ࡱ> LNK'` bjbj 762222222F TF'::::::::\'^'^'^'^'^'^'$})h+'2::'22::'F2:2:\'\'@"h22|#:. %^ Y "X&'0'"i,ci, |#i,2|#:DDH:::'' :::'FFF FFF FFF222222  2010 Legislative Agenda Items Item TitleSummary/ExplanationCharter Change Council Prohibition on Directly Giving Orders to City EmployeesA number of surrounding localities, including the City of Newport News, the City of Norfolk, and the City of Portsmouth have provisions in their charters related to requiring council members to request administrative services directly through the city manager, and prohibiting council members from giving orders publicly or privately to any subordinate of the city manager. There has been interest expressed among the members of the Hampton City Council to request a similar provision. Such a provision would require an amendment to the citys charter. Fort Monroe LegislationCity Staff is exploring potential revenue-related bills to expand the ability of the city to generate revenue in exchange for service provisionFort Monroe Ordinance ChangeThis amendment to 15.2-6302 would remove the requirement that the city is responsible for passing the ordinance to create the Fort Monroe FADA. Fort Monroe ReimbursementSince May 2005, when Fort Monroe appeared on the Department of Defenses Base Realignment and Closure list (BRAC) to close as an army installation effective 2011, the City of Hampton has expended approximately $1,000,000 to navigate through the complicated BRAC process. This expenditure includes costs related to the HUD Homeless Screening process, the environmental characterization and clean-up process, the creation of a draft reuse plan, and consultant and legal fees. Because the vast majority of Fort Monroe belongs to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the rest reverts back to the federal government, during the 2007 General Assembly session, legislation was passed to expand the composition of the entity responsible for determining the final reuse of Fort Monroe from seven citizens appointed by the Hampton City Council to a board comprised of 18 individuals, the majority of whom represent the interests of the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, the City of Hampton remains actively involved in this project, continuing to dedicate significant staff hours to it. The city is seeking a reimbursement of $600,000 for a portion of the funds it has expended, minus personnel costs, for the Fort Monroe project over the past two years. The Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the City of Hampton and the Commonwealth of Virginia related to Fort Monroe specifies that the Commonwealth will negotiate in good faith to reimburse the city for a portion of the funds it expended prior to the Commonwealths more direct involvement in the Fort Monroe project. Hampton FADA expansion of the board15.2-6304 creates the Hampton FADA and specifies that its membership will not exceed 7 members. As the Hampton FADA was recommissioned in the fall of 2008, a number of extraordinarily talented individuals submitted applications to serve on the Hampton FADA board. The board would now like to expand the board to provide the opportunity for more of these interested individuals to serve.Boat License FeeThe proposed legislation authorizes the City of Hampton to impose a local motorboat registration fee on motorboats subject to the locality's tangible personal property tax. The registration fee would be in lieu of the re-implementation of the boat tax. Each registration would be for a period of 36 months. For purposes of the fee, the bill also would create separate classifications for motorboats weighing less than five tons and motorboats weighing five tons or more.Residential SolarThis legislation would remove the ability for Homeowners Associations to enforce restrictive covenants implemented prior to July 1, 2008 against solar systems. Green Economic Development InitiativeThis legislation will provide an income tax credit to taxpayers in the amount of $1,000 per year, for up to three years, for each green job created that pays at least $50,000 per year.Policy Statement 599 fundingSince 1979, the Virginia General Assembly has provided funds to cities to subsidize public safety services. Some 65 percent of all Virginians depend on local police departments for these services and all levels of government, including the Virginia Department of State Police, recognize the effective strength of a locality's police force as a key factor that influences or contributes to crime. Unfortunately, over the past several years, state aid to police departments in cities has significantly declined primarily because the state has cut appropriations to cities for public safety. In fact, since just last October, aid to police departments has been reduced by over $18 million. For the City of Hampton, this means a cut of over $1,000,000 in just one year! In addition, on September 8th, Governor Kaine announced $14 million in additional cuts to HB599 funding. Historically, for the City of Hampton these funds have been dedicated towards the hiring of additional police officers and crime scene technicians, overtime compensation, and competitive pay adjustments for sworn officers. 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