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File #: ORD. 2020-256    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/8/2021 Final action: 2/8/2021
Title: To amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 11 (?? 2-1035-2-1039) for the purpose of establishing a Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission.
Patrons: Andreas Addison, Kristen Larson, Ann-Frances Lambert, Michael Jones, Stephanie Lynch, Vice President Robertson, President Newbille, Reva Trammell
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2020-256 - Amended 20210125, 2. 20210125 Amendment of Ord. No. 2020-256
Title
To amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 11 (?? 2-1035-2-1039) for the purpose of establishing a Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission.
Body
WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the Council establish a Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission to formulate the standards and procedures applicable to the purpose of making recommendations to the Council, the Mayor, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning for the implementation of participatory budgeting for select City capital projects; and
WHEREAS, with input from the Chief Administrative Officer and the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning, the Council intends to evaluate the purpose and duties of the Steering Commission and the recommended guidelines thereof by no later than June 30, 2025; and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that the annual operating costs for the Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission will be approximately $5,000, including 80 staff hours;
NOW, THEREFORE,
THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 2, Article V of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015) be and is hereby amended and reordained by adding therein a new Division 11, consisting of sections numbered 2-1035 through 2-1039, as follows:
DIVISION 11
PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING STEERING COMMISSION
Sec. 2-1035. Created.
There is hereby created a commission of the City of Richmond with indefinite duration to be known as the Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission for the purpose of making recommendations to the Council, the Mayor, and other City agencies on how to implement participatory budgeting for City capital projects proposed by the Commission and administering a participatory budgeting process. For purposes of this division, the phrase "participatory budgeting process" means a process thr...

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