Mandates Task Force to finalize recommendations on August 27

August 5, 2015

The Task Force on Local Government Mandate Review is scheduled to meet on Thursday, August 27 at 1 p.m. in Richmond. At this meeting, the Task Force plans to prioritize the recommendations it will make to the Governor in advance of the 2016 General Assembly session.

The meeting will take place at the 12th Floor South Conference Room, Main Street Center, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

The Task Force is charged with reviewing state mandates imposed on localities, and makes recommendations to the Governor with respect to regulations that are overly burdensome or unnecessary.  The five members are local elected officials or administrators who serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

VACo continues to work with the Task Force to spotlight mandates of concern to counties and encourages its members to participate in the upcoming meeting. In 2015 the major mandates discussed by the task force have been stormwater, state regulatory processes, the Line-of-Duty Act, state seizure of local fines and forfeitures, education funding and protecting local revenue raising authority.

For more information about the task force and minutes from past meetings, click here. An agenda will be released closer to the meeting date. Please contact VACo with any additional ideas or suggestions for the task force to consider.

VACo Contact: Erik Johnston, CAE

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