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File #: 20-0380    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/3/2019 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Proposed City Legislative Package for the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session.
Attachments: 1. 20-0380_Attachment 1 Draft 2020 ALX Leg Package 121019docket, 2. 20-0380_Attachment 2 2020 Legislative Principles Annotated 121019docket, 3. 20-0380_Attachment 3 Drivers Licenses 121019docket, 4. 20-0380_Attachment 4 Climate Change 121019docket
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2019

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of Proposed City Legislative Package for the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session.
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ISSUE: Adoption of the proposed City Legislative Package for the 2020 General Assembly Session.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Adopt the City of Alexandria 2020 General Assembly Legislative Package, as recommended by Council's Legislative Subcommittee and members of City Council (Attachment 1);
2. Consider the inclusion of a Priority Item re: Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants (Attachment 3); and
3. Consider the inclusion of a new Priority section re: Climate Change (Attachment 4).

BACKGROUND: Each year, the City of Alexandria produces its General Assembly Legislative Package. The goal of the package is to organize, prioritize, and communicate the City's legislative and budget priorities to the community, stakeholders, and legislators. In addition, because Virginia is a Dillon Rule state, localities only have the authority expressly granted to them by the legislature by state statute or in their charter. Localities in Virginia, including Alexandria, therefore often request legislation to grant them enabling authority for specific powers they do not already have, which are included in the Legislative Package.

The requests in the draft Legislative Package generally originate from the City Council, City staff, and boards and commissions, with additional input coming from the public through the public hearing process. For the past several months, staff has worked with Council members, City departments, and boards and commissions to develop the proposals included in the City's 2020 Legislative Package.

On October 15, 2019, City Council's Legislative Subcommittee met with s...

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