With many Fair Trade supporters in the crowd, the Berkeley City Council passed a Fair Trade resolution at their July 13th meeting to make Berkeley a Fair Trade town! The Fair Trade Berkeley steering committee members and City Manager’s office have worked very hard over the past year to craft a "Best-in-Class" Fair Trade Town Resolution and City Ordinance.
Steering committee member Dagny Tucker, expressed appreciation to Berkeley city officials and citizens for passing the resolution and upholding Berkeley’s history of being a leader in just choices as the resolution works alongside Berkeley’s long list of other important purchasing laws (sweatfree,precautionary principle, etc).
You can see a video of Dagny's speech here http://bit.ly/9iDDCl
An official declaration celebration will be held in August.The mayor and city council are set to attend. Details to come, so keep checking the blog!
See East Bay Express' article about the Resolution http://bit.ly/9W5m1d
See the actual resolution http://bit.ly/abFdPS