COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Vehicle Decal Program

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Information on the County’s Current Vehicle Decal Program and the City of Charlottesville’s Proposed Ordinance to Eliminate Vehicle Decals

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Davis, Wiggans

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

October 5, 2005

 

ACTION:                INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   X

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

County staff was informed on Tuesday, September 28, 2005 that the Charlottesville City Council is considering, at its meeting on October 3, 2005, an ordinance to eliminate vehicle decals.  The following Executive Summary provides the Board of Supervisors with information about the ordinance being considered by the City of Charlottesville, the County’s Vehicle Decal Program, and other jurisdictions that have eliminated annual vehicle decals.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

At its meeting on October 3, 2005, the Charlottesville City Council is considering an ordinance to eliminate its vehicle decal program effective January 1, 2006.  As noted in the report accompanying the ordinance, the City would replace its vehicle decal fees with a license tax, resulting in no loss of revenue for the City.  The report further states that the elimination of the decals would result in cost savings for the City of approximately $42,000 in materials and postage fees and eliminate the impact on City staff of issuing decals, a very manual and time-intensive task.

 

Attached to this Executive Summary is a Report prepared in March, 2005 by County staff about the County’s Vehicle Decal Program.  As noted in the introductory paragraph, the report reviews the vehicle decal program as currently administered by the County, discusses the program as modified by three other jurisdictions, and summarizes the major issues for consideration in analyzing the program.  Also attached is a list of jurisdictions that have eliminated annual vehicle decals.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

The Executive Summary and Attachments are provided for information purposes only.  Staff is available to respond to Board questions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – County of Albemarle Vehicle Decal Program
B – Jurisdictions That Have Eliminated Annual Vehicle Decals
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