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Legislation #: 100110 Introduction Date: 2/4/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/14/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, CIRCO, SANDERS BROOK, FORD, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, JOLLY, MARCASON, RILEY, SHARP AND SKAGGS
Title: Honoring Deb Ridgway on being recognized by Safe Kids Metro KC with the 2009 Innovation Award.

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2/4/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/4/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100110

 

Honoring Deb Ridgway on being recognized by Safe Kids Metro KC with the 2009 Innovation Award.

 

 

WHEREAS, the 2009 Innovation Award was given to Deb Ridgway for her work founding and leading the Share the Road Safety Task Force; and

 

WHEREAS, the task force brings together community safety advocates from across the region representing health, law enforcement, elected officials and municipal staff to address the high incidence of fatalities and crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians; and

 

WHEREAS, as the City’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Deb Ridgway has actively led enforcement events with Share the Road Safety Task Force members, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Mid-America Regional Council and KU Medical Center with the goal being to educate and enforce traffic laws as they apply to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists; and

 

WHEREAS, Deb Ridgeway secured a grant to distribute reflective safety items and flashing red lights along with education materials on the importance of being seen at night for joggers, dog walkers and bicyclists; and

 

WHEREAS, the Safe Kids Metro KC program works with community partners to prevent accidental injury and death to children 14 and under by educating adults and children, creating safe environments, conducting research and advocating for effective laws; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Deb Ridgway on being recognized by Safe Kids Metro KC with the 2009 Innovation Award; 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 Deb Ridgway with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for her efforts in keeping our bicyclists and pedestrians safe.

 

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