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  Requesting a Proclamation from the City Council of Redwood City
   
  Message from the Mayor

Dear Redwood City Community Member:

I’m so pleased that you are requesting a City Council Proclamation for a deserving person or organization. The City Council issues celebratory Proclamations, subject to Mayoral approval, for a wide range of accomplishments. I’m happy to provide you with this automated method of submitting your request. Providing this information online makes it easier and more convenient for you to make your request, and easier for me to give it timely consideration.

Please fill out all of the requested information below, so we can process your inquiry. Note that all the information requested is necessary in order to proceed with your request. While I cannot guarantee that your Proclamation request will be approved, I will certainly give it my full consideration and let you know.

For your benefit a sample proclamation is attached. Your proclamation, if approved, will match this format and have the same look and feel. If you have additional questions please contact the City Clerk at 650-780-7220. Again, thank you for your interest in recognizing someone in our Redwood City community!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Gee
Mayor, City of Redwood City
   
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See below for an example of an existing proclamation.
 
   

 
 
Example proclamation
   
 

American Heart Association
February 2012
WHEREAS, cardiovascular disease is the nation’s leading cause of death and costliest disease with direct and indirect costs estimated to be $297.7 billion; and

WHEREAS, cardiovascular disease accounts for one out of three deaths nationwide; and

WHEREAS, nearly 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 39 seconds, nearly 33 percent of deaths due to cardiovascular disease occur before the age of 75 years; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 785,000 people in the U.S. will have a new coronary attack, an estimated 470,000 people nationwide will have a recurrent attack, and an additional 195,000 “silent” heart attacks will occur this year; and

WHEREAS, the research is clear that there are preventive strategies, as well as community-based strategies, that can increase survival rates from cardiovascular disease; and

WHEREAS, the American Heart Association’s 2020 impact goal seeks to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent through research, population- and community-level interventions, public health and policy measures; and

WHEREAS, efforts of the American Heart Association encourage citizens to help save lives by calling 9-1-1 if symptoms occur, become trained in CPR, and encourage comprehensive automated external defibrillator (AED) programs in their communities; and

WHEREAS, the American Heart Association is celebrating February 2012 as American Heart Month and promoting education and awareness by encouraging citizens to learn the warning signs of heart attack and stroke.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, ALICIA C. AGUIRRE, MAYOR OF REDWOOD CITY, on behalf of the City Council, in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease, do hereby proclaim February 2012 to be AMERICAN HEART MONTH and urge all residence to recognize the critical importance of tools and skills that will increase survival rates from cardiac arrest.  By incorporating these tools into aggressive programs, we can save thousands of lives each year.

Date: February 6, 2012
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Jeffrey Gee, Mayor
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Rosanne Foust, Vice Mayor
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Alicia C. Aguirre
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Ian Bain
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Diane Howard
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Barbara Pierce
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John D. Seybert

   
 
 
 
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