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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 1999 - - 7:30 p.m.


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

Absent: None.

Also Present: Mrs. Lawson, City Manager; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Lynn, Director of Planning and Zoning; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget; Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Ransom, Special Assistant to the City Manager for Human Relations; Ms. Whitmore, Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Fire Chief Hawkins; Ms. Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Sudduth, Director of Personnel Services; Mr. Cole, Director of Information Technology Services; Mr. Gitajn, Director of Financial and Information Technology Services; Ms. Federico, Director of Historic Alexandria; Human Rights Administrator Dooley; Legislative Director Caton; Ms. O'Regan, Director of Human Services; Mr. Eiffert, Director of Agency on Aging; Police Chief Samarra; Mr. Powers, Director of Division of Community Programs; and Lieutenant Butler, Police Department.

Recorded by: Mrs. Beverly I. Jett, CMC, City Clerk and Clerk of Council.
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There was a Work Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Workroom with the Commission on Aging, the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Women.

Vice Mayor Euille made opening remarks and introductions. City Manager Lawson commented on the City's Affirmative Action Report. Affirmative Action Officer Dooley gave an overview of the Review Process for the Affirmative Action Plan, the FY 1998 Work Force Utilization Analysis and the FY 1998 Applicant Tracking Report. Commission members present provided their comments.

Members of Council participated in a discussion. It was requested that staff review job fairs and evaluate their usefulness in recruiting; explore methods in which the City could expand its outreach to the Hispanic Community; work with the commissions on the issue of injury on the job and how the City treats its employees to insure that treatment is equitable to those City employees; provide each City employee and newly hired employees a copy of the City's Affirmative Action Plan; consider some type of award or bonus for City employees who bring in applicants for City jobs; and requested that Personnel prepare an employee handbook.

Councilman Speck suggested, with the growth of technology, that the City consider looking into a sound system for the City Council Workroom in order for all those who attend can adequately hear what is being discussed at the table.

The Work Session was concluded at approximately 7:15 p.m.

(The agenda and material pertaining to this work session is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, and is herewith made part of the record.)
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OPENING

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

The Invocation was pronounced by Reverend Dr. Stuart D. Broberg, Senior Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church.

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 12, 1999, as submitted. The voting was as follows:

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

4. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the Report of the City Clerk, which is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 4; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference. The voting was as follows:

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

5. Presentation of Proclamation Honoring Arthur Gitajn for His Service to the City of Alexandria. (City Manager Lawson)

(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; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

City Manager Lawson presented the proclamation.







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

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

6. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Week of February 1-6, 1999, as Consumer Protection Week in the City of Alexandria.

(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; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Mayor Donley presented the proclamation.

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

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

7. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Month of February as Black History Month in the City of Alexandria.

(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. 7; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilman Cleveland presented the proclamation.

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

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

8. Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the Alexandria Community Shelter.

(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. 8; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Council Member Walker presented the proclamation.


WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Speck and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

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

9. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming December 14, 1999, as George Washington Day. (Councilwoman Pepper)

(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. 9; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilwoman Pepper presented the proclamation.

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

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

10. Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing the Alexandria YMCA Partners Campaign. (Vice Mayor Euille; Councilwoman Pepper)

(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. 10; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Vice Mayor Euille and Councilwoman Pepper presented the proclamation.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

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













REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

CONSENT CALENDAR (11-17) (22-23)

11. Receipt of Resignations from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Commission on Aging
Arthur G. Jones

(b) Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team
Vera R. Jackson

(c) Alexandria Emergency Medical Services Council
Anne V. Casey

(d) Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
Laurence C. Breaker

(A copy of each of the above resignations is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item Nos. 11 (a-d); 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

12. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Commission on Employment
1 Representative From a Community-Based Organization

(b) Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board
1 Resident Who Is Neither a Landlord or a Tenant

(c) Alexandria Potomac West Alliance Board of Directors
1 Representative of the Potomac West Business Community

(d) Alexandria Sanitation Authority
1 Citizen Member

(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 Nos. 12 (a-d); 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

13. Consideration of a Request to Vacate a Position on the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 8, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

14. Consideration of a Request to Vacate a Position on the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 8, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

15. Receipt of the City's Monthly Financial Report for Period Ending December 31, 1998.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 19, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

16. Receipt of the Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report of the Fair Housing Testing Program Advisory Committee.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 20, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

17. Receipt of the FY 1998 Annual Report of the Economic Opportunities Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 13, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

22. Receipt of the Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report of the Youth Policy Commission, and Setting it for Public Hearing.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 19, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 22; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

23. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to remove the December 31, 1998 sunset date for the Youth Policy Commission which is contained in Ordinance Nos. 3952 and 3962.

(A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 23; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 23; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR









WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

11. City Council received the following resignations with regret: (a) Arthur G. Jones from the Alexandria Commission on Aging; (b) Vera R. Jackson from the Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team; (c) Anne V. Casey from the Alexandria Emergency Medical Services Council; and (d) Laurence C. Breaker from the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission; 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.

12. City Council (a) reappointed Susan Dawson as a Representative From a Community-Based Organization to the Alexandria Commission on Employment; (b) reappointed Ludwig Gaines as a Resident Who Is Neither a Landlord Nor a Tenant to the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board; (c) appointed Paul Fiscella as a Representative of the Potomac West Business Community to the Alexandria Potomac West Alliance Board of Directors; and (d) reappointed Elise Fulstone as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Sanitation Authority.

13. City Council declared as vacant one of the citizen positions on the Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors and authorized the Executive Secretary for Boards and Commissions to advertise the vacancy.

14. City Council declared as vacant the designated position for a representative from the Alexandria Association on the Archaeological Commission and authorized the Executive Secretary for Boards and Commissions to advertise the vacancy.

15. City Council received the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending December 31, 1998.

16. City Council received the report.

17. City Council received the Annual Report which covers the activities of the Economic Opportunities Commission from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998, and thanked the Commission for its work on behalf of low-income residents of the City.

22. City Council received the Youth Policy Commission's Annual Report, scheduled it for public hearing on February 20, 1999, and thanked the Commission Members for their diligent work.

23. City Council introduced and passed the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, February 20, 1999.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

18. Discussion by City Council of Receipt of Report from the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA) Regarding a New Visitor's Center. (Councilman Speck)

(A copy of Mr. Greenberg's letter dated January 20, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 18; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilman Speck spoke to this item and wanted to get the sense of Council Members as to whether or not they wished to pursue a new Visitor's Center.

Members of Council participated in a discussion on this item.

Mayor Donley agreed that the City needs to do a better job in terms of a Visitor's Center and has no opposition to studying the proposal; however, the Mayor stated he does have some concerns about the financing, whether it involves the City, or whether it involves VRE.

Councilman Speck indicated that what they have been trying to look at is to obviously identify where a first-class facility can be, but also to recognize that in this day and age you cannot create in a regional community as large as Alexandria is and with as much competition for tourism, you can't create some sort of pristine facility and hope that people come. One of the reasons that the Commonwealth's Atlantic property by the Alexandria Union Station is attractive is because of the ease with which you can connect to several other transportation modalities. You have the VRE route and the idea of some synergy between Fredricksburg and all of the battlefields and coming up this way. You have Amtrak. You are close to Beltway access. You have the possibility of an area that could easily accommodate buses. You have the ability to look at the possibility of some transportation connection going right down King Street and in other directions of the City. So, all of these pieces suggest that this is a site that is worthy of the City's attention. The point of bringing this up tonight was one to determine if there was some degree of interest on the part of Council, and also to send forth to staff to begin to start looking at this in more detail.

Councilman Speck stated that there will be a continued Ramsay House presence in Old Town as part of our efforts in tourism.

Without Objection, Council asked staff to study the concept and report back to Council, with the request that they work with the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association staff as well as any other interested party, i.e., VRE.
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19. Consideration of Update Report on Items Before the 1999 General Assembly.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 25, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 19; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Legislative Director Caton briefed Council on the activity of the General Assembly.

City Council participated in a discussion on this item.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Euille, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council approved the following as recommended by the City Council's legislative subcommittee (Mayor Donley and Council Member Walker): (1) adopted the positions on legislation that has been introduced in the 1999 General Assembly Session as noted in Attachment I to the City Manager's memorandum; (2) supported appropriations to a new State Transit Capital Incentive Fund only if they do not come from transit's (e.g., Metro's) existing share of the State Transportation Trust Fund; (3) supported the issuance of additional transportation bonds to support Northern Virginia transportation projects, including improvements to the King Street Metro Station and the purchase of new Metro rail cars; (4) opposed any legislation that would have the effect of lessening City sales tax revenues; (5) opposed any solid waste legislation that would (i) have a negative monetary effect on the City's waste-to-energy plant, or (ii) result in significant increases in trucks transporting solid waste through the Northern Virginia region; (6) supported increased funding to the State Healthy Families program; and (7) supported full funding of HB 599 for law enforcement and opposed any changes to the formula for funding as requested by the Commission on the Condition and Future of Virginia's Cities. The voting was as follows:

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

20. Consideration of the Update to the City's Affirmative Action Plan.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 20, 1999, together with the plan, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 20; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Affirmative Action Officer Dooley gave a brief report on this item.









WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the City's updated Affirmative Action Plan and thanked the Members of the Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Women, the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, and the Commission on Aging for the assistance they have provided in updating the Plan. The voting was as follows:

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

21. Consideration of the Fiscal Year 1998 City of Alexandria Applicant Tracking Report and Work Force Utilization Analysis.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 20, 1999, together with the reports, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council received both reports and thanked the Members of the Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Women, the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, and the Commission on Aging for the assistance and input they have provided on both these reports. After reviewing these reports in addition to the City's updated Affirmative Action Plan, the Commissions have provided their comments, which are included as Attachments 3-6 to the report. The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

None

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Council Member Rich spoke to a recent article in the Washington Post, about the aftermath of the brutal, depraved killing of James Byrd, Jr. of Jasper, Texas.

(b) Councilman Speck spoke to Council's not providing the staff with guidance with respect to keeping City Hall open on Saturdays when there is a three-day holiday weekend.

It was City Council's intent that City Hall not be open on a Saturday of a three-day weekend. Staff was requested to provide notice of such closing, and to keep looking at this as part of how we are evaluating and make a determination as to whether we think it needs to be modified in some way for just that purpose.






(c) Vice Mayor Euille spoke to the Children's Medical Security Insurance Plan.

Human Services Director O'Regan briefed Council on what the City is doing with respect to this Plan.

(d) Mayor Donley noted that the City's Bond rating was reaffirmed. He indicated that we went to the Bond Market for a $40 million issue and achieved one of the lowest rates in America at 4.34%.

OTHER

24. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 20, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 1/26/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

There was Council discussion on the schedule.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Euille, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, City Council (1) scheduled the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Alexandria Transit Company at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, in the Council Workroom immediately following the Council Work Session on Board of Architectural Review issues; (2) scheduled a work session on Saturday, February 20, during the lunch break, at Council's regular public hearing meeting to discuss the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Deck and Jones Point Park Concept Plans; (3) scheduled Wednesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. as a tentative date and time for the proposed work session on the plans for Potomac Yard which will be held at the Holiday Inn North; (4) added to the Council Calendar the Project Discovery Student Recognition Reception before Council's Tuesday, May 25 legislative meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Cameron Street Lobby; and (5) scheduled a site visit of Cameron Station on Tuesday, February 16, at 4:00 p.m. The voting was as follows:

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















CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

25. Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
3 Citizen Members

(The following persons volunteered for appointment or were recommended to the above Board:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Stephen Brody

Lee Carosi

Harold Curry*

Brian Grenadier

Stephen Koenig* Rob Krupicka, President
Del Ray Citizens Association

Mary Lyman*

*Incumbent
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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. 25; 1/26/99, 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 Harold Curry, Stephen Koenig and Mary Lyman as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
Euille - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
Cleveland - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
Pepper - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
Rich - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
Speck - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
Walker - Curry, Koenig, Lyman
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26. Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
1 Citizen Member

(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Cynthia Chambers*

John Hochheimer

Harriet Oler

Laurie Ristino

Claire von Schilling

*Incumbent
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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. 26; 1/26/99, 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 Cynthia Chambers as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Chambers
Euille - Chambers
Cleveland - Chambers
Pepper - Chambers
Rich - Chambers
Speck - Chambers
Walker - Chambers
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27. Alexandria Planning Commission
3 Citizen Members

(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Ashley Chappell

Mary Beth Corrigan

George Ellmore

Gregory Hlinka

Kevin Kernan

John Komoroske* William E. Clayton, Jr., President, North Ridge Citizens' Association
Joanne Lepanto, President, Seminary Hill Association, Inc.
Mark S. Feldheim, Vice President, Old Town Civic Association

Richard Leibach* Rob Krupicka, President, Del Ray Citizens Association
Mark S. Feldheim, Vice President, Old Town Civic Association
Joanne Lepanto, President, Seminary Hill Association, Inc.

Kenneth Lopez

Charles McCarthy, III

Nancy Pasfield

Eric Wagner* Joanne Lepanto, President, Seminary Hill Association, Inc.
Rod Krupicka, President, Del Ray Citizens Association
Mark S. Feldheim, Vice President, Old Town Civic Association

*Incumbent
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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. 27; 1/26/99, 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 John Komoroske, Richard Leibach and Eric Wagner as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Planning Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Komoroske, Leibach, Wagner
Euille - Komoroske, Leibach, Wagner
Cleveland - Ellmore, Komoroske, Wagner
Pepper - Komoroske, Leibach, Wagner
Rich - Komoroske, Leibach, Wagner
Speck - Komoroske, Leibach, Wagner
Walker - Komoroske, Leibach, Wagner
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EXECUTIVE SESSION

28. Consideration of Convening of an Executive Session to Consult with Legal Counsel, Pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7), Pertaining to Actual Litigation Involving the City and to Consider and Discuss the Acquisition or Use of Real Property for Public Purpose, Pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(3).

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, at 10:00 p.m., City Council convened an executive session at this time for the purpose of: discussing the acquisition and use of real property for public purpose, and the disposition of publicly held property, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(3); consulting with legal counsel and receiving a briefing by staff members pertaining to probable litigation involving the city, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7); and consulting with legal counsel pertaining to the following litigation involving the city, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7): City of Alexandria v. Slater, et al, a case pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which involves the city's challenge to the Woodrow Wilson replacement project. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, at 12:37 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 1999, City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

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








WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-0, City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the Executive Session. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1906

WHEREAS, on this 26th day of January 1999, the Alexandria City Council did recess into executive session pursuant to a motion made and adopted in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and

WHEREAS, Section 2.1-344.1 of the Code of Virginia requires a certification by City Council that such executive session was conducted in accordance with Virginia law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that city council does hereby certify that, to the best of each member's knowledge, only public business matters that were identified in the motion by which the executive session was convened, and that are lawfully exempted by the Freedom of Information Act from the Act's open meeting requirements, were heard, discussed or considered by council during the executive session.
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THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, January 26, 1999, was adjourned on Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at 12:40 a.m. The voting was as follows:

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




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KERRY J. DONLEY MAYOR



ATTEST:



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Beverly I. Jett, CMC City Clerk






This docket is subject to change.

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Full-text copies of ordinances, resolutions, and agenda items are available in the Office of the City Clerk and Clerk of the Council.
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Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to participate in the City Council meeting may call the City Clerk and Clerk of Council's Office at 838-4500 (TTY/TDD 838-5056). We request that you provide a 48-hour notice so that the proper arrangements may be made.
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Public Notice

The Alexandria City Council and School Board Educational Forum will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 1999, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Lyceum, located at 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 838-4500 for any available material on this issue.
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