City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-23-127   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 4/17/2023 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: To Support Pollinator Conservation Efforts And To Recommit To Bee City USA Standards (Fiebelkorn)
Sponsors: Tammy Fiebelkorn
Attachments: 1. R-127
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
5/15/2023 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
5/8/2023 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
4/17/2023 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
4/17/2023 President Referred  Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. R-23-127 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Tammy Fiebelkorn

To Support Pollinator Conservation Efforts And To Recommit To Bee City USA Standards (Fiebelkorn)
WHEREAS, almost all pollinators are insects that visit flowers to feed on nectar and/or pollen, with the major groups of pollinators being butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, wasps, and bees; and
WHEREAS, more than three-fourths of all native plants require pollination by an animal, most often an insect; and
WHEREAS, bees and other pollinators around the globe are experiencing dramatic declines due to a combination of habitat loss, use of pesticides, the spread of pests and diseases, and the effects of climate change; and
WHEREAS, the decline of pollinator communities threatens agricultural production, the maintenance of natural plant communities, and important services provided by those ecosystems, such as carbon cycling and flood and erosion control; and
WHEREAS, the goal of Bee City USA is to promote healthy, sustainable habitats and communities for bees and other pollinators; and
WHEREAS, the City Council accepted the designation and committed to the standards of Bee City USA by council resolution in 2016 (R-16-77) making Albuquerque the first Bee City USA (BCUSA) in the Southwest, and the City has since undertaken activities that promote the goals of BCUSA; and
WHEREAS, in order to enhance understanding among municipal staff and the public about the vital role that pollinators play, the ecosystem services that pollinators provide, and the role that each of us have in sustaining healthy pollinators and their habitats, the City of Albuquerque agrees to meet the commitments required of Bee City USA communities; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor committed to the National Wildlife Federation Mayor's Monarch Pledge in 2022 to raise awareness and community support fo...

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