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File #: 0435-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To authorize the appropriation and transfer of $229,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund for the support of various annual special event programming; to appropriate $229,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($229,000.00)
Attachments: 1. details for 2020 requet, 2. 2020 hotel motel funding
Explanation

Background: This ordinance is to appropriate and transfer $229,000.00 from the existing Hotel/Motel Tax appropriation to the Recreation and Parks Department for the support of various annual special events and cultural arts programming for the enrichment of the community. Events typically supported by these funds include festivals and programming such as Jazz and Rib Fest, Sports Tournament Support, Music Licensing, and community events through the Special Events Support Program.

The Partnership through Sponsorship Program was created in 1995 by City Council to support community groups and neighbors that host free events that celebrate cultural, ethnic, and artistic diversity for the entertainment and enjoyment by the greater Columbus community. In 2017, CRPD elected to expand the program to include larger city-wide events that are part of the cultural fabric of the City. Now identified as the Special Events Support Program, it includes (5) levels of support including: First Time Impact, Neighborhood Impact, Community Impact, Citywide Impact, and Regional Impact. All events must occur within a Columbus park, facility, street, or public place.

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested as it is immediately necessary to appropriate and transfer funds for necessary expenditures starting in March.

Financial Impact: The City Auditor is directed to appropriate and transfer $229,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund.

Title

To authorize the appropriation and transfer of $229,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund for the support of various annual special event programming; to appropriate $229,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($229,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Columbus City Code Section 371.02 allows for the allocation of a maximum of 1.59 percent in relation to the 5.1 percent Hotel/Motel Tax receipts fo...

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