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File #: 19-1527    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/6/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 12/11/2018 Final action:
Title: Expansion of Public-Private Partnership (P3) Opportunities.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Expansion of Public-Private Partnership (P3) Opportunities.
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ISSUE: How to increase the use of public-private partnerships in the City?

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council allocate $40,000 from the FY 2019 Contingent Reserve to the City Manager's Office in order that a new public-private partnership coordinating position can be established in order to enhance and grow the City's use of public-private partnerships in the delivery and financing of City facilities, infrastructure and services.

BACKGROUND: Public-private partnerships (P3's) between the private sector and the governmental sector have been long established as an effective tool to take advantage of the benefits of the private sector (knowledge, efficiency, finances, tax benefits, economies of scale, etc.) in the delivery of public sector services, and the development and financing of public sector infrastructure and facilities. The City has had significant experience with the use of public- private partnerships. Examples are:

1. Energy from Waste Facility: This facility receives Alexandria and Arlington's solid waste and through incineration in an environmentally sound manner, converts the energy in the solid waste into electricity. Alexandria and Arlington partnered through a very complicated set of agreements with a private sector provider in the 1980's who built and operates this facility (which to replicate today would likely cost $300 million to construct).

2. Non-Profits: The City partners with dozens of non-profits in the delivery of services to the Alexandria community. Services range from providing food to low-income residents, home delivered meals to seniors, after-school programming, volunteer coordination, animal c...

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