A Resolution of the Homer City Council Proclaiming Homer to be a Green Dot Community.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL PROCLAIMING HOMER TO BE A GREEN DOT COMMUNITY.
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council is a duly elected governing body; acting on behalf of its residents; and
WHEREAS, Every Alaskan is precious and has the right to freedom, safety, and dignity; and
WHEREAS, The rates of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child sexual abuse has afflicted Alaska for too long, tearing apart families and weakening communities. The Green Dot Homer initiative is a call to action—to change the social norms in our communities; and
WHEREAS, The majority of Homer residents do not commit acts of violence; and
WHEREAS, The Green Dot Homer initiative engages the community in the effort to reduce the number of people being harmed by interpersonal violence; and
WHEREAS, The Green Dot Homer initiative promotes proactive bystander behavior to transcend and reduce interpersonal violence in our community; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer recognizes that together we can send a strong message to hope and healing to survivors and prevent future suffering.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby proclaims Homer to be a GREEN DOT community, and calls upon all residents and visitors to speak out against violence and promote Green Dot behaviors where they can.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council on this 12th day of May, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER ______________________ MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK