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Legislation #: 010576 Introduction Date: 4/12/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/12/2001
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Declaring Friday, April 20, 2001, as Clean Out Your Files Day in Kansas City.

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4/12/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 010576

 

Declaring Friday, April 20, 2001, as Clean Out Your Files Day in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, April 22 is a date celebrated as Earth Day in Kansas City and in more then 250 counties worldwide and is a day set aside to celebrate our earth connections and to explore new opportunities for conservation of our natural resources; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City honors and celebrates Earth Day in many ways including the annual the Earth Day Walk for Environmental Excellence and Party for the Planet at the Kansas City Zoological Garden on April 21; and

 

WHEREAS, the City desires to participate in a hands on effort to express the commitment of the Mayor, Council and City staff in the conservation of natural resources and the encouragement of recycling wherever practicable; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has joined as a participant in the National Clean Out Your Files Day event sponsored by the United States Council of Mayors through the Recycling Works Program and is working with Jackson County, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and more than 35 other local governments and business who will put forth a concerted effort to clean out our files and recycle as much paper as possible in recognition of Clean Out Your Files Day in Greater Kansas City on Friday, April 20, 2001; and

 

WHEREAS, City employees in City Hall and Municipal Court are challenged and encouraged to set aside Friday, April 20, 2001, as Clean Out Your Files Day and to set in motion a plan of action to maximize conservation of our natural resources and the recycling of materials to the fullest extent possible; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare Friday, April 20, 2001, as Clean Out Your Files Day in Kansas City and direct the City Manager to implement a plan to actively participate in Clean Out Your Files Day and to maximize conservation of resources and space by recycling paper materials recovered wherever reasonably practical; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Manager generate a report of the Citys success in this effort and provide such report to the City Council on or before May 15, 2001; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council encourage other businesses and local governments to join in this effort initiated by Jackson County Executive Katheryn Shields , the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Bridging The Gap, Inc., a non-profit environmental education organization, who serves as the coordinator of Clean Out Your Files Day in Greater Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council.

 

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