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File #: RES 18-1584    Version: 1 Name: Acceptance of Donation for Knight Smart Forum Attendance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/19/2018
Title: Authorizing the Planning & Economic Department to accept the donation of travel and hotel costs from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for a Project Manager to attend the 2018 Knight Smart Cities Forum.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert

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Authorizing the Planning & Economic Department to accept the donation of travel and hotel costs from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for a Project Manager to attend the 2018 Knight Smart Cities Forum.

 

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WHEREAS, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots and fosters informed and engaged communities, which is essential for a healthy democracy; and

 

WHEREAS, the foundation will be sponsoring the 2018 Knight Smart Cities Forum, September 18-19 in Philadelphia, where some of the subjects discussed will be resident-driven autonomous vehicle strategies, smart city design, and smart city definition; and

 

WHEREAS, the Project Manager has been invited to attend this forum where the costs of travel, air, lodging and meals will either be paid direct by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and

 

WHEREAS, the public purpose of the Project Manager’s participation in this event is to gain information that will benefit the Planning & Economic Development’s tech-sector strategy; and

 

WHEREAS, the Planning & Economic Development Department would like to accept this unsolicited donation with an estimated value of $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars); now

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council accepts this generous donation and extends its sincere thanks to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd, Ste 3300, Miami, FL 33131.

 

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