The City of San Diego has agendized a resolution for next Tuesday authorizing Mayor Jerry Sanders to execute a memorandum of understanding for a centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama California International Exposition. The Celebration which will be held in Balboa Park is intended to extend through 2015. Recreation, cultural activities and promotional events will generate a positive impact on the local economy as well as attract national and international visitors.
The 2015 Committee that is discussed in this resolution will be charged with planning, organizing, and funding a quality Celebration with targeted impact on the Balboa Park and the surrounding community. The MOU demonstrates the city’s desire to incorporate community leaders throughout the region by asking for their support and suggestions. After providing the 2015 Committee with $450,000, the city council will officially separate themselves from the activities of the acting committee.
According to the resolution, the proposed MOU contemplates that the City will, pursuant to a funding agreement and separate action by the City Council, provide $450,000 from the City’s Major Events Revolving Fund to support planning and implementation of the Celebration.
The Committee is solely responsible for planning and executing the event.
Deputy City Attorney Carrie Gleeson approved the resolution. City Council members will vote Tuesday, October 25th.