DISCLAIMER

 

07-0348R AS AMENDED


RESOLUTION SUPPORTING DULUTH SUPERIOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUNG ADULTS TASK FORCE.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

     The city council finds as follows:

     (a)  Young adults are important to our economy and community and improving the climate for them provides benefits for residents of all ages; and

     (b)  The Twin Ports has a disproportionately small number of individuals in the 25-34 year old age range and many of those in this age range who are living here feel disconnected from the rest of the community; and

     (c)  A new plan to attract and retain young adults to this area has been unveiled by the Duluth Superior Community Foundation, which plan includes a series of actions to be taken to reverse the decline in the number of young adults in this region.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council accepts and endorses the following recommendations created by the Duluth Superior Community Foundation task force:

     (a)  Creating a young leaders advisory committee and fund;

     (b)  Raising awareness of career and economic opportunities;

     (c)  Creating positive vibes for young adults in our community;

     (d)  Increasing connection between college and university students and the community;

     (e)  Supporting young professionals’ community initiatives and projects;

     (f)  Creating a one-stop-shop communication vehicle for housing, work, recreation, etc.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the council will apply these principles whenever possible in its planning and policy making practices.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution sets a council policy in regards to young adult citizens.