COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
2009 Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) Legislative Program
Request input on and approval of the 2009 TJPDC legislative program
Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Bowman, and Blount
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
October 1, 2008
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) works with Albemarle County and other Planning District localities each year to develop a legislative program for the upcoming General Assembly session. The draft 2009 TJPDC Legislative Program (Attachment A) is before the Board for input and approval.
Strategic Goals: Enhance Quality of Life for all Citizens; Protect the County's Natural, Scenic and Historic Resources; Develop Policies and Infrastructure Improvements to Address the County's Growing Needs; Effectively Manage Growth and Development; Fund the County's Future Needs.
The draft 2009 TJPDC Legislative Program follows the same format as in previous years, identifying priority “action items” and highlighting areas of continuing concerns. The draft program incorporates all of the legislative priorities the Board approved at its August 6, 2008 meeting (Attachment B). David Blount of the TJPDC will be present to receive the Board’s comments and answer any questions on the draft program.
Should the State provide additional funding for the County’s “Child Care for Low Income Working Families” priority, a local match will be required. Beyond that priority, there are no specific, identifiable budget impacts, although the County’s legislative priorities seek to ensure that the State adequately funds its mandated responsibilities and does not jeopardize the County’s ability to effectively and efficiently implement the policies (including fiscal) and programs that it deems necessary.
Staff recommends the Board approve the draft 2009 TJPDC Legislative Program, which will be amended to include any changes that the Board requests.
Attachment A – Draft 2009 TJPDC Legislative Program
Attachment B – Albemarle County’s 2009 Legislative Priorities – Adopted August 6, 2008
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