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File #: 21-482    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Action Items
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/6/2021 Final action:
Title: Proposed 2022 Legislative Priorities
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Draft Civil Penalties Legislation, 2. Att.B - Legislative Positions and Policy Statements
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AGENDA DATE: 10/6/2021

Proposed 2022 Legislative Priorities

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Consider the Board of Supervisors' Proposed 2022 Legislative Priorities and its 2022 Legislative Positions and Policy Statements

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Kamptner

PRESENTER (S): Greg Kamptner


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Board of Supervisors held work sessions on its 2022 Legislative Priorities on July 7 and September 1, 2021. This is the third opportunity for the Board to discuss its Legislative Priorities and, if it is ready to do so, to set its 2022 Legislative Priorities and to adopt its 2022 Legislative Positions and Policy Statements.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Mission - To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all community members through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

DISCUSSION: The Board's September 1 work session is summarized below:

* Civil penalties in lieu of criminal penalties for violations of local ordinances: The Board reached consensus on the general approach and the maximum civil penalties shown in Attachment A. Staff has made one correction to the sample legislation by increasing the maximum civil penalty for the fourth or subsequent violation from $1,500 to $2,000. For those localities adopting a civil penalty schedule at the maximum amounts enabled, this revision reaches the $5,000 maximum by the fourth violation. The Board elected not to pursue enabling authority to seek attorney's fees in an enforcement action. Lastly, a majority of the Board did not want to pursue enabling authority that would allow the County to issue a new summons more frequently than once every 10 days.

* Minimum standards for farm buildings and structures used by the public: Although farm buildings and structures are generally exempt from the minimum requirements of the Virginia Uniform ...

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