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Legislation #: 080091 Introduction Date: 1/24/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CIRCO, CURLS, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, JOLLY, MARCASON, RILEY, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP AND SKAGGS
Title: Expressing the City’s intent to join with the Civic Council, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area Development Council, Bridging the Gap, MARC, and the government of Johnson County, Kansas to endorse and implement the Strategy to Become America’s Green Region and encourage others in the region to embrace and support the Strategy.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/24/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/24/2008 Referred to Housing Committee
1/30/2008 Be Adopted
1/31/2008 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
2/7/2008 Passed

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RESOLUTION NO. 080091

 

Expressing the Citys intent to join with the Civic Council, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area Development Council, Bridging the Gap, MARC, and the government of Johnson County, Kansas to endorse and implement the Strategy to Become Americas Green Region and encourage others in the region to embrace and support the Strategy.

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of this endorsement is to promote a regional and collaborative approach to making the Kansas City metro area Americas Green Region; and

 

WHEREAS, the vision of the Strategy to Become Americas Green Region (the Strategy) is to create and support a sustainable region that increases the vitality of our society, economy, and environment for current residents and future generations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Strategy is a living document that will be strengthened by additional public and private sector organizations and individual partners as they embrace it; and

 

WHEREAS, the endorsement of the Strategy will allow the City to take a key role in articulating the regions direction and goals; and

 

WHEREAS, implementing the Strategy will create a mechanism that allows reporting, evaluating, and assessing organizational and individual activities; and

 

WHEREAS, implementing the Strategy will create new resources to support activities that move the region toward sustainability; and

 

WHEREAS, endorsement of the Strategy supports the Mayors and City Councils long-term priority for Kansas City to become a certifiable green city; and

 

WHEREAS, the City wishes to collaborate with other public and private partners throughout the metro area to implement the Strategy to become Americas Green Region; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The City endorses the Strategy to Become Americas Green Region as a mechanism to coordinate, monitor, and promote sustainability activities throughout the Kansas City region,

 

Section 2. The City further plans to cooperate in refining and implementing the Strategy, and to encourage others in the region to embrace and support the attainment of the strategic goals.

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