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File #: R-07-267   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 6/18/2007 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/18/2007
Enactment date: 7/2/2007 Enactment #: R-2007-071
Title: For a Period of Six Months, Or Until This Resolution Is Earlier Withdrawn, Prohibiting Any City Employee Or Any Party Acting Pursuant To A Contract With The City From Removing Any Tree On City Land Or Under City Control Without The Written Authorization of The City Forester; Declaring An Emergency (Benton)
Sponsors: Isaac Benton
Attachments: 1. R-267.pdf, 2. R-267final.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
7/2/2007 City Clerk Published  Action details
7/2/2007 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/21/2007 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/18/2007 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
6/18/2007 City Council Do Pass as AmendedPass Action details
6/18/2007 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
6/18/2007 City Council AmendedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
SEVENTEENTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-07-267 ENACTMENT NO. __________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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For a Period of Six Months, Or Until This Resolution Is Earlier Withdrawn, Prohibiting Any City Employee Or Any Party Acting Pursuant To A Contract With The City From Removing Any Tree On City Land Or Under City Control Without The Written Authorization of The City Forester; Declaring An Emergency (Benton)
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FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, OR UNTIL THIS RESOLUTION IS EARLIER WITHDRAWN, PROHIBITING ANY CITY EMPLOYEE OR ANY PARTY ACTING PURSUANT TO A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY FROM REMOVING ANY TREE ON CITY LAND OR UNDER CITY CONTROL WITHOUT THE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION OF THE CITY FORESTER; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, on May 30, 2007, the Director of Family and Community Services was contacted by a City Councilor and asked to explain the reasoning behind her Department's actions in removing mature trees at the Gonzales/Sunset Gardens Housing Development; and
WHEREAS, on June 4, 2007, the City Councilor contacted the City's Chief Administrative Officer to request that the Director of Family and Community Services attend the City Council meeting to explain her Department's actions in removing mature trees; and
WHEREAS, the Director of Family and Community Services has failed to explain the reasoning behind her Department's actions and the City's Chief Administrative Officer declined to produce that Director at the City Council meeting and has himself not subsequently explained the reasoning behind the removal of mature trees; and
WHEREAS, the unexplained removal of mature trees is ongoing and is reportedly intended to be repeated at other sites which are under the ownership and/or control of the City; and
WHEREAS, the unexplained removal of mature trees on property that is under the ownership and/or control of the City is causing great distress to those residents of the ...

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