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04/02/2019 04Ai Arbor Day ProclamationBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. A.i. For Meeting of: April 2, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Arbor Day proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price, Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: J heri Ketcham will accept the proclamation. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date I Arbor Day proc 3/21/2019 Type Coker Memo 2 CITY OT YAlz9V1A PROCLAWATIOX WHEREAS, in 1827, J. Sterling Yvtorton proposed to the Nebraska Boardof Agriculture that a special clay 6e set aside for the planting of trees and the holiday, Arbor Day; and WHEREAS, Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska andis now observed through the nation and the world,• and WHEREAS, the Yakima Area Arboretum, in 2000, established the Arbor Testivat to encourage an appreciation for trees andnature in the 'Yakima area andit has grown to one of the Cargest Arbor Day festiva& in the Pacific Northwest; and WHEREAS, trees can rawer our heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen, and provide habitat for wi&dlfe; and WHEREAS, trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and 6eautf our community — trees are a source of joy and spiritual -renewal, NOWVIE1l cFO1l, 1, 'Cathy Coffey, Yvtayor of the City of Takima and on behalf of the City Council- hereby proclaim the second Saturday in ApriCas aARooRDAY" in the City of Yakima and recognize the 'Yakima Area Arboretum's Arbor Testivatas the City's officialcefebration. The City of Yakima encourages alt citizens to plant and care for trees to promote the wellbeing of this and future generations. Dated this 2"d day ofApri(2019 Kathy Coffey, Mayor