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File #: 21-0655    Name: Resilient ALX Charter
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Adopting the ResilientALX Charter.
Attachments: 1. 21-0655_Attachment 1_ ResilientALX Charter Executive Summary 20210108, 2. 21-0655_Attachment 2_ ResilientALX Charter - Final 20210108
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 20, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of Adopting the ResilientALX Charter.
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ISSUE: Consideration of adopting the Resilient ALX Charter.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receive and approve the adoption of the proposed ResilientALX Charter (Attachment 2).

BACKGROUND: The Alexandria Citizen Corps Council ("CCC") has been vested in the safety and security of Alexandria Residents and Businesses. In an effort to better understand the issues and approaches to increasing the resilience of the city, the CCC in coordination with the Office of Emergency Management has drafted a ResilientALX Charter. A project that will take a comprehensive approach to understand areas of risk and develop a sound strategy to prepare for and mitigate against those risks.

DISCUSSION: The City of Alexandria's FY 2017 to FY 2022 Strategic Plan highlights the importance of a Safe and Resilient Community. Alexandria's Citizen Corps Council is designed to advise the City on how to enhance community resilience. The project will include creating a Charter, and Assessment and Report. The Charter offers an overarching vision to supplement the goal of Alexandria's Strategic Plan in the area of creating a Safe and Resilient Community.

Charter
The CCC Charter will utilize the FEMA Lifelines to categorize data from the study. The results of which will inform the Focus Areas of the Assessment and Report. The CCC will work collaboratively with related advisory bodies to create a sound and unifying vision for the City.

Assessment and Report
Once completed and approved by City Council, the CCC will start its Assessment and Reporting


process. The Assessment, the CCC proposes that its members, with aid from a research student(s), will:
* Analyze existi...

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