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File #: M-18-2   
Type: Memorial Status: Adopted
File created: 8/20/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/14/2018
Enactment date: 9/14/2018 Enactment #: M-2018-002
Title: Urging Congress To Permanently Reauthorize And Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund (Davis, Benton)
Attachments: 1. M-2.pdf, 2. M-2Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/14/2018 City Clerk Enacted  Action details
9/11/2018 City Council Sent to City Clerk for Signature  Action details
9/5/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
8/20/2018 City Council Introduced  Action details
8/20/2018 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. M-18-2 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis, Isaac Benton


MEMORIAL
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Urging Congress To Permanently Reauthorize And Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund (Davis, Benton)
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URGING CONGRESS TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE AND FULLY FUND THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND.
WHEREAS, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), created by Congress 53 years ago, is one of the most successful government programs in preserving our country's precious natural and cultural resources and improving equitable access to the outdoors in urban and rural communities; and
WHEREAS, the LWCF has been a critical tool in creating and conserving national parks and historic sites, national wildlife refuges, watersheds, working forests, wildlife areas, and state and local parks, trails, and ball fields, that are essential to the people of New Mexico and to our health, culture, economic opportunity, and the future of our children and grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, over the last 53 years, LWCF funding has preserved public lands that are critical to New Mexico and Albuquerque, including: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola National Forest, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Petroglyph National Monument, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Tingley Beach, Heritage Hills, and Rio Bravo, among others; as well as other public lands and community parks, ball fields, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities in our communities; and
WHEREAS, LWCF takes a portion of royalties from offshore oil and gas development and invests that money in protecting America's important public lands for future generations - be that an iconic national park or an urban playground; and
WHEREAS, though LWCF is authorized to receive $900 million annually, this cap has been met only twice during the program's nearly five de...

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