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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/28/2020 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber, 2nd Floor - City Hall
This meeting was held through electronic communication means.
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CD.2020.315 1  Council Document September 28, 2020 Formal Meeting Access and Public Participation Instructions   Action details Not available
CD.2020.317 1  Council Document September 8, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.321 1  Council Document September 14, 2020 Informal Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.325 1  Council Document September 14, 2020 Formal Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2020.333 1  Council Document September 28, 2020 Introduction Papers List   Action details Not available
ORD. 2019-275 11. OrdinanceTo amend ch. 6 of the City Code by adding therein a new art. XII (§§ 6-596-6-602) to establish a technology zone program in accordance with Va. Code § 58.1-3850, for the purpose of facilitating the development and location of technology businesses in the city of Richmond, capital investment, and job creation.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2019-276 12. OrdinanceTo amend City Code §§ 26-872, concerning definitions related to license taxes, and 26-989, concerning licenses taxes for personal services businesses, and to amend ch. 26, art. XV, div. 2 of the City Code by adding therein a new section numbered 26-1003.1, concerning the license tax for technology businesses, for the purpose of creating a new business, profession, and occupation license category called “technology business” and imposing a new license tax on such businesses.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-171 13. 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 UrbadoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-172 14. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-187 15. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-188 16. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-189 17. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-190 18. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-192 19. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-193 110. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-194 111. 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 heradoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-195 112. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-196 113. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-197 114. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-198 115. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-199 116. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-200 117. OrdinanceTo designate the 900 block of St. James Street in honor of James Russell Stallings, Sr.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-201 118. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-202 119. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2019-R068 120. ResolutionTo express the Council’s support for certain goals in alignment with the Vision Zero traffic safety program that promote sustainability and equity in access to safe transportation.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R051 121. 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
RES. 2020-R052 122. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R053 123. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R054 124. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R055 125. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R056 126. 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.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2018-236 127. 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. 2020-103 128. 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. 2020-104 129. 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. 2020-105 130. 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)continued   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-117 131. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Records Management System User Agreement between the City of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University for the purpose of contracting for the use of equipment and materials as allowed by Va. Code § 15.2-1736 by allowing the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department to become an operational user of the Department of Police’s records management system for the input, retrieval, and storage of records and facilitating interoperability between the Department of Police and the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-153 132. OrdinanceTo rename that portion of U.S. Route 1, known as Jefferson Davis Highway and located within the corporate boundaries of the City, from its northerly terminus at its intersection with Hull Street to its southerly terminus at the corporate limits of the City near its intersection with Walmsley Boulevard, as “Richmond Highway.”continued and referred back   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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-210 134. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $15,000.00 from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Inc.; 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 Annie Casey Special Fund; and to appropriate the grant funds received to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by increasing estimated revenues and the amount appropriated to the new Office of Community Wealth Building’s Annie Casey Special Fund by $15,000.00 for the purpose of funding research on the number, financial profiles, and economic impact of businesses located within the city of Richmond.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-211 135. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in an amount up to $3,900,000.00 from Advantage Richmond Corporation, and to assign such accepted funds to the Reserve Fund for Permanent Public Improvements established pursuant to City Code § 12-4.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-212 136. OrdinanceTo declare a public necessity for and to authorize the acquisition of the parcel of real property owned by Advantage Richmond Corporation and known as 900 East Marshall Street for the purpose of a municipal office building.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-213 137. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-051, adopted May 11, 2020, which (i) accepted a program of proposed Capital Improvement Projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and the four fiscal years thereafter, (ii) adopted a Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, and (iii) determined a means of financing the same, to modify the purpose of the Heritage Center / Lumpkin’s Jail (Devil’s Half Acre) project in the Economic and Community Development category to provide that the scope of such project consists of design and construction of a pavilion and museum at the Lumpkin’s Jail / Devil’s Half Acre site, the design of and improvements to the Richmond Slave Trail and Trail Head at Ancarrow’s Landing, the extension of the Slave Trail to 1305 North 5th Street, the acquisition of the property known as 1305 North 5th Street due to that property’s historical significance associated with its use as the Burial Grounds for Free People of Colour and Slaves, and the planning activities for the proposed Heritage Center in Shockoe Bottom.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R057 138. ResolutionTo authorize the issuance of general obligation public improvement refunding bonds of the City of Richmond, Virginia in the maximum principal amount of up to $135,000,000 to refund all or portions of certain general obligation bonds previously issued by the City; to authorize the Director of Finance, with the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City, to sell such refunding bonds for such purposes; to provide for the form, details and payment of such bonds; and to authorize the issuance of taxable bonds in the same maximum principal amount and payable over the same period as such general obligation public improvement refunding bonds.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R058 139. ResolutionTo approve the extension of the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority’s performance contract for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-214 140. OrdinanceTo amend City Code §§ 12-36, concerning the disposition of revenues derived from the expiration of partial exemptions from real estate taxation and from certain sales of tax delinquent properties, and 26-104, concerning the duties of the City Assessor, for the purpose of providing for the accounting of certain real estate tax revenues arising from the phased reduction, expiration, and termination of certain partial exemptions from real estate taxation in such a manner as to facilitate the City Council’s future appropriation of those revenues to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-215 141. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code § 26-355, concerning the levy of tax on real estate, to establish a tax rate of $1.20 for the tax year beginning Jan. 1, 2021, pursuant to Va. Code § 58.1-3321(b), and increasing such rate from the Rolled Back Tax Rate of $1.176 as computed in accordance with Va. Code § 58.1-3321(a).introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-216 142. OrdinanceTo close, to public use and travel, Anderson Street and an east-west alley that bisects Anderson Street located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Government Road and Glenwood Avenue consisting of 18,660± square feet, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-217 143. OrdinanceTo close to public travel certain medians located in Monument Avenue and North Allen Avenue at or near General Robert E. Lee Circle, to retain the City’s legal interests in such medians, and to designate such medians as official City Parks, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-218 144. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 1829 West Cary Street and 1831 West Cary Street for the purpose of outdoor dining areas, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-219 145. OrdinanceTo designate the City-owned properties known as 201 Hioaks Road, 315 Beaufont Hills Drive, 620 Rosemont Road, 2100 Colby Lane, 2606 Lynhaven Avenue, and 2903 Rear Ernest Road as public parks to be known by the names of Hioaks Park, Reedy Creek Wetland Park, Rosemont Road Park, Broad Rock Creek Park, and Ernest Road Park.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-220 146. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code §§ 2-927, concerning the general powers and duties of the Personnel Board, and 2-1264, concerning the creation of the personnel system, for the purpose of conforming the classes protected from discrimination under the City’s personnel system to Va. Code §§ 2.2-3904 and 2.2-3905.introduced and referred  Action details Not available