Agenda Item # 5

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/13/2018

Agenda Report # 51


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: PlanFirst Memorandum of Agreement

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to approve the MOA between the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG).

Background: Columbus applied to be a PlanFirst community in 2016. That designation ends in 2018. Columbus has had its designation renewed for 2019-2021.

Analysis: The MOA essentially offers incentives to CCG as a PlanFirst community and in return the Planning Department has to agree to fulfill comprehensive planning in Columbus as well as being available when needed by DCA as a PlanFirst reviewer, Community Planning Institute (CPI) presenter, and annually submit a Comp Plan success story to the PlanFirst website (MOA attached).

Financial Considerations: DCA offers various incentives on its programs, including free attendance at CPI events. CCG typically only utilizes travel funds within the Planning Department's budget.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A

Legal Considerations: N/A

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to approve the MOA between the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG).

Planfirst MOA.pdfPlanfirst MOA.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO.


WHEREAS, the Columbus Planning Department has been re-designated as Georgia Department of Community Affairs PlanFirst Community for 2019-2022; and,

WHEREAS, this renewal application was prepared according to the standards and procedures for PlanFirst as established by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs; and,

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

That the Columbus Consolidated Government does hereby accept the 2019-2022 PlanFirst designation from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the day of , 2018 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 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