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File #: 21-0861    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/12/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: ? Introduction and First Reading. Consideration of Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to expand the stated purpose of the Stormwater Utility Fee?by amending Article C (STORMWATER UTILITY) to Chapter 6 (WATER AND SEWER) of Title 5 (TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES).??
Attachments: 1. 21-0861_Attachment 1 - 5-6-231 Ordinance Cover, 2. 21-0861_Attachment 2 - Stormwater Utility Fee Ordinance
City of Alexandria, Virginia?
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MEMORANDUM?
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DATE: MARCH 31, 2021?
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TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL?
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FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/
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Introduction and First Reading. Consideration of Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to expand the stated purpose of the Stormwater Utility Fee?by amending Article C (STORMWATER UTILITY) to Chapter 6 (WATER AND SEWER) of Title 5 (TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES).??
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ISSUE: Consideration of?revisions to (1) expand the stated purpose of the stormwater utility fee to explicitly state that the fee may be used to mitigate surface and subsurface flooding issues occurring from more frequent and intense climate-induced precipitation events and (2) incorporate additional language to align the fee with State Code.?

RECOMMENDATION: That?City?Council?adopt the proposed ordinance on first reading and hold the public hearing and adopt the ordinance on Saturday, April 17, 2021.??

BACKGROUND: In response to three flash flooding events (July 8, 2019; July 23, 2020; and September 2, 2020) as a result of climate change-induced severe rain events, the City Manager established an Interdepartmental Flooding Management Task Force to urgently develop plans to address flooding-related policy, planning, and funding issues.? The?Task Force?recommendation included increasing the?Stormwater Utility Fee?to fund accelerated operating and capital projects to address flooding issues.? The fee increase was adopted via ordinance at the February 20, 2021?City Council?public hearing.??

DISCUSSION: The?recommended revisions to the City's stormwater utility ordinance which Council requested will expand the stated purpose of the fee to explicitly include use of funds?to mitigate?surface and subsurface?flooding?from precipitation events and make other updates ...

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