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File #: 14-2580    Name: Interdepartmental Work Program
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/19/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 5/27/2014 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Approval of the FY 2015 Interdepartmental Long Range Planning and Plan Implementation Work Program.
Attachments: 1. 14-2580_Attachment 1 Interdept Work Program Bar Chart FY2015, 2. 14_2580_Attachment 2 Project Descriptions: FY2015 Interdept Long Range Planning Work Program, 3. 14_2580_Attachment 3 Project Descriptions: Potential projects for FY 2016 and beyond, 4. 14_2580_Presentation
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: MAY 21, 2014

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of Approval of the FY 2015 Interdepartmental Long Range Planning and Plan Implementation Work Program.
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ISSUE: Approval of the Interdepartmental Long Range Planning work program for FY 2015.

RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council approve the FY 2015 Interdepartmental Long Range Planning work program reviewed at their January 2014 work session, as revised by staff to reflect updates to the schedule.
BACKGROUND: As in previous years, City departments and agencies that are engaged in long range planning and plan implementation jointly prepared a preliminary Interdepartmental Long Range Work Program for the upcoming fiscal year. This preliminary work program was shared with the public and reviewed with the City Council at a January 14, 2014 work session.

At the work session, no potential changes to the proposed work program were articulated by Council, however, a number of comments relevant to the upcoming and future work programs were provided for staff direction, as follows:
* Rezonings in Old Town North that are proposed prior to initiation of the Old Town North Small Area Plan shall be brought through the normal process for consideration.
* While funding from developers for staff or consultant resources to fund planning efforts is welcome and appreciated during constrained budget times, the City needs to ensure that a clear firewall is established between the funding and the process to provide confidence that developer payment is not influencing the outcomes of the planning processes.
* Majority of growth should continue to be in the "growth crescent" following the transit corridors and Metrorail Stations.
* City should continue to seek a better balance of ...

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