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File #: M-20-1   
Type: Memorial Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Urging The United States Congress To Amend The National Trails System Act To Designate The Route 66 National Historic Trail (Harris, Davis, Pe?a, Benton)
Attachments: 1. M-1
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. M-20-1 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Harris, Davis, Pe?a, Benton


MEMORIAL
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Urging The United States Congress To Amend The National Trails System Act To Designate The Route 66 National Historic Trail (Harris, Davis, Pe?a, Benton)
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WHEREAS, The proposed Route 66 National Historic Trail, is a trail that includes all the alignments of U.S. Highway 66 in existence between 1926 and 1985, extending along a route of approximately 2,400 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California; and
WHEREAS, Route 66 runs through the heart of the City of Albuquerque, along Central Avenue, and was a major economic, social and political center of the City from 1939 to 1983; and
WHEREAS, present-day Route 66 along Central Avenue connects locals and visitors to the city's diverse neighborhoods, each offering unique and authentic Albuquerque experiences, including Old Town, Downtown, the University of New Mexico and Nob Hill; and
WHEREAS, House Bill H.R. 801 and Senate Bill 3609 have been introduced and propose to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 Historic Trail, which would allow the trail to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the National Parks Service; and
WHEREAS, in order to qualify for a Historic Trail designation, a trail must meet three criteria: It must be of historical significance; it must be of national significance; and it must have potential for historic interpretation or public recreational use; and
WHEREAS, the historic designation would provide permanent financial and planning assistance for the corridor, including cost-share grants for the preservation of buildings, road segments, and cultural landscapes; and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque City Council supports the recognition and protection of Route 66 for its iconic cultural and economic significance t...

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