ORDINANCE NO. BL2007-38
An ordinance repealing Ordinance No. BL2007-1451, as amended.
WHEREAS, on August 21, 2007, the Metropolitan Council enacted Ordinance No. BL2007-1451, as amended, to require nonprofit organizations receiving funds from the Metropolitan Government through the General Fund of the General Services District or the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax to either make meetings of their board of directors open to the public when deliberating the expenditure of Metropolitan Government funds, or, in the alternative, submit a quarterly report to the Council Rules Committee summarizing how the Metropolitan Government funds have been used by the organization; and
WHEREAS, the reporting requirements contained in Ordinance No. BL2007-1451, as amended, are in large part a duplication of efforts on the part of nonprofit organizations receiving Metropolitan Government funding, since the Metropolitan Government already tracks the expenditure of the funds to ensure they are spent in the manner set forth in the grant contract; and
WHEREAS, the Council now deems that Ordinance No. BL2007-1451 creates an unnecessary amount of work for nonprofit organizations and desires to repeal the ordinance in its entirety.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Ordinance No. BL2007-1451, as amended, is hereby repealed in its entirety.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Rip Ryman, Ronnie Steine
|Introduced:||October 16, 2007|
|Passed First Reading:||October 16, 2007|
|Referred to:||Rules Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||November 20, 2007|
|Passed Third Reading:||December 4, 2007|
|Approved:||December 10, 2007|