A log of Charlottesville City Council Meetings 2008-2015. Transported from the City of Charlottesville website as a project of Smart Cville, http://www.smartcville.com.

Special Meeting of the Charlottesville City Council

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD
ON Monday, March 2, 2015, AT 6:00 p.m. IN THE Second Floor Conference Room.

THE PROPOSED AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS:

Closed session as provided by Section 2.2-3712 of the Virginia Code

BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR BY Paige Rice

SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM – March 2, 2015

Council met in special session on this date with the following members present:
Ms. Smith, Ms. Galvin, Mr. Huja, Ms. Szakos, Mr. Fenwick.

On motion by Ms. Szakos, seconded by Ms. Smith, Council voted, (Ayes: Mr. Huja, Mr.
Fenwick, Ms. Szakos, Ms. Smith, Ms. Galvin; Noes: None), to meet in closed session for
consultation with legal counsel regarding litigation related to panhandling and a construction
contract as authorized by code.

On motion by Ms. Szakos, seconded by Ms. Smith, Council certified by the following
vote (Ayes: Ms. Galvin, Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Smith, Ms. Szakos, Mr. Huja; Noes: None), that to
the best of each Council Member's knowledge, only public business matters lawfully exempted
from the open meeting requirements of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and identified
in the motion convening the closed session were heard, discussed or considered in the closed
session.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS - March 2, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

Council met in regular session on this date with the following members present: Mr. Huja,
Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Galvin, Ms. Szakos.

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Huja announced the Distinguished Budget Award for FY 2015. Ms. Beauregard was
present to accept the award and thanked staff for their support, especially Mr. Ryan Davidson.

Ms. Galvin announced the Carver Flea Market on Saturday, April 4 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00
p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center. Also, the City Market Arts will take place on March 7
from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the
public.


Ms. Szakos reminded residents that The Namesake is this year's book for The Big Read.
Copies are available at the downtown library. Also, the 15th Annual First Friday opening,
sponsored by VSA Charlottesville, will take place at the MLK Performing Arts Center. The
show runs from March 6 - May 8 in the MLK Performing Arts Center lobby. Contact Sarah
Blech at blechs@charlottesville.org, or call 970-3264 for more information.

Ms. Szakos announced that this is National Nutrition Month, emphasizing sustainable
healthy eating and lifestyle. You can follow activities on Facebook or Twitter using #NNM.
Also, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony March 19 at 3:00 p.m. for the City of Promise's
new space at 708 Page Street.

Mr. Fenwick announced the Fix-a-Leak 5k on 10am March 22 at Pen Park. This is a
family-friendly event; registration is now open at www.charlottesville.org/waterconservation.
Also, the Household Hazardous Waste special collection event will take place Friday, March 6
from 2pm-6pm and Saturday, March 7 from 9am-2pm at the Material Utilization Center, 4576
Dick Woods Road, at the Old Ivy Landfill. The fall collection event will be held on October 2
and 3.

Mr. Fenwick announced Council's upcoming budget work session dates and encouraged
residents and students to attend.

He said the Charlottesville High School girls’ team and boys’ team played great basketball
games on Saturday night, and he congratulated the players and coaches for a good game.

Ms. Smith read a proclamation in honor of the Virginia Festival of the Book, which is
Wednesday, March 18 - Sunday, March 22. Ms. Jane Kulow was present to accept the
proclamation and invited the community to attend the festival activities.

Ms. Smith announced the WVPT Children's Event at the Paramount at 9:30 a.m. on
Saturday, March 21 at the Paramount Theater; “Daniel Tiger” is the theme.

MATTERS BY THE PUBLIC

Mr. Huja read guidelines for participation in Matters by the Public.

Ms. Gertrude A. Ivory, Assoc. Superintendent with the Charlottesville City Schools, 1562
Dairy Rd., reviewed the schools' achievements over the past years. She requested funding from
Council equal to the School Board's request.

Mr. Robert Sawrey, 446 Alwood Ln., managing partner of the Downtown Grille, said there
is a perception that restaurants are money-making machines, but they have the highest failure
rate of any industry with thin profit margins and rising food costs. Raising the meals tax will
make it difficult for City restaurants to compete with County restaurants, in combination with a
lack of security and an increase in panhandling on the Downtown Mall.


Mr. Adam Frazier, 707 Graves St., said the proposed meals tax increase of one cent per
dollar is actually a 25% increase in the current tax. This tax will diminish the ability of restaurant
owners to reinvest in the local economy. The City has deviated from their conservative fiscal
policy.

Mr. Michael Rodi, 403 12th St. NE, said Charlottesville's long-standing conservative fiscal
policy seems to have come to an end. Citizens have seen several tax increases over the years. He
asked Council not to support a meals tax increase.

Mr. John Heyden ceded his time to Ms. Susan Hathaway, Sandston, Virginia. Ms.
Hathaway spoke about Charlottesville's confederate history. She called for an end to the
cleansing of Charlottesville's history and asked Council to vote against removing the
Lee/Jackson employee holiday.

Ms. Pat Smith, 100 Boulder Spring Ct., spoke on behalf of OAR and said the recommended
cut for funding for a criminal justice planner will effect more than OAR's programs. The planner
represents the entire community. Mr. Dave Chapman, Charlottesville's Commonwealth
Attorney, said without planning and coordination through staff support, they would not be able to
investigate best practices.

Ms. Barbara Cruickshank, 324 Parkway St., thanked supporters of the pesticide and
chemical-free campaign for parks and schools in the City. Research shows wildlife is greatly
affected by the use of chemical pesticides. She asked for a moratorium on chemical pesticide
use until a safe policy is in place.

Ms. Emily Dreyfus, on behalf of the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and PHAR, said the
Legal Aid's "Just Children" program was recommended for zero funding, and substantial cuts for
other LAJC programs were recommended as well. She requested that the City not reduce
funding for programs.

Ms. Laura Rydin, 133 Birdwood Ct., president of the Birdwood Court Homeowner's
Association, said Hillcrest Road is a hazard and an accident waiting to happen, especially after
the road was poorly plowed after the recent ice and snow. The City has forced residents to use
Hillcrest Road as an exit because of the Birdwood Court closure. There are also four Do Not
Enter signs at the Birdwood exit, which is excessive. She thanked Ms. Galvin for agreeing to a
meeting with local engineers and City planners.

Mr. Raymond Mason, 717 Cynthianna Ave., cited percentages of Black students reading
below grade level and failing math SOL scores. These numbers need to be improved, and we as a
City need to discuss and address this important issue.

Mr. Lloyd Smith, 929 Henry Ave., said he is concerned about a lack of taxi stands in the
City. He said he could not find the staff person he was told to contact. Mr. Donald Young, 2350
Payton Dr., said taxi owners face a problem with the company Uber, which does not operate
properly and has no supervision. It is not acceptable to be told that the City cannot do anything
about this.


Mr. Louis Shultz, 1809 E. Market St., said this is the 35th time he has come to Council
accusing staff of violating City code and civil rights statutes.

Mr. Gabriel Rollecoate, 1515 Oxford Rd., Charlottesville High School senior student, said
the advanced placement European History senior class should not be cut. He said money being
offered to the schools is not being appropriately allocated.

COUNCIL RESPONSE TO MATTERS BY THE PUBLIC

Mr. Fenwick thanked Gabriel for speaking and said the school board members are here. He
said he would not like to see the City get into a tax fever, where they are raising taxes all the
time. The budget is not set in stone. He asked if the Birdwood contractor has gotten his bonus for
completion, because he is responsible for this area. Mr. Jones said he will check on this.

Ms. Smith said we will discuss budget issues later. She invited folks from outside agencies
to attend the ABRT work session on March 26.

Ms. Szakos said she did an analysis of SOL reading scores from third grade and up. There
is a gap between White and Black students, and this is important to note. However, while the
gap widened a little in Charlottesville, it widened more in the County. We have done a better job
of raising scores than either the state or the County. Council will discuss how to address some of
these issues through the ABRT process and within the community to help provide kids with the
support they need. She said the original recommendation from the Blue Ribbon Commission was
a combination of property and meals tax increases, but there was not support for that on Council.
We have not done a property tax increase in years, and it is too late now for this year. Taxation is
the way the City pays for things that are important to its citizens, and cuts cause pain. Both the
state house and the state senate recently passed legislation about Uber, instating new regulations
and setting aside money for enforcement.

Ms. Galvin acknowledged Ms. Ivory’s good work with the schools; this is her last budget
cycle, and she has provided the schools with tremendous service. The graduation rate for
African American students has improved from 60% to 85% since she was on the School Board in
2012. The Birdwood snow removal needs to be done extremely well because it is the
neighborhood’s only outlet. She said we need an overall transportation plan with outside
expertise, including Toole Design and TJPDC, to help us understand our traffic pattern issues
around this neighborhood. She said she is committed to fund City schools and police.

Ms. Smith asked if a progressive tax discussion is possible, or if there will be a public
discussion about it. There has been a lot of conversation going on about raising taxes that the
public has not even heard because it is not publicized. She said we have not gotten the
information about City schools’ budget.


CONSENT AGENDA


a.
Minutes for February 17



b.
APPROPRIATION: Fire Station Donations - $1,500 (2nd reading)

Fire Station Donations

1) Ms. Elizabeth Tankard - $200
2) Virginia Diodes, Inc. - $1,000
3) Charlottesville Area Community Foundation - $300

NOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Charlottesville,
Virginia, that the sum of $1,500, to be received as donations from the above donors, be
appropriated in the following manner:

Revenues
$1,500 Fund: 105 Internal Order: 2000115 G/L Account: 451999

Expenditures - $84,194
$1,500 Fund: 105 Internal Order: 2000115 G/L Account: 599999


c.
APPROPRIATION: Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Supplemental,
Nutrition, Assistance, Employment & Training (SNAPET) Grant - $45,000
(carried)

Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Supplemental, Nutrition, Assistance,
Employment & Training (SNAPET) Grant


d.
RESOLUTION: Waterhouse Investors, LLC and Charlottesville Economic
Development Authority Performance Agreement Appropriation - $84,054.10

Waterhouse Investors, LLC and Charlottesville Economic Development Authority Performance
Agreement Appropriation

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of
Charlottesville, Virginia that the sum of $84,054.10 is hereby transferred to the Charlottesville
Economic Development Authority from currently appropriated funds in the Citywide Reserve
Account in the General Fund in accordance with a performance agreement approved by City
Council in September 2010.

$84,054.10 Fund: 105 Cost Center: 1631001000


e.
RESOLUTION: Cherry Avenue Streetscape Improvements - Transfer of Funds -
$40,000

Cherry Avenue Streetscape Improvements


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of
Charlottesville, Virginia that the following is hereby transferred in the following
manner:

Transfer From
$40,000 Fund: 426 WBS: SS-010 (P-00697) G/L Account: 599999

Transfer To
$40,000 Fund: 426 WBS: P-00837 G/L Account: 599999


f.
RESOLUTION: Carlton Views - LITEC Support Change of Non-Profit
Partner/Owner Payment Schedule

Carlton Views - LITEC Support Change of Non-profit


g.
RESOLUTION: Parking Management Study - $120,000

Parking Management Study


h.
ORDINANCE: Lee Jackson Day Observance (2nd reading)

Lee Jackson Day Observance

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REORDAINING SECTION 2-6 OF THE CODE OF
THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, 1990, AS AMENDED, TO REMOVE LEE-
JACKSON DAY AS A LEGAL HOLIDAY

BE IT ORDAINED by the Council for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, that Section
2-6 of Article I (In General) of Chapter 2 (Administration) of the Charlottesville City Code,
1990, as amended, is hereby amended and reordained as follows:

Sec. 2-6. Legal holidays.

In each year, the first day of January (New Year's Day), the Friday preceding the third Monday
in January (Lee-Jackson Day), the third Monday in January ( Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), the
third Monday in February (George Washington Day), the thirteenth day of April (Jefferson's
Birthday), the last Monday in May (Memorial Day), the fourth day of July (Independence Day),
the first Monday in September (Labor Day), the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving
Day), the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November, the twenty-fifth day of December
(Christmas Day) or, whenever any of such days shall fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall
be a legal holiday, and whenever such days shall fall on Sunday, the Monday next following
such day shall be a legal holiday.

[Replacement holiday to be added starting CY 2016.]

Mr. Fenwick asked to remove item g about the Parking Management study. Ms. Smith
asked to remove item f and the minutes. The remainder of the consent agenda passed. (Ayes:
Mr. Huja, Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Galvin, Ms. Szakos; Noes: None.)


PUBLIC HEARING / ORDINANCE: Closing Portions of Stonehenge Avenue and
Castalia Street (carried)

Closing Portions of Stonehenge Avenue and Castalia Street

Mr. Brown presented to Council. He reviewed the rezoning ordinance adopted in 2013 for
the Stonehenge PUD.

Ms. Szakos confirmed that this includes relocating easements for utilities at the developer’s
expense, not the City. She asked if there will be long-term costs to the City. Mr. Brown said the
utilities relocation will not incur long-term costs.

On motion, a public hearing was opened. Having no speakers, the hearing was closed.

On motion by Mr. Fenwick, seconded by Ms. Szakos, the ordinance carried.


REPORT: School Board's Adopted FY 2016 Budget

Ms. Amy Laufer presented to Council. She discussed improvements over the past years and
gave an overview of the programs and services the schools offer.

Mr. Ed Gillespie presented the budget summary to Council and reviewed programmatic
highlights, revenue changes by funding source, total revenues, total expenditure changes by
funding source, and total expenditures.

Ms. Smith asked what they chose not to fund from their initial requests. Mr. Gillespie said
he does not have that list with him, but he can provide it to Council.

Ms. Smith asked about reading levels versus graduation levels, and how we can accurately
track this if students leave before graduation. Dr. Atkins said the schools use in-house data about
literacy to make sure our students are continuously making progress. Ms. Smith asked where in
the request for additional funds the literacy issue is addressed. Dr. Atkins said it is embedded
across the entire curriculum.

Mr. Huja said he is pleased the schools are addressing living wage.

Mr. Fenwick said many of the City schools' students are remarkable, and he plans to come
visit to talk with the students.

Ms. Galvin said it is important to note that a salary increase is from $45,000 as a first year
teacher salary for a master's degree, so this is strictly to keep us competitive. She said it is

amazing that this school system has seen the gains it has over the past years and maintained its
diversity.

Mr. Huja asked for a brief summary of Ms. Laufer and Ms. Ivory's comments regarding the
school's achievements.

Ms. Smith asked what they attribute the difference in cost of per pupil expenditure between
the County and the City. Mr. Gillespie said our poverty level is higher than the County. Also,
the City has small class sizes, which is a huge investment. Ms. Smith said it would be interesting
to see what the savings would be in a combined system.

Ms. Galvin said we need to delve into the Blue Ribbon Commission report, because it has
not been given the attention it deserves.

Ms. Szakos said teachers’ wages are an important part of attracting and retaining the best.
She asked that the schools send Council a copy of their proposed budget approval for their
information. Mr. Gillespie said the changes from last year's budget are online.

Ms. Smith requested that they email this information directly to Council.

Council took a brief recess.


REPORT: City Manager's Proposed FY 2016 Budget

City Manager's Proposed FY 2016 Budget

Mr. Jones presented to Council. The FY 2016 Leadteam Budget Review Team made
recommendations to help shape this proposal in the midst of a difficult budget year. He reviewed
trends, revenue projections for FY 2016, budget projections, a proposed 1% meals tax increase
and the projected effect, and FY 2016 general fund revenues and projections. He reviewed the
City’s budget expenditures, including schools (the largest expenditure), compensation and
benefits for staff, and figures for balancing the budget. He reviewed funding aligned with the
City's Strategic Plan and reviewed future budget projections. He reviewed significant
construction projects that have been completed and those that are forthcoming, showing that
there is healthy investment in the City.

Ms. Smith asked about the recent news that retail sales are up and how it will affect the
budget this year and next year. Mr. Jones said this is new information for staff, and we will have
more about how this will affect us at the upcoming work session. We are receiving money back
from the state for reimbursement for local aid to the state.

Ms. Smith asked if we can anticipate any lodging tax from short-term rentals. Mr. Jones
said it is impossible to put a number on that at this stage of the process.

Ms. Szakos said we have been told that if a staff person is added to the Commissioner of
Revenue’s office, we may be able to collect additional taxes on businesses not registered with the

City. Mr. Jones said an option is to hire a long term temporary employee to take a close look at
those numbers; he is reluctant to hire a full time employee not yet knowing what the long-term
results would be.

Ms. Galvin asked when the Marriott's lodging tax revenue will start effecting revenues.
Mr. Jones said this will likely take place during the next fiscal year. It is not in current
projections since it has not yet been completed.

Mr. Fenwick asked about the General Fund transfer to the debt service and asked if this
means debt is increasing. Mr. Jones said it does. Mr. Fenwick asked where staff got the 40%
figure for meals income provided by tourists. Mr. Jones said the Economic Development
department provided this information.

Ms. Smith asked what the drivers are behind Charlottesville/Albemarle having the highest
cost of living index second only to the NOVA/DC area. Mr. Jones said housing, cost of food,
etc. are primary drivers. Staff can provide more detailed information on what goes into the index.
Ms. Smith asked why the schools’ figures for salary increase are higher if both the City and the
schools are giving the same 2% salary increase. Mr. Jones said staff will get back to Council
with more information.

Ms. Smith said an increase to the schools through a meals tax is not necessarily going to
work out year over year. We need to be cognizant of covering the gap going forward. The salary
increases for the schools are higher than the City.

Ms. Galvin said she wants the total number of FTEs for schools and the City for a point of
comparison. She requested looking at a combination of meals and lodging tax increases.

Ms. Szakos said we should start the conversation about a property tax increase in FY17 on
the day we get the proposed budget done.

Ms. Smith said we need to discuss consolidation options for schools.

Mr. Jones said there is no guarantee revenue streams will be here three years from now.
There have been efforts to move on consolidation over the years, but it takes cooperation to
make forward progress.

Ms. Galvin asked if it would be possible to target revenue streams for certain expenditures.
Mr. Jones said we can and have in the past.


REPORT: Proposed Downtown Charlottesville Community Improvement District

Proposed Downtown Charlottesville Community Improvement District

Mr. Mark Brown, 2515 Brunswick Rd., presented to Council about a proposed Downtown
Charlottesville Community Improvement District (CID). The CID committee drew boundaries
for a CID. The goals of forming a CID are improved safety, marketing, cleanliness and

coordination of services. Mr. Bob Stroh and Mr. Jeff Sadler were also present. Mr. Mark Brown
concluded that the CID proponents will halt their efforts to move forward at Mr. Hunter Craig’s
request. Mr. Craig expressed his desire to work with the City first to see what services they
could offer before pursuing a CID.

Ms. Galvin asked what information would be needed from the City to demonstrate the cost
of care and security for the Downtown Mall. Mr. Mark Brown said what we spend now for the
mall area and whether we can get more police officers are important factors. Mr. Jones said we
spend a little over $1 million on the Downtown Mall per year.

Ms. Galvin asked about Mr. Daly's maintenance plan and outsourcing maintenance. Mr.
Jones said staff will provide this information to Council. He confirmed that this would be in
addition to the existing $1 million in expenditures. He suggested the City could contribute
funding to a CID to increase property values and reduce the tax to property owners.

Mr. Huja said he has seen this work in other communities, but it must be supported by a
majority of property owners.

Ms. Szakos said she appreciates this process and the recognition that this is not happening
the way they had initially hoped.

Mr. Huja said if he had a petition signed by property owners, he would be better convinced
that this was the path to pursue.

Ms. Galvin said the Downtown Mall was generating $3.9 million of revenue, but only a
quarter of it was going back, and this is not including the real estate tax. She asked for a figure
of all the tax revenue that the Downtown Mall land area generates.

Mr. Fenwick asked how the lines work when you have buildings that will benefit and those
that will not right next to each other. Mr. Mark Brown said he is not sure exactly how it would
work, but having a vibrant downtown benefits the whole area.

Mr. Jeff Sadler, CID Consultant, said many of these districts grow over time because the
surrounding areas would like to receive benefits as well.

Ms. Smith asked if Lee Park would be affected by this district. Mr. Mark Brown said Lee
Park would not pay the tax because it would be exempted, but the board would have the option
to provide extra services for the park if they wished. Ms. Smith said any arrangement with Lee
Park would have to be very explicitly laid out.

Ms. Smith said if having a CID increases property values, it is important to recognize the
tax rates associated with those increases.

Mr. Craig Brown confirmed that the public hearing originally scheduled for the next
meeting is cancelled.



RESOLUTION: Community Development Block Grant Repayment for
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) property at 405
Avon St.

Community Development Block Grant Repayment for Charlottesville Redevelopment and
Housing Authority (CRHA) property at 405 Avon St.

Ms. Thackston presented to Council. She explained the importance of funding the project at
the proper time.

Ms. Galvin said we need to generate some conditions to make sure that this loan pays us
back. Mr. Huja said if after five years it does not work out, we will get it back.

Ms. Szakos moved to appropriate the funds for the CDBG to pay off the loan. Ms. Galvin
seconded the motion. The resolution passed. (Ayes: Mr. Huja, Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick, Ms.
Galvin, Ms. Szakos; Noes: None.) On motion by Ms. Szakos, seconded by Ms. Smith, the
appropriating resolution passed. (Ayes: Mr. Huja, Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Galvin, Ms.
Szakos; Noes: None.)

APPROPRIATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - $430,851

WHEREAS, the City of Charlottesville previously awarded $430,851 Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority; and

WHEREAS, the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority was not able to meet the
requirements of the CDBG program and needs to repay the City of Charlottesville;

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of Charlottesville, Virginia, that the sums hereinafter
set forth are hereby appropriated from funds received from the aforesaid grant to the following
individual expenditure accounts in the Community Development Block Grant Fund for the
respective purposes set forth; provided, however, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to
transfer funds between and among such individual accounts as circumstances may require, to the
extent permitted by applicable federal grant regulations.

REVENUE:
$430,851 Fund: 218 Project: P-00001-05-05 G/L Account: 451050

EXPENDITURE:
$430,851 Fund: 218 Project: P-00001-05-05 G/L Account: 540368

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this appropriation is conditioned upon the receipt of
$430,851 from the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.


RESOLUTION: Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund (CAHF) Assistance for
the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) Block-by-Block
Charlottesville (BXBC) Planning & Emergency Repair Program -- $97,029


CAHF Assistance for AHIP Block-by-Block

Ms. McHugh presented to Council on the request to fund AHIP for the Block-by-Block
Planning & Emergency Repair Program. Jennifer Jacobs, AHIP Director, was also present. This
will focus on determining the extent of repair and rehabilitation needed in areas of the City.

Ms. Galvin said she could not find where the applicant could get funds to do their own
study. Ms. McHugh said this is defined as a predevelopment expense. Ms. Galvin said she
would like assurance that this is being coordinated with other ongoing City initiatives to ensure
we are not duplicating efforts.

On motion by Ms. Smith, seconded by Ms. Szakos, the resolution passed as amended to
ensure coordination of efforts. (Ayes: Mr. Huja, Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Galvin, Ms.
Szakos; Noes: None.)

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Charlottesville,
Virginia that the sum of $97,029 be allocated from previously appropriated funds in the
Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund to the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program for
the purpose of providing BXBC planning and emergency repair services in the following
manner:

Fund: 426 Project: CP-084 G/L Account: 599999

Albemarle Housing Improvement Program BXBC Planning $22,029
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program Emergency Repair $75,000

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of
Charlottesville, Virginia that BXBC planning be coordinated with other City initiated efforts and
that findings be reported to other staff to facilitate coordination.


RESOLUTION: Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund (CAHF) Assistance for
Comprehensive Housing Analysis & Policy Recommendations Professional Services
- $62,000

CAHF Assistance for Comprehensive Housing Analysis & Policy Recommendations
Professional Services

Ms. McHugh presented to Council. She reviewed the professional services offered and
what each component would entail.

Mr. Fenwick asked Ms. McHugh if she can do any of this herself, because he is always
looking to challenge staff to do work in house and save money on outside consultants. Ms.
McHugh said this is very time-intensive. Some of it could be done by staff, but she is the only
person in the housing office. Ms. McHugh said the proposed cost is very reasonable for this.


Ms. Szakos asked if land trust is a way of creating affordable housing an option. If not, she
asked that staff look at models for how we can make that happen.

Mr. Huja asked if this will include student housing. Ms. McHugh said it will.

Ms. Smith said we need to get a good sense of how much of our housing stock is
affordable.

On motion by Ms. Galvin, seconded by Ms. Szakos, the resolution passed. (Ayes: Mr.
Huja, Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Galvin, Ms. Szakos; Noes: None.)

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Charlottesville,
Virginia that the sum of $62,000 be allocated from previously appropriated funds in the
Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund for the purpose of contracting for professional services
with Rhodeside & Harwell for a Comprehensive Housing Analysis and Policy Recommendations
in the following manner:

Fund: 426 Project: CP-084 G/L Account: 599999

Comprehensive Housing Analysis and Policy Recommendations $62,000


RESOLUTION: Carlton Views - LITEC Support Change of Non-Profit
Partner/Owner Payment Schedule

Carlton Views - LITEC Support Change of Non-profit

Ms. Smith said there is concern about concentrated poverty. She asked if staff received the
letter of commitment from Mr. Gregory. Ms. McHugh said they committed to commercially
reasonable efforts to build market-rate units.

On motion by Ms. Szakos, seconded by Ms. Galvin, the resolution passed. (Ayes: Mr.
Huja, Ms. Galvin, Ms. Szakos; Noes: Ms. Smith, Mr. Fenwick.)

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia that the
Piedmont Housing Alliance is approved as the non-profit partner/owner of Blue Ridge Homes
for the purposes of receiving Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund assistance.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the sum of $425,000 be paid to Piedmont Housing
Alliance from the $950,000 approved previously by the City on October 6, 2014. The remaining
$425,000 will be paid after July 1, 2015, as previously approved.


RESOLUTION: Parking Management Study - $120,000

Parking Management Study

Mr. Engel presented to Council. Mr. Fenwick said he has five different parking studies in

front of him now, and this is an example of the City bleeding money when we already have what
we need. He said the downtown CID and redoing the parking around downtown is not part of the
promise we made to the County when we agreed to talk about parking in regards to the courts.

Ms. Smith said this is not independent of the discussion about the CID for the potential to
increase revenues for downtown.

On motion by Ms. Galvin, seconded by Ms. Szakos, the resolution passed. (Ayes: Mr.
Huja, Ms. Smith, Ms. Galvin, Ms. Szakos; Noes: Mr. Fenwick.)
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Charlottesville,
Virginia that the following is hereby transferred in the following manner:

Transfer From
$ 120,000 Fund: 425 WBS: P-00167 G/L Account: 561426

Transfer To
$ 120,000 Fund: 426 WBS: P-00855 G/L Account: 498010
$ 120,000 Fund: 426 WBS: P-00855 G/L Account: 599999

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any funds not expended at the conclusion of the study
shall be transferred back to the Strategic Investment fund.

MATTERS BY THE PUBLIC

Mr. Jock Yellot, 311 E. Market St., thanked Mr. Andrew Gore in the City Attorney’s office for
his helpfulness. The service district is a commendable effort, but as a renter, not a property
owner, he has been completely left out of the process despite being a long-time resident of the
Downtown Mall. He said his rent will go up, and ceding governmental authority to people who
are not elected officials concerns him, including parking facilitates and management.

COUNCIL RESPONSE TO MATTERS BY THE PUBLIC

Mr. Huja clarified that we have no intent of ceding parking control to anyone else.


Meeting adjourned.

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