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File #: 21-1186    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of AN ORDINANCE to amend and reordain Section 2-1-3 (TERM OF MEMBERS) of Article A (GENERAL PROVISIONS) of Chapter 1 (THE CITY COUNCIL) of Title 2 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT) and Section 12-1-4 (ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS; DATE AND MANNER OF ELECTION) of Chapter 1 (SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL BOARD) of Title 12 (EDUCATION, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND WELFARE) of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 21-1098_Attachment 1 Cover FINAL, 2. 21-1098_Attachment 2 Ordinance FINAL, 3. 21-1186_Final Ordinance
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: JUNE 2, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of AN ORDINANCE to amend and reordain Section 2-1-3 (TERM OF MEMBERS) of Article A (GENERAL PROVISIONS) of Chapter 1 (THE CITY COUNCIL) of Title 2 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT) and Section 12-1-4 (ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS; DATE AND MANNER OF ELECTION) of Chapter 1 (SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL BOARD) of Title 12 (EDUCATION, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND WELFARE) of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of an ordinance to revise the commencement date for newly elected members of the Alexandria City Council to January 1 every three years and change the election of the Alexandria City School Board to the November general election cycle every three years.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council introduce the ordinance, pass the ordinance on first reading and set the ordinance for second reading, and public hearing on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and after the public hearing, adopt the proposed ordinance.

BACKGROUND: In 2014, the General Assembly of Virginia amended portions of the Alexandria City Charter governing elections and terms of office for member of the Alexandria City Council and the Alexandria City School Board. Section 10.01 was amended to move the election for the Mayor and Members of City Council from May to the November general election every three years. Additionally, Sections 10.01 and 15.10 were amended to change commencement of the terms of office for the Mayor, Members of City Council, and Members of the School Board from July 1 to January 1 following the election.

The Alexandria Code of Ordinances was amended in 2018 and 2019 to reflect some of the needed changes made to the Charter, b...

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