ORDINANCE NO. BL2002-1186
An ordinance authorizing the approval of grants requiring Council approval via resolution.
WHEREAS, Metropolitan Council approval by resolution, instead of ordinance, of grants will expedite the approval of grant funds; and
WHEREAS, the current process does not allow for an expeditious approval process for grants in some cases discouraging departments seeking grant funds, thereby decreasing the volume of grant dollars awarded to Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, an independent consultant made a number of recommendations including the establishment of a process for the approval of grants via resolution rather than ordinance to expedite program implementation, consume less Council time, and secure more grant awards; and
WHEREAS, the Division of Grants Coordination in the Department of Finance has been established to provide extensive review of grants prior to presentation to Council to ensure that grant opportunities receive the fiscal and programmatic considerations necessary for sound management of public resources.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. All grant awards, requiring Council approval may be approved by Council through resolution.
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: Jim
Shulman, Earl Campbell, Tony Derryberry
|Introduced:||September 17, 2002|
|Passed First Reading:||September 17, 2002|
& Finance Committe
Traffic & Parking Committee
|Deferred:||October 1, 2002|
|Passed Second Reading:||October 15, 2002|
|Passed Third Reading:||November 19, 2002|
|Approved:||November 20, 2002|