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Legislative Program 2013
Intergovernmental Relations
 
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Intergovernmental Relations Director
Mary Ann Curtin

Email Address
curtinm@chesterfield.gov 

Phone Numbers
Office (804) 748-1486
Fax (804)748-3952


Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Intergovernmental Relations
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building
Fifth Floor, Room 500
9901 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

 



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Legislative Program 2013

Overview 

The 2013 Legislative Program was approved by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on October 24, 2012.

2013 Legislative Initiatives 

  • Continually Strengthen AAA bond rating, financial independence and fiscal integrity of Chesterfield County.
  • Keep land use decisions local.
  • Continually strengthen local economic development competitiveness.

Legislative Requests  

  • Amend the Code of Virginia to equalize the composition of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Metropolitan Authority among the member localities.
  • Seek language amendments to the Appropriation Act to provide more local flexibility with education funding.

Legislative Positions  

  • Support for positive outcomes from the JLARC study of regional incentives.
  • Support for full funding of state’s obligations for K-12 education.
  • Support efforts to increase the number of available intellectual disabilities’ waivers.
  • Support the legislative agendas of the Richmond Regional and Crater Planning District Commissions.
  • Oppose the devolution of responsibility for secondary roads from VDOT to counties.
  • Oppose legislation eliminating or reducing local revenue sources.
  • Oppose any limitations/caps on existing cash proffer, land use and zoning authorities.
  • Oppose all additional cost shifts and mandates.

Ongoing Issues of Concern  

  • State funding for education.
  • Economic development.
  • Transportation funding.
  • Chesapeake Bay and storm-water requirements.
  • Local aid to Commonwealth.
  • Line of Duty Act.
  • Constitutional Officers’ funding needs.
  • State and local tax structure.
  • VRS/Unfunded long term liabilities.
  • School construction and renovation.

Any questions about this program should be referred to Mary Ann Curtin Director, Intergovernmental Relations at 804-748-1486