Beautification drive in brgys under study
THE City Council committee on tourism chaired by Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang, on Tuesday discussed the proposed ordinance which will pave the way for the conduct of a beautification drive in all barangays in Cagayan de Oro City.
Councilor Darimbang, author of the proposed ordinance, said there is a need for the 80 barangays to take part in the cleanliness drive to promote and enhance the present ambiance and natural landscape of the city.
She said one way of captivating the attention of various communities is to encourage the participation of every barangay.
The lady councilor said a pleasant community appearance will add to home values and harness neighborhood unification. She said it will encourage the active participation of residents in improving the aesthetics of the community and bring the sense of pride among the residents.
During the meeting with representatives from City Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office and some barangay chairmen, it was agreed that an adhoc committee should be created to study and prepare the mechanics of the proposed ordinance.
The adhoc committee will be composed of representatives of the City Tourism Office, City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO), City Public Services Office (CPSO), Community Affairs Division, City Accounting Office, City Budget Office and Association of the Barangay Council headed by Councilor Yan Lam Lim.
The committee will tackle the final composition of the adhoc committee and mechanics of the proposed ordinance on November 18, 2014.