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Mayor Dwight Jones' Call for a Referendum

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Mayor Dwight Jones gave his last annual State of the City address. During the speech, Mayor Jones touched on various topics and achievements in Richmond that lead the city to the “thriving” state it is now in. Mayor Jones also made sure to acknowledge and show his appreciation for some of the people and organizations that aided his administration during his terms as mayor. The article linked below focuses on Mayor Jones’ call for a referendum, which he hoped to hold before his term ends, on whether or not taxes should be increased for the sake of the schools in Richmond: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_fba06e43-3dd6-5b20-b68f-c963663

GRTC Pulse: Pros and Cons

Due to inclement weather, the City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2015, was canceled. However, the vote on the GRTC Pulse, the name assigned to the developing Bus Rapid Transit project, will be moved to the meeting on Monday, February 8. Read the article below from the Richmond Times-Dispatch to learn more about the foreseen advantages and disadvantages of the service for the city. And, of course, continue to follow RVAGOV as we report on the state of the controversial GRTC pulse after the City Council meeting: http://www.richmond.com/opinion/article_8f6984a2-c303-11e5-b9fd-ff777cf750e0.html

School Board Recap - January 19, 2016

Last week, on January 19, 2016, the Richmond School Board met with an interesting agenda set. After being pleasantly surprised by the turnout of support for Carver Elementary School’s recognition, which was stated to be the largest turnout the School Board had seen in a while by a security guard on duty, the School Board delved into the bulk of the agenda and began to address the vacancy in the 1st District. Potential Candidates for School Board Position Glen Sturtevant vacated his seat and was sworn into the Virginia State Senate earlier in January. Since, filling his former position and ensuring representation for the 1st District has been imperative for the School Board. On Tuesday, the B

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