RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT AMENDMENTS

TO EXISTING WORKFORCE HOUSING LEGISLATION

 

 

            WHEREAS, Prince William County desires to request legislation to amend the Virginia Code by adding § 15.2-542 to enable counties under the County Executive form of government broader and less restricted authority to provide housing assistance to local employees; and

 

WHEREAS, proposed Virginia Code § 15.2-542 would apply to the County Executive form of Government; and

 

            WHEREAS, Albemarle County, like Prince William County, operates under the County Executive form of government; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed Virginia Code § 15.2-542 would broaden existing enabling authority granted in Virginia Code § 15.2-958.2; and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Albemarle generally supports the expansion of enabling authority for localities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors adopted a Strategic Objective stating: “By June 30, 2010, working in partnership with others, increase affordable housing opportunities for those who work and/or live in Albemarle County.”

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of Albemarle County does hereby support amending the Virginia Code by adding § 15.2-542 to allow counties under the County Executive form of government to provide funds, other than state funds, to provide grants, loans and other assistance for county and school board employees, as well as employees of local constitutional officers, to purchase or rent residences, for use as the employee's principal residence, within the county.

 

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