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File #: 19-2378    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/13/2019 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 9/10/2019 Final action:
Title: Consideration and Adoption of a Naming and Renaming Policy and Procedures for City Public Parks and Recreation Areas & Facilities.
Attachments: 1. 19-2378_Naming Policy
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration and Adoption of a Naming and Renaming Policy and Procedures for City Public Parks and Recreation Areas & Facilities.
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ISSUE: Consideration and Adoption of a Naming and Renaming Policy and Procedures for City Public Parks and Recreation Areas & Facilities.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council adopt the attached City of Alexandria Naming and Renaming Policies and Procedures for Public Parks and Recreation Areas & Facilities.

BACKGROUND: The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities receives requests from the community to name and rename City resources in facilities and parks. In addition, open space and other recreation facilities are added to the City park system through the development process and open space acquisition processes. Requests are processed as received, but no formal procedure is in place to ensure consistency.

DISCUSSION: The City of Alexandria Naming and Renaming Policies and Procedures for Public Parks and Recreation Areas & Facilities (Attached) will establish a consistent approach for the official naming and renaming of City public parks, recreation areas and facilities.
Parks, recreation areas and facilities include all property owned by assets under the City's ownership and/or under the control of the City's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities including but not limited to buildings, structures, open space, public parks, natural areas, wetlands, and environmental habitat.
Specifically, the policy:

1. Provides a clear definition of City resources applied to this policy;
2. Establishes a consistent process for encouraging public participation in the naming, renaming and dedication of parks, recreation areas and facilities;
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