THE year 2009 was a landmark year for the City Council as it passed 15 resolutions and ordinances that have far-reaching effect, secretary lawyer Leika Lopez said.

Of these landmark legislations, three were resolutions and 12 were ordinances, enacted within the period of January to November 2009.

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"The Council's performance naman has been good, their attendance was good and the passed legislations really compliment an effective local governance," Lopez said adding her appreciation of the local govenment code.

"It really empowers the local government to deliver good service to the people," Lopez said in an interview.

During the 11-month period, the City Council passed 976 resolutions and 151 ordinances. Of the resolutions: 676 were under general administration, eight on economic, 46 on social, and 246 on miscellaneous. Of the ordinances: 123 were for general administration, one on economic, 24 on social, and three on miscellaneous.

What she considers as landmark ordinances are:

* The Davao City Anti-Littering Ordinance of 2009, proposed by Councilor Teresita Mata-Marañon.

* Establishing a Hearing Screening Program for all infants in Davao City, proposed by Councilor Angela Librado-Trinidad

* Regulating motocades within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Davao, by Councilor Bonifacio Militar

* Declaring Barangay Mintal, Tugbok District, Davao City, as a Japanese Heritage Site, creating park system board and for other purposes, by Councilor Jose Louie Villafuerte

* Establishing the Davao City parks system, creating the parks system board and for other purposes, by Councilor Susabel Reta

* Creating the Davao City Japanese Heritage Site Development Council, defining its powers and functions and for other purposes, by Councilor Rachel Zozobrado

* Prohibiting spitting in public places and providing penalties for violations thereof, by Councilors Samuel Bangoy and Danilo Dayanghirang

* Approving the Code of Ordinances of Davao City, by Librado

* Renaming Tomas D. Monteverde, Sr. Sports Complex (PTA Grounds) as "People's Park", by Dayanghirang

* Banning the use, sale, and distribution of the sugar substitute sodium cyclamate or neotogen also known as "Magic Sugar" among food and business establishments, food vendors, local markets and other similar food and business outlets in Davao City and for other purposes, by Councilor Pilar Braga

* Proper harvesting, storage and utilization of rain water in Davao City and for other purposes, by Councilor Leonardo Avila III

* Amending Ordinance No. 115, series of 1986, otherwise known as "Ordinance requiring business establishments such as restaurants, food stalls and other related outlets serving barbequed meat such as pork, beef, fish, or any food preparation needing the use of bamboo stocks or skewers to remove the polited sticks completely or cut the sharp ends before serving to customers and providing penalties for violations thereof", by Councilors Maria Belen Acosta, Peter Laviña, Myrna L'Dalodo-Ortiz, Dayanghirang, and Librado

The landmark resolutions are:

* Adopting the updated list of proposed projects/programs and activities to be in cluded in the Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) for CYs 2008-2010, to make it responsive to the Comprehensive Development Plan of 1996-2021 of the City of Davao, proposed by L'Dalodo-Ortiz

* Forging sisterhood agreement with Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia and Davao City, Philippines, by Zozobrado

* Approving and adopting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Comprehensive Urban Shelter and Services Development Code of Davao City, otherwise known as the "Shelter Code of Davao City"