 375 as it applies to tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020. The City must ensure the Columbus City Code is updated before that date.

Title
To amend and enact various provisions of Chapter 375 of the Columbus City Code in order to strengthen the levying, collection, and allocation of admissions tax receipts; and to declare an emergency.
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WHEREAS, the creative economy in Columbus serves as not only an integral component of economic development, but also a foundation for the city’s profile as a vibrant, inclusive city; and
WHEREAS, in order to foster the next generation of artists, the city has a responsibility to invest in ways to open the doors of arts and culture for all residents; and
WHEREAS, the Creation, Innovation and Inclusion fund represents a commitment to the creative economy by dedicating significant funding for grants to artists, musicians, and performers, enabling them to explore their creativity; and
WHEREAS, the Creation, Innovation and Inclusion fund will further advance arts education and accessibility within our neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 375 of the Columbus City Codes regards the taxation of admissions to events and places within the city; and
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus, in promotion of its efforts to invest in the creative economy, finds it necessary to amend Chapter 375 which provides taxation regulations on admissions to events and places within the city; and
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation o...

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