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File #: 23-0365    Name: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to amend and reordain Chapter 7 (COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)) of Title 7 (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virgi
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/3/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/15/2022 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of an Ordinance to amend and reordain Chapter 7 (COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)) of Title 7 (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) of the Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 22-0365_Attachment 1_Alexandria_CPACEOrdinance-Cover, 2. 22-0365_Attachment 2_C-PACE Amended Ordinance, 3. 22-0365_Attachment 3_Presentation_ Alexandria_CPACE_Ordinance-Revisions_DocketPresentation, 4. 23-0365_Final Ordinance Ord. No. 5460
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 4, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: JEREMY MCPIKE, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

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Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of an Ordinance to amend and reordain Chapter 7 (COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)) of Title 7 (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) 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 amend the City's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing Program in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia's Clean Energy Financing Law, ?15.2-958.3 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the proposed C-PACE program ordinance amendments on first reading and schedule it for second reading, public hearing and final passage on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

BACKGROUND: In November 2020 the Alexandria City Council adopted an ordinance to establish a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing program to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with community energy consumption in support of the City's GHG emissions reductions goals.

A C-PACE program is an innovative way for the City of Alexandria to support 3rd-party capital providers to finance qualified projects which increase energy efficiency or, water efficiency, support clean energy, stormwater improvements, and/or resiliency systems in qualified buildings - existing and new commercial, non-profit, institutional, industrial, and residential multifamily properties excluding residential condominiums and properties with less than 5 residential dwellings. C-PACE facilitates loans made by qualified 3rd-party capital providers to property owner borrowers and is intended to make qualified projects more accessible and...

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