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File #: RES. 2019-R067    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/13/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/9/2019
Title: To request that the Mayor propose a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget, Special Fund Budget, and a Capital Improvement Program that provides for certain enhancements to and personnel for the City's Vision Zero traffic safety program.
Patrons: Andreas Addison
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2019-R067, 2. Res. No. 2019-R067 Admin Impact Statement 11-15-19

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To request that the Mayor propose a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget, Special Fund Budget, and a Capital Improvement Program that provides for certain enhancements to and personnel for the City’s Vision Zero traffic safety program.

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WHEREAS, the Council supported the development of a Vision Zero traffic safety program in the City of Richmond by Resolution No. 2016-R011, adopted March 7, 2016, and reaffirmed its support through Resolution No. 2017-R093, adopted March 12, 2018, to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries in road traffic to zero by the year 2030, through comprehensive planning including promoting improvements in surface transportation performance and safety for travelers;  and

WHEREAS, sections 5.05 and 6.19 of the Charter of the City of Richmond (2019), as amended, requires the Mayor to recommend each year a General Fund Budget and a Special Fund Budget for the ensuing fiscal year and a program of proposed capital improvement projects for the ensuing fiscal year and for the four fiscal years thereafter and the Council to accept with or without amendments or reject the proposed budgets and program; and

WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond to request that the Mayor propose a General Fund Budget and Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and a Capital Improvement Program for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2020, and for the four fiscal years thereafter that provide for certain enhancements to and personnel for the City’s Vision Zero traffic safety program.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND:

That the Mayor is hereby requested to propose a General Fund Budget and Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and a Capital Improvement Program for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2020, and for the four fiscal years thereafter that would include the following, as applicable:

1.                     An additional full-time position whose primary duties will involve implementing the Vision Zero Action Plan and assisting the Vision Zero traffic safety program coordinator within the Department of Public Works;

2.                     A proposed appropriation of at least $1,000,000.00 within the Capital Budget, as appropriate, for projects identified, with their scopes determined, for Vision Zero traffic safety program projects, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter;

3.                     A proposed appropriation for additional Department of Police traffic patrol officers for dedicated traffic enforcement along the City’s High Injury Street Network as designated by the Department of Public Works; and

4.                     Proposed appropriations to fill vacancies or provide for such new positions within the Department of Public Works and the Department of Planning and Development Review as may be necessary to achieve the goals of the Vision Zero traffic safety program to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries in road traffic.