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File #: 14-2483    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/24/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/8/2014 Final action:
Title: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance Authorizing and Empowering the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of General Obligation Bonds to Finance Various Capital Projects.
Attachments: 1. 14-2483_Att 1 - General Obligation Bonds COVER - 2014 Issuance, 2. 14-2483_Att 2 - General Obligation Bonds Ordinance - 2014 Issuance, 3. 14-2483_Att 3 - Exhibit A to Ordinance (2014B Bond Form)
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: APRIL 2, 2014

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: RASHAD M. YOUNG, CITY MANAGER/s/

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Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance Authorizing and Empowering the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of General Obligation Bonds to Finance Various Capital Projects.
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ISSUE: Consideration of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of General Obligation Bonds to finance various City and School capital projects.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council pass on first reading on April 8, 2014, and schedule for public hearing, second reading and final passage on April 12, 2014; an ordinance (Attachment 1) authorizing and empowering the issuance, sale and delivery of bonds up to $36.0 million to finance various public improvements.

BACKGROUND: The proposed ordinance authorizes the issuance of up to $36.0 million in General Obligation Bonds for FY 2013 and FY 2015 capital projects. This issuance for City and Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) capital projects is consistent with the FY 2013 Approved Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (FY 2013 - 2022 Approved Capital Improvement Program and FY 2015 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (FY 2015 - 2024 Proposed Capital Improvement Program, page 5-3) and FY 2015 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (FY 2015 - 2024 Proposed Capital Improvement Program, page 5-3). Borrowing associated with the FY 2013 Approved CIP is to complete funding for the new ACPS Jefferson-Houston K-8 facility.

This is an estimate of the maximum authority that the City may need based on borrowing outlined in the budget. The actual amount of bonds the City issues will depend on the City's cash needs, as well as interest rate conditions in the marketplace.

DISCUSSION: The major categories and estimat...

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