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RESOLUTION ANNOUNCING THE CITY OF DULUTH'S PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK 2000

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the week of April 24 - April 28, 2000, has been designated as National Community Development Week; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth is a participant in the community development block grant program which funds a myriad of social service, economic development and housing programs within the city; and

WHEREAS, in the city of Duluth and in communities throughout the nation, 25 years of community development block grant program funding has developed a strong network of relationships between the city of Duluth, residents of the city and the many nonprofit agencies that provide services and help make possible the city's commitment to those neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth recognizes that the community development block grant program is a partnership of federal, state, and local government, business, nonprofit and community efforts, and that services funded by the federal community development block grant program, administered by local governments and often delivered by local nonprofit organizations, rely heavily on the dedication of and good will of our combined efforts.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that during National Community Development Week 2000, the city of Duluth will give special thanks and recognition to all participants whose hard work and devotion to the community and its low- and moderate-income residents help insure the quality and effectiveness of the community development block grant program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth hereby petitions the U.S. Congress and administration to recognize the outstanding work being done locally and nationally by the community development block grant program and its vital importance to the community and to the people who live in its lower income neighborhoods.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that city staff convey copies of this resolution to the appropriate elected and appointed officials of the federal government and that the city of Duluth be added to the roll of those committed to the preservation and full funding of the community development block grant program and maintenance of its essential features during the next session of Congress.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To recognize and celebrate the important accomplishments of the city's community development block grant program and support its continued funding by the federal government.