BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
The city council finds:
Communities across the United States have designated August 7, 2007, as a National Night Out to celebrate community and neighborhood awareness and unity; and
The purpose of the National Night Out is to generate support and participate 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
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, 2007, 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, 2007. 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 interest to organize a block party.