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File #: RES 20-1382    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/7/2020
Title: Approving a stipend for community advisors to the Audit Committee.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker, Jane L. Prince, Dai Thao, Nelsie Yang
Related files: RES 20-1380
Approving a stipend for community advisors to the Audit Committee.

WHEREAS, per RES 20-1110, the Saint Paul City Council established the Saint Paul Audit Committee on August 12, 2020; and

WHEREAS, per RES 20-1272, Council President Amy Brendmoen appointed Councilmembers Noecker, Prince, Thao and Yang as acting members of the Audit Committee with Council President Amy Brendmoen serving as an ex officio member on September 23, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Audit Committee’s mission is to evaluate the financial and program performance of City departments to build public trust and ensure outstanding service delivery, transparency and accountability; and

WHEREAS, the Audit Committee intends to appoint community advisors who are residents that have accounting, policy, program evaluation, strategic planning, public administration, project management, non-profit organization expertise and experience serving on district councils and community organizations such as CBRE Committees, Ujamaa Place, Citizens League, Hmong American Partnership, CommonBond Communities, CIB Panel, Citizens League; and

WHEREAS, the community advisors will provide valuable perspective and input that will facilitate and advance the mission and work of the Audit Committee; and

WHEREAS, other advisors to the Audit Committee are City employees who are compensated for their work as employees; and

WHEREAS, the Audit Committee and the Saint Paul City Council desire to provide a stipend to compensate community advisors to the Audit Committee for the time and effort they spend to prepare for, attend and participate in monthly or semi-monthly regular meetings; and

WHEREAS, a stipend of thirty dollars ($30.00) for a 2-hour meeting aligns with the City Council’s $15 per hour citywide minimum wage policy; and

WHEREAS, a stipend paid to the community advisors is also intended to help defray expenses associated with providing service to the Committee, such as travel expenses and child-care expe...

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