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File #: RES PH 21-258    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/15/2021
Title: Authorizing an increase in the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) special fund budget in the amount of $33,000 to reflect a new revenue stream from the Section 3 Collaborative Program.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. RES PH 21-258 - financial analysis - Section 3
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Authorizing an increase in the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) special fund budget in the amount of $33,000 to reflect a new revenue stream from the Section 3 Collaborative Program.
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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul regularly receives federal HUD grants triggering requirements to comply with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968; and
WHEREAS, HREEO monitors HUD projects for compliance with Section 3, including all associated outreach, education, certification, and reporting; and
WHEREAS, several local municipal governments also receive HUD dollars requiring compliance with Section 3; and
WHEREAS, City Council previously approved the creation of the HUD Section 3 Collaborative via Council Resolution 21-571 on April 14, 2021; and
WHEREAS, through the Section 3 Collaborative, HREEO partners with several municipal governments to improve access certification, contracts and jobs for Section 3 businesses and residents, according to guidelines from the federal government; and
WHEREAS, HREEO will collect $33,000 of revenue in membership dues from Section 3 Collaborative partners in 2021, and has developed spending plans to best utilize this new revenue; and
WHEREAS, the overall goal of the Section 3 program to increase upward economic mobility for low-income residents and business owners aligns with the goals of the City Council to ensure equal access on public projects; and
WHEREAS, the objectives of the Section 3 program are aligned with the City’s Equity Strategic Objective to provide Equity in Supplier Diversity and Contracting; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to Section 10.07.1 of the City Charter, does certify that there are available for appropriation total funds of $33,000 in excess of those estimated in the HREEO Special Projects budget, and now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of Saint Paul, upon recommendation of the Mayor that $33,000 is available for appropriatio...

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