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File #: 191713    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/3/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution authorizing the expenditure of up to $50,000 from the MKE Community Excellence Fund Special Purpose Account for various events and initiatives in 2020.
Sponsors: ALD. STAMPER
Indexes: BUDGET, CELEBRATIONS
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List
Number
191713

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
ALD. STAMPER

Title
Resolution authorizing the expenditure of up to $50,000 from the MKE Community Excellence Fund Special Purpose Account for various events and initiatives in 2020.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the City Clerk to expend up to $50,000 from the MKE Community Excellence Fund Special Purpose Account for various events and initiatives in 2020.

Body
Whereas, The City has allocated $50,000 in funding in 2020 for the MKE Community Excellence Fund Special Purpose Account (“SPA”); and

Whereas, The purpose of this SPA is to provide resources to support community events that promote peace and violence prevention, with the intention that allocations from the SPA will be matched by contributions from local organizations; and

Whereas, BIG Serve MKE is a weeklong series of community service events intended to be a keystone of the City’s efforts to create an environment where residents can succeed and achieve their life goals; and

Whereas, The focus of BIG Serve MKE is service to the community, with activities, including the BIG Clean MKE neighborhood clean-up events, designed to foster quality-of-life improvements, neighborhood pride and community engagement; and

Whereas, The Girls’ Day at City Hall initiative exposes young women of high school and middle school age to strong female role models in political leadership positions as well as careers in public service; and

Whereas, The 10th Annual Girls’ Day event, on March 12, 2020, will include speakers, panel discussions, and workshops in addition to opportunities for active engagement and involvement with several public service-oriented organizations and entities focused on young women and led by women; and

Whereas, Bronzeville Week, August 1-8, 2020, highlights the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District, a City of Milwaukee redevelopment initiative inspired by Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville District of the early- to mid-190...

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