Agenda Item # 2



Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

11/26/2013*

Agenda Report # 002


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Columbus Technical College – Non-Violent Felon Employment
Program

INITIATED BY: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a one-year contract with Columbus Technical College to award funding of $80,000 in Crime Prevention initiatives.

Background: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has agreed to recommend funding of $80,000.00 toward their effort to employ non-violent felons and reduce the rate of recidivism.

Analysis: Funds will be used to pay for screening and training of non-violent felons to enable them to gain employment.

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 Columbus Technical College to provide funding for new initiatives with the Non-Violent Felon Employment Program.






A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH COLUMBUS TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOR $80,000.00 FOR FUNDING INITIATIVES OF THE NON-VIOLENT FELON EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM.

WHEREAS, Columbus Technical College has a Non-Violent Felon Employment program to impact the lives of felons to help them gain employment; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $80,000.00 to Columbus Technical College for the Non-Violent Felon Employment program.

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 Columbus Technical College for $80,000.00 for funding the Non-Violent Felon Employment 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 8th day of November, 26th 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 Baker 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