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Fast Bus Lane to be Added on Broad Street

GRTC has anounced the stops of the new bus lane that will run from the Willow Lawn to Rockett's Landing. The line will cost an approxiate $54,000,000 but the city is expected to cover around $12,000,000. The remaining amount will be covered by different State and Federal grants. The compaints raised against the line include that it will take away, the already limited, parking on Broad, that it does not connect well to exhisiting GRTC lines and that the stops are spaced irregularly. Read more here

Body Camera for Cops has its Price Estimates

It has been estimated that adding cameras to police would cost about $435,000 to install the first 400 units and an additional $235,000 to maintain per year. The debate about whether cops should be required to wear these is going to be mostly about the money. Many citizens and the police cheif agree that these cameras are needed but it will hard to aquire the fudns. Read more here.

City Council Meeting Recap - January 26, 2015

Despite every item on this meeting's Regular Agenda being postponed, yesterday's meeting of Richmond City Council was far from boring. Protesters from the "Black Lives Matter" movement showed up in force, and several notable ordinances on the Consent Agenda were adopted. Read the official meeting summary here, and check out notable ordinances and resolutions adopted below. Ord. No. 2015-2-15 - Renaming Manchester Courthouse This ordinance renamed Richmond's Manchester Courthouse for Henry L. Marsh, III, and Harold M. Marsh, Sr. Henry Marsh is best known for becoming the first African-American mayor of Richmond in 1977, and for being an accomplished lawyer and serving in the Virginia State

State of the City Speech set for tomorrow 1/27/2015

Mayor Dwight C. Jones will deliver his 2015 State of the City Address, in which he will detail the focus points of his administration for the next two years. He will discuss the shaping of the upcoming City budget, infrastructure upgrades, the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, advances in economic development, efforts to revitalize neighborhoods, and reducing our city's unacceptable poverty rate. It can be watched on your local cable channel 17.

Police offer to have an "Open Dialogue" with Protesters

On Monday, Richmond City Officers called for to have dialogue to address the "Black Lives Matter" protesters. The Officer called to have faith leaders, citizens and cops all come together to discuss the issues so that they can best be addressed. The offer caught many of the protesters off guard and they responded with a round of applause. Find out more here.

Lawmakers are coming to Richmond

The General Assembly's newest session started on Tuesday. This session will be as busy as ever with each party pushing a different agenda. Governor McAuliffe is hoping to pass both a gun control and Medicaid reforms that have little hope passing the House of Delegates. Both Houses will need to pass a budget but the two other issues overshadowing this session is passing a tougher new ethics law in the wake of Governor McDonnell's conviction and redistricting reform. Read more here

City Council Meeting- January 12, 2014

City Council Meeting For its first full meeting of 2015, Richmond City Council is finally set to consider several ordinances related to donations to the city from various companies and nonprofits, transparency in city payments and the city bike fair. However, this meeting was overshadowed by a group of protests against the city agenda and black lives matter campaign. Notable Resolutions passed by consent: Res. No. 2014-R260 – A request by the city to the Virginia Department of Transportation to program the Richmond City Bike Exchange. Ord. No. 2014-255 and Ord. No. 2014-256 – A request that the City of Richmond accept almost $600,000 from two different donations from Curbside Value Partnersh

City Council Meeting Preview -- January 12, 2015

For its first full meeting of 2015, Richmond City Council is finally set to consider several ordinances related to donations to the city from various companies and nonprofits, transparency in city payments and the city bike fair. Check out some items of note to be considered tonight, and read the agenda. Notable Amendments: The Consent Agenda: Res. No. 2014-R260 – A request by the city to the Virginia Department of Transportation to program the Richmond City Bike Exchange. Ord. No. 2014-255 and Ord. No. 2014-256 – A request that the City of Richmond accept almost $600,000 from two different donations from Curbside Value Partnership to enhance the city’s residential recycling system Ord. No.

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