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2013

Apr 09 2013

Commissioners Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

During the month of April, the Franklin County Commissioners are joining efforts underway by Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) to raise awareness about the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in our community and to empower the community to take action.

Apr 08 2013

Commissioners Oppose Proposed Changes to Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds

Franklin County is now the fastest growing county in Ohio. Tomorrow, citing concerns over the potential for additional pressure on the County’s already-constrained budget, Franklin County Commissioners are expected to approve a resolution supporting the efforts of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) to oppose proposed Federal changes to the tax-exempt status of Municipal Bonds.

Apr 02 2013

Commissioners recognize Ohio National Guard’s efforts for Service Members and Families

This morning during their General Session meeting, the Franklin County Commissioners recognized representatives of the Ohio National Guard for their work to raise awareness to support military members and their families.

Feb 14 2013

Franklin County Budget & Economic Advisory Panel Named

(Columbus, Ohio) Today, Franklin County Commissioners named nine members to the County’s newly-created Budget & Economic Advisory Panel who will analyze the County’s fiscal condition to determine if an imbalance exists between annual operating revenues and expenditures and to present the Board of Commissioners with recommendations to address any fiscal gap.

Feb 14 2013

County-City Continue Partnership to Make Community Garden Grants Available

Recognizing the many benefits of community gardens, the Franklin County Commissioners will provide $20,000 to support gardening grants through the Columbus/Franklin County Community Garden Grants program this year.

Feb 05 2013

Commissioners Again Partner with Tax Time to Fund Free Tax Prep, Financial Stability Efforts

Columbus, Ohio -- For the fourth year, Tax Time will organize Super Saturday - the largest free tax preparation event in central Ohio, at Columbus Downtown High School on February 7th

Feb 04 2013

Commissioners Celebrate Neighborhood Investment in Whitehall

Part of a national effort to reverse the debilitating effects of foreclosed and vacant homes on local communities, Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating the ripple effect of investing more than $2.1 million of federal neighborhood stabilization and community development funds in the City of Whitehall: construction jobs, affordable housing, and increased homeownership.

Feb 01 2013

Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation Event Helps Hundreds

Columbus, Ohio -- For the second year, Tax Time (formerly known as the Franklin County EITC Coalition) will organize Super Saturday - the largest free tax preparation event in central Ohio, at Columbus Downtown High School on February 2nd.

Jan 28 2013

Commissioners to Vote on Unique Job-Creation Incentive, Bring 500 New Jobs to Region

Franklin County Commissioners are set to approve a unique and vital piece of an economic development incentive package bringing 500 new jobs and the first-of-its-kind IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics to the Columbus area.

Jan 24 2013

Franklin County Receives National Recognition for Food Security Efforts

Recognizing the efforts of Franklin County’s public and non-profit partners at confronting food security -- and the smart investment of federal funds to expand opportunities for growing, purchasing, and consuming more fresh, healthier foods -- Franklin County has been awarded the 2013 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement honor from the National Community Development Association.

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