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File #: 23-375    Version: 1 Name: Sister City Request for Two New Sister Cities
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 10/31/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Consideration of Culver City Sister City Committee's (CCSCC) Request to Establish Sister City Relationships with Uddevalla, Sweden and Swakopmund, Namibia; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 2022-11-14__ATT__Sister City Request for Two New Sister Cities.pdf
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Consideration of Culver City Sister City Committee's (CCSCC) Request to Establish Sister City Relationships with Uddevalla, Sweden and Swakopmund, Namibia; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: November 14, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office
Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:
Commission Name:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Culver City Sister City Committee Co-Presidents; Meetings and Agendas - City Council (11/09/2022)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar (11/03/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) consider the Culver City Sister City Committee's (CCSCC) request to establish Sister City relationships with Uddevalla, Sweden and Swakopmund, Namibia; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On December 10, 1962, the City Council established the CCSCC. On June 22, 2008, the CCSCC received its Final Status Determination Letter as a 501 (c) 3 from the Internal Revenue Service, retroactive to January 31, 2008. On April 21, 2009, the City and CCSCC entered into an MOU setting forth the roles and responsibilities of the City and the CCSCC with regard to CCSCC activities. The current MOU with the CCSCC, which has been amended and extended over the years, will expire on June 30, 2023.

The City Council has found that the development and implementation of a sister city relationship between the City and various sister cities worldwide benefits the City by, among other things, promoting cultural relations. In particular, sister city relationships foster and promote:

(1) The exchange of information and ideas for the cultural betterment of Culver City and its community; an...

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