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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> imp <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2011 -021 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SEWARD TO DONATE $1,000 <br /> TOWARD THE JAPAN RELIEF FUND OF ALASKA FOUNDATION <br /> FOR THE MARCH 11, 2011 EARTHQUAKE AND SUBSEQUENT <br /> TSUNAMIS AND ENCOURAGING CITIZENS TO MATCH OR SURPASS <br /> THIS DONATION <br /> WHEREAS, relief efforts for the catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that <br /> struck Japan on March 11, 2011 are needed; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward understands and acknowledges this disaster from their <br /> past experience with the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami and the devastation of <br /> losing infrastructure, belongings, and even loved ones; and <br /> WHEREAS, Seward has many friendships in Japan, including our Sister City since 1968 <br /> with Obihiro, our Port Sister City with Kushiro, and our recent friendship with the City of <br /> Matsuyama and the WADA delegation; and <br /> WHEREAS, officials from Obihiro and Kushiro have thankfully reported little to no <br /> damage in their communities but other places throughout the country were not as lucky; and <br /> WHEREAS, the $1,000 donation will come from the City Council and City Manager <br /> budgets; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council and City Manager would like to challenge the citizens of <br /> Seward to match or even surpass this donation by submitting their contribution at the utility <br /> counter in City Hall by April 15, 2011. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The Seward City Council and the City Manager are authorized to make a <br /> donation of $1,000 to the Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation, for relief to the victims in <br /> Japan. <br /> Section 2. $500 is authorized from Mayor /Council Promotions account number 101- <br /> 1110- 5730 and $500 is authorized from the City Manager's Contingency Fund account number <br /> 101 -1120 -5690 to the Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation. <br />