6.26.2017 City Council Meeting


A fairly robust consent agenda full of moving money and accepting grants. That said, I expect council to keep it moving since their meeting day starts at 3PM with a joint compact meeting followed by the 4PM informal meeting and 6PM formal meeting. There is one resolution that will amend the rules of procedure to exempt appropriations from committee referral unless they are part of the capital budget. The continued consent agenda has an interesting resolution that is basically council asserting that they oppose the federal government budget and want more local funding included. 


4pm - Informal Meeting

6pm - Formal Meeting

CIty Hall, 900 E Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers

Antenna Ch. 57, Cable Ch. 24

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Citizen Comment Period

  • Malinda Miller- Appreciation for support of Broad Rock Elementary School Marquee Project
  • Melvin Jones- Crime in the city

Consent Agenda


  • ORD 2017-012: continued to 9/25/2017
    • Close Northumberland Ave from Southline of W. Roberts St to such portion's southern terminus upon certain terms and conditions
  • ORD 2017-069: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Amend city code regarding sale of city-owned real estate for purpose of providing for the conduct of a competitive process prior to accepting an unsolicited offer
  • ORD 2017-071: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Revise city's provisions governing severance pay
  • ORD 2017-081: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Amend city code to prohibit outside storage of all tires (not just used tires) 
  • ORD 2017-087: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Amend water contract with Chesterfield County to provide for sale of additional water
  • ORD 2017-088: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Repeal ordinance that declared 120 Shockoe Slip and 1331 A East Canal Street surplus for sale for purpose of expansion of existing headquarters building of Martin Agency
  • RES 2017-R023: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Prohibit use of commercial flags and restrict the use of building mounted banners
  • RES 2017-R029: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Make Department of Planning and Development Review (instead of City Clerk Office) responsible for mailing notices of public hearings
  • RES 2017-R033: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Request an independent 3rd party review of City's program for collection and disposal of bulk items and brush solid waste
  • RES 2017-R034: continued to 7/24/2017
    • Oppose the Budget of the US Govt FY 2018 
      • RES 2017-R035: continued to 7/24/2017


  • ORD 2017-008: Authorize CAO to execute a Standard Project Administration Agreement with VDOT to provide funding for the 1st and 2nd street buffered bike lanes project
  • ORD 2017-015: Authorize CAO to accept $75K grant from VA Land Conservation Foundation for Enrichmond Foundation to acquire Vauxhall Island
  • ORD 2017-106: Amend city code to add a new section regarding installation of small cell facilities on existing structures
  • ORD 2017-107: Amend ordinance to modify parking requirements of 1508 and 1510 W. Broad special use permit
  • ORD 2017-108: Close to public use and travel a portion of Fergusson Rd located between Henri Rd and Somerset Ave, a portion of Henri Rd between Wesley Rd and Fergusson Rd, and a portion of the public alley to accept dedication of right-of-way improvements and property
  • ORD 2017-109: Authorize CAO to accept $3,540 from VA DMV for Office of Animal Care and Control for sterilization programs for cats and dogs
  • ORD 2017-110: Authorize CAO to accept $13,327 for Department of Police's Summer Midnight Basketball League Program
  • Amend Ordinance 2016-053 which transferred $200K to Dept of Economic and Community Development Agency and to appropriate the money to RRHA for East End Transformation for the acquisition and redevelopment of a property at 1815 North 30th St. 
  • ORD 2017-112: Increase estimated revenues from dog and cat annual license program and amount appropriated to the Pet License Collections special fund by $30K
  • ORD 2017-113: Authorize CAO to enter into Tenth Extra Commercial Area Revitalization Effort Program Cooperation Agreement to continue to operation of the "Extra CARE" Program in the Belt Boulevard and Upper Hull Street commercial cooridors
  • ORD 2017-114: Authorize CAO to enter into twenty-first commercial area revitalization effort program cooperation agreement to provide for the operation of the CARE program
  • ORD 2017-115: Authorize CAO to execute the first amendment to grant contract for a $500K grant to allow additional time for construction of full service grocery store at the intersection of North 25th St and None Mile Road
  • ORD 2017-116: Create a new reservation of fund balance called the Cost of Living Adjustment Reserve to be used to cost of living adjustments for employees of the City of Richmond
  • ORD 2017-118: Authorize CAO to execute a Right of Entry License with VDOT for VDOT to access city-owned real estate at 1800 Lakeside Ave for installation of handicapped accessible crosswalks at pedestrian traffic lights
  • ORD 2017-119: Authorize CAO to execute a tenth amendment to management agreement to extend the management agreement for Main Street Station to December 31, 2018
  • ORD 2017-120: Amend city code to prescribe form of Mayor's annual budget submission and recommended budget amendments
  • ORD 2017-121: Amend the pay plan to provide for step advancement for certain sworn fire and police personnel 
  • ORD 2017-122: Amend city code regarding advertisement of unclassified job vacancies to align printed job advertisements with the electronic application and recruitment process
  • RES 2017-R032: Amend Rules of Procedure to exempt ordinances making appropriations other than to the capital budget from the requirements for committee referral

Regular Agenda

  • RES 2016-R016: Continued to 9/11/2017
    • Establish policy that council will not appoint a person to board of commissioners of RRHA for more than 2 consecutive full terms