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File #: 2360-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: To amend sections 585.03 and 585.09 of the Columbus City Codes pertaining to the membership and voting regulations of the Vehicle for Hire Board; and to repeal existing sections 585.03 and 585.09 of the Columbus City Codes.
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Sections 585.03 and 585.09 of the Columbus City Codes pertaining to Vehicle for Hire Board membership and voting quorum. Currently, the code mandates a member of the board from the Smart Columbus initiative. However, as the scope of the organization’s mission evolves, the Licensing Section and Smart Columbus mutually agreed that full board membership for the latter was not necessary going forward. It is still the intent for Smart Columbus to work with the Vehicle for Hire Board and the Licensing Section when certain initiatives may be of mutual interest. The code amendment will also adjust the number of board members required for a quorum accordingly. Overall, these changes will further the City administration’s and Council’s efforts to update and streamline the Licensing Code and modernize regulations for the City’s businesses and residents.


Title

To amend sections 585.03 and 585.09 of the Columbus City Codes pertaining to the membership and voting regulations of the Vehicle for Hire Board; and to repeal existing sections 585.03 and 585.09 of the Columbus City Codes.


Body

WHEREAS, Chapter 585 of the Columbus City Codes governs the city’s Vehicle for Hire Board; and

WHEREAS, several updates have been made to this code over the past decade, including revisions to include new modes of transportation such as micro-transit vehicles and pedal wagons; and

WHEREAS, the City is now proposing a minor update to this Code to align more closely with the missions of both the Vehicle for Hire Board and Smart Columbus by removing the board position for the Smart Columbus representative; and

WHEREAS, it is still the intent for Smart Columbus to work with the Vehicle for Hire Board and the Licensing Section when certain initiatives may be of mutual interest; and

WHEREAS, these changes will further the City administration’s and Council’s efforts to update and streamline the Licensing Code a...

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