COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

TJPDC Legislative Program

 

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Approval of the draft TJPDC Legislative Program.

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Blount, Mss. White, Allshouse

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

November 03, 2004

 

ACTION:  X                          INFORMATION: 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                             INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission works with the County and other Planning District members each year to develop a legislative program for the General Assembly session.  The attached draft of the 2005 TJPDC Legislative Program is before the Board for approval and will form the basis of the county's future discussions with our local legislators.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

2. Protect the County’s Natural, Scenic and Historic Resources

2.1 Protect and/or preserve the County’s Rural character

            2.2. Protect and Preserve the County’s Natural Resources

2.3 Provide for environmentally sensitive government operations at the local and regional level

 

3. Enhance the Quality of Life for all Citizens

3.1 Make the County a safe and healthy community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play.

3.3        Develop and implement policies that address the County’s growth and urbanization while continuing to enhance the factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County.

 

4. Serve the Public Efficiently and Effectively

            4.1 Provide effective, responsive and courteous services to our customers

4.2 Fund County services in a fair, efficient manner and provide needed public facilities and infrastructure

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The Draft 2005 Legislative Program follows the same format as in prior years, with priority “action items” and a section highlighting some of the most important ongoing concerns. The County's major issues are included in the draft program.

 

The approved TJPDC Legislative Program will be sent to our local legislators prior to the Board of Supervisors’ meeting with them on December 7. At this meeting, the BOS will have the opportunity to request sponsorship and or support of specific legislation. Specific legislative items the Board may want to consider requesting legislators to support or sponsor during the 2005 session could include:

 

Land Use and Growth Management

 

localities abilities to adopt regional stormwater management programs or to undertake projects needed for stream protection.

 

 

 

 

Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

 

 

 

Public Safety

 

 

 

 

Local Government Administration/Laws:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends:

1)                   The Board approve the attached Draft 2005 TJPDC Legislative Program, with the understanding that suggested changes from the Board will be reflected in the final version of the regional legislative program.

2)         The Board consider specific legislative-related sponsorship requests they would like to request during the December meeting with our local legislators.

 

 

ATTACHMENT   A - TJPDC Legislative Program
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