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File #: RES PH 22-221    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/10/2022
Title: Authorizing the Saint Paul City Council to apply for and accept grant funds in the amount of $17,450 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund for explanatory videos to be created by YouthLens360.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. Financial Analysis Template Grant_

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Authorizing the Saint Paul City Council to apply for and accept grant funds in the amount of $17,450 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund for explanatory videos to be created by YouthLens360. 

 

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WHEREAS, the City Council of Saint Paul serves residents in the City of Saint Paul and is therefore responsible for ensuring city legislative processes are accessible and understandable to residents; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of Saint Paul aims to make Saint Paul a city where residents feel empowered to act and engage on their own behalf; and

WHEREAS, this goal specifically requires that residents know how to navigate City Hall, find Council Chambers, understand meeting agendas, and know how to participate; and

WHEREAS, existing videos on the City Council website are out-of-date and not designed to capture a broad audience; and

WHEREAS, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation makes grant awards to community initiatives that enhance opportunity and foster civic engagement, and;

WHEREAS, the City Council of Saint Paul requests permission to apply to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to cover costs associated with the production of up-to-date, appealing and informative videos; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the City Council of Saint Paul is authorized to apply for funds in the amount of $17,450 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and, if successful, enter into an agreement with said foundation to accept funds on behalf of the city.

 

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