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File #: 20-0596   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/9/2020
Title: Mayoral Announcement of Mayor-Appointed Ad Hoc Sunnyvale Cares Nonprofit Grant Program Advisory Committee
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Mayoral Announcement of Mayor-Appointed Ad Hoc Sunnyvale Cares Nonprofit Grant Program Advisory Committee

Report
BACKGROUND
Per Council Policy 7.4.13, ad hoc advisory committees are created and appointed by the Mayor with a fixed, limited assignment for a particular purpose. No more than three Councilmembers may serve on an ad hoc advisory committee. The policy requires that any action to create or modify the committee must be placed as an item on the Council agenda.

EXISTING POLICY
Council Policy 7.3.13: Council Subcommittees and Council or Mayor-Created Advisory Task Forces

DISCUSSION
On April 14, 2020, City Council approved creation of a Sunnyvale Small Business and Nonprofit Assistance Program, called Sunnyvale Cares. Council approved $150,000 to assist Sunnyvale nonprofits that suffered a loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awarding of the non-profit assistance grants will be via a process like the one used to award the neighborhood grants. Staff began accepting applications for the Sunnyvale Cares nonprofit grants on June 3, 2020.

The Mayor will appoint three Councilmembers to form an ad hoc advisory committee to review applications and make recommendations on the non-profit grants to the City Council. Mayor Klein announces that Councilmember Russ Melton, Councilmember Mason Fong, and Mayor Klein will be the newly formed ad hoc advisory committee to review Sunnyvale Cares nonprofit grant applications. The ad hoc committee will make a recommendation to the Council for consideration at a noticed Council meeting. Upon presentation of the committee's recommendations to the full Council and the Council's action on the committee's recommendation, the term of the ad hoc committee will expire.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall, Sunnyvale Public Library and Department of Public Safety; and by making the agenda and report available a...

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