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File #: RES. 2020-R068    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 12/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/11/2021 Final action: 12/17/2020
Title: To reiterate the request made in Res. No. 2020-R053, adopted Sept. 28, 2020, that the Mayor propose, for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 and for every fiscal year thereafter, a budget that includes funding in the amount of at least $10,000,000.00 for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Patrons: Michael Jones
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2020-R068 - Withdrawn 20201217.pdf
Title
To reiterate the request made in Res. No. 2020-R053, adopted Sept. 28, 2020, that the Mayor propose, for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 and for every fiscal year thereafter, a budget that includes funding in the amount of at least $10,000,000.00 for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
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WHEREAS, on September 28, 2020, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2020-R053, which requests that the Mayor propose for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, and for every fiscal year thereafter, a budget that includes funding in the amount of at least $10,000,000.00 for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that the approach embodied in Resolution No. 2020-R053, adopted September 28, 2020, is the most efficient method for allocating limited resources to address the essential priorities of the City; and
WHEREAS, it the belief of the Council that the essential priorities of the City include, but are not limited to, addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on revenue and expenditures, funding the unfunded post-employment benefits other than pensions, as defined in section 15.2-1545 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, and funding the unfunded liability of the Richmond Retirement System; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2020-214, introduced on September 28, 2020, does not address the aforementioned essential priorities of the City, but seeks to amend sections 12-36 and 26-104 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, for the purpose of providing for the accounting of certain General Fund revenues derived from real estate tax revenues arising from the phased reduction, expiration, and termination of certain partial exemptions from real estate taxation to a special reserve assigned to support the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; and
WHEREAS, in addition, the Council believes that the accounting of certain General Fund revenues derived from real estate tax revenues arising from the phased reductio...

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