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File #: R-22-82   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/21/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/21/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Formalizing The City's Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program (Fiebelkorn, Benton)
Sponsors: Tammy Fiebelkorn, Isaac Benton
Attachments: 1. R-82
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
11/23/2022 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
11/21/2022 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
11/21/2022 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
11/21/2022 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
11/21/2022 City Council AmendedPass Action details
CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-82 ENACTMENT NO. _________________

SPONSORED BY: Tammy Fiebelkorn, Isaac Benton

RESOLUTION
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Formalizing The City's Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program (Fiebelkorn, Benton)
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WHEREAS, the City Council has for several years funded and promoted the "NeighborWoods" community tree planting pilot program; and
WHEREAS, the pilot program has been successful in expanding the City's urban tree canopy by working directly with neighborhood groups to organize and implement the planting of street trees; and
WHEREAS, promoting and protecting the City's urban tree canopy advances the health, safety and welfare of the City through beautification, and by helping remove pollutants from the air, soil, and water, and by helping mitigate urban heat island effects; and
WHEREAS, in addition to advancing these important purposes, the community-based approach to the NeighborWoods program has also promoted community development by organizing and investing neighbors and neighborhood groups in the wellbeing of the trees within their communities; and
WHEREAS, the NeighborWoods program has been historically funded through City Councilor District set asides in the participating districts and funding from the Parks and Recreation Department, and can continue to be viable in all areas and districts of the City where funding is made available; and
WHEREAS, given the success of the NeighborWoods pilot program, the purpose of this resolution is to establish a formal Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program to continue urban tree planting efforts, including but not limited to the NeighborWoods program, while expanding funding opportunities for additional urban forestry tree planting projects and initiatives.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE;
SECTION 1. Grant Program Established:
The City's Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program ("Program") is esta...

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