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City of Gahanna Receives State Performance Audit
8/10/2017

City of Gahanna Receives State Performance Audit

The Auditor of State has completed its performance audit for the City of Gahanna. The audit was conducted at the request of the City to identify ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency as it heads into budget planning for 2018. The audit provided cost-saving recommendations for the City and validates steps the administration has taken to reduce expenditures and improve quality of services to citizens.

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City of Gahanna Building Division Launches Second Phase of Permit Process
8/7/2017

City of Gahanna Building Division Launches Second Phase of Permit Process

The Building Division of the City of Gahanna has launched the second phase of its online building permit process to help create an efficient and effective process to reduce approval and wait times to beginning processes. The permit enhancements include a revised fee schedule, updated and consolidated application forms, the ability to submit applications electronically, and online application tracking for individuals to track the status of the permits.

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Help Us Maintain a Pollinator Habitat in Gahanna!
6/14/2017

Help Us Maintain a Pollinator Habitat in Gahanna!

This past spring Mayor Tom Kneeland signed a proclamation making Gahanna a Pollinator Community. This initiative is important because pollinators are threatened with a loss of habitat and food sources. A pollinator is any animal that visits plants and moves pollen. Bees and butterflies are among the most popular pollinators, but beetles, bats, flies, hummingbirds and moths are others. Pollinators are essential for human, animal and plant survival. 

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OCJS Awards Certification to Gahanna Police for Adopting Standards
1/27/2017

OCJS Awards Certification to Gahanna Police for Adopting Standards

The Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board has awarded the Gahanna Division of Police certification for meeting the state's standards to strengthen community and police relations.

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Lt. Jeffrey Spence Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police
12/30/2016

Lt. Jeffrey Spence Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police

The Gahanna Division of Police is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Jeffrey Spence to Deputy Chief of Police.  Deputy Chief Spence was sworn into office on December 30, 2016 by Mayor Tom Kneeland. 

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MOPRC ERH Program Provides Commuters a Free Ride Home
7/27/2016

MOPRC ERH Program Provides Commuters a Free Ride Home

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) new Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program is offering commuters who experience an emergency at work a free ride home.  The program is designed to reduce transportation and cost barriers to individuals who carpool, vanpool, walk, bike or ride transit an alternative commute home due to illness, family emergency, or unexpected overtime. Click here to register or learn more about the program.

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City Takes Innovative Approach to Help Citizens Navigate Roundabouts
3/24/2016

City Takes Innovative Approach to Help Citizens Navigate Roundabouts

In preparation for the Hamilton Road Central Widening project, the City of Gahanna is taking an innovative approach to help drivers safely navigate the two roundabouts that will be completed in the Fall of 2017. The interactive display is featured on the floor of Gahanna City Hall allows individuals to simulate a driving experience through a roundabout.

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Gahanna Among Top 10 Recognized as American Cities of the Future
8/21/2015

Gahanna Among Top 10 Recognized as American Cities of the Future

Each year, fDi Intelligence publishes a report, American Cities of the Future, ranking cities in North America under five categories: Economic Potential, Business Friendliness, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Cost Effectiveness and Connectivity. This year, Gahanna was among those recognized as one of the winners and was ranked 9th best micro city in North America for its Economic Potential and Human Capital and Lifestyle.

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City of Gahanna to Present Sustainable Fleet Replacement Program at APWA Congress
8/21/2015

City of Gahanna to Present Sustainable Fleet Replacement Program at APWA Congress

Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) issues a call out to members to share best practices within their organization during this annual internal conference. This year, the City of Gahanna Public Service Department was among those selected to present at the 2015 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition on September 2, 2015.

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City Releases Comprehensive Overview of Gahanna Aquatics
8/26/2014

City Releases Comprehensive Overview of Gahanna Aquatics

The Parks & Recreation Department has released a comprehensive overview of aquatics in Gahanna. The document includes a history of aquatics in Gahanna, a current financial overview and future operational forecasts. Click here to view the complete document.

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