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File #: 20-446    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/5/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion of Possible Remote Legislative Delegation Meeting and Adoption of Legislative Priorities for the 2021 Session of the General Assembly PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to request that the Town Council discuss their interest in scheduling a virtual legislative delegation meeting and to allow the Town Council to discuss and adopt the legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the NC General Assembly.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Draft Legislative Priorities 2021
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Discussion of Possible Remote Legislative Delegation Meeting and Adoption of Legislative Priorities for the 2021 Session of the General Assembly

 

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this item is to request that the Town Council discuss their interest in scheduling a virtual legislative delegation meeting and to allow the Town Council to discuss and adopt the legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the NC General Assembly.

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DEPARTMENT: Town Clerk

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Cathy Dorando

 

INFORMATION: The 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly will reconvene on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

 

In previous years, the Town Council has developed a package of legislative issues to discuss with the delegation.  Occasionally, this package has included a piece of local legislation that the Council would like to get passed.  The 2021 draft goals are attached.

 

The NCLM amended their policy development process in 2020 and that timeline is below:

 

September 2020
Select policy focus areas: NCLM Board of Directors

September - October 2020
Gather ideas: NCLM Membership

October - November 2020
Refine ideas: Legislative Policy Committee

December 2020
Recommended​ ideas: NCLM Board of Directors

January 2021
Finalize ideas: NCLM Membership Vote

February 2021
Unite behind ideas: NCLM Members & Legislators​

 

 

 

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: N/A

 

RECOMMENDATION:r Town staff recommends that the Council decide if they want to schedule a virtual meeting with the delegation and discuss and approve the list of legislative issues/priorities to discuss with our local delegation and, where appropriate, to propose local legislation in the upcoming session of the General Assembly.