WHEREAS, the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley has made grant funds available for The Columbus, GA, -based version of the 2015-2016 Knight Cities Challenge; and,
WHEREAS, public Wi-Fi around and inside the Natatorium, Plaza area of Government Center, and area surrounding the Civic Center is needed: and,
WHEREAS, Wi-Fi in Public spaces is the first step towards a well-connected ‘Gigabit city’; and,
WHEREAS, public amenities like public Wi-Fi have been shown to attract and retain talent for the community, expanding economic opportunity and creating a culture of civic engagement; and,
WHEREAS, the Columbus, GA, -based version of the 2015-2016 Knight Cities Challenge can provide funding for Public Wi-Fi at these City Owned Venues.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application for and if awarded, accept a grant from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley in the amount of $229,950.00, or as otherwise awarded, with no local match, but implementation will be by the CCG Information Technology Staff, and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund (or applicable fund) by the amount awarded.
Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor