Also Present: Mr. Hartmann, City Manager; Mr. Banks, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Jinks, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Baier, Director, Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES); Ms. Boyd, Director, Citizen Assistance; Mr. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer/Director of Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Sheriff Lawhorne; Mr. Castrilli, Communications Director, City Manager's Office; Mr. Gates, Assistant City Manager, City Manager's Office; Ms. Collins, Assistant City Manager for Community and Human Services, Human Services; Ms. Davis, Director, Office of Housing; Fire Chief Thiel; Mr. McPike, Deputy Director, General Services; Mr. Mackey, Gang Coordinator, Court Services Unit; Deputy Chief Aden, Police; Mr. Trobridge, Director, Information Technology Services (ITS); Mr. Cochran, Division Chief, Office of Housing; Ms. Baker, Director, Office on Women; Ms. McIlvaine, Deputy Director, Office of Housing; Ms. Niebauer, Director, Human Rights Office; Ms. Triggs, Director, Finance; Mr. Mason, Special Assistant to the City Manager, City Manager's Office/Acting Division Chief, Human Resources; Mr. Penn, Emergency Management Coordinator, Fire; Dr. Gilmore, Executive Director, Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse; Ms. Dawson, Director, Library; Dr. Kaplowitz, Director, Health Department; Mr. Levine, Deputy Director, Health Department; Mr. North, Battalion Chief, Fire; Mr. Lerner, Deputy Director, T&ES; Mr. Tate, Field Project Manager, General Services; Ms. Marks, Principal Transportation Planner, T&ES; Police Captain Uzzell; Mr. Saenz, ITS; and Mr. Lloyd.
Recorded by: Gloria Sitton, Deputy City Clerk and Clerk of Council.
1. Calling the Roll.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Euille, and the Deputy City Clerk called the roll; all members of Council were present.
2. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.
City Council observed a moment of silence and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Reading and Acting Upon the Minutes of the Following Meetings of City Council:
(a) The Regular Meeting Minutes of December 8, 2009;
(b) The Public Hearing Meeting Minutes of December 12, 2009; and
(c) The Special Meeting Minutes of December 29, 2009.
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Smedberg and carried unanimously, City Council approved the regular meeting minutes of December 8, 2009, the public hearing meeting minutes of December 12, 2009 and the special meeting minutes of December 29, 2009. The voting was as follows:
Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Smedberg "aye" Fannon "aye"
Euille "aye" Hughes "aye"
RECOGNITION OF YOUTH BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL
4. Recognition of Jacob Landa For His Academic and Athletic Achievement.
City Council recognized Jacob Landa for his academic and athletic achievement.
5. Presentation of an Award From Fire Chief Magazine For Its Bronze Award For Fire Station 9 (Potomac Yard) Architecture, and From FIERO (Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization) For Fire Station 9 Superior Design.
City Council was presented an award from Fire Chief Magazine for its bronze award for Fire Station 9 (Potomac Yard) Architecture and from FIERO for Fire Station 9 Superior Design.
6. Presentation of the Northern Virginia Comprehensive Gang Assessment 2003 - 2008.
Mr. Billingsley, Director of Information and Demographic Services Divisions, Northern Virginia Regional Commission, gave an oral report and responded to questions and comments from Council about the Gang Assessment report, including questions about age of gang members, activity of gang members and the citizenship status of members.
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
CONSENT CALENDAR (7-15)
(Resignations and Uncontested Appointments)
7. Receipt of the Following Resignations From Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:
(a) Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee
WHEREAS, the Authority has held a public hearing on the Borrower’s application and Plan of Financing on December 15, 2009;
WHEREAS, Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), provides that the governmental unit having jurisdiction over the issuer of private activity bonds and over the area in which any facility financed with the proceeds of private activity bonds is located must approve the issuance of the bonds;
WHEREAS, the Authority issues its bonds on behalf of the City of Alexandria, Virginia (the "City"), the Facility is located in the City and the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia (the "Council") constitutes the highest elected governmental unit of the City;
WHEREAS, the Authority has recommended that the Council approve the Plan of Financing and the issuance of the Bonds; and
WHEREAS, a copy of the Authority's resolution approving the issuance of the Bonds pursuant to the Borrower’s Plan of Financing, subject to the terms to be agreed upon, a certificate of the public hearing and a Fiscal Impact Statement have been filed with the Council.