AN ORDINANCE
NO._________


An ordinance amending the length of terms of members of the Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia and the Downtown Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia to four years so as to be consistent with Georgia statutes; and for other purposes.

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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1.

Section 2-63 of the Columbus Code is hereby amended by deleting the last paragraph in its entirety and substituting a new paragraph to read as follows:

“Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 36-62-4, appointees to the Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia shall serve for terms of four years. Appointees may serve, when applicable, through expiration of a current term vacated for any reason and for an additional two consecutive full terms.”
SECTION 2.

Chapter 2 of the Columbus Code is hereby amended by adding a new Section 2-65.1 to read as follows:

“Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 36-42-4, the term of any member of the Downtown Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia shall be four years. Appointees may serve, when applicable, through expiration of a current term vacated for any reason and for an additional two consecutive full terms. Any provision of the Columbus Code or uncodified ordinance in conflict with this Code section is hereby repealed.”

SECTION 3.

This ordinance shall apply to any appointments to the Development Authority or Downtown Development Authority made after August 1, 2014.

SECTION 4.

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 12th day of August, 2014, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ________, 2014, 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 Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.


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SANDRA T. DAVIS TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK MAYOR