The City of Charlottesville incurred expenses in personnel, materials, and mutual aid totaling $921,334 during August 10-13, 2018 as part of the public safety work for the first anniversary of the tragic events of 2017.
The City of Charlottesville received significant support from the Virginia State Police, Albemarle County, the University of Virginia, and the regional Emergency Communications Center beginning in February 2018 and through the August weekend. The cost estimate only includes the City’s direct costs during August 10-13, 2018.
Summary of Expenses
Materials, supplies, contractual services: $188,101
Mutual aid reimbursements to other local governments: $122,061
More than 375 employees of the City of Charlottesville were involved in the public safety operations.
The personnel cost estimate includes overtime and emergency pay (2.5 times standard pay) and associated FICA for personnel working during August 10-13. It does not include exempt salaried personnel or personnel who would normally expect to be working during the weekend. It also does not include any personnel costs related to the planning phase during February-August 2018.
Comparison to 2017
The city spent approximately $600,000 more in 2018 than in 2017 in part because the single Incident Action Plan for this year anticipated a full weekend of activities.
Public Assistance from the Commonwealth
On September 7, 2018, the City filed a “Notice of Interest in Applying for Commonwealth Emergency Relief” with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. This action is required within 30 days of a qualifying event if a community believes it will incur significant costs beyond the threshold set by the Commonwealth.
The City is currently evaluating whether to submit a full Public Assistance application to the Commonwealth for costs incurred during August 10-13, 2018.
The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia received significant support and assistance from numerous state and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses during the planning and operational periods for August 10-12, 2018.
The City greatly appreciates the contributions of these partners.
Major partners included:
City of Charlottesville (various departments and agencies)
Virginia State Police
Albemarle County (various departments and agencies)
University of Virginia (various departments and divisions)
Charlottesville, UVA, Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center
Office of the Governor of Virginia
Office of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team
National Capital Region Incident Management Team
Hampton Roads Incident Management Team
Southwest Virginia Incident Management Team
Virginia Communications Cache
Virginia National Guard
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services
Virginia Department of Corrections
Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Piedmont Family YMCA
Charlottesville City Schools
Jefferson Madison Regional Library
Martha Jefferson Hospital
University of Virginia Health System
Thomas Jefferson Health District
Medical Reserve Corps
Community Emergency Response Team
Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad
Charlottesville Area Transit
Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
Albemarle County Schools
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Numerous Nongovernmental Organizations including the Red Cross and the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
Other local government law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and rescue squads from localities throughout Virginia provided support through Statewide Mutual Aid agreements:
Augusta County Sheriff’s Office
City of Salem
City of Staunton
George Mason University Police Department
Henrico County Division of Fire
Henrico County Police Division
Manassas City Police Department
Richmond City Fire/EMS
Richmond City Police Department
Roanoke City Fire/EMS
Roanoke City Police Department
Roanoke County Police Department
VCU Police Department
Virginia Tech Police Department
VMI Police Department
Logistical support was provided by numerous private and public sector entities including equipment, technology, and personnel from: