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File #: 14-4606    Name: Consideration of a Resolution to Reconvene the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force and to Modity the Task Force Memebership
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/4/2015 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 12/8/2015 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Resolution to Reestablish the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force and to Modify the Task Force Membership. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 14-4606_Attachment 1 Resolution.pdf, 2. 14-4606_Attachment 2 Summary Table.pdf, 3. 14-4606_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2015

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of the Resolution to Reestablish the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force and to Modify the Task Force Membership. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a Resolution to Reestablish the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force (Task Force) and to Modify the Task Force Membership.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the resolution (Attachment 1) to reestablish the Motorcoach Task Force and modify the Task Force membership and responsibilities;

(2) Request that the Chairs of the Alexandria Waterfront Commission, Traffic and Parking Board, Transportation Commission, and Historic Alexandria Resources Commission each nominate a member of their group to serve on the Task Force; and

(3) Authorize the City Manager to appoint the remaining members and designate the Chair of the Task Force.


BACKGROUND: In February 2004, the City Council charged the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (then "ACVA" now "Visit Alexandria") with the establishment of a Motorcoach Task Force. The goal of the Task Force was to develop recommendations to enhance the benefit of motorcoach tours while factoring in the potential negative impacts that such tours may have on the City. This 23 member body was composed of AVCA members, City staff, and local residents. The 2004 Task Force presented a final report to City Council in November 2005. To further address issues regarding the operation and management of motorcoaches, in April 2008, the City Manager reconvened the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force, which met from 2008 to 2010.

The 2008 Task Force was charged with developing short and long term recommendations that balance the social costs and benefits rendered by the moto...

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