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Electric Utility Industry Restructuring
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and Superfund Reform

Support for 'Better America Bonds'
Calling for Community Input in Appropriate Environmental Enforcement Actions
Urban Litter Programs
and the National Summit
Supporting Increased Funding to Combat Invasive Species
A National Call to End Sprawl
In Support of a New Resource Conservation Strategy for the Next Decade

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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

URBAN LITTER PROGRAMS AND THE NATIONAL SUMMIT

WHEREAS, local governments have a commitment to cleaner, safer, more livable cities, and to addressing issues like graffiti, illegal dumping, and the municipal management of litter, including abandoned vehicles, old tires, and construction and demolition debris in vacant lots; and

WHEREAS, in the spring of 1998, the U.S. Conference of Mayors established a partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Inc., to analyze the impacts of litter and other types of environmental blight in urban areas and develop new strategies for preventing it; and

WHEREAS, local governments will continue to take a leadership role in creating and supporting voluntary partnerships in urban areas to address urban litter; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors will support the work of the Urban Litter Partnership between its organization and Keep America Beautiful, Inc.; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U. S. Conference of Mayors encourages its members to participate in the National Urban Litter Summit to address the problems of urban blight and its related impacts on economic development and crime, to unveil the Best Practices identified as a result of the partnership, and to discuss implementation of policies that support successful urban litter programs.

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