04-0815R
AS AMENDED
RESOLUTION REGARDING A CHANGE IN PROPOSED CITY BUDGET - DULUTH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

     WHEREAS, the city council finds that, based upon the latest data from year 2002, the general fund’s tourism related expenses were $200,000 more than reimbursement to it from the tourism fund.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council requests that the administration changes the 2005 budget to reduce the amount paid to Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau from $1,222,200 to $1,022,200 and, concurrently, transfer $200,000 to the general fund, thereby increasing the general fund appropriation by $200,000, which transfer will reimburse the general fund of the city for tourism related expenses increase by $200,000 the amount transferred to the general fund from the unrestricted portion of Duluth’s special city excise and sales taxes.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution returns to general use by the city $200,000 that, in 2002, was used for tourism expense.