COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Community Development Work Program

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Review work program progress and consider new initiatives

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

January 3, 2007

 

ACTION:     X                         INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                              INFORMATION:   

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

On April 5, 2006, the Board approved a work program that Community Development has been following (Attachment A).  This work session is to review the progress on Community Development’s work program since last April, consider new initiatives the Board has discussed with respect to this work program, and determine if any reprioritization is appropriate.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 2: Protect the County's Natural, Scenic and Historic Resources

Goal 4:  Effectively Manage the County’s Growth and Development.

 

DISCUSSION:

Progress on work program issues is discussed in Attachment B.    Staff notes the following as significant with respect to the last nine months’ efforts and work in the next year:

 

In addition to the existing work program initiatives, staff notes the Board has expressed interest in the following new initiatives:

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

Staff notes this work plan is largely incorporated into Community Development’s budget.  However, completion of the items listed below will require additional resources or adjustments to the work plan.  These items will appear as proposed new initiatives in the upcoming budget process.  These proposed budget initiatives are also listed in Attachment B and include:

 

Beyond the budget impacts above that will be discussed further during the budget process, any additional Board initiatives will either have an additional budget impact or will need to be achieved by reprioritizing the work plan.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.                   Staff recommends the Board accept the following proposed changes to the work program:  deferring work on the Community Facilities Plan, the Comprehensive Plan format, and overlot grading and critical slopes regulations.  It is also recognized that any direction on Economic Development Policy initiatives and Development Review Task Force recommendations may require additional revisions to the work program.

2.                   Staff requests Board direction on prioritizing current work plan items and on new Board initiatives that are not currently a component of the work plan.  While specific budget direction should be fully considered during the budget process, general direction from the Board on the priority of work plan items is needed.  An assessment of how best to accomplish those priorities, whether through additional funding or delay in completion of other items in the work plan, can be more fully considered during the budget process.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A - Community Development Five Year Work Program

Attachment B – Update of Community Development Work Program

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