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REGULAR MEETING APRIL 24.2000 <br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, met in the Council <br />Chambers of the County -City Building on Monday, April 24, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was <br />called to order by Council President Charlotte Pfeifer and the Invocation and Pledge to the Flag <br />were given. <br />ROLL CALL <br />Present: James Aranowski <br />1st District <br />Charlotte Pfeifer <br />2nd District <br />Roland Kelly <br />3rd District <br />Karl King <br />4th District <br />Andrew Ujdak <br />6th District <br />Sean Coleman <br />At -Large <br />Al `Buddy" Kirsits <br />At -Large <br />Karen L. White <br />At -Large <br />Absent: David Varner <br />5"' District <br />Vice - President <br />President <br />Chairperson, Committee of the Whole <br />REPORT FROM THE SUB- COMMITTEE ON MINUTES <br />Due to the absence of Councilmember Varner, the minutes of the April 10, 2000 meeting of the <br />Council were not approved at this time. <br />SPECIAL BUSINESS <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2861 -00 A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL <br />OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, <br />URGING ALL CITIZENS TO BE COUNTED IN <br />THE 2000 CENSUS <br />WHEREAS, the Common Council notes that Article I, Section 2 of the United States <br />Constitution mandates the taking of a census of all persons in all of the states of the Union and its <br />protectorates; and <br />WHEREAS, the taking of the 2000 Census will mark the 21"Decennial Census in the history <br />of our country; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of South Bend, like all other cities, towns, states and the federal <br />government will use the data collected in the 2000 Census to determine not only how services will <br />be provided but the quality of those services based on these census figures; and <br />WHEREAS, twenty (20) years ago in light of our state's census response the State of Indiana <br />lost a voice in Washington, D.C. when the number of Congressional Representatives was cut from <br />eleven (11) to ten (10); and <br />WHEREAS, census data is used to draw district boundaries for our school systems, our City <br />Council districts, our County Council districts, and our State and Congressional districts; and <br />WHEREAS, the citizens of South Bend deserve to be properly represented in decisions <br />which directly affect our schools, our parks, and in each and every decision where tax dollars are <br />used whether they be from local option income taxes, state taxes and federal taxes, but this <br />representation is only as good as the framework in the census numbers which are generated through <br />the completion of census forms sent to each household in South Bend, Indiana. <br />