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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/14/2020 6:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chamber, 2nd Floor - City Hall
This meeting will be held through electronic communication means.
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CD.2020.360 1  Council Document December 14, 2020 Formal Meeting Access and Public Participation Instructions   Not available Not available
CD.2020.401 1  Council Document December 14, 2020 Citizen Comment Period Speakers List   Not available 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.   Not available 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-177 13. 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-227 24. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 320 Hunt Avenue for the purpose of a single-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-228 25. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 414 Milton Street for the purpose of a single-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-232 16. OrdinanceTo extend the expiration date of Ord. No. 2020-093, adopted Apr. 9, 2020, as previously amended by Ord. No. 2020-183, adopted Aug. 20, 2020, which assures the continuity of government during the disaster resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying the practices and procedures of public bodies to permit electronic meetings as authorized by Va. Code § 15.2-1413, from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jun. 30, 2021.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-233 17. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $19,581.00 from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by creating a new special fund for the Richmond Sheriff’s Office called the CESF (COVID-19): DCJS 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 Richmond Sheriff’s Office’s CESF (COVID-19): DCJS special fund by $19,581.00 for the purpose of funding the Richmond Sheriff’s Office purchase of personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and equipment, thermometers, and fit tests in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-234 18. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $20,000.00 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 National League of Cities + Civic Engagement 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 Office of Community Wealth Building’s National League of Cities + Civic Engagement special fund by $20,000.00 for the purpose of supporting local census outreach and civic engagement initiatives.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-235 19. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $250,000.00 from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs; to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by creating a new special fund for the Richmond Sheriff’s Office called the PREA Standards 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 Richmond Sheriff’s Office’s PREA Standards special fund by $250,000.00 for the purpose of supporting the Richmond Sheriff’s Office compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards by preventing, identifying, and responding to sexual harassment and abuse at the Richmond Justice Center.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-237 110. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Grant Contract between the City of Richmond and the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the purpose of funding consultant services for outreach and planning for the redevelopment of Creighton Court in the city of Richmond.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-239 111. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code § 26-874, concerning a business license incentive program for qualifying businesses, for the purpose of revising the definition of a qualifying business, adding the incentive of a refund, and requiring a business to apply to qualify for the program within two years from the date the business located in the city.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-240 112. OrdinanceTo declare that a public necessity exists and to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer or the designee thereof, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to acquire, at a tax delinquent judicial sale, the property located at 1305 North 5th Street and to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer or the designee thereof to accept title to such property for the purpose of preserving the property as a historic burial ground.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-241 113. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute certain Deeds of Easement between the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services, for the purpose of granting to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services, certain perpetual, irrevocable easements on, over, under, and across certain rights-of-way located along North 9th Street, East Franklin Street, East Grace Street, and East Broad Street for the construction or installation of certain improvements and safety and security enhancements as part of the Capitol Complex Infrastructure and Security construction projects.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-242 114. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 99-324-304, adopted Oct. 11, 1999, which authorized the special use of the property known as 1601 Park Avenue for the purpose of a restaurant use, to authorize outdoor dining facilities and an increased interior seating capacity, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-243 215. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 410 Hunt Avenue for the purpose of three single-family detached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-244 216. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 1110 ½ North 30th Street for the purpose of a two-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-245 217. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 1401 North 32nd Street for the purpose of a two-family detached dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-246 218. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 2611 West Cary Street for the purpose of permitting a sign with an aggregate area exceeding that permitted by the underlying zoning regulations, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-247 119. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 3206 Blithewood Drive for the purpose of a dwelling unit within an accessory building to an existing single-family dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-248 220. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 3310 East Broad Street for the purpose of a dwelling unit within an existing accessory building, upon certain terms and conditions.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-249 121. OrdinanceTo rezone the properties known as 900 North 1st Street, 914 North 1st Street, 916 North 1st Street, 920 North 1st Street, 20 East Baker Street, 24 East Baker Street, and 11 East Charity Street from the B-2 Community Business District to the B-6 Mixed-Use Business District, and 2 East Baker Street, 4 ½ East Baker Street, 6 East Baker Street, 8 East Baker Street, 10 East Baker Street, 1 East Charity Street, 3 East Charity Street, 907 St. James Street, 909 St. James Street, 911 St. James Street, 913 St. James Street, 915 St. James Street, and 917 St. James Street from the R-53 Multifamily Residential District to the B-6 Mixed-Use Business District.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-250 122. OrdinanceTo rezone the properties known as 7000 Jahnke Road, 6927 Old Jahnke Road, 6937 Old Jahnke Road, and 7005 Old Jahnke Road from the R-1 Single-Family Residential District to the RO-2 Residential-Office District, and 6814 Jahnke Road and 6907 Old Jahnke Road from the R-2 Single-Family Residential District to the RO-2 Residential-Office District.   Not available Not available
RES. 2020-R056 123. 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.   Not available Not available
RES. 2020-R060 124. ResolutionTo endorse, for the City of Richmond, legislative proposals set forth within the document entitled “City of Richmond Legislative Proposals for the Virginia General Assembly 2021 Regular Session;” to request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to take legislative action consistent with and in vigorous support of such recommendations; to support other legislative action recommendations; and to encourage other organizations and individuals to support such recommendations.   Not available Not available
RES. 2020-R062 125. ResolutionTo express the City Council’s support for the Economic Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia and the City of Richmond’s Department of Economic Development proposed plan to provide short-term financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of deferred payments to borrowers of loan programs administered by the Economic Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia and the City of Richmond’s Department of Economic Development.   Not available Not available
RES. 2020-R063 126. ResolutionTo express support for the request by the County of Henrico that the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development approve its application to amend its portion of Zone III (formerly known as the North Enterprise Zone); and to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the Joint Amendment Agreement indicating the City’s support for the County’s application.   Not available Not available
RES. 2020-R064 127. ResolutionTo request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause the presentation of a report identifying a location for 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, when the outdoor temperature rises to 92 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or when the forecast includes an accumulation of precipitation of one inch or more in a 24-hour period, a hurricane, a tornado, or high winds.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2018-236 128. 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-103 129. 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-104 130. 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-105 131. 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)   Not available 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.”   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-170 133. 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-217 134. 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.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-226 135. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2013-156-154, adopted Sept. 9, 2013, as previously amended by Ord. No. 2013-208-197, adopted Oct. 28, 2013, which authorized the special use of the property known as 2501 Monument Avenue for the purpose of a museum for architecture and design and a lodging unit and imposed as a condition on the special use of such property a 150-person attendance limit for all reception events, to permit a dwelling unit and retail space and to impose as a condition on the special use of such property a 300-person attendance limit for all reception events instead of a 150-person attendance limit for all reception events.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-236 136. OrdinanceTo approve the action of the City Planning Commission adopting “Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth” as the Master Plan of the City of Richmond, and to repeal Ord. No. 2000-371-2001-11, adopted Jan. 8, 2001, and all amendments thereto, with the exception of the Riverfront Plan as contained in Ord. No. 2012-202-190, adopted Nov. 26, 2012, the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan as contained in Ord. No. 2016-002, adopted Feb. 8, 2016, the Pulse Corridor Plan as contained in Ord. No. 2017-127, adopted Jul. 24, 2017, the Riverfront Plan as contained in Ord. No. 2017-148, adopted Sept. 25, 2017, the Public Art Master Plan as contained in Ord. No. 2018-205, adopted Sept. 24, 2018, and the James River Park Systems Master Plan as contained in Ord. No. 2019-337, adopted Jan. 27, 2020.   Not available Not available
ORD. 2020-238 137. OrdinanceTo adopt a new Code of the City of Richmond, Virginia; to repeal the Code of the City of Richmond, Virginia, 2015; to prescribe the effect of such repeal; and to provide for the manner of amending the new City Code.   Not available Not available
RES. 2020-R061 138. ResolutionTo request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to introduce and support the enactment of legislation to amend section 5.05(a) of the Charter of the City of Richmond to provide that the Mayor or the designee thereof may attend any closed meeting of the Council only if permitted by the Council pursuant to § 2.2-3712(F) of the Code of Virginia.   Not available Not available