07-0570R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT OF FROM JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION TO ASSIST WITH DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE FOR DULUTH.

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to apply for and to accept, if offered, a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the purposes of assisting in the creation of a unified development code, which funds shall be paid into Fund 100, Organization 1202, Activity 4700.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to act as legal sponsor of said grant and to execute any documents required to accept such grant.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the city to apply for and accept, if offered, a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to assist consultant fees and the expenses associated with a comprehensive public process towards a unified development code for the city. The proposal to the foundation will request $70,000, but because this amount is not assured, this resolution does not specify acceptance of a specific amount.