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File #: 22-1324    Version: 1 Name: 8/15/22 Resolution to Approve Letter of Understanding between City and DDA to Cancel Joint Working Session in 2022
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/15/2022 Final action: 8/15/2022
Enactment date: 8/15/2022 Enactment #: R-22-275
Title: Resolution to Approve the Letter of Understanding between the City and the Downtown Development Authority of Ann Arbor (DDA) to Cancel the Joint Working Session Required by the Parking Agreement between the City and the DDA, dated July 1, 2011, as Amended
Attachments: 1. 220815 Letter of Understanding City and DDA to Cancel 2022 Joint Work Session.pdf, 2. Letter with Res Canceling 2022 Joint Work Session Fully Executed.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve the Letter of Understanding between the City and the Downtown Development Authority of Ann Arbor (DDA) to Cancel the Joint Working Session Required by the Parking Agreement between the City and the DDA, dated July 1, 2011, as Amended

Memorandum

Section 9(b) of the Parking Agreement between the City and DDA, dated July 1, 2011, as amended (“Parking Agreement”) requires that the parties hold an annual Joint Working Session.  The City and the DDA (“Parties”) wish to cancel said Joint Working Session for 2022 and to execute a letter of understanding to effectuate the agreement.  The Parties further agree to permit the City Administrator to act as a liaison in his capacity as DDA Board member to facilitate communication between City Council and the DDA on any matters that would normally be addressed during the Joint Working Session, including discussion of parking rates.  The Parties may later enter into a formal amendment to the Parking Agreement to address any outstanding issues, including the removal of the requirement to hold annual Joint Working Sessions.

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact:  There is no cost associated with this agreement and therefore no impact on the City’s budget.

Staff

Prepared by: Michelle Landis, Senior Assistant City Attorney

Reviewed by: Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator

Approved by:  Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator

Body

Whereas, Section 9(b) of the Parking Agreement between the City and DDA, dated July 1, 2011, as amended (“Parking Agreement”) requires that the parties hold an annual Joint Working Session;

 

Whereas, The City and the DDA (“Parties”) wish to cancel said Joint Working Session for 2022 and execute a letter of understanding to effectuate the agreement;

 

Whereas, The Parties further agree to permit the City Administrator to act as a liaison in his capacity as DDA Board member to facilitate communication between city council and the DDA on any matters that would normally be addressed during the Joint Working Session, including discussion of parking rates; and

 

Whereas, The Parties may later enter into a formal amendment to the Parking Agreement to address any outstanding issues, including the removal of the requirement to hold annual Joint Working Sessions;

 

RESOLVED, That Council approves the agreement between the City and the DDA to cancel the Joint Working Session for 2022 that is required by the Parking Agreement between the City and DDA, dated July 1, 2011, as amended; and

 

RESOLVED, That Council authorizes the City Administrator to execute the letter of understanding between the Parties to effectuate the agreement to cancel the Joint Working Session and to permit the City Administrator to act as liaison for any communication between the Parties that would otherwise occur at the Joint Working Session.