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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 authorize an appropriation in order to have funding in place for the execution of planned events, for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare; now, therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate $25,000.00 in the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund, fund 1000, subfund 100018, to Columbus City Council per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 2. That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this legislation.

 

SECTION 3. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.