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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/14/2020 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber, 2nd Floor - City Hall
This meeting was held through electronic participation means.
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CD.2020.286 1  Council Document September 14, 2020 Formal Meeting Access and Public Participation Instructions   Action details Not available
CD.2020.308 1  Council Document Board Appointments and Reappointments - September 14, 2020   Action details Not available
CD.2020.303 1  Council Document September 14, 2020 Citizen Comment Period Speakers List   Action details Not available
CD.2020.293 1  Council Document July 27, 2020 Informal Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.294 1  Council Document July 27, 2020 Formal Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.298 1  Council Document August 3, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.295 1  Council Document August 10, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.309 1  Council Document August 20, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.311 1  Council Document September 14, 2020 Introduction Papers List   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-103 11. OrdinanceTo rezone certain properties in the areas surrounding the Science Museum of Virginia, Allison Street, and the Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Union University Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit station areas.continued   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-104 12. OrdinanceTo amend the official zoning map for the purpose of designating certain street blocks as “priority streets” and certain street blocks as “street-oriented commercial streets” in the areas surrounding the Science Museum of Virginia, Allison Street, and the Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Union University Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit station areas.continued   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-105 13. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code §§ 30-433.2 (concerning parking lots in the UB Urban Business District, 30-440.3 (concerning yards in the B-4 Central Business District), 30-446.2 (concerning parking lots in the B-7 Mixed-Use Business District), and 30-950.2-30-950.5 (concerning Plan of Development Overlays), for the purpose of implementing the recommendations of the adopted Pulse Corridor Plan. (As Amended)amended and continued  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-165 14. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $477,498.00 from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and to appropriate the increase to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by increasing estimated revenues and the amount appropriated to the Department of Police’s special fund by $477,498.00 for the purpose of providing funding for COVID-19 pandemic response programs, projects, and services by the Department of Police, the Richmond Sheriff’s Office, and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-166 15. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept grant funds in the amount of $79,779.52 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and to appropriate the funds received to the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Special Fund Budget by increasing estimated revenues and the amount appropriated to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ special fund by $79,779.52 for the purpose of funding the construction of the Pump House Trail extension.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-167 16. OrdinanceTo amend City Code §§ 10-79, concerning the award of franchises and permits to operators of emergency medical service vehicles, 10-80, concerning the responsibility of authorized providers to respond to the City’s centralized dispatch center, and 10-83, concerning the suspension of authorization to operate emergency medical service vehicles, to make modifications to the City’s regulations governing the operation of emergency medical service vehicles in the city. (As Amended)adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-168 17. OrdinanceTo grant to Med-Trans Corporation a permit for the operation of rotary-wing emergency medical services vehicles in the city to provide [non-emergency] emergency aeromedical services, upon certain terms and conditions. (As Amended)adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-169 18. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2019-084, adopted Apr. 8, 2019, as previously amended by Ord. No. 2020-040, adopted Feb. 24, 2020, which declared that a public necessity exists and to authorize the acquisition of certain fee simple interests and easements for the public purpose of constructing multimodal transportation and drainage improvements along Hull Street Road between its intersection with Hey Road and its intersection with Warwick Road, to authorize the acquisition of additional fee simple and easement interests for the project.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-171 19. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code §§ 30-402.2, concerning permitted accessory uses and structures, 30-413.15, concerning yards, 30-419.2, concerning permitted principal uses, 30-419.3, concerning permitted principal uses on corner lots, 30-419.4, concerning permitted accessory uses and structures, 30-420.5, concerning yards, 30-424.5, concerning yards, 30-426.5, concerning yards, 30-428.6, concerning yards, 30-430.5, concerning yards, 30-442.1, concerning permitted principal and accessory uses, 30-442.4, concerning yards, 30-444.2, concerning permitted principal and accessory uses, 30-444.4, concerning yards, 30-446.4, concerning yards, 30-447.2, concerning permitted principal and accessory uses, 30-610.3, concerning alley frontage, 30-620.1, concerning lots and lot areas, 30-630.1, concerning yards, 30-630.4, concerning side yards, 30-630.9, concerning permitted projections and encroachments in yards and courts, 30-680.1, concerning location of accessory buildings, 30-800.2, concerning extension or expansion, 30-810.1, concerning alterations to buildings, 30-940.3, concerning the Urbamended and continued  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-172 110. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Deed of Quitclaim of Utility Easement Portion between the City of Richmond and the Capital Region Airport Commission, for the purpose of releasing a portion of a utility easement to the Capital Region Airport Commission.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-173 111. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Governor’s Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund Performance Agreement between the City of Richmond, Virginia, the Economic Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia, and River City Cider, LLC, doing business as Bryant’s Small Batch Cider, for the purpose of enabling the Authority to provide an economic development grant to River City Cider, LLC, doing business as Bryant’s Small Batch Cider, as an incentive to construct and improve a Virginia agricultural products processing facility in the city of Richmond.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-174 112. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain Ord. No. 64-161-147, adopted Jun. 22, 1964, which authorized the use of certain real estate situated on the north side of Franklin Street beginning at a point 60.5 feet west of the west line of Adams Street, fronting 104.25 feet on the north side of Franklin Street and extending back between parallel or nearly parallel lines 200.5 feet, also known as the property located at 104 West Franklin Street, for the purpose of the construction and occupancy of an apartment building, to modify the off-street parking space requirements, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-175 113. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain Ord. No. 2007-224-196, adopted Sept. 10, 2007, which authorized the special use of the property known as 2811 Grove Avenue, for the purpose of authorizing an owner-occupied single-family dwelling with three tourist home lodging units, together with accessory parking, to remove the condition of owner-occupancy and to allow the hosting of special events, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-176 114. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 311 West Franklin Street for the purpose of a multifamily dwelling containing up to 128 dwelling units, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-177 115. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 618 North 32nd Street and 620 North 32nd Street for the purpose of permitting the expansion of an existing adult care residence from 27 residents to 40 residents, upon certain terms and conditions.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-178 216. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 1106 and 1108 North 21st Street for the purpose of two two-family attached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-179 117. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 2000 Selden Street for the purpose of two single-family detached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-180 218. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 2406 Grayland Avenue for the purpose of two single-family attached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-181 119. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 3131 Kensington Avenue for the purpose of five single-family attached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-182 120. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 5312 Wingfield Street for the purpose of a single-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-186 121. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-053, adopted May 11, 2020, which appropriated and provided funds for financing the school budget for the fiscal year commencing Jul. 1, 2020, and ending Jun. 30, 2021, by decreasing estimated revenues from various sources.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R051 122. ResolutionTo impose enhanced speeding penalties pursuant to City Code § 27-163 and to authorize the placement of signs giving notice thereof on the portion of South Harrison Street located between Idlewood Avenue and Randolph Street and the portion of Colorado Avenue located between Randolph Street and South Allen Avenue.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2018-236 123. OrdinanceTo amend ch. 26, art. V, div. 2 of the City Code by adding therein new sections 26-370-26-374, concerning a real estate tax deferral program for real estate owned and occupied as a sole dwelling, for the purpose of establishing a new real estate tax deferral program for real estate owned and occupied as a sole dwelling.continued   Action details Not available
ORD. 2018-324 124. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain Ord. No. 2007-131-174, adopted Jul. 23, 2007, which authorized the special use of the property known as 1400 Grove Avenue for the purpose of permitting a multifamily dwelling consisting of no more than ten units and authorized the special use of the properties known as 1410 and 1412 Grove Avenue for the purpose of allowing single-family attached dwellings on substandard sized lots, together with accessory off-street parking, to remove from the ordinance the provisions pertaining to 1412 Grove Avenue, upon certain terms and conditions.rejectedFail Action details Not available
ORD. 2018-325 125. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 1412 Grove Avenue for the purpose of either a single-family attached dwelling or a single-family detached dwelling and up to four rooms or groups of rooms for short-term rental use, upon certain terms and conditions.rejectedFail Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-148 126. OrdinanceTo amend ch. 26, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 10 (§§ 26-590-26-599) for the purpose of providing for the partial exemption of certain rehabilitated commercial or industrial structures from real estate taxation. (As Amended)adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-170 127. OrdinanceTo change the use of the City-owned real estate known as the Annie Giles Community Resource Center and located at 1400 Oliver Hill Way so that such City-owned real estate will be used as an inclement weather shelter for homeless persons in the city of Richmond when the outdoor or wind chill temperature falls to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below and when the outdoor temperature rises to 92 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, when there is a forecast of accumulation of one inch or more of rain, snow, sleet or other precipitation within a 24-hour period, or when there is a forecast that includes a warning for a hurricane, tornado or high winds.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R048 128. ResolutionTo request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause the Department of Police to revise its policies to ban the use of certain non-lethal weapons to control unlawful assemblies.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-187 129. OrdinanceTo amend Appendix A of the City Code for section 24-117, concerning the application and processing fee for each administrative approval encroachment application for use of a sidewalk for outdoor dining purposes applied for by October 31, 2020.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-188 130. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-092, adopted Apr. 13. 2020, which extended the deadline for filing an application or certification by real estate taxpayers claiming an exemption or freeze under City Code §§ 26-364 or 26-365 for the taxable year 2020 only from Mar. 31, 2020, to Apr. 30, 2020, by further extending the deadline from Apr. 30, 2020 to Oct. 30, 2020.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-189 131. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $5,000.00 from the National League of Cities; to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by creating a new special fund for the Office of Community Wealth Building called the NLC Census Initiative Response Special Fund; and to appropriate the increase to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by increasing estimated revenues and the amount appropriated to the Office of Community Wealth Building’s NLC Census Initiative Special Fund by $5,000.00 for the purpose of funding an awareness campaign promoting the importance of participation in the 2020 United States Census.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-190 132. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept grant funds in the amount of $2,000.00 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and to appropriate the funds received to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by increasing estimated revenues and the amount appropriated to the Department of Planning and Development Review's Permitting and Inspections Technical Renewal special fund by $2,000.00 for the purpose of funding the purchase of equipment and technical upgrades for use in virtual certification and continuing education classes for employees of the Department of Planning and Development Review's permitting and inspections division.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-191 133. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-164, adopted Aug. 10, 2020, which authorized the Chief Administrative Officer to submit an amended Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an application for the receipt of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds, accepted funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the total amount of $6,184,226.00, and appropriated $6,184,226.00 for various projects, to authorize the submission of a further amended version of the amended Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan and to reallocate and re-appropriate $4,239,079.00 in unallocated funds for various projects.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-192 134. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain certain fees set forth in Appendix A of the City Code for section 8-545 (concerning fees for the temporary use of Main Street Station) for the purpose of revising the schedule of fees for the temporary use of Main Street Station.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-193 135. OrdinanceTo declare surplus and direct the sale of the City-owned real estate known as 2901 Bainbridge Street for $10,000.00 to the Richmond Fire Department Foundation.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-194 136. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-050, adopted May 11, 2020, which adopted the Special Fund Budgets for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and appropriated the estimated receipts of the Special Revenue funds, to transfer funds in the amount of $1,700,000.00 from the Office of the City Attorney’s “Delinquent Tax Sales” special fund and to amend Ord. No. 2020-051, adopted May 11, 2020, which accepted a program of proposed Capital Improvement Projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and the four fiscal years thereafter, adopted a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Budget, and determined a means for financing the same by (i) establishing a new project in the Culture & Recreation category called the “Enslaved African Heritage Campus” project and (ii) appropriating the funds transferred to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Budget by increasing revenues and the amount appropriated to the new Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ Enslaved African Heritage Campus project by $1,700,000.00 for the purpose of planning, designing, acquiring land for, and constructing a multiuse enslaved African cultural and herintroduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-195 137. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Lease Agreement between the City of Richmond as lessor and Challenge Discovery Projects, Inc. as lessee for the purpose of leasing to Challenge Discovery Projects, Inc. a certain portion of the City-owned property located at 2405 Jefferson Avenue.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-196 138. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Lease between the City of Richmond and T-Mobile USA Tower LLC for the purpose of permitting T-Mobile USA Tower LLC to operate existing telecommunications equipment at 4827 Old Warwick Road.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-197 139. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a City of Richmond Grant Contract between the City of Richmond and Friends of the James River Park for the purpose of restoring a section of riparian buffer and performing related environmental activities along the James River at Pony Pasture Rapids Park and the Wetlands Park in the city of Richmond.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-198 140. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Pony Pasture Rapids Park and the Wetlands Park Right-of-Entry Agreement between the City of Richmond and Friends of the James River Park for the purpose of restoring a section of riparian buffer and performing related environmental activities along the James River at Pony Pasture Rapids Park and the Wetlands Park in the city of Richmond.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-199 141. OrdinanceTo declare a public necessity for and to authorize the acquisition of the parcel of real property owned by the Virginia Department of Transportation and known as 311 South Belmont Avenue for the purpose maintaining the property as a City green space, playground, and recreational area.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-200 142. OrdinanceTo designate the 900 block of St. James Street in honor of James Russell Stallings, Sr.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-201 143. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code § 27-283, concerning performance measurements for the special parking districts program, for the purpose of changing the due date for the submission of the annual study from March 1 of each year to September 1 of each year.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-202 144. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code § 8-545, concerning the establishment of fees for licenses to temporarily use Main Street Station or portions thereof, for the purpose of authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to appoint a designee to license Main Street Station or any portion thereof for temporary use by the public.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R052 145. ResolutionTo provide for the nomination of George P. Braxton, Benjamin P. Campbell, and Eldridge Forest Coles as the City of Richmond’s three Directors and the election of the Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Transit Company for the period commencing upon election and qualification of these nominees as Directors and terminating on the date of the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders upon the election and qualification of the successors to these Directors.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R053 146. ResolutionTo request 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.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R054 147. ResolutionTo request that the Mayor make such recommendations for budget amendments for Fiscal Year 2021 or otherwise propose an annual budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that would achieve pay parity between the employees of the City of Richmond’s Office of the Public Defender and the City of Richmond’s Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R055 148. ResolutionTo declare surplus, and to authorize and request the Chief Administrative Officer to seek offers, bids, or proposals by solicitation or auction for City-owned properties located at 809 West 44th Street, 811 Rear West 44th Street, and 4306 Rear Reedy Avenue for the purpose of facilitating the purchase and development of such parcels.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R056 149. ResolutionTo request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause the Department of Finance and the Department of Human Resources to conduct a study of the City’s telecommuting workforce to determine if cost savings and other benefits have been derived from the telecommuting policies adopted by the City in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the purpose of potentially continuing or expanding upon such policies after the pandemic.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-203 250. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 90-15-31, adopted Feb. 26, 1990, as previously amended by Ord. No. 96-169-163, adopted Jun. 24, 1996, Ord. No. 99-428-2000-16, adopted Jan. 24, 2000, Ord. No. 2003-246-253, adopted Sept. 8, 2003, and Ord. No. 2014-75-54, adopted Apr. 28, 2014, which authorized a special use of the property known as 428 North Boulevard, to permit exterior and interior modifications for museum and library purposes, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-204 251. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain Ord. No. 83-67-66, adopted Apr. 25, 1983, as amended by Ord. No. 95- 244-274, adopted Nov. 13, 1995, which authorized the use of the property known as 5607 Grove Avenue, for the purpose of a dance studio and the use of the existing building for office purposes, to allow exterior façade modifications, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-205 152. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 1041 North Lombardy Street, 1480 Moore Street, and 1500 Moore Street for the purpose of multifamily dwellings containing a total of up to 90 dwelling units, with off-street parking, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-206 253. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 1429 Mechanicsville Turnpike for the purpose of a two-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-207 254. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 1513 Rear Grove Avenue for the purpose of a single-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-208 155. OrdinanceTo close, to public use and travel, a portion of Moore Street located between North Lombardy Street and Bowe Street consisting of 9,843± square feet, but retaining portions as utility easements and access easements, upon certain terms and conditions, and to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept the dedication of a public utility easement and a public access easement, consisting of 1,159± square feet and a public utility easement and a public access easement consisting of 11,723± square feet, over certain parcels adjacent to the closed portion of Moore Street, in connection with vehicular and pedestrian access to a proposed mixed-use development in the area.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-209 156. OrdinanceTo amend City Code §§ 30-438.1, concerning permitted principal and accessory uses, 30-438.3:1, concerning floor area and usable open space, 30-438.4, concerning screening, 30-452.1, concerning permitted principal uses, and 30-515, concerning sign regulations, to amend ch. 30, art. IV, div. 21 of the City Code by adding therein new §§ 30-438, concerning the intent of the B-3 zoning district, and 30-438.6, concerning parking and circulation of vehicles, and to amend ch. 30, art. XII of the City Code by adding therein new §§ 30-1220.15:1 and 30-1220.84:1, concerning certain definitions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available