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File #: RES 16-408    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/9/2016
Title: Approving reimbursement of finalists for the Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department up to a total of $2,000 per person per event, for travel expenses incurred while traveling to Saint Paul for interviews.
Sponsors: Russ Stark

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Approving reimbursement of finalists for the Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department up to a total of $2,000 per person per event, for travel expenses incurred while traveling to Saint Paul for interviews.

 

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WHEREAS, the City has agreed to pay the travel expenses of the finalists in the selection process for the Police Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department.  The Saint Paul Police Department has agreed to reimbursement of travel expenses to finalists not to exceed a total of $2,000 per person per event to include interview and candidate forums; and

 

WHEREAS, the public purpose of reimbursing the travel, meal and overnight expenses of the top candidates is to ensure the City of Saint Paul is able to recruit, attract and hire the best candidate for the Police Chief position in the Saint Paul Police Department.  Being able to interview the top candidates in person is essential for the interview panel members and the Mayor to choose the best person to meet the needs of the City of Saint Paul; and

 

WHEREAS, the total expenditures for each candidate will not exceed $2000 per person per event; and

 

WHEREAS, the per diem reimbursement will not exceed the GSA rates for such expenses; and

 

RESOLVED, the City of Saint Paul will reimburse each candidate up to a total of $2000 per event for actual travel expenses incurred while traveling to Saint Paul.  The proper city officials are authorized to approve payment not to exceed $2,000 per person per event from the following account codes for the Saint Paul Police Department:

 

Transportation: 1   10023100    67530    2310040000    67530

Lodging:            1   10023100    67535    2310040000    67535

Meals:               1   10023100    67540    2310040000    67540

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council approves the reimbursement of up to a total of $2,000; and

 

FURTHER RESOLVED the City Council finds that this expenditure is for the public purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

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