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File #: O-159-20    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/7/2020 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 4/9/2020 Final action: 4/9/2020
Title: AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 044, SERIES 2020 TO FACILITATE THE OPERATION OF THE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: Nicole George (D-21), Brandon Coan (D-8), Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Mark H. Fox (D-13), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Kevin Triplett (D-15), David Yates (D-25), Robin Engel (R-22), Madonna Flood (D-24), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Paula McCraney (D-7), Jessica Green (D-1), Markus Winkler (D-17), Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Rick Blackwell (D-12), James Peden (R-23), David James (D-6)
Attachments: 1. O-159-20 V.2 FAM 040920 Emergency Amendment to CRF Ordinance.pdf, 2. O-159-20 V.1 040920 Emergency Amendment to CRF Ordinance.pdf, 3. ORD 046 2020.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. _______, SERIES 2020
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AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 044, SERIES 2020 TO FACILITATE THE OPERATION OF THE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS GEORGE, COAN, SEXTON SMITH, DORSEY, FOX, SHANKLIN, TRIPLETT, YATES, FOWLER, MCCRANEY,
ENGEL, FLOOD, GREEN, WINKLER, MULVIHILL, BLACKWELL,
PEDEN, AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government ("Council"), in Ordinance No. 044, Series 2020, established an emergency assistance fund for the sole purpose of recapitalizing existing programs for food assistance and emergency assistance for housing for the community related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, many of the non-profit external agencies providing these vital services operate on razor thin budget margins, with limited cash flows, which restrict or impede their ability to provide the very services this Council authorized them to provide unless they receive advance funding; and
WHEREAS, this Council recognizes the need to provide some of these agencies with funding in advance of their incurring these extraordinary expenditures on behalf of our community, rather than solely on a reimbursement basis, to enable these agencies to fulfill the intent of the Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, this Ordinance requires emergency consideration as authorized by Council Rule 7.01 because it is essential that the government act expeditiously to make resources available to address this evolving public health crisis.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("COUNCIL") AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: Section III of Ordinance No. 044, Series 2020, is hereby amended as follows:
SECTION III. The Office of Resilience & Community Services shall act as a fiscal agent for purposes of administer...

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