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File #: 1911-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To enact Columbus City Code Section 211.05 establishing the Office of CelebrateOne within the Office of the Mayor; to transfer responsibility for the CelebrateOne initiative from the Office of the Mayor to the Office of CelebrateOne; to reduce the Office of the Mayor’s general fund appropriation by an amount not to exceed $815,880.00; to establish the Office of CelebrateOne’s general fund appropriation in an amount equal to the reduction to the Office of the Mayor in an amount not to exceed $815,880.00; and to declare an emergency ($815,880.00).
Attachments: 1. 1911-2021 template.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
Since 2014, the City, under the leadership of then-City Council President and now Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, has invested time and resources to address and reduce the infant mortality rate in Franklin County through the collaborative effort called CelebrateOne. Upon establishment, CelebrateOne programming was administered under Columbus Public Health. In 2017, to further prioritize the work of this initiative under the administration, CelebrateOne programming transferred from Columbus Public Health to the Office of the Mayor (division 40-01) via 0982-2017. Now, to better structurally align personnel, programming, and funding for the future, this legislation formally establishes the Office of CelebrateOne (division 40-05) within the Office of the Mayor.
As such, this ordinance amends Chapter 211 of Columbus City Code by enacting section 211.05 as the establishment of the Office of CelebrateOne within the Office of the Mayor. The Office of CelebrateOne shall be responsible for the continued and collaborative effort to address and reduce the infant mortality rate in Franklin County. The Office of CelebrateOne shall consist of a director and other staff members as authorized by the mayor and city council.
Emergency: This legislation is being submitted as emergency to allow for proper accounting of this office and to allow for as little interruption in services as possible.
Fiscal Impact: CelebrateOne is currently funded by the Office of the Mayor’s general fund allocation as well as private and government grants, and most recently, by various federal funds related to the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In creating this office, authority for unencumbered budget balances in the general fund, as well as future expenditures in that fund, is being transferred to the Office of CelebrateOne. However, all current general fund encumbrances, contracts, obligations, etc. currently established in division 40-01 for CelebrateOne will rem...

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