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File #: R-22-82   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 11/21/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/21/2022
Enactment date: 12/2/2022 Enactment #: R-2022-080
Title: Formalizing The City's Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program (Fiebelkorn, Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-82, 2. R-82Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
12/2/2022 City Clerk Published  Action details
11/28/2022 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action 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

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

SPONSORED BY: Tammy Fiebelkorn, Isaac Benton

Formalizing The City's Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program (Fiebelkorn, Benton)
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, the City Council has for several years funded and promoted the "NeighborWoods" community tree planting pilot program led by Tree New Mexico; 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, 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, the City has launched the "Let's Plant Albuquerque" initiative to coordinate and increase tree planting across the City in order to maintain and expand the urban forest canopy; and
WHEREAS, the NeighborWoods program and other tree planting efforts are making and will continue to make important contributions to the "Let's Plant Albuquerque" initiative; and
WHEREAS, given the success of the NeighborWoods pilot program, the purpose of th...

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