PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby makes the following findings:
(a) That communities across the United States have designated August 5, 2008, as a National Night Out to celebrate community and neighborhood awareness and unity; and
(b) That 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.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council wishes to express its support for the National Night Out and the goals and purposes behind it.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby expresses its support for the 25th Anniversary National Night Out on August 5, 2008, 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 5,2008. The event consists of neighborhood get-togethers and block parties throughout the city on the evening of August 5. 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 29 of their interest to organize a block party.