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November 27, 2013
HB.277 (Stautberg) is this sessions attempt to render the Type II annexation procedure far less useful. Last session a similar piece of legislation was introduced but only passed after dealing with a tax issue and not any of the annexation procedures. A 3 rd hearing for all testimony (proponent, opponent and interested party) is scheduled for Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the House State and Local Government Committee in Room 121.
It is extremely important that municipal officials appear in opposition. Please note that all witnesses are asked to submit 30 copies of written testimony, 24 hours in advance.
The Local Government Efficiency Program is the newest initiative to be launched under the Local Government Innovation Fund. The Local Government Efficiency Program was officially launched last Monday in Cleveland. The new program will award grants of up to $100,000 to political subdivisions, or scholarships to employees of political subdivisions, for training in and implementation of process efficiency programs such as Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma. The Fund is now comprised of two distinct programs that encourage the planning and implementation of process efficiency, collaboration, shared services and other efforts that improve service delivery for constituents across the state:
The Local Government Innovation Program, which will award up to $50,000 in grant funds per feasibility study, up to $100,000 in loan assistance per entity for demonstration projects and up to $500,000 in loan assistance for collaborative demonstration projects
The Local Government Efficiency Program, which will award grants of up to $100,000 to political subdivisions, or scholarships to employees of political subdivisions, for training in and implementation of process efficiency programs such as Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma.
The application round for both of these programs is now open and available on the website, http://development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_localgovfund.htm. All application materials (link to obtain a username and password, the application site and detailed instructions) can be found under Application Materials on the left side of the page. All applications are due to the Office of Redevelopment by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9 th, 2013.
*Please be aware that beginning with this round all LGIF program applications are now available online. If you are interested in applying for a LGIF program or if you would like to review the applications, you will need to request a Username and Password before accessing the applications.*
Please contact Nicole Bent in the Office of Redevelopment at email@example.com or 614-995-2292 with any questions.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!