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Legislation #: 160728 Introduction Date: 9/22/2016
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, CANADY, BARNES JR. AND SHIELDS
Title: Affirming the City’s commitment to implementing sustainable green infrastructure solutions, and celebrating the City’s Middle Blue River Basin Green Infrastructure Project for its prestigious EnvisionTM Platinum Award issued by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/21/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/21/2016 Immediate Adoption of Resolution
9/22/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160728

 

Affirming the City’s commitment to implementing sustainable green infrastructure solutions, and celebrating the City’s Middle Blue River Basin Green Infrastructure Project for its prestigious EnvisionTM Platinum Award issued by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri successfully negotiated with the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain approval for the nation’s first federal consent decree to incorporate green infrastructure solutions to improve water quality; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri through KC Water’s strategic and data-driven implementation of the Overflow Control Program helps reduce sewer overflows and environmental impacts in a sustainable manner through the use of green infrastructure solutions; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri through KC Water continues its drive to implement the principles of measureable sustainable impacts by becoming an EnvisionTM Supported Agency, by including EnvisionTM requirements in City-wide Requests for Proposal and Qualifications, and by assisting local design and construction professionals in achieving EnvisionTM certification through OCP University training courses; and

 

WHEREAS, the EnvisionTM Platinum Award bestowed upon Kansas City’s Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure Project represents the nation’s first Combined Sewer area project to receive the EnvisionTM Platinum Award, and is currently the largest integrated green infrastructure project to receive the EnvisionTM Platinum Award; and

 

WHEREAS, the EnvisionTM Platinum Award bestowed upon Kansas City’s Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure Project recognizes the City of Kansas City for exceptional leadership and management of natural resources in the implementation of the green infrastructure project; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City’s Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure Project EnvisionTM Platinum Award submission will henceforth be used by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure as a national example for improving data collection and reporting processes; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City of Kansas City reaffirms its commitment to implementing sustainable green infrastructure for the improvement of regional water quality and the betterment of local neighborhoods and communities, and recognizes KC Water for its leadership and achievement in the implementation of green infrastructure which will serve the residents of Kansas City, Missouri for generations to come.

 

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