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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 27, 1994 - - 7:30 pm

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Present: Mayor Patricia S. Ticer, Vice Mayor Kerry J. Donley, Members of Council William C. Cleveland, William D. Euille, Redella S. Pepper, Lonnie C. Rich, and Lois L. Walker.

Absent: None.

Also Present: Mrs. Lawson, City Manager; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, Assistant City Manager; Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Gitajn, Director of Financial and Information Services; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Ms. Ross, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning; Mr. Grossman, Urban Planner, Planning and Zoning; Ms. Schmitt, Accounting Division Chief, and Mr. Clark, Treasury Division Chief, Finance Department; Ms. Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Cyphers, Director of Human Services; Mr. Eiffert, Director of Agency on Aging; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Mr. Kauffman, Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Mr. Simmons, Deputy Director, and Ms. Barnett, Division Chief, of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms. Gattsek, Director of Office on Women; Mr. McMahon, Deputy Director of General Services; Mr. Kloch, Commonwealth's Attorney; Mr. Nayak, Elections Administrator; Sheriff Dunning; Chief of Police Samarra; and Lieutenant Robbins, Police Department.

Recorded by: Susan K. Seagroves, Deputy City Clerk and Clerk of Council.

OPENING

The Meeting was called to order by Mayor Ticer, and the City Clerk called the Roll; all Members of City Council were present.

Councilman Cleveland pronounced the invocation.

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Minutes of (a) the Regular Meeting of September 13, 1994, as submitted. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Donley "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

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4. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated September 21, 1994, which is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 4; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

5. Presentation of Proclamation Commending James P. Mulligan for His Service to the Park and Recreation Commission and to the City of Alexandria. (Mayor Ticer)

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 5; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Mayor Ticer presented the proclamation.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

6. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Month of October as Alexandria United Way Campaign Month.

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 6; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Vice Mayor Donley presented the proclamation.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded simultaneously by Councilman Euille and Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Ticer "aye"
Euille "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

7. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring the Month of October 1994 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. I of Item No. 7; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded simultaneously by Councilman Cleveland and Vice Mayor Donley and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Ticer "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Donley "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

8. Recognition of the Alexandria Police Department for Receipt of the First Annual Law Enforcement Award Given by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (Councilwoman Pepper and City Manager Lawson) REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
CONSENT CALENDAR 9 - 13
WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council removed Docket Item Nos. 10 (e) and 13 from the Consent Calendar.

9. Receipt of the Following Resignations from members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:
Elizabeth Anderson
Nancy O. Jenkins

(Copies of the above resignations are on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 9 (a-b); 9/27/94, and are incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
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(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10 (a-d); 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

11. Consideration of Application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Litter Prevention and Recycling, for Funding for the Adopt-A-Park Program.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 14, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. I of Item No. 11; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

12. Consideration of the Fiscal Year 1995 Plan for Aging Services and Submission of Applications to the Virginia Department for the Aging, the Governor's Employment and Training Department, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 14, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded simultaneously by Councilwoman Pepper and Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented except for Item Nos. 10(e) and 13 which were considered under separate motions. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

9. City Council received the following resignations with regret: (a) Elizabeth Anderson from the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities; and (b) Nancy O. Jenkins from the Alexandria-Gyumri Exchange Committee; and requested the Executive Secretary for Boards and Commissions to send the appropriate letters of appreciation and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner.

10. City Council (a) reappointed Gant Redmon as a Member Designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to the Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee; (b) appointed Steven Kral as a Member from the Field of Intergovernmental Relations to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission; (c) reappointed Sara Masterson as a Representative from Planning District I and reappointed Philip Brooks, Jr. and Stuart Clements, Jr. as Representatives from Planning District III to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission; and (d) appointed Tara Hardiman as a Representative from the Alexandria Commission for Women to the Alexandria Human Rights Commission.

11. City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit a grant application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Litter Prevention and Recycling, for funding in the amount of $6,138 for the Adopt-a-Park Program; and (2) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

12. City Council (1) approved the FY 1995 Spending Plan for Aging Services; (2) authorized the City Manager to: (a) submit the plan which includes application to the Virginia Department for the Aging for continuation funding for the Alexandria Agency on Aging in the amount of: $180,947 for Title III Federal funds; $9,293 for State funds required to match the federal funds; and $63,374 for additional State Program funds; (b) sign contracts with the Governor's Employment and Training Department for: $27,686 for Title V (Seniors In Community Service Employment Program); and $9,965 for the Job Training Partnership Act/Older Workers Program; (c) submit grant applications totaling $47,201 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for
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reimbursement for congregate, home-delivered and adult day care meals; (d) execute all necessary documents; and (3) approved the continuation of one full-time and four part-time grant-funded positions which administer and operate the Older Americans Act programs and associated services. The positions were established approximately 10 years ago and the full-time position is included in the City's approved FY 1995 full-time position count. Continuation of the positions is contingent upon continuation of funding from the Virginia Department for the Aging.
The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Ticer "aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Walker "aye" Euille "aye"
Rich "aye"

10. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(e) Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of
Commissioners (Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10(e); 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried on a vote of 5-to-2, City Council directed that this position be readvertised. The voting was as follows:

Rich "aye" Cleveland "no"
Donley "aye" Euille "no"
Ticer "aye" Pepper "aye"
Walker "aye"

13. Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending August 31, 1994.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 12, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council accepted the Financial Report for the period ending August 31, 1994. The voting was as follows:

Rich "aye" Donley "aye"
Walker "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer "aye" Euille "aye"
Pepper "aye"
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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

14. Receipt of Report on the Consensus Items from the 1994 City Council Retreat.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 23, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried unanimously, City Council deferred this item until October 11, 1994. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Rich "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Pepper "aye"
Walker "aye"

15. Receipt of the Listing of Delinquent 1993 Real Estate Taxes as of June 30, 1994.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 8, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, City Council received the listing of delinquent 1989 through 1993 real estate taxes as of June 30, 1994. In accordance with State code 58.13924, "the governing body shall cause the list[s] ... or such parts thereof as deemed advisable to be published once in a newspaper in the county, city or town, ... having general circulation therein ...."; and that we publish the 1993 listing excluding any tax exemption appeals, real estate tax adjustments, or payments received prior to publication. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich out of room
Walker "aye"

16. Consideration of Approval of the Recommendations of the Early Childhood Commission Regarding the Use of Unexpended FY 1994 Children's Fund Monies and the Extension of the Deadline for Raising Matching Funds for the Special Caring Respite Project.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 22, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No 1 of Item No. 16; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of correspondence received is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 16; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, a motion was made by Councilman Euille, and seconded by Councilman Cleveland, to approve the City Manager's recommendation.
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THEREUPON, an amendment to the motion was offered by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper, to approve the City Manager's recommendation, with the addition of the approval of the matching funds for the Elbert Avenue Early Childhood Collaborative Project. This amendment was accepted by both the maker and the seconder of the original motion.
WITHOUT OBJECTION, Barbara Mason and Mary Ellen Hoy, of the Elbert Avenue Early Childhood Project, responded to questions.)

WHEREUPON, Council returned to the main motion, as amended, made by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council approved the City Manager's recommendation and approved the recommendations of the Early Childhood Commission that: (1) $78,603 in unexpended Children's Fund monies from FY 1994 be designated to provide: (a) $36,800 in a local match for the Alexandria Even Start Consortium Project in FY 1996; (b) $37,716 in local match funds to continue existing FY 1995 programs through FY 1996; (c) $4,087 for one-time contributions to existing projects already funded in FY 1995 ($3,735 for the Salary and Benefits Survey and Plan based on the actual bids for this study received by the Commission and $352 for the Crisis Aid Child Care Fund); and, as amended, by the addition of (d) the approval of $36,800 in matching funds for the Elbert Avenue Early Childhood Collaborative Project; and (3) The Danny Chitwood Early Learning Institute Special Caring Respite Project deadline for raising the remainder of the matching funds for their project be extended from September 30 to December 31. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

17. Consideration of Service Agreement for the A.P. Hill Regional Jail.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 23, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and approved unanimously, City Council approved the Service Agreement for the A.P. Hill Regional Jail. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"
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18. Consideration of Proposal to Add a Community-Based Juvenile Probation Officer as Part of the Neighborhood Community Action Plan Discussed at the City Council Retreat.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 23, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 18; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried unanimously, City Council (1) approved the establishment of one full-time juvenile probation counselor position for the Court Service Unit; and (2) transferred $52,357 from contingent reserves (account 103556-2707) to the Court Service Unit (account 102350-1101) for the additional juvenile probation counselor and associated administrative costs. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Mayor Ticer reported on the special contest and exhibit in the City Hall Lobby until October 8, on the diversity of women's lives entitled, "Picture What Women Do," and invited everyone to stop by and see this joint effort.

(b) Councilwoman Pepper reported that she and Council Member Walker had taken a tour of Police Headquarters to see the new computer technology being used in law enforcement. She left feeling impressed about what we have in the Police Department.

Council Member Walker reiterated Councilwoman Pepper's comments about the Police Department tour.

(c) Council Member Walker announced some items still for sale from Saturday's Del Ray Centennial Parade: a booklet for $1 which is a walking tour of Del Ray showing all the houses in Del Ray and a video for $10 which shows Del Ray from the earliest race track days until today. She also reminded everyone that the Del Ray Farmers' Market opens on Saturday, October 1, at 8 a.m., with an official grand opening at 10 a.m., and invited everyone to attend.

(d) Councilman Cleveland announced that the Untouchables will be holding their Second Annual boat ride fund raiser on October 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Cherry Blossom, and encouraged everyone to come out.

(e) Councilman Cleveland read in the newspaper that City Council had agreed to do the Retreat at Airlie, Virginia, from now on. He explained that this was not a unanimous decision, and that he believes the retreat should be held in Alexandria.

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(f) Vice Mayor Donley explained his understanding that Council will continue some of the past practices of the initial retreat for a newly elected Council most typically being held out of town, and that Council's retreats during years two and three are typically in-town. Council did discuss the possibility of a second retreat about some other subjects.

(g) Councilman Euille stated there was an article in the Washington Post on September 16 about a program for nuisance abatement that's been successful in Prince George's County. He would like the City Manager and staff to report back to Council at some future time about whether a similar program is feasible in Alexandria.

(h) Councilman Euille brought up an article in the Alexandria Gazette-Packet about the "Berg" housing project being unsafe. He requested the City Manager to express to ARHA and its staff the concern that the City Council and City government would like for all the public housing to be up to code and safe. If there's some assistance that needs to be rendered on the part of the City to help them in that endeavor, we should explore that.

(i) Councilman Euille would like for something to be done about King Street Park which is becoming an eyesore. The temporary fencing appears unsafe and should be removed.

(j) Council Member Rich apologized to Katy Cannady, of the Alexandria League of Women Voters, for not acknowledging and thanking the several members of the League of Women Voters who were here at the last meeting in support of the motor voter resolution. This was an oversight on his part.

(k) Vice Mayor Donley announced the dedication of Northern Virginia CORE, a group of non-profits including the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau, the Alexandria Community Network Preschool, HO HO HO, Carpenter's Lodging, Inc., the Chitwood Institute, the Empowerment Network, the Rapid Action Food Team and the Magazine Publishers' Literacy Project, pooling their resources by sharing space in the 2200 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. The dedication will be on Wednesday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m. He commended the group for a job well done. Their efforts will lead to more direct service to the recipients of their respective programs.

(l) Mayor Ticer reported her surprise at receiving a phone call from the press today asking what she thought about former Mayor Barry's comments at his political meeting with 300 to 500 business people this morning when he said that he thought Virginia and Maryland ought to pick up more of the Metro cost so that the District could save $130 million. The Mayor stressed the Metro compact and agreements, and that this was a very successful regional effort in the past. If everyone doesn't carry his weight the thing falls apart. She also stated it was totally inappropriate to be responding to an idea that was put forward at a political forum from someone who is a candidate. She, as COG's chair, would not receive this agenda item, and that if this person is elected Mayor of the District of Columbia he needs to balance his budget another way.
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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

19. Introduction, First Reading, Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE to temporarily change the voting place of the Agudas Achim Congregation election district from the Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, to the Parkfairfax Condominium meeting room, 3360 Gunston Road, in the City of Alexandria. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
It was noted that there were no speakers on this item; therefore, the public hearing was concluded.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council introduced the ordinance and passed it on First Reading and finally passed it upon its Second Reading. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Rich "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer "aye" Euille "aye"
Walker "aye"

The ordinance finally passed reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3752

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE to amend and reordain subsection (k) of Section 2-2-10 (ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTION DISTRICTS AND VOTING PLACES), of Chapter 2 (ELECTIONS), Title 2 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT) of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended.

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Alexandria finds and determines that:

1. The voting place established by law within the Agudas Achim Congregation Election District (i.e. the Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, Virginia) is under renovation and has been closed to the public for an indeterminate period of time;

2. It is necessary to designate, in the manner provided by law, a new voting place for temporary use within the Agudas Achim Congregation Election District, and to obtain preclearance from the Attorney General of the United States under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, in order to implement such change in time for the November 8, 1994, general election;

3. The September 27, 1994, meeting is the next available meeting of City Council at which an ordinance implementing such change can be finally passed, and forwarded for expedited pre-clearance; and

4. An emergency exists, as contemplated by Section 3.12 of the City Charter; now, therefore,
THE CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
Section 1. That subsection (k) of Section 2-2-10 of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, be, and the same hereby is, amended and reordained to read as follows:

(k) The Agudas Achim Congregation Election District shall be bounded and described as follows:
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The voting place within the Agudas Achim Congregation Election District shall be at the Parkfairfak Condominium Meeting Room, 3360 Gunston Road.

Section 2. That this ordinance shall become effective upon the date and at the time of its final passage.
PATRICIA S. TICER
Mayor


Introduction: 9/27/94
First Reading: 9/27/94
Public Hearing: 9/27/94
Second Reading: 9/27/94
Final Passage: 9/27/94

20. Public Hearing. Second Reading and Final Passage of AN ORDINANCE to amend the Alexandria Zoning Ordinance to authorize open-air food and craft markets in various commercial and mixed-use zones. (#59 9/17/94) [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
It was noted that there were no speakers on this item; therefore, the public hearing was concluded.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council finally passed the ordinance. The voting was follows:

Donley "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

The ordinance finally passed reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3753

AN ORDINANCE to amend and reordain Section 4-100 (CL/COMMERCIAL SERVICE LOAD ZONE), Section 4-200 (CC/COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY ZONE), Section 4-300 (CSL/COMMERCIAL SERVICE LOAD ZONE), Section 4-400 (CG/COMMERCIALGENERAL ZONE), Section 4-500 (CD/COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN ZONE), Section 4-600 (CD-X/COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN ZONE (OLD TOWN NORTH)), Section 4-800 (OC/OFFICE COMMERCIAL ZONE), Section 4-900 (OCM(50)/OFFICE COMMERCIAL MEDIUM (50 ZONE), Section 4-1000 (OCM(100)/OFFICE COMMERCIAL MEDIUM(100) ZONE), Section 4-1100 (OCH/OFFICE COMMERCIAL HIGH ZONE), of Article IV (COMMERCIAL OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL ZONES); Section 5-100 (CRMU-L/COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE LOW ZONE), Section 5-200 (CRMU-M/COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE MEDIUM ZONE), Section 5-300 (CRMU-H/COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL MIXED HIGH ZONE), Section 5-400 (CRMU-X/COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL USE (OLD TOWN

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THE CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1. That Sections 4-103, 4-203, 4-303, 4-403, 4-503, 4-603, 4-803, 4-903, 4-1003, 4-1103, 5-103, 5-203, 5-303, 5-403, 5-503, 6-105, and 6-203 of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance be, and the same hereby are, amended to add thereto the following special use permit use, the appropriate subsection designation thereof to be determined by the city attorney in the codification of this ordinance:

( ) Outdoor food and crafts market. Section 2. That Sections 4-200, 4-300, 4-400, 4-500, 4-600, 4-800, 4-900, 4-1000, 4-1100, 5-100, 5-200, 5-300, 5-400, 5- 500, 6-100 and 6-200 of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance, as amended by section 1, be, and the same hereby are, reordained as part of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance.

Section 3. This ordinance shall become effective upon the date and at the time of its final passage.
PATRICIA S. TICER
Mayor

Introduction: 9/17/94
First Reading: 9/17/94
Publication: 9/21/94; 9/22/94
Public Hearing: 9/27/94
Second Reading: 9/27/94
Final Passage: 9/27/94

21. Consideration of July 1994 Resolution from the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board Regarding the Voluntary Rent Guidelines. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(The City Manager's memorandum dated September 15, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council (1) adopted the resolution; and (2) approved the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board's recommendation that the Board report back to City Council on the adequacy of the guidelines in March 1995. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Donley "aye"
Walker "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Pepper "aye"
Rich "aye"

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1707
WHEREAS, more than half of the dwelling units in the City of Alexandria are renter-occupied; and

WHEREAS, the Alexandria City Council has continually expressed its concern for the well-being of the City's tenants and landlords
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through proposed charter changes, legislation, and establishment of the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board; and

WHEREAS, the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board has previously expressed its concern to the City Council regarding excessive rent increases.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, calls upon the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board to monitor and investigate complaints of rent increases in excess of the following guidelines and to conduct a review of the guidelines every six months:
-- If tenants pay all utilities, not more than four and one-percent cumulatively per year;

--If all utilities are included in the rental amount, not more than seven percent cumulatively per year.

PROVIDED, however, that Board investigators will recognize and take into account any unusual costs, capital improvements and major repairs to the property (which should be substantiated by the owner), and extraordinary increases (more than 50%) in assessments;

PROVIDED, further, that the landlord may apportion increased real estate taxes in an equitable manner;

PROVIDED, further, that when a landlord converts utilities to a sub-metered or individually metered system, the amount of monthly rent, plus annualized utility costs, shall remain within these guidelines;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board will report to City Council on the adequacy of the above guidelines in March 1995.

22. Consideration of a Resolution to Designate City Council as the Local Redevelopment Authority for Properties Affected by the Base Closure and Realignment Act. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(The City Manager's memorandum dated September 22, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 22; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council (1) adopted the resolution; and (2) requested the City Manager to forward the resolution to the Director of the Federal Office of Economic Assistance, United States Department of Defense. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Walker "aye"
Rich "aye"

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1708
WHEREAS, in 1989, the City Council appointed a task force co-chaired by two members of Council to monitor the closing of Cameron Station, a military installation located in the City of Alexandria;

WHEREAS, in 1990, the City Council approved a reuse plan for the Cameron Station installation that provided for the private and public development of the installation following its closure;
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WHEREAS, federal law provides that the City may designate a Local Redevelopment Authority which would be responsible for the submission and implementation of a Reuse Plan for Cameron Station pursuant to the Base Realignment and Closure Act, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note, or the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note;

WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Alexandria that a Local Redevelopment Authority be designated to facilitate the proper redevelopment of Cameron Station pursuant to the Base Realignment and Closure Act, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note, or the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA

1. That, the City Council of the City of Alexandria shall be, and hereby is, designated as the Local Redevelopment Authority for Alexandria, Virginia, for the purpose of exercising the powers and responsibilities provided local redevelopment authorities by the Base Realignment and Closure act, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note, and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note;

2. That the city manager shall, by forwarding a copy of this resolution, inform the Secretary of the United States Department of Defense, or his appropriate designee, the City Council of the City of Alexandria has been designated as the Local Redevelopment Authority for Alexandria, Virginia, for the purpose of exercising the powers and responsibilities provided local redevelopment authorities by the Base Realignment and Closure Act, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note, and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, 10 U.S.C. 2687 note; and

3. That this resolution shall be effective upon the date and at the time of its adoption.

OTHER
(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 16, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 23; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council adopted the City Council Schedule, as amended, (1) by scheduling a reception for the Alexandria Historical Society History Award at 7:00 p.m. before the November 9, 1994, meeting; (2) because the School Board cannot make the proposed October 16 Work Session date because of a conflict with college night at T.C. Williams, the City Manager will have an alternative suggested date at the next Council meeting; and (3) by adding a Work Session to receive a briefing by St. Stephens/St. Agnes of their building plans on the three campuses on October 25, 1994, from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. The voting was as follows:

Walker "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Pepper "aye"
Rich "aye"
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CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS
(The following persons volunteered for appointment to. the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Mollie Abraham*

Susan Crim Tara Hardiman
Charlotte Landis
Angela Freeman

Pamela Gordon

Jane Hassell

Susan MacKay*

Deborah Matos

Beverly Rawlings*

Tracey Roberts

Carol Van Horn

Kathleen Watters League of Woman Voters

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*Incumbent

(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following results: City Council reappointed Mollie Abraham, Susan MacKay and Beverly Rawlings and appointed Carol Van Horn as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Commission for Women. Since there was a tie vote between Susan Crim and Jane Hassell, a second ballot was required for the fifth member. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Abraham, Hassell, MacKay, Rawlings, Van Horn
Donley - Abraham, Crim, Hassell, Rawlings, Van Horn
Cleveland - Abraham, Crim, MacKay, Rawlings, Van Horn
Euille - Abraham, Gordon, MacKay, Rawlings, Van Horn
Pepper - Abraham, Hassell, MacKay, Rawlings, Van Horn
Rich - Abraham, Crim, MacKay, Rawlings, Van Horn
Walker - Abraham, Crim, Hassell, MacKay, Van Horn
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Thereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed, and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Susan Crim as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission for Women. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Crim
Donley - Hassell
Cleveland - Crim
Euille - Hassell
Pepper - Hassell
Rich - Crim
Walker - Crim
(The following persons volunteered or were endorsed for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

1 Developmental Pediatrician

Thistle McKee Bennett*
(Residency Waiver Required)

2 Citizens-at-Large

Paul Bateman Michael Brown

Judith Ferris

Cynthia Hansel

Mary Wall Diane Smalley
(Residency Waiver Required)

Judith Walter Diane Smalley
(Residency Waiver Required)

Ruth Ann Zuniga

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*Incumbent

(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 25; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballets were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following results: City Council waived the residency requirement and reappointed Thistle McKee Bennett as a Developmental Pediatrician, and appointed Paul Bateman and Ruth Ann Zuniga as Citizens-at-Large to the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Bennett, Bateman, Ferris
Donley - Bennett, Bateman, Zuniga
Cleveland - Bennett, Bateman, Zuniga
Euille - Bennett, Bateman, Wall
Pepper - Bennett, Bateman, Ferris
Rich - Bennett, Ferris, Zuniga
Walker - Bennett, Hansel, Zuniga
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(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:) 1 Representative from Planning District II

Thomas Hill*

Susan Lassell

Patricia Ridgely

1 Member-at-Large

John Powers

Monroe Whitton*

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*Incumbent

(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 26; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following results: City Council reappointed Thomas Hill as a Representative from Planning District II and Monroe Whitton as a Member-at-Large to the Historical Alexandria Resources Commission. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Hill, Whitton
Donley - Hill, Whitton
Cleveland - Hill, Whitton
Euille - Hill, Whitton
Pepper - Hill, Whitton
Rich - Hill, Whitton
Walker - Lassell, Powers (The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Authority:)

Ronald Cornelison*

Stephen Norwood

James Roberts

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*Incumbent
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(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 27; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council reappointed Ronald Cornelison as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Cornelison
Donley - Cornelison
Cleveland - Cornelison
Euille - Norwood
Pepper - Cornelison
Rich - Cornelison
Walker - Cornelison
(The following persons were endorsed or volunteered for appointment to the above Committee:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Chris Beatley

Susan Brooks*

Dale Brown*

David Colton*

Harlan Forbes, Jr.* St. Andrew's Society
of Washington, D.C.

Amy Marschean Marian Van Landingham

Sheryl Rosenow

Linda Whitton*

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*Incumbent

(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 28; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following results: City Council reappointed Susan Brooks, Dale Brown, and David Colton, and appointed Amy Marschean as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Sister Cities Committee. Since there was a tie vote between Chris Beatley and Harlan Forbes, Jr. , a second ballot was required for the fifth member. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Beatley, Brooks, Brown, Colton, Marschean
Donley - Brooks, Colton, Forbes, Marschean, Whitton
Cleveland - Brooks, Brown, Colton, Forbes, Whitton
Euille - Brooks, Brown, Colton, Marschean, Rosenow
Pepper - Brooks, Brown, Colton, Forbes, Marschean
Rich - Beatley, Brooks, Brown, Colton, Marschean
Walker - Beatley, Brooks, Colton, Marschean, Rosenow
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Thereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed, and the ballots tallied with the following result: Chris Beatley was appointed a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Sister Cities Committee. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Beatley
Donley - Beatley
Cleveland - Beatley
Euille - Beatley
Pepper - Forbes
Rich - Beatley
Walker - Beatley

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

29. Consideration of Change in Distribution of Income Levels for Carpenter's Lodgings' Property at 3908/3912/3916 Elbert Avenue.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 23, 1994, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 29; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 6-to-1, City Council: (1) approved Carpenter's Lodgings' proposal that the rents of all 28 units at 3908/3912/3916 Elbert Avenue (excluding one unit used for nonresidential purposes) be affordable to persons with incomes not to exceed 60 percent of the median income for the Washington metropolitan area, or $37,620 for a four-person household; and (2) in keeping with the City's emphasis on homeownership, adopt a policy that future projects in Arlandria should focus primarily on homeownership to balance the predominantly rental nature of the area and provide a mix of income levels. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "no"
Walker "aye"

30. Briefing on Alternatives for Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvements. (Mayor Ticer)

(A copy of the Project Update, Development of the Design Alternatives, by David Keever, Project Facilitator, dated September 27, 1994, and a flyer advertising the three upcoming Town Hall Meetings, are on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 30; 9/27/94, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Mayor Ticer introduced David Keever, Project Facilitator for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement Study, who made a presentation bringing City Council up-to-date.
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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, at 10:50 p.m., the Regular Meeting of September 27, 1994, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich out of room
Walker "aye"
APPROVED BY:

ATTEST:


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Susan K. Seagroves, Deputy City Clerk
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