BY PRESIDENT STAUBER:
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council adopted resolution 89-0323, on April 24, 1989, establishing the Duluth economic development authority (DEDA); and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council adopted resolution 98-0949, on December 21, 1998, amending the above-referenced resolution to require that four of the commissioners on DEDA be city councilors and to further require that a majority of the commissioners present at a meeting must be city councilors for action to be taken; and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council adopted resolution 99-0239, on March 22, 1999, further amending the above-referenced resolution to require that any expenditure by DEDA in excess of $25,000 be approved by the city council; and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council adopted resolution 02-0606, on October 28, 2002, further amending the above-referenced resolution to require that if an action is taken by DEDA at a meeting in which council members do not constitute a majority of commissioners present and voting, then that action is not final and cannot be implemented unless and until it is approved by resolution of the Duluth City Council. (Resolution 89-0323, Resolution 98-0949, Resolution 99-0239 and Resolution 02-0606 are hereinafter referred to as the DEDA establishment resolution.); and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council desires to further amend the DEDA establishment resolution.
BE IT RESOLVED, that Paragraph 6 of the DEDA establishment resolution
is hereby amended as follows:
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution amends the resolution establishing DEDA to provide for DEDA's executive director to be appointed by the mayor subject to approval of the city council. In the past, the director of the department of planning and development of the city acted as the executive director of DEDA.