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File #: 161647    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/1/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/28/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee's opposition to proposed reductions in the funding provided to the Environmental Protection Agency for Great Lakes pollution cleanup and urging President Donald J. Trump to move forward with efforts to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
Sponsors: ALD. WITKOWSKI, ALD. MURPHY, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. BOHL, ALD. RAINEY
Indexes: LAKES
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/6/20171 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/20171 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Co-Sponsor added: Bohl, Rainey There were no objections
Pass14:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/20171 CITY CLERK Sponsor added   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/20170 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Sponsor - Ald. Murphy Jennifer Gonda - Director IRD Added sponsors w/o objections: Bauman Johnson
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/16/20171 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/6/20170 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
161647
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. WITKOWSKI, MURPHY, KOVAC, BOHL, BAUMAN, JOHNSON AND RAINEY
Title
Substitute resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee's opposition to proposed reductions in the funding provided to the Environmental Protection Agency for Great Lakes pollution cleanup and urging President Donald J. Trump to move forward with efforts to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
...Analysis
This resolution expresses the City of Milwaukee’s opposition to proposed reductions in the funding provided to the Environmental Protection Agency for Great Lakes pollution cleanup and urges President Donald J. Trump to move forward with efforts to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division is directed to include the substance of this resolution in the City of Milwaukee's Federal Legislative Package for the 115th United States Congress.
Body
Whereas, The Great Lakes represent the largest body of surface fresh water in the world and are a vibrant, diverse ecosystem that is critically important to the economic well-being and quality of life of the Canadian and U.S. populations in the Great Lakes basin; and

Whereas, Although the Great Lakes are large, outflows from the Great Lakes are relatively small, less than 1% per year, in comparison with the total volume of water, such that pollutants entering the lakes are retained in the system and become more concentrated with time; and

Whereas, One of the most serious threats to the Great Lakes presented by invasive species currently comes from Asian carp that have migrated northward through the Mississippi River system over the years to a point where they are as far north as Wisconsin and Minnesota, and into Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well; and

Whereas, Invasive carp have established dominant populations in many places in the river systems, reducing significantly or eliminating populat...

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