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File #: 0563-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/25/2020 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize an appropriation within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund in support of Columbus Youth Council; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Shayla Favor
Attachments: 1. Ord 0563-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes an appropriation in support of programming and activities associated with the Columbus Youth Council.

The inaugural Columbus Youth Council was convened for the 2019-2020 school year. Students selected to the Columbus Youth Council will have an opportunity to learn about city government and how they can become stewards in their community. They will be participating in several lessons dealing with topics such as the structure of city government, city development, youth services provided by our non-profit organizations, and much more. For their service on Columbus Youth Council, students will:

? Gain a greater understanding of city government and how local leaders make a difference;
? Enhance their skills in civic engagement and local leadership, becoming stewards of their community;
? Meet city leaders and have this experience on their resume for life after high school;
? Accrue hours toward their high school volunteer commitment;
? Travel to Washington D.C. to lobby state and federal leaders on matters of importance to Columbus.

Emergency action is requested in order to have funding in place for the execution of planned events.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize an appropriation within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund in support of Columbus Youth Council; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the inaugural Columbus Youth Council was convened for the 2019-2020 school year; and

WHEREAS, students selected to the Columbus Youth Council will have an opportunity to learn about city government and how they can become stewards in their community; and

WHEREAS, students will learn about topics such as the structure of city government, city development, youth services provided by our non-profit organizations, and much more; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City in that it is immediately necessary to autho...

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