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Legislation #: 160810 Introduction Date: 10/20/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS TAYLOR, REED, SHIELDS, WAGNER, JAMES, JR., JUSTUS, BARNES JR., FOWLER AND MCMANUS
Title: Declaring October as Community Planning Month and recognizing City staff and community leaders efforts in advocating for the future of our community.

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10/19/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/20/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160810

 

Declaring October as Community Planning Month and recognizing City staff and community leaders efforts in advocating for the future of our community.

 

WHEREAS, change is constant and affects all cities, towns, suburbs, counties, boroughs, townships, rural areas, and other places; and  

 

WHEREAS, community planning and plans can help manage this change in a way that provides better choices for how people work and live; and

 

WHEREAS, community planning provides an opportunity for all residents to be meaningfully involved in making choices that determine the future of their community; and    

WHEREAS, the full benefits of planning requires public officials and citizens who understand, support, and demand excellence in planning and plan implementation; and  

 

WHEREAS, the month of October is designated as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States of America and its territories; and  

 

WHEREAS, the American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, endorse National Community Planning Month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of our settlements and environment; and

 

WHEREAS, the celebration of National Community Planning Month gives us the opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of the members of planning commissions and other citizen planners who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvement of the City of Kansas City Missouri; and  

 

WHEREAS, we recognize the many valuable contributions made by the professional community and regional planners of the City of Kansas City and extend our heartfelt thanks for the continued commitment to public service by these professionals;  NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare October as Community Planning Month and recognizing City staff and community leaders efforts in advocating for the future of our community; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to MO Chapter and Kansas Section of APA and to City Planning and Development Department with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the dedication and service to our community.

 

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