Agenda Item # 7

RESOLUTION
NO._______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS IN SUPPORT OF "THE DREAM LIVES," DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (MLK) COMMEMORATION EVENT.

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity (“the Commission”), has a history of hosting an annual commemorative event to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and,

WHEREAS, the Commission seeks to renew the spirit of the MLK legacy to meet the challenges of today and to broaden the draw of citizen participants from all ages, races and walks of life through "The Dream Lives," MLK Commemorative Event, where the Columbus, Georgia community will participate in a Unity Processional to the Liberty Theatre and, there, join in the celebration of the MLK legacy with nationally renowned and local speakers and entertainment; and,

WHEREAS, numerous corporate sponsors have stepped forward to support this MLK Commemorative Event of speakers and entertainment.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the Mayor, City Manager and Finance Director are hereby authorized to accept approximately $76,000 for FY 2016 and $50,000 for FY 2017 in support of the MLK commemorative event and to expend monies to cover said expenses of the event approved by the Commission and the Mayor, but in no event in excess of amounts received in donation. Any donated amounts in excess of the costs of the MLK commemorative event will be retained in a designated account of the Commission to be used for similar events sponsored by the Commission in future years.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 27th day of September, 2016, adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting _______.
Councilor Baker voting _______.
Councilor Barnes voting _______.
Councilor Davis voting _______.
Councilor Garrett voting _______.
Councilor Henderson voting _______.
Councilor Huff voting _______.
Councilor Pugh voting _______.
Councilor Thomas voting _______.
Councilor Woodson voting _______.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor