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File #: 181465    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/26/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the Department of City Development to study the feasibility of creating a facility for the production of industrial hemp at the Century City development.
Sponsors: ALD. RAINEY
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List

Number

181465

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. RAINEY

Title

Resolution directing the Department of City Development to study the feasibility of creating a facility for the production of industrial hemp at the Century City development.

Analysis

This resolution directs the Department of City Development to study the feasibility of creating a facility for the production of industrial hemp at the Century City development and to report the findings of this study to the Common Council within 90 days.

 

Body

Whereas, Industrial hemp is an eco-friendly, versatile crop used worldwide for industrial and consumer products; and

 

Whereas, According to estimates, the total retail value of hemp products in the U.S. in 2017 was $820 million; and

 

Whereas, As of November 1, 2018 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection began issuing licenses for applicants to grow and/or process industrial hemp; and

 

Whereas, The Century City development site may have sufficient arable soil on the grounds or infrastructure in place to produce industrial hemp hydroponically or through an alternative form of agriculture; and

 

Whereas, The Century City development site may also meet the location requirements for the production of industrial hemp as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Department of City Development shall study the feasibility of creating a facility for the production of industrial hemp at the Century City development; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Department of City Development shall report the findings of this study to the Common Council after 90 days.

Requestor

Drafter

LRB 173317-1

Luke Knapp

1/09/2019