01-0493R

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 7, 2001.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

        WHEREAS, communities across the United States have designated August 7, 2001, as a national night out to celebrate community and neighborhood awareness and unity; and

        WHEREAS, the purpose of the national night out is to generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back; and

        WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council wishes to express its support for the national night out and the goals and purposes behind it;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby expresses its support for a national night out on August 7, 2001, and encourages the administration and the various neighborhoods throughout the city to facilitate and participate in the event by spending a night out with their neighbors.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution expresses support for and encourages participation in the national night out celebration to be held on August 7, 2001. The event consists of neighborhood get-togethers and block parties throughout the city on the evening of August 7. To facilitate this event, the administration will waive the usual community event permit requirement for block party organizers who notify the police department before July 27 of their intent to organize a block party.