INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The city council finds:
(a) The city of Duluth is home to the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation, the Duluth Children’s Museum, a regional attraction; and
(b) Over 70,000 visitors annually benefit from the educational programs and services offered by the Duluth Children’s Museum; and
(c) The Duluth Children’s Museum is positioned to expand the use of rotating exhibits to better serve the interests of the residents of our community and those who visit the Museum from across the globe; and
(d) By expanding exhibition offerings, the Duluth Children’s Museum will enhance its educational services to all students of the region; and
(e) Having a vibrant and strong cultural organization that is focused on the celebration of area youth strengthens the livability of the city of Duluth and the northern Minnesota region.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth supports the Duluth Children’s Museum request for $400,000 in FY09 earmark funding and urges our distinguished Congressman James Oberstar and senators Amy Klobuchar and Norm Coleman to do all that they can to secure the full amount of this request, and requests congressional approval.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the clerk shall send a copy of the resolution to Congressman Oberstar, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Coleman.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution establishes the city’s support for the Children’s Museum’s request for funding, which funding is greatly needed by the community.