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File #: 2472-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/22/2021 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize an appropriation within the Reimagine Safety subfund in support of the IDEAL inclusivity initiative; to authorize a transfer and appropriation within the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($64,350.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. 2472-2021 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the appropriation of $64,350.00 for the purchase of supplies in support of the IDEAL inclusivity initiative within the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire.

The IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Acceptance & Likeness) Initiative is a program within the Columbus Division of Fire designed to promote an inclusive culture within the Division. It consists of presentations, trainings, and promotional materials available to all Fire personnel. These efforts will focus on inclusive culture, recognizing and reducing bias, health and wellness for first responders, increasing trust and collaboration within the Division, and improving the relationship between the Division and the community. This initiative will include partnership with Columbus Public Health and the Department of Human Resources. This funding specifically will go to purchase training and promotional materials.

Council is proposing contributing to this initiative to further its commitment to diversity and inclusivity within the City and its own workforce. This ordinance authorizes the appropriation of $64,350.00 within the Reimagine Safety subfund for this purpose.


EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested to ensure that the Division of Fire has the necessary funds to initiate the program in time to include incoming Fire and Cadet classes, to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Columbus.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is available within the Reimagine Safety subfund.



Title

To authorize an appropriation within the Reimagine Safety subfund in support of the IDEAL inclusivity initiative; to authorize a transfer and appropriation within the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($64,350.00)


Body

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has initiated several efforts related to improving diversity and inclusion both externally and internally; and

WHEREAS, the Division of...

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