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Office of the City Clerk
May 25, 2011

5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. City Council Held an Executive
Session To Discuss Legal, Real Estate Disposition and
Personnel Matters. Council Continued the Executive
Session at the Conclusion of the Legislative Meeting.
6:15 p.m. The Commission on Aging Excellence in Aging
Awards Were Held in the Vola Lawson Lobby.

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - - 7:00 p.m.

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1. Calling the Roll.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Euille, and the City Clerk called the roll; all the members of Council were present.

Council Action:_________________________________________________________

2. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.

City Council observed a moment of silence and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________

3. Reading and Acting Upon the Minutes of the Following Meetings of City Council:

(a) The Special Meeting Minutes of May 2, 2011; and

(b) The Regular Meeting Minutes of May 10, 2011.

City Council approved the special meeting minutes of May 2, 2011 (as amended); and the regular meeting minutes of May 10, 2011.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________




4. Presentation of a Proclamation Declaring May as National Foster Care Month.

City Council endorsed the proclamation.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________



(Resignations and Uncontested Appointments)

5. Receipt of the Following Resignations From Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Commission for the Arts

(b) Community Services Board (d) Environmental Policy Commission
(e) Historic Alexandria Resources Commission 6. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee
1 Citizen Member

(b) Commission for Women
1 Citizen Member

(c) Commission on Aging
1 Citizen Member Who Shall Be 60 Years of Age or Older,
Including Minority Individuals

(d) Commission on Employment
1 Citizen-at-Large Member

(e) Human Rights Commission
1 Citizen Member

(f) Public Health Advisory Commission
1 Citizen Member Who Shall Be a Health Professional and at the
Time of Appointment Derive, or Within the Previous Five Years,
Derived Their Principal Income From Providing Health Care, Health
Services or Health Related Activities

(g) Social Services Advisory Board
1 Parent Member

(Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager)

7. Consideration of Authorization of Recommended Capital Allocations and Planned Expenditures.

8. Consideration of Application for Community Oriented Policing Hiring Program Grant Funds.

9. Consideration of Appointment of City Representative to the Alexandria Post Employment Benefit Trust Board.


City Council approved the consent calendar, as follows: The City Manager's recommendations were as follows:

5. City Council noted the following resignations: (a) Kasey Kraft, Commission for the Arts; (b) Elizabeth Coffey, Community Services Board; (c) Mark Jinks, Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors; (d) Patrick Brennan, Environmental Policy Commission; and (e) Malia DuMont, Historic Alexandria Resources Commission.

6. City Council made the following appointments:(a) appointed James Lewis as the one citizen member to the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee; (b) reappointed Joan Dodaro as the one citizen member to the Commission for Women; (c) appointed Margaret Gaynor as the one citizen member who shall be 60 years of age or older, including minority individuals, to the Commission on Aging; (d) reappointed Bishop Garrison as the one citizen-at-large member to the Commission on Employment; (e) reappointed Ludwig Gaines as the one citizen member to the Human Rights Commission; (f) appointed Cherie Spencer as the one citizen member who shall be a health professional and at the time of appointment derive, or within the previous five years, derived their principal income from providing health care, health services or health related activities to the Public Health Advisory Commission; and (g) appointed Stephanie Cruz as the one parent member to the Social Services Advisory Board.

7. City Council authorized $1,590,229 for capital project allocations and planned expenditures for the capital projects as detailed in the Capital Improvement Program Planned Expenditures summary.

8. City Council: 1. approved the grant application (due May 25, 2011) to the U.S. Department of Justice which provides 100 percent funding for approved entry-level salaries and benefits for 3 years (36 months) for newly-hired, full time sworn officer positions (including filling existing unfunded vacancies); and 2. authorized the City Manager to execute all necessary documents that may be required.

9. City Council appointed City Retirement Administrator Steven Bland to the City of Alexandria Post-Employment Benefits Trust Board.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________


10. Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors
1 National or International Trade or Professional Association Executive
1 Hotel Owner/Manager Representative

City Council waived the residency requirement and appointed Victor Parra as the one national or international trade or professional association executive representative and waived the residency requirement and appointed Michael Barber as the one hotel owner/manager representative to the Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________


11. Oral Report on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC-133) Project at Mark Center. (Staff Presentation)

City staff gave a report on the BRAC-133 project at Mark Center.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________

12. Consideration of a Resolution Recommending that the City Post Signage Recommending That Individuals Refrain From Smoking in City Parks and Bus Shelters. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted the resolution to post signage recommending that individuals refrain from smoking in City parks and bus shelters. (RES. NO. 2453)
Council Action:_________________________________________________________

13. Consideration of the Long Range Multi-Department Planning Work Program. (Staff Presentation)

City Council adopted the proposed FY 2012 multi-department planning initiatives and work program. The proposed work program is consistent with the FY 2012 budget in regard to staffing and other budget resources: complete the small area plan for the Beauregard Corridor and when that is complete, initiate a small area plan for Eisenhower West; complete the housing master plan; expand school facilities planning work in coordination with Alexandria City Public Schools; complete the transit corridor feasibility studies for high capacity transit corridors A, B and C; continue work with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on the Potomac Yard Metro Station environmental impact statement and complete the Crystal City/Potomac Yard transitway environmental assessment; continue implementation of the Arlandria action plan; continue implementation of the Braddock Metro neighborhood plan and the King Street retail studies; and complete the next phases of Fort Ward studies and plans.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________

14. Consideration of City Participation as Co-Applicant for a Regional Technical Assistance Grant for the Development of a Transit-Oriented Development Fund.

City Council endorsed the application by the City of Alexandria, Prince George's County and the District of Columbia to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for a $60,000 regional technical assistance grant related to establishing a regional transit-oriented development fund.

Council Action:_________________________________________________________

15. Consideration of Report on Alexandria Fund for Human Services FY 2012 and 2013 Grant Awards.

City Council: 1. received the report of the Alexandria Fund for Human Services FY 2012 and FY 2013 grant awards, which includes the CF, YF and CPF grant awards; and 2. thanked the members of the citizen review panels of the Early Childhood Commission, Youth Policy Commission and the CPF for their leadership in the allocation process. Staff was directed to schedule a work session in the fall to discuss the item.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________



(a) Councilman Krupicka said the task force put together between the City and Schools last fall to take a look at the Youth Policy Commission and the Early Childhood Commission and explore ways to improve alignment between City and School services has finished its work, and he submitted the report along with the draft ordinance. He said it will be docketed in June but wanted Council to have a preview of it. The new commission will focus on youth services around outcomes as opposed to focusing on a certain age groups. The goal is to create a very outcome focused model that it can work with the schools on and it can hold its partners in the not for profit community accountable to and it can use and report back to Council with so the community knows how they are making progress on those outcomes. Councilman Krupicka thanked the members of the different community organizations that serve kids who helped with it.

(b) Councilwoman Pepper noted that last Friday was Ride Your Bike to Work Day and approximately 500 people passed through Market Square.

(c) Councilwoman Pepper said that on Saturday at Market Square was the kick-off for the commemoration of the 150 years since the Civil War and they estimated there were 1,000 people participating.

(d) Councilman Fannon said Memorial Day is the Rocky Versace dedication at the statute and there will be a commemoration ceremony at 11:00 on Monday, May 30. It will read off the names of the 60 Alexandrians who died in the Vietnam War. It will be held at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center off of Commonwealth Avenue.

(e) Councilman Fannon said the 34th annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival will be held at Fort Ward Park at 1:00 p.m.

(f) Councilman Fannon said that the Alexandria Aces baseball team opening night is at 7:00 p.m. on June 3.

(g) Councilman Fannon mentioned the commemoration event of the Civil War this past weekend, and it was 150 years ago today when the Alexandria troops assembled at Prince and Washington Streets and headed south to join the Confederacy. All aspects of the Civil War were represented.

(h) Mayor Euille said that last Friday, there was a presentation of 24,000 books to the City Public School System, and the books had a value in excess of $120,000 and was made by Duffy Books and Homes USA, Inc. The books were presented by New Zealand Ambassador Mike Moore, who has been a strong advocate for making sure children have the opportunity to read.

(i) Mayor Euille said he and Councilman Fannon had the opportunity to welcome the Tall Ship Gloria which visited Alexandria and is docked at the Duke Street pier. It is a travelling ambassador goodwill and friendship ship of the Columbian government and has a crew of 160 members.

(j) Vice Mayor Donley offered congratulations to the T.C. Williams rowing teams. The boys first four and the boys second four each won gold medals at the Virginia Championship, so they are state champions. The girls first eight and the girls second eight were silver medalists at the Virginia State Championships. This past week in Philadelphia, the girls second eight was the gold medal first place finisher and the girls first eight made the finals and finished fifth. Vice Mayor Donley said they are still in the midst of their season and will be competing at the national championships this weekend and then are off to Canada for the Canadian Championships the following weekend.
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Acting City Manager Johnson said he has been acting manager for 18 days and said its been an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility during the interim period with keeping the City moving forward. Mr. Johnson said there are a lot of City staff who keep the City moving forward - the City Manager's staff, the department heads and senior staff and all the City employees who are very dedicated.
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16. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to Establish the Tier II Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Special Services District. (Staff Presentation)

City Council introduced the ordinance establishing the Tier II Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Special Services District (which does not include Potomac Greens), passed it on first reading and scheduled it for public hearing, second reading and final passage on Saturday, June 25, 2011.
Council Action:_________________________________________________________

17. Consideration of a Resolution Supporting an Application to the Virginia Department of Transportation for 2011 Safe Routes to School Grant. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council: 1. adopted the resolution supporting an application to the Virginia Department of Transportation for FY 2011 safe routes to school grant; 2. authorized the City Manager to submit a safe routes to school grant application in the amount of $500,000 to install pedestrian countdown signals and associated pedestrian safety improvements at 10-15 intersections within a two-mile radius of schools; and 3. execute all necessary documents that may be required. (RES. NO. 2454)
Council Action:_________________________________________________________

18. Consideration of Endorsement of the National Science Foundation Relocating Their Headquarters to the City of Alexandria. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted the resolution indicating its support for efforts seeking a National Science Foundation relocation to Alexandria. (RES. NO. 2455)
Council Action:_________________________________________________________


19. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

City Council: 1. scheduled a work session in the Council Chamber on the proposed Waterfront Plan on Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m.; 2. postponed the Tuesday, June 14 work session on the Housing Master Plan until the fall; 3. received the tentative City Council calendar for September 2011 through June 2012 (it will be docketed for the first meeting in September for Council approval); and 4. noted the addition to the City Council calendar of National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2.
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20. Consideration of Continuation of a Closed Meeting from 5:30 p.m. to Discuss Legal, Real Estate Disposition and Personnel Matters.

City Council continued the closed executive session from 5:30 p.m. at 9:40 p.m. pursuant to Sections 2.2-3711(A)(1) (3) and (7) of the Code of Virginia, for the purpose of discussion and consideration of the appointment of a specific appointee of the City Council and discussion or consideration of the acquisition of real property for public purpose or the disposition of publicly held real property, and consultation with legal counsel and briefings by staff pertaining to actual or probable litigation where such consultation in open meeting would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the public body and for consultation regarding specific legal matters requiring provision of legal notice.

City Council reconvened the meeting at 10:34 p.m.

City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the Executive Session. (RES. NO. 2456)
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The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 p.m.

Note: The action docket is a summary of Council's meeting deliberations prepared largely for staff follow-up. Formal minutes of the meeting, when approved by Council, become the official record of the meeting and of Council decisions made at the meeting.

This docket is subject to change.

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