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City Council Approves Mixed-Income Development for Jackson Ward

The City Council with little fanfair or discussion approved a 32 million dollar development for Jackson Ward. The development will have both subsidized and unsubsidized housing along with commercial space. The 182 unit building sets aside 77 unit for senior citizens currently living in the aging Federick Fray Tower. You can read more here.

School Board Recap- February 16, 2016

Tuesday night’s School Board meeting was marked by a great amount of appreciation and a great number of updates. New District 1 Representative, Mr. Boyer, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the adoption of the night’s School Board Meeting Agenda. The agenda was approved, with the motion to receive and approve a recommendation for a Deputy Agent being moved to the March School Board meeting. Highlights School Board Appreciation Week School Board Clerk Appreciation Before getting into the agenda of the night, the School Board took a few moments to express appreciation for Ms. Angie Lewis, the School Board Clerk. She was presented flowers by the deputy-clerk on behalf of

People Rally for Additional Richmond Public School Funding

On Wednesay night over 200 people showed up, despite the frigid weather, demanding that the city government give additonal funding to Richmond Public Schools. The advocates were chanting "save our schools, " after the school board decided to postpone the first part of a facilities and overcrowding overhaul. The facilities overhaul would surpass the cities debt capacities by around 400 million dollars. Read more here

Boyer Selected to Fill 1st District's Vacancy

Out of the 10 candidates vying for the School Board positon left vacant after Glen H. Sturtevant Jr's ascention to the state Senate, John Edward “Dawson” Boyer was the one chosen. The difficult decision was announced last night at a special School Board meeting. Boyer was sworn in this morning at 10:00 am and will serve as the representative for the First District for the next 10 months until a public election can be held for the seat. For more information: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/education/city-of-richmond/article_2ada09c9-88a7-5160-90f9-23301090c3f2.html

City Council Recap - February 8, 2016

Spanning over five hours, City Council approved an ordinance to begin the development of the GRTC Pulse. Bus Rapid Transit, and its related implications, attracted the highest turnout in recent memory, even requiring an overflow room for citizens to watch the proceedings. In addition, the interaction between the city and state administrations was made present through the attendance of both Chief Administrative Officer Selena Cuffee-Glenn and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne. Highlights Awards Mayor Jones was in attendance to present the following awards along with City Council: Richmond Police Department Council recognized four RPD officers for their commitment to the city after havi

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