COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
2006 TJPDC Legislation Program
Approval of the draft TJPDC Legislative Program
Tucker, Foley, Davis, Blount, Bowman
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
November 2, 2005
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) works with the County and other Planning District members each year to develop a legislative program for the upcoming General Assembly session. The draft of the 2006 TJPDC Legislative Program (Attachment A) is before the Board for approval and will form the basis of the County's future discussions with its local legislators.
Protect the County's Natural, Scenic and Historic Resources, Enhance the Quality of Life for all Albemarle County Citizens, Provide Effective and Efficient County services to the public in a courteous and equitable manner
The draft of the 2006 TJPDC 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 draft program incorporates the legislative priorities the Board approved at its July 6, 2005 meeting (Attachment B).
The approved 2006 TJPDC Legislative Program will be sent to the County’s state legislators prior to the Board’s annual meeting with them on December 15. At this meeting the Board will have the opportunity to further discuss the County’s legislative priorities and request sponsorship and/or support for specific legislation. In order to best prepare for this meeting, staff asks the Board to provide input on what legislative priorities should be presented and discussed in greater detail with the state legislators.
While there are no specific, identifiable budget impacts, the County’s legislative priorities seek to ensure the state adequately funds its mandated responsibilities and not jeopardize the County’s ability to implement the policies (including fiscal) that it deems necessary.
1) The Board approve the attached draft 2006 TJPDC Legislative Program, with the understanding that suggested changes from the Board will be reflected in the final version of the program.
2) The Board direct staff as to what priorities should be the focus of the Board’s December 15 meeting with the County’s state legislators.
Attachment A – Draft 2006 TJPDC Legislative Program
Attachment B – Albemarle County’s 2006 Legislative Priorities
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