City Council Meeting 3.27.2017

There is still nothing on our regular agenda as the continuance list remains lengthy. The consent agenda holds a lot of content of non-controversial items to be voted on in a block including funding for a jail mental health services program,  Carytown litter clean up, auditing services, fracking, the future of the Council Chambers press box, and more. Public Comment is also shaping up to be robust with the Defender's Sacred Ground Project presenting a statement on the Community Proposal for a Nine-Acre Shockoe Bottom Memorial Project. 

Citizen Comment Period

  • Baron Godley- Alternatives for the city's water purification process and request consideration for concierge services within the city
  • Melvin Jones- Taxes, employee raises and development of the Boulevard
  • Annie Gaines- Excessive garbage in neighborhood and drainage issues in the rear of her property
  • Ana Edwards- Historic designation zoning for Shockoe Bottom
  • Cheryl Nici-O'Connell- Former police office shot in line of duty requesting Council support
  • L. Shirley Harvey- State of the City
  • Rob Nieweg- Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park proposal
  • Rodney Hunter- Sacred burial ground historical reclamation project


  • ORD 2014-093: Continued to April 10th
    • Establish Advisory Task Force for Economic Revitalization of South Richmond
  • ORD 2015-199Continued to April 24, 2017
    • Amend city code regarding time and place for collection of bulk items,brush and loose leaves
  • ORD 2017-008: Continued to April 24, 2017
    • Authorize CAO to execute Standard Project Administration Agreement with VDOT for funding of 1st and 2nd street buffered bike lanes project
  • ORD 2017-012: Continued to April 24, 2017
    • Close a portion of Northumberland Ave  to public use and travel
  • ORD 2017-018Continued to April 24, 2017
    • Authorize installation of two canopy signs at 301 West Franklin St
      • ORD 2017-024Continued to April 10, 2017
    • Rename Highway Safety Commission as Safe and Healthy Streets Commission
      • ORD 2017-068Continued to April 24, 2017
    • Authorize CAO to execute a Grant Contract with Better Housing Coalition for $250,000 to support feasibility analysis and predevelopment activities for the development and redevelopment of Eastview neighborhood
  • ORD 2017-069: Continued to April 24, 2017
    • Amend city code regarding sale of city-owned real estate to provide for a competitive process prior to the acceptance of an unsolicited offer
  • ORD 2017-071Continued to May 8, 2017
    • Revise City's provisions governing severance pay for classified and unclassified employees, including senior executive employees
      • RES 2017-R010Continued to May 22, 2017
    • Designate properties at 1031 Fourqurean Lane, 1031 Fourquerean Lane Rear, 1101 Fourqurean Lane, and 1111 Fourqurean Lane as revitalization area
  • ORD 2016-270Continued to April 10, 2017
    • eclare surplus properties at N 6th, E Grace, E Franklin, N 7th for the sale to City Center Development LLC at $3,950,000
  • RES 2016-R016Continues to May 8, 2017
    • Establish policy that no person will be appointed to Board of Commissioners of RRHA for more than 2 consecutive full terms

Consent Agenda

  • ORD 2016-221: Amend Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas Map
  • ORD 2017-033: Authorize CAO to accept $670,813 from VA Dept of Criminal Justice Services to create new special fund for Sheriff and Jail called the Jail Mental Health Program Special Fund
  • ORD 2017-034: Amend city code concerning when certain fiscal and economic impact statements are required
  • ORD 2017-035: Amend city code concerning moratorium on acceptance of applications for tax exemptions for purpose of imposing requirement that triennial applications be reviewed
  • ORD 2017-067: $35,000 grant from Department of Economic and Community Development agency to Non-Departmental agency called the Carytown, Inc.- Litter Cleanup line item to support litter clean up in Carytown
  • ORD 2017-070: Authorize a Goods and Services Contract with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP for auditing services
  • RES 2017-R012: Initiate amendment to City's zoning ordinance to prohibit extraction of natural gas by fracking within city limits
  • RES 2017-R013: Amend rules of procedure to provide for the earlier availability of the test of resolutions proposed to be voted on under expedited consideration at the same meeting at which they are introduced and of motions to amend legislation proposed to be voted on at the same meeting at which they are amended
  • RES 2017-R014: Set rate for personal property tax relief for qualifying vehicles for 2017 tax year
  • RES 2017-R015: Request Mayor and CAO work with School Board and other affected governmental agencies to study potential effects on city of any proposed development in the area of the city bounded by Westwood Ave to the north, Brook Road to the east, Rennie Ave to the south, and Loxley Road to the west
  • RES 2017-R016: Designate certain parcels of City property that may be made available for annual use as community garden sites for periods to not exceed 1 year at a time
  • RES 2017-R017: Amend Rules of Procedure to regulate the use of the press area within Council Chamber during meetings of the City Council and its committees
  • RES 2017-R018: Amend RES 2017-R002 regarding Council member standing committee assignments

Regular Agenda

All items on regular agenda have been continued. 

All items on regular agenda have been continued.