City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
19-R-3949
Adopted Substitute
Dec 2, 2019 1:00 PM

A RESOLUTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS AMIR R. FAROKHI, CARLA SMITH, MICHAEL JULIAN BOND, JOYCE M. SHEPERD, MARCI COLLIER OVERSTREET, JENNIFER N. IDE, ANDREA L. BOONE, DUSTIN HILLIS, ANDRE DICKENS, MATT WESTMORELAND, ANTONIO BROWN, AND J.P. MATZIGKEIT AS SUBSTITUTED BY CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF RESILIENCE PURSUE PARTNERSHIPS WITH PRIVATE PARTNERS TO ENCOURAGE THE PHASING OUT OF THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF NON-COMPOSTABLE SINGLE-USE SERVICEWARE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Council District 2Sponsors:Councilmember, District 2 Amir R Farokhi
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Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Plastics Resolution (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. 19-R-3949 Amendment Form (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Body

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta (“City”) aspires to be a leader in environmental policy and combating climate change; and

 

WHEREAS, Ordinance 19-O-1418 will ban the use of non-recyclable single-use plastics in all City owned buildings effective on or before December 31, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution eliminating the use of single-use plastic products in all Fulton County owned, operated, and leased facilities effective on or before December 31, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, pollution resulting from non-compostable single-use serviceware is responsible for environmental harm, including damage to groundwater, wildlife, landscapes, rivers and oceans as well as harm to human health; and

 

WHEREAS, according to studies cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Polystyrene contribute to landfill capacity problems; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has thus been unwavering in its commitment to recycling programs and other waste diversion initiatives such as composting; and

 

WHEREAS, given that over 300 cities throughout the country have already passed similar legislation, it is in the best interest of the City to address climate change in any and all ways possible and urge private companies to do the same.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Atlanta City Council requests that the Office of Resilience pursue strategic partnerships with private partners to advance policies consistent with Ordinance 19-O-1418, which prohibits the use of non-compostable single-use serviceware, (plastic bags, serviceware plastic straws, and Polystyrene), by City of Atlanta operations, by tenants, commercial operators, and concessionaires located in public buildings and public facilities owned or operated by the City of Atlanta, and in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that all resolutions and parts of resolutions, in conflict herewith

are waived to the extent of the conflict.

 

Meeting History

Aug 5, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Aug 13, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 19, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MATZIGKEIT, SHEPERD, SHOOK, SMITH, WINSLOW & HILLIS

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 27, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 3, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 10, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 16, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 24, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 7, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 15, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 21, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 29, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 12, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 26, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Councilmember Amir R. Farokhi

Kanika Greenlee, DPW

RESULT:FAVORABLE ON SUBSTITUTE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Carla Smith, District 1
SECONDER:Dustin Hillis, District 9
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Michael Julian Bond, Joyce M Sheperd, Howard Shook, Carla Smith, Cleta Winslow, Dustin Hillis
Dec 2, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED SUBSTITUTE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED SUBSTITUTE [14 TO 0]
MOVER:Matt Westmoreland, Councilmember, Post 2 At Large
SECONDER:Amir R Farokhi, Jennifer N. Ide
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd
AWAY:Antonio Brown