(for the Local Governing Authority, such as a City Council, Parish Council or Parish Police Jury, to be tailored to fit the particular situation as the facts and circumstances dictate.)
Resolution (or Ordinance) No. ______________
A Resolution (or Ordinance) in support of an application for the creation of the ________________________________ (proposed name of district) Cultural District
WHEREAS, Act 298 of the 2007 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature authorizes Local Governing Authorities to create Cultural Districts as a mechanism for community revitalization through the creation of hubs of cultural activity; and
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Cultural Development is authorized to develop standard criteria for cultural districts and to determine whether or not a proposed Cultural District meets those criteria; and
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Cultural Development has promulgated administrative rules which set forth the procedure for Local Governing Authorities to submit applications to designate and certify a specified geographic area as a Cultural District; and
WHEREAS, the geographic area within the City of _________, Parish of __________, may meet the criteria for the creation of a Cultural District which area is generally comprised of the territory within the following boundaries:
WHEREAS, within the boundaries of a state-certified Cultural District, several tax incentives may be available including (1) a sales tax exemption on the sale of certain original works of art, (2) individual income tax credits for eligible expenses incurred during the rehabilitation of certain owner-occupied residential or owner-occupied mixed use structures, and (3) income and corporate franchise tax credits for eligible expenses incurred during the rehabilitation of certain historic structures; and
WHEREAS, only a Local Governing Authority is authorized to submit an application for the designation and certification of a Cultural District; and
WHEREAS, a "Local Governing Authority" is defined by LAC 25:Iž1101 as "the governing authority of the parish in which the Cultural District is located unless the district is located in a municipality, in which case "Local Governing Authority" shall mean the governing authority of the municipality. If the district is located partly in a municipality, "Local Governing Authority" shall mean the governing authority of the parish and the governing authority of the municipality"; and
WHEREAS, the ___________________________ (name of the proposed cultural district) is located entirely within the municipality of ___________________ (or is located outside of any municipality and is located completely within the parish of _______________) and therefore the ________________________ (name of Local Governing Authority) would be the proper entity to submit an application for the certification and designation of the above described geographic area as a Cultural District.
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the ______________________________ (name of Local Governing Authority) does hereby:
ADOPTED ON THIS _____ Day of ______________, 200__.
Name, Secretary and/or Chairman