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59 Voluntary ContributionTOWN OF TRUCKEE RESOLUTION 2002 - 59 RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE ESTABLISHING A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION CHECK-OFF PROGRAM FOR TOWN MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES WHEREAS, as a general rule, communities are in a better position than State government to make decisions governing local affairs, educate the citizenry as to the benefits of strong local government, and advocate on behalf of cities; and WHEREAS, measures enacted through the legislative process, as well as by statewide ballot initiatives, over the past 20 years have produced the unintended consequences of destabilizing city/town finances and have weakened the ability of city/town residents to govern local affairs through their elected community representatives; and WHEREAS, several statewide commissions and study groups are preparing recommendations for local government reform which may be considered by the voters through the initiative process, and cities may wish to propose changes proactively, as well; and WHEREAS, many of the "local government reform" changes proposed by others which will appear on a statewide ballot are likely to further weaken constitutional protections of local self-determination unless information is provided to the voters using conventional campaign methods; and WHEREAS, Action for Better Cities was created by the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities for that purpose; and WHEREAS, elected and appointed officials in local government have the opportunity to provide leadership in Action for Better Cities through voluntary financial assistance; and WHEREAS, monies collected by Action for Better Cities shall be limited to those programs and efforts intended specifically for strengthening the position of local government. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of the Town of Truckee that: Section One. There is hereby established the Voluntary Contribution Check-Off Program of the Town of Truckee.