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File #: R-23-164   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 9/6/2023 In control: President
Final action: 9/6/2023
Enactment date: 9/26/2023 Enactment #: R-2023-075
Title: Directing The Administration Of The City Of Albuquerque To Install Street Trees At The Albuquerque Bio Park, Making An Appropriation (Benton)
Sponsors: Isaac Benton
Attachments: 1. R-164
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/26/2023 City Clerk Published  Action details
9/20/2023 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
9/12/2023 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
9/6/2023 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
9/6/2023 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
9/6/2023 City Council PassedPass Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. R-23-164 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton

Directing The Administration Of The City Of Albuquerque To Install Street Trees At The Albuquerque Bio Park, Making An Appropriation (Benton)
WHEREAS, the business community and neighborhoods located near the segment of Central Avenue between Rio Grande Boulevard and the Rio Grande have striven to redevelop the roadway segment and the adjoining land uses as a multi-modal mixed-use corridor of Historic Route 66 that links the Albuquerque Old Town Historic and Cultural District and the Country Club District with the nationally renowned ABQ Bio Park and Rio Grande Bosque/River; and
WHEREAS, one of the many initiatives along this segment of Central Avenue has included street beautification, especially the addition of shade trees; and
WHEREAS, section 6-6-2 of the City's Street Tree Ordinance states that it is the intent of the Ordinance to enhance the appearance of the City's major streets; to enhance the appearance of sidewalks and pedestrian ways within street corridors; to provide physical and psychological buffering between pedestrians and automobile traffic; and to improve the desirability of walking; and
WHEREAS, in addition to pedestrian safety and appearance, street trees also benefit a roadway through cooling a corridor's micro-climate in a time of climate change; and
WHEREAS, an objective of creating this corridor is to improve the landscaping between the curb line and the Bio Park's fence line between New York Avenue and the Bio Park Service entrance, especially placing appropriate street trees in the planting strip between the curb and sidewalk; and
WHEREAS, a City Council initiative requested these improvements and the City of Albuquerque's Cultural Affairs Department subsequently prepared a final design plan that included the street trees in the...

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