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File #: R-16-77   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 8/1/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/15/2016
Enactment date: 9/1/2016 Enactment #: R-2016-064
Title: Accepting The Designation And Committing To The Standards Of Bee City USA (Benton, Winter)
Attachments: 1. R-77, 2. R-77Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/1/2016 City Clerk Published  Action details
8/31/2016 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
8/22/2016 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/15/2016 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
8/15/2016 City Council AmendedPass Action details
8/1/2016 City Council Introduced  Action details
8/1/2016 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-16-77 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton and Brad Winter


RESOLUTION
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Accepting The Designation And Committing To The Standards Of Bee City USA (Benton, Winter)
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ACCEPTING THE DESIGNATION AND COMMITTING TO THE STANDARDS OF BEE CITY USA.
WHEREAS, the goal of Bee City USA is to promote healthy, sustainable habitats and communities for bees and other pollinators; and
WHEREAS, thanks to the tremendous diversity of wild native bees, along with the honey bees that were brought here from Europe in the 1700s, we have very diverse dietary choices rich in fruits, nuts and vegetables; and
WHEREAS, one in every three bites of food we eat is courtesy of insect pollination, and even our meat and milk trace back to insects that pollinate alfalfa and other feed for beef cattle; and
WHEREAS, bees and other pollinators around the globe have experienced dramatic declines due to a combination of habitat loss, use of pesticides, and the spread of pests and diseases, with grave implications for the future health of flora and fauna and food security; and
WHEREAS, communities have the opportunity to support bees and other pollinators on both public and private land through reduced and pesticide free zones; working in collaboration with city officials to manage and increase healthy native habitat for pollinators- including, but not limited to roadsides, medians, open spaces and parks; and
WHEREAS, supporting pollinators fosters environmental awareness and sustainability, increasing interactions among community stewards such as commercial and backyard beekeepers, farmers, children, educators, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, plant nurseries, municipalities, neighborhoods, and garden suppliers and clubs; and
WHEREAS, the economic benefits of (native and honey) bee-friendliness include healthy ecosystems--pollinators are requir...

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