Agenda Item # 8




Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

11/26/2013

Agenda Report # 008


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Literacy Alliance of Columbus

INITIATED BY: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a one-year contract with Literacy Alliance toward funding for Crime Prevention initiatives.

Background: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has agreed to recommend funding of $105,000.00 to Literacy Alliance of Columbus in an effort to increase literacy rates, to reduce crime, and lower recidivism rates among adults in Muscogee County.

Analysis: Literacy Alliance has been working in Columbus since 1990. Literacy Alliance has worked hard since it’s inception to increase literacy rates among our entire community. They have accomplished this through numerous programs such as, Kindergarten Readiness, Adult Literacy programming and the Book Parade. The lives touched through their programming have been countless and those helped continue to give back in support of future programming. There is no better comparison to crime prevention than to that of literacy rates in a community.

Financial Considerations: These funds are appropriated from the Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program and do not require a match.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a one-year contract with Literacy Alliance of Columbus to provide quality literacy programming and tutoring for adults and juveniles.




A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH LITERACY ALLIANCE OF COLUMBUS FOR $105,000.00 FOR FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF LITERACY ALLIANCE.

WHEREAS, Literacy Alliance of Columbus Program has been designed to impact lives of adults and children living within Muscogee County; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $105,000.00 to Literacy Alliance of Columbus.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a one-year contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Literacy Alliance of Columbus for $105,000.00 for funding the Literacy Alliance of Columbus Program. Funds are budgeted in the FY14 Budget: Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 26th day of November, 2013 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor