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Nov 20 2012

County Administrator Recommends Austere Budget for 2013

Fully realizing the impact of $41 million in state funding reductions in Franklin County next year along with flat revenues compared with 2012, continued unfunded mandates and no growth in real estate property tax revenues, Franklin County Administrator Don Brown presented commissioners with a 2013 Budget today which provides for essential public safety and safety net services for the County’s 36 agencies and departments.

Oct 24 2012

IMAGINE Art Exhibit Comes to the Franklin County Courthouse

IMAGINE is an exhibition, coordinated by Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE)’s Community Arts Education program (formerly administered by the Greater Columbus Arts Council), of artists ages 5-21, who will use recycled, upcycled, or repurposed materials in a display of three-dimensional and kinetic sculptures and installations that invite viewers to let the mind wander and the soul wonder.

Oct 23 2012

Franklin County Elected Officials Endorse, Announce Bipartisan Support For Issue #56 - Senior Options Levy

Today, a bipartisan team of Franklin County Elected Officials, led by Commissioner Marilyn Brown, announced their support of Issue #56, the Franklin County Senior Options Levy.

Oct 18 2012

Franklin County Commissioners Opposed to Holding Two Primaries in 2012

The Franklin County Commissioners, Treasurer and Prosecutor have come together to find a way to fund housing counseling programs that were previously included in federal HUD budget allocations, but were left out this year and aren’t included in next year’s proposed budget.

Oct 11 2012

Commissioners Reorganize Human Resource Department, Hire New Director

As the commissioners continue to look for opportunities to streamline programming and optimize efficiencies, the Human Resources (HR) Department is being reorganized to focus on employee training & development, recruitment and retention, and labor relations.

Oct 05 2012

Report reveals Franklin County Success in Creating New Jobs

Supporting the successful economic development work of Franklin County Commissioners, an annual review of the tax incentive programs offered by the County to help local businesses grow reveals that the number of new jobs created by these efforts has nearly tripled expectations

Sep 24 2012

Commissioners Announce Summer Youth Employment Results More than 1,950 Summer Jobs

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman are celebrating the number of teenagers and young adults who were given jobs and internships - and valuable careerbuilding skills and education - as part of this year’s summer youth employment program.

Sep 04 2012

Commissioners Join National Effort to Combat Childhood Obesity with Launch of Let’s Move! Franklin County

With inactivity and obesity continuing to put Central Ohio children at higher risks for chronic health and physical problems, Franklin County Commissioners are joining a growing chorus of county officials across the nation championing the national Let’s Move! initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama

Aug 23 2012

Commissioners Budget Provides For Fair and Secure Elections

(Columbus, Ohio) Franklin County provided additional funding in the Board of Elections budget to support extended and weekend voting hours in the 2008 Presidential Election and the 2010 Gubernatorial Election. Last week’s directive by Secretary of State Husted to restrict early and in person voting hours discriminates against Franklin County residents and limits their ability to participate in the democratic election process.

Aug 15 2012

Commissioners Expand Free Learning Checkups to More Preschoolers in Franklin County

Striving to increase the early detection of developmental delays in children ages two-and-a-half to four years old - and give more of these children the skills to succeed in school and life - Franklin County Commissioners and the United Way of Central Ohio are expanding a groundbreaking program to offer free learning checkups to area preschoolers.

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