Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

November 13, 2018

Agenda Report # 47


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: 2018 Legislative Agenda - Add On

INITIATED BY: City Manager’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested of the resolution for the 2019 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly, which the Mayor and Council deem appropriate. Background: Each year elected and appointed officials of the Columbus Consolidated Government develop a list of issues important to the citizens of Columbus that requires action by the Local Legislative Delegation. Once approved, a meeting will be held with the Delegation to explain the rationale behind these issues and to solicit their support. The Hometown Connection and Legislative Agenda meeting was held on October 11, 2018. Analysis: Staff, elected and appointed officials were asked to present issues they felt were important to the operation of city government. Research and justification for these issues were presented to the City Manager and a list was prepared for presentation to the Mayor/Council. Financial Considerations: The City is expected to receive additional revenues if many of the issues are passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve those resolution, which the Mayor and Council deem appropriate.


A RESOLUTION
No._____


WHEREAS, current legislation in Georgia provides for certain state sales tax credits for production companies producing music or musical theatre productions in Georgia while touring the production; and,

WHEREAS, current legislation defines parameters including the dollar amount to be spent in the State of Georgia over a certain period and the length of time that a production must tour in order to be awarded the state sales tax credit; and,

WHEREAS, the current legislation excludes most music and music theatre production companies from taking advantage of the tax credit thereby severely limiting most production activity to outside the State of Georgia; and,

WHEREAS, this Council desires that the local delegation to the Georgia General Assembly revisit the current legislation providing certain state sales tax credits for production companies producing music or musical theatre productions to make it more feasible for production companies to take advantage of these credits.

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

We hereby respectfully request that the local legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly introduce legislation to expand certain state sales tax credits for production companies producing music or musical theatre productions to make it more feasible for production companies to take advantage of these credits in Georgia.

Let a copy of this resolution be forwarded by the Clerk of Council to each member of the local delegation to the Georgia General Assembly.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the ______ day of ____________ 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____ members of Council.


Councilor Allen voting _____________.
Councilor Baker voting _____________.
Councilor Barnes voting _____________.
Councilor Davis voting _____________.
Councilor Garrett voting _____________.
Councilor House voting _____________.
Councilor Huff voting _____________.
Councilor Thomas voting _____________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting _____________.
Councilor Woodson voting _____________.




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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor