During Work Meeting Tuesday the Council and Mayor Kaufusi will discuss a proposed joint “Welcome Home” resolution. The title and theme dovetail with the Provo City logo and tag line adopted in 2013. Mayor Curtis and Council members discussed this possible resolution privately last year. Almost all were supportive but a concern was expressed about the timing coming just after a bitter partisan presidential election – so it was decided to postpone public consideration of the resolution for a later time. Here is the proposed resolution. Let us know what you think.
Provo is recognized as a great place to live, work, learn, and play. The secret to our success is the people who call this city home. We take seriously our individual responsibility as well as our responsibility to our community. We come from a long tradition of taking care of ourselves and caring for others.
The Mayor and City Council call on the people of Provo to continue this tradition regardless of what may be happening elsewhere. Let us resolve to always be warm and welcoming; to be kind and caring in our interactions; to strive to understand each other; to be civil in public discourse; to communicate in a manner that is mutually respectful; and to reject the persecution or alienation of people because of differences — real or perceived.
To all people of goodwill, we say: “Welcome Home.”