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File #: 21-0872    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/18/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of a Grant Application to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Regional Safety Program.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: MARCH 18, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Approval of a Grant Application to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Regional Safety Program.
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ISSUE: City sponsorship of Alexandria Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) grant application.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the City sponsoring the Alexandria Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) grant application of up to $60,000 to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Regional Safety Pilot grant program.

DISCUSSION: The Alexandria Police Department (APD) is seeking to City sponsorship for AFSS in their efforts to apply for grant funding offered through the MWCOG Regional Safety Pilot program. The Regional Safety Pilot Program provides short-term consulting services to member jurisdictions or agencies to assist with planning or preliminary engineering projects that address roadway safety issues. Examples include studies, planning, or design projects that will improve roadway safety and lead to a reduction in fatal and serious injury crashes on the jurisdiction's roadways. The program provides consultant assistance of up to $60,000 for studies or planning projects. AFSS seeks to pursue this grant funding to expand and improve upon their traffic safety efforts.

BACKGROUND: AFSS is a coalition partner with the City of Alexandria. AFSS' mission is to, "bring the community together to create safe streets for all people to walk and bike, by telling the impact stories, educating the general public, and education policymakers about policies and investments that eliminate traffic-related fatalities and injuries in our city."

AFSS is the creator and manager of a "near miss" program which provides community members with the means and opportunity to repo...

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