04-0215R

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 89-0323 ESTABLISHING THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF DEDA'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BY THE MAYOR SUBJECT TO CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL.

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.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Paragraph 6 of the DEDA establishment resolution is hereby amended as follows:
6. The executive director of the DEDA shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the city council,That the director of the department of planning and development of the city shall act as the executive director of the DEDA and, in such capacity, and the executive director shall act at the direction of the commissioners.


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.