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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/11/2021 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.2020.428 1  Council Document January 11, 2021 Formal Meeting Access and Public Participation Instructions   Action details Not available
CD.2021.005 1  Council Document Board Appointments and Reappointments - January 11, 2021   Action details Not available
CD.2021.010 1  Council Document January 27, 2021 Citizen Comment Period Speakers List   Action details Not available
CD.2021.002 1  Council Document December 14, 2020 Informal Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2021.003 1  Council Document December 14, 2020 Formal Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
CD.2021.013 1  Council Document January 11, 2021 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. 2020-214 13. 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.adoptedPass Action details 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.adoptedPass Action details 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-239 16. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-241 17. 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. (As Amended)adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-249 18. 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.continued   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-251 19. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-049, adopted May 11, 2020, which adopted the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget and made appropriations pursuant thereto, by re-appropriating a $5,780,000.00 portion of the calculated general fund surplus for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 to the Non-Departmental agency “OPEB Trust” line item for the purpose of funding a contribution to the trust established by § 1 of Ord. No. 2018-196, adopted Jul. 23, 2018.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-252 110. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $2,256.60 from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 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 Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Four for Life Program Special Fund by $2,256.60 for the purpose of supporting emergency medical services.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-253 111. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $5,000.00 from The Hartford; to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by creating a new special fund for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services called The Hartford 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 Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ The Hartford Special Fund by $5,000.00 for the purpose of supporting fire safety education programs.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-254 112. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $60,165.09 from the United States Department of Homeland Security; to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by creating a new special fund for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services called the Assistance to Firefighter Grant-Supplemental (AFG-S) 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 Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Assistance to Firefighter Grant-Supplemental (AFG-S) Special Fund by $60,165.09 for the purpose of funding necessary expenditures for personal protective equipment and supplies due to the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-255 113. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $74,804.00 from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Emergency Management; to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget by creating a new special fund for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services called the 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant-Supplemental (EMPG-S) 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 Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant-Supplemental (EMPG-S) Special Fund by $74,804.00 for the purpose of funding expenditures for personal protective equipment and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-256 114. OrdinanceTo amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 11 (§§ 2-1035-2-1039) for the purpose of establishing a Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-257 115. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute appropriate documents releasing the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority and its successors in interest from the reversionary right of the City contained in a certain special warranty deed concerning the property known as 30 West Jackson Street for the purpose of allowing the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority to sell the property for the development of a rental housing project for low-income residents.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-258 116. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Deed of Access Easement between the City of Richmond and AT Artisan LLC and American Tobacco Holdings LLC, for the purpose of granting an access easement to a portion of City-owned real property located at 400 Jefferson Davis Highway to AT Artisan LLC and American Tobacco Holdings LLC.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-259 117. OrdinanceTo declare a public necessity for and to authorize the acquisition from Westmoreland Place Association of an easement of right-of-way over, upon, across, and through the streets located in the Westmoreland Place subdivision and known as Westmoreland Place, Virginia Avenue, Bolling Avenue, Powhatan Avenue, Rolfe Road, a portion of Pocahontas Avenue, and a portion of Charmian Road for public right-of-way purposes, and to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute an Agreement between the City and Westmoreland Place Association in connection therewith.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-260 118. OrdinanceTo designate the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Idlewood Avenue in honor of Larry Jerome Bland.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-261 119. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain City Code §§ 30-420.1, 30-420.1:1, and 30-420.2, concerning permitted uses in the R-73 Multifamily Residential District; 30-426.1, 30-426.1:1, and 30-426.2, concerning permitted uses in the RO-2 Residential-Office District; 30-432.1, concerning permitted uses in the I Institutional District; 30-434.1 concerning permitted uses in the B-1 Neighborhood Business District; 30-436.1, concerning permitted uses in the B-2 Community Business District; 30-438.1 and 30-438.2, concerning permitted uses in the B-3 General Business District; 30-440.1 and 30-440.2, concerning permitted uses in the B-4 Central Business District; 30-450.1, concerning permitted uses in the OS Office-Service District; 30-452.1, concerning permitted principal and accessory uses in the M-1 Light Industrial District; 30-1045.6, concerning specific conditions applicable to particular uses, and 30-1220, concerning certain definitions; to amend ch. 30. art. VI of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 15 (§§ 30-698-30.698.3), concerning specific conditions applicable to particular uses; and to amendcontinued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-262 120. OrdinanceTo declare a public necessity for and to authorize the acquisition of the parcels of real property owned by Harry and Betty Loving, LLC and Loving’s Produce, LLC and known as 200 North 17th Street, 208 North 17th Street, 212 North 17th Street, 214 North 17th Street, 220 North 17th Street, 222 North 17th Street, 103 Ambler Street, 1600 East Franklin Street, 1604 East Franklin Street, 1606 East Franklin Street, 1610 East Franklin Street, and 1601 East Grace Street for the purpose of the planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom in the city of Richmond.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-263 221. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2019-203, adopted Sept. 9, 2019, which authorized the special use of the property known as 3111 Q Street for the purpose of a two-family detached dwelling, to authorize two single-family attached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-264 122. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 111 Spring Street for the purpose of a parking deck, upon certain terms and conditions.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-265 123. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 2515 Rear Hanover Avenue for the purpose of a single-family detached dwelling, storage, a parking area, and a community garden, upon certain terms and conditions.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-266 224. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 3419 2nd Avenue for the purpose of two single-family detached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-267 125. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 4016 Newport Drive for the purpose of an existing detached storage shed accessory to an existing single-family dwelling, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-268 226. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 406 Rear West Franklin Street for the purpose of a two-unit tourist home within an existing structure, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-269 127. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 502, 504, 506, 508, 512, and 514 Westview Avenue for the purpose of up to 12 single-family detached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-270 128. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 509 Libbie Avenue and 511 Libbie Avenue for the purpose of up to 14 single-family attached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-271 229. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 7048 Forest Hill Avenue for the purpose of a freestanding sign, upon certain terms and conditions.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R056 130. 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
RES. 2020-R062 131. 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.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R067 132. ResolutionTo request that the Chief Administrative Officer consult with the Office of the City Attorney concerning the preparation of an amendment to a conservation and open-space easement on the property generally known as Bandy Field Park to the Friends of Bandy Field, Inc., for the purpose of adding the Capital Region Land Conservancy as a grantee to the Bandy Field conservation and open-space easement, and requesting that the Chief Administrative Officer to cause the planned, but not constructed streets that are currently excluded from the conservation easement to be extinguished, and incorporate these vacated rights-of-way into Bandy Field Park.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R069 133. ResolutionTo approve the issuance by the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority of its multifamily housing revenue bonds in an amount up to $15,215,000.00 for the acquisition, construction, renovation, rehabilitation and equipping of an approximately 121-unit multifamily residential rental housing project to be known as Holly Springs Apartments located at 801 Holly Spring Avenue in the city of Richmond.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R070 134. ResolutionTo approve the issuance by the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority of its multifamily housing revenue bonds in an amount up to $9,300,000.00 for the acquisition, construction, renovation, rehabilitation and equipping of an approximately 62-unit multifamily residential rental housing project to be known as Swansboro Apartments located at 3600 East Broad Rock Road and 3601 East Broad Rock Road in the city of Richmond.adoptedPass Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R071 135. ResolutionTo designate the property known as 3100 Nine Mile Road as a revitalization area pursuant to Va. Code § 36-55.30:2.continued and referred back   Action details Not available
RES. 2020-R072 136. ResolutionTo express support for stronger protections and inclusive policies at local shelters for the care and protection of LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness in compliance with the Virginia Values Act.adoptedPass Action details Not available
ORD. 2018-236 137. 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. 2020-117 138. 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   Action details Not available
ORD. 2020-217 139. 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. (As Amended)strickenPass Action details Not available
RES. 2021-R006 140. ResolutionTo consent to the Director of Emergency Management’s declaration that a local emergency exists in the city of Richmond due to the potential for civil unrest to occur in the city of Richmond in light of the civil unrest that occurred in Washington, D. C., and state capitals across the United States on January 6, 2021.adopted  Action details Not available
RES. 2021-R007 141. ResolutionTo amend Res. No. 2021-R004, adopted Jan. 4, 2021, which designates which Council members shall serve on the Council’s Standing Committees and the various boards, commissions, and other collegial bodies on which Council members serve, for the purpose of providing for additional appointments of Council representatives to various boards, commissions, and other collegial bodies.adopted  Action details Not available
RES. 2021-R008 142. ResolutionTo appoint Sven J. Philipsen to the position of Council Liaison.adopted  Action details Not available
RES. 2021-R009 143. ResolutionTo appoint Kiya A. Stokes to the position of Council Liaison.adopted  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-001 144. OrdinanceTo amend City Code § 26-29, concerning the City’s tax amnesty program, for the purpose of providing for a 2021 tax amnesty period for admissions, lodging and meals taxes delinquent as of any date on or before April 21, 2021, and for real estate taxes delinquent as of any date on or before January 15, 2021.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-002 145. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute an Urban Project Construction Agreement between the City of Richmond and the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide funding for the design and construction of multimodal improvements along U.S. Route 1 from its intersection with Brinser Street to its intersection with Chesterman Avenue, including access improvements at U.S. Route 1 and its intersection with North Hopkins Road and at U.S. Route 1 and its intersection with Harwood Street.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-003 146. OrdinanceTo amend Ord. No. 2020-049, adopted May 11, 2020, which adopted the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget and made appropriations pursuant thereto, by re-appropriating a $500,000.00 portion of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 fund balance excess, assigned to the Capital Reserve, to the General Fund Cash Transfer for Capital Projects program, and to appropriate these transferred funds to the Capital Improvements Projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Budget by appropriating such transferred funds in the amount of $500,000.00 to the Department of Public Works’ City Hall project in the City Facility Maintenance & Improvements category for the purpose of constructing improvements to the southwest quadrant of City Hall necessary to house either an employee health clinic or a relocated credit union office, or both.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-004 147. OrdinanceTo direct the sale of the City-owned real estate known as 809 West 44th Street, 811 Rear West 44th Street, and 4306 Rear Reedy Avenue for $8,000.00 to Lelia Pendleton and Stuart Halloran.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-005 c148. OrdinanceTo declare a public necessity for the acquisition and to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept the dedication as public right-of-way of a portion of the properties known as 1801 Richmond Highway and 1805 Richmond Highway, consisting of 524.89± square feet, from TRC Jefferson Davis, LLC; to accept a donation from TRC Jefferson Davis, LLC, of certain services and materials valued at $20,000.00 for the reconstruction, paving, and future maintenance of a certain City-owned alley located between Webber Avenue and Royal Avenue; and to execute a Right-of-Entry Agreement between the City of Richmond and TRC Jefferson Davis, LLC for the purpose of facilitating the development of the property known as 1801 Richmond Highway by TRC Jefferson Davis, LLC, and providing for the expansion of a certain City-owned alley located between Webber Avenue and Royal Avenue.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-006 149. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer and the Director of Procurement Services, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute the fourth Contract Modification to Contract No. 16000022041 between the City and Manchester Marketing, Inc. T/A Seibert’s Towing for towing-related services and tow lot operation for the purpose of ratifying all acts of the City and Manchester Marketing, Inc. T/A Seibert’s Towing that were in accordance with the provisions of Procurement Services Contract Modification No. 3 for Contract No. 16000022041 since the adoption of Ord. No. 2019-128, adopted May 28, 2019.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-007 150. OrdinanceTo authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, for and on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a License Agreement between the City of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, for the purpose of leasing up to 400 parking spaces within a City-owned parking facility located at 501 North 7th Street.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
RES. 2021-R010 151. ResolutionTo designate the properties known as 1218, 1224, 1226, 1228 East Brookland Park Boulevard as a revitalization area pursuant to Va. Code § 36-55.30:2.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-008 152. OrdinanceTo amend City Code § 30-1220.21, concerning the definition of the term “clinic,” to include certain opioid treatment facilities in such definition.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-009 153. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain Ord. No. 81-82-68, adopted May 11, 1981, as previously amended by Ord. No. 87-49-74, adopted Apr. 27, 1987, which authorized the special use of the property known as 307 North Robinson Street for the purpose of a veterinary clinic, to increase the number of employees allowed from three to five persons, upon certain terms and conditions,.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-010 154. OrdinanceTo amend and reordain Ord. No. 2018-192, adopted Jul. 23, 2018, which authorized the properties then known as 800, 802, and 806 North 32nd Street, and now known as 3112, 3116, 3120, and 3124 N Street, for the purpose of up to four single-family attached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions, to modify certain feature requirements.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-011 155. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the properties known as 501, 509, and 511 Decatur Street for the purpose of a mixed-use building containing up to 118 dwelling units and commercial uses on the ground floor, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-012 156. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 821 Albemarle Street for the purpose of a personal service business, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-013 157. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 2206 Joplin Avenue for the purpose of two single-family detached dwellings, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available
ORD. 2021-014 158. OrdinanceTo authorize the special use of the property known as 2700 East Cary Street for the purpose of a freestanding sign, upon certain terms and conditions.introduced and referred  Action details Not available