The following were among actions taken by the Alexandria City Council at its June 12 meeting. For further information, call 838-4300.
PROPOSAL TO SLOW BUDGET GROWTH -- City Council members T. Michael Jackson and Kerry Donley recommended guidelines limiting future city budget increases to the regional rate of inflation.
This is the third consecutive year that council members have proposed tying the city's rate of spending to local inflation rates. In 1988, the council voted unanimously to limit city spending increases to 6.4 percent, and in 1989, it voted a 6 percent tax increase limit. Washington area inflation for the past year has been between 5 and 6 percent, according to Jackson.
The guidelines include setting a cap on the number of city employees in fiscal 1992 at 1,918, the number set in the fiscal 1991 budget, which begins July 1. They also recommend that City Manager Vola Lawson limit her proposed fiscal 1992 budget increase to the Washington consumer price index for the 12-month period from last October to September of this year.
The guidelines ask the School Board to come up with a proposed budget that adheres to the same consumer price index guideline.
The council is expected to act on the spending guideline proposal in the fall.
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS -- The council appointed the following people to city boards, committees and commissions: Maya Shetreat to the Environmental Policy Commission, Linda Cutler to the Law Library Board, Elizabeth Belmonte to the Public Health Advisory Commission, Peter Comey to the Waste-To-Energy Task Force, Frances Callanan to the commission on the Status of Women, Priscilla Ditchfield to the Historic Design Guidelines Advisory Committee.