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File #: ORD. 2023-076    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/6/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/8/2023 Final action: 5/8/2023
Title: To amend ch. 2, art. IV of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 25, consisting of ?? 2-763-2-765, concerning the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and to amend City Code ? 22-317, concerning additional retirement allowances for certain City officials.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2023-076
Related files: ORD. 2023-071
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To amend ch. 2, art. IV of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 25, consisting of ?? 2-763-2-765, concerning the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and to amend City Code ? 22-317, concerning additional retirement allowances for certain City officials.

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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 2, Article IV of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) is hereby amended and reordained by adding therein a new division numbered 25, consisting of sections numbered 2-763 through 2-765, as follows:
DIVISION 25.
OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sec. 2-763. Created; composition; purpose.
There shall be an Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which shall consist of a Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and such employees organized into such units as may be provided by ordinance or by the orders of the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs consistent therewith. The purpose of the Office shall be to advocate for the City's interests before the Virginia General Assembly, state officials, federal agencies, and any other governmental decision-making bodies. On behalf of the City, including the Mayor and the Council, the Office shall serve as the liaison to governmental and non-governmental organizations and facilitate the communication of legislative priorities between the City and both governmental and non-governmental organizations,.
Sec. 2-764. Duties.
The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs shall perform the following duties:
(1) Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state, regional, and local government officials and decision-making bodies.
(2) Coordinate with the Council, the Mayor, the Chief Administrative Officer, and all departments, boards, commissions, and agencies of the City to draft a legislative agenda.
(3) Strategize with such lobbyists as may be employed by the City regarding federal programs and legislation.
(4) Advocate for the City's interests with the member...

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