Richmond officials ask state delegation to help fund schools, bike lanes

The City of Richmond wants its state lawmakers to press for changes in the way Virginia doles out funding for schools and roads to better reflect the needs of urban localities, reports Times-Dispatch.

City representatives feel the formula for allocating funding to schools does not account for concentrated poverty, since the current formula puts most of Richmond's surrounding counties in better positions to recieve state funding for schools.

Likewise, city representatives would prefer road funding allocation to correllate to total paved surface, rather than the current variable of moving lane miles. This way, the city could focus promote bike lanes and more complete roads, instead of more car lanes.

Read more at Times-Dispatch

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