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File #: 2004-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to contract with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission in support of Classic for Columbus, the week-long event celebration of educational, career pathways, and existential programs showcasing Historically Black Colleges and Universities; to authorize appropriations in the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2004-2021 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to contract with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission for support of Classic for Columbus (CFC) in the amount of $75,000. The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is a nonprofit organization who's mission is to rally Columbus to compete and win sporting events, providing a singular athlete and fan experience and positively impacting image, economy, and lifestyle. CFC is a week-long celebration of educational, career pathways, and existential programs that complement a multicultural Jamboree Festival and football game showcasing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). CFC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, economic development and diversity while raising funds for scholarships and institutions of higher learning. CFC is expected to generate a $10 million impact for the city in hotels, restaurants and other businesses. The City of Columbus is sponsoring two events in association with CFC, a Skills and Drills Session and a College, Career and Community Fair. Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks will help organize and staff Skills and Drills. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will organize and staff the College, Career and Community Fair.
The city will receive location, logistics and coordination of these two events in addition to 300 general seating tickets, city branding on all materials, and advertising in event programs. This contract is awarded in accordance with the relevant provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.30 relating to awarding not-for-profit service contracts. The services provided cannot be provided by existing city employees because these services are beyond the City’s current staffing capacity to provide.

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested due to the time sensitive deadlines of event sponsorship.
Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $75,000.00 consisting of...

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