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File #: 1666-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/6/2022 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Red, White, & Boom!, in an amount up to $50,000.00 for the purpose of planning, promoting and executing Red, White & Boom! 2022; to authorize a transfer of $50,000.00 between the Citywide Account and the Department of Development; and to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1666-2022 ED Red White Boom Inc GF (Citywide xfr)
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Red, White, & Boom! in an amount up to $50,000.00 for the purpose of planning, promoting and executing Red, White & Boom! 2022.

Since its inception in 1981, Red, White, & Boom! has grown to be the largest Independence Day Celebration in the Midwest and has become an open, inclusive and FREE experience for hundreds of thousands of people from across Columbus and central Ohio. Historically, the day-long event attracts over 400,000 visitors to downtown Columbus, making it the largest single-day event in the city. It is a tradition that celebrates the diversity of our community, while honoring military veterans and those who serve our city, state and nation.
Emergency action is necessary to avoid causing interruptions in the delivery of program services.

FISCAL IMPACT: The funding of $50,000.00 for this contract will be transferred from the General Fund Citywide Account to the Department of Development General Fund budget.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: the vendor number is 004781 and contract compliance expires 11/15/2023.


Title
To authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Red, White, & Boom!, in an amount up to $50,000.00 for the purpose of planning, promoting and executing Red, White & Boom! 2022; to authorize a transfer of $50,000.00 between the Citywide Account and the Department of Development; and to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

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WHEREAS, since its inception in 1981, Red, White, & Boom! has grown to be the largest Independence Day Celebration in the Midwest; and

WHEREAS, Red, White, & Boom! has become an open, inclusive and FREE experience for hundreds of thousands of people from across Columbus and central Ohio; and

WHEREAS, Red, White, & Boom! is a tradition that celebrates the diversity of our community, while honoring military ve...

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