An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Amending the FY 2014 Operating Budget by Appropriating $31,000 From the General Fund-Fund Balance for Marketing and Showcasing Homer as a Great Place to Live, Work, and Play in the Next Edition of the Alaska: North to the Future Volume V Book. Mayor/Council.
CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AMENDING THE FY 2014 OPERATING BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING $31,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND-FUND BALANCE FOR MARKETING AND SHOWCASING HOMER AS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY IN THE NEXT EDITION OF THE ALASKA:NORTH TO THE FUTURE, VOLUME V BOOK.
WHEREAS, Mayor Wythe received a letter dated February 19, 2014 signed by Senate President Charlie Huggins and House Speaker Mike Chenault inviting the City to participate in and benefit from the next publication of the Alaska: North to the Future, Volume V publication; and
WHEREAS, Both the Mayor and the City Manager had conversations with the Executive Vice President of Wyndham Publications, the publisher that has worked with the Legislature on all previous volumes in order to gather additional information; and
WHEREAS, The Alaska Legislature is the sponsoring entity and fully supports the North to the Future project series; and
WHEREAS, This publication is distributed to members of the U.S. Senate and House and is provided by State officials to delegates when on domestic and international travel; and
WHEREAS, Previous editions featured multiple municipalities in Alaska on four pages each and this volume will feature only one municipality and devote a full eight pages to it; and
WHEREAS, The Mayor and City Manager have considered the information provided and viewed prior volumes of the publication and have concluded that this is an excellent, cost effective way to showcase Homer as a great place to live, work, and play and that the book will reach a much wider audience than the City has previously attempted; and
WHEREAS, The City Council discussed this concept at its meeting on March 10, 2013 and there was general agreement to move ahead with the project and introduce an appropriation ordinance.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF HOMER ORDAINS:
Section 1. The Homer City Council hereby amends the FY 2014 Operating Budget by appropriating $31,000 from the General Fund, Fund Balance for showcasing Homer as a great place to live, work, and play in the next edition of the Alaska: North to the Future Volume V publication as follows:
Account No. Description Amount
100-0100 Marketing- Alaska: North to the Future $31,000
Section 2. The City Administration is encouraged to seek contributions and matching funds for the project from other economic development and marketing entities within the City.
Section 3. This is a budget amendment ordinance, is not permanent in nature, and shall not be codified.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOMER, ALASKA, this _____ day of April, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: _________________________ Date: _________________________