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File #: 20-0857    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Approval of the First Amendment to the FY 2020 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Capital Funding Agreement. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 20-0857_Attachment 1 - First Amendment to FY20 CFA Final for Signature w Attach A, 2. 20-0857_Attachment 2 - Resolution, 3. 20-0857_After Items 2
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 3, 2020

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of Approval of the First Amendment to the FY 2020 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Capital Funding Agreement. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Council consideration of a one-year amendment to the FY 2020 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Capital Funding Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Approve a one-year WMATA Capital Funding Agreement (CFA) extension for FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) (Attachment 1); and

2. Adopt the resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign and execute the first amendment to the FY 2020 WMATA CFA (Attachment 2).

BACKGROUND: The WMATA CFA has since FY 2011 served as the legal Capital Funding Agreement between WMATA and its contributing jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Arlington County, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The CFA provides a capital funding commitment for WMATA to match Federal funds, to advance capital projects and programs, and to fund ongoing contractual agreements. The current CFA was executed in 2020 and covered a one-year period, from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The 2020 CFA contains most of the terms and conditions from the 2011 agreement, but it also incorporates the 2018 Dedicated Funding Laws passed by Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, reconciles WMATA Board policy with the language in the agreement, and amends reporting requirements.

Staff have been working on a long-term capital funding agreement, but due to the pandemic, determined the final agreement would not be achievable prior to the expiration of the current agreement. Thus, an extension is needed to ensure the con...

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