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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2000-58 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING SENATOR STEVENS IN HIS EFFORTS TO <br />SECURE $20 MILLION OF INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE FEDERAL <br />PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PIL T) PROGRAM <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska Municipal League, Boroughs, and Cities in the Unorganized <br />Borough actively support the National Association of Counties' efforts to fully fund the Payment in <br />Lieu of Taxes (PILT); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, we are aware that many counties depend on PIL T payments for their economic <br />survival; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, nearly all of these counties are represented by congressional delegations that <br />support our Alaska position on ANWR and other very important issues; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a strong PIL T program is a long-term legacy that ensures strong Alaskan <br />communities far into the future; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, given the amount of non-taxable federal land in Alaska, PIL T is even more <br />important; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chairman Domenici included in his FY 2001 budget resolution a five year $1 00 <br />million increase for PIL T of $20 million per year; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, while this increase still leaves counties, boroughs, and cities short of full <br />funding, it is a significant positive step. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. Supports Senator Stevens in his efforts to secure $20 million of increase funding <br />for the Federal Payment in Leiu of Taxes Program. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council ofthe city of Seward, Alaska, this 12th day <br />of July, 2000. <br />