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File #: 20-0696    Name: COG Housing Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/9/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Resolution to Endorse Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Targets to Address the Region's Housing Needs. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 20-0601_ City Council Resolution re COG Regional Housing Initiative, 2. 20-0601_ The Future of Housing In Greater Washington (COG Report), 3. 20-0601_ COG Certified_Resolution_R27-2019_-_Housing_Targets, 4. 20-0696_After Items, 5. 20-0696_After Items 2
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: MARCH 4, 2020

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Resolution to Endorse Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Targets to Address the Region's Housing Needs. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Endorsement of Resolution R27-2019 of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Adopting Targets to Address the Region's Housing Needs (Attachment 1).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council schedule a public hearing on March 14 in regards to the proposed City resolution (Attachment 1) endorsing COG's Resolution Adopting Targets to Address the Region's Housing Needs and affirming Alexandria's commitment to meet its allocation of the COG target, and after the public hearing adopt by roll call vote this City resolution.

BACKGROUND: As a result of the 2017 to 2018 Amazon HQ 2 competitive RFP and selection processes (in which several local jurisdictions were short listed for consideration for the new headquarters and its then estimated 50,000 new jobs), the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) directed staff to analyze the level of housing production required for the region to be economically competitive. Specifically, COG staff was asked to review (1) what level of additional production would be necessary to meet the housing needs of the Washington Metropolitan Area's future workforce, including anticipated workers with jobs at various income levels; (2) where the new housing should be located; and (3) what housing types and price points were needed.

With its charge summarized as "Amount, Accessibility and Affordability", COG's analysis, branded the Regional Housing Initiative, actually began before the conclusion of the RFQ process which resulted in National Landing being awarded HQ2 and its 25,000+ new jobs, a...

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