2005 ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS
ARTS, PARKS ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS

THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND AND THE URBAN PARK AND RECREATION RECOVERY PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program (UPARR) return conservation and recreation funds to states and local governments; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR have been responsible for more than 40,000 community parks; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR have been integral to a healthy and safe urban community life through funding municipal parks, and creating urban soccer, baseball, and football fields; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR encourage and promote healthy lifestyles, an area of growing concern; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR promote smart growth and livable communities; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR are critical resources for providing recreation places for America's young people; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR advance economic and job development in cities; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR provide opportunities for safe, accessible parks and recreation areas, leading to increased physical activity,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Congress restore funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund's stateside program at no less than the $100 million; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Congress fund the UPARR at no less than $30 million.

2005 The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Tom Cochran, Executive Director
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