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Seal of the City and County of San FranciscoProclamation of the City of San Francisco

Commending Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador On Becoming An Ecological City

The City and County of San Francisco, California, Board of Supervisors adopted the following resolution on May 22, 2000. The Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown, signed this Resolution on June 2, 2000.

WHEREAS, The Canton Council of Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez of Ecuador has enacted a Bylaw, signed by the Mayor, declaring the municipality of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador an Eco-City, or "Cuidad Ecologica", based on certain principles of environmental sustainability; and, 

WHEREAS, In this Bylaw, Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez resolved among other things to create an Environmental Affairs Municipal Department, to declare a dry tropical forest a reserve zone, and to implement a new process for management of urban settlements; and, 

WHEREAS, Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez has also begun to enhance the environmental awareness of the city's inhabitants and to increase the level of participation by the community in self-planning for sustainable management; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco commends Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador on becoming an ecological city; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco invites the Mayor of Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador to come to San Francisco to meet with the San Francisco Commission on the Environment, the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to talk about the Eco-City and to discuss ways to make cities in the Western Hemisphere more environmentally sustainable; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco requests that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Mayor of Ciudad Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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