Jones, it would appear, can’t handle the truth. Instead, he comes off looking stingy on school maintenance, lavish on spending for private-sector sports teams and indifferent about the safety and comfort of the city’s school children. ...
Hicks also said the delay in process checks is the result of several systemic and structural problems and he was recently made aware of. He said he has asked for a full audit by the City Auditor’s Office. ...
“All this resolution asks the EDA to do is to find out what it would take to consolidate the property known as the Loving pieces so we have a better understanding of what it will take to develop the land,” ...
The three-day collegiate bicycling championships in May cost city police $242,000 in overtime expenses, records show, contributing to a $1.1 million budget overrun the department projects for fiscal year 2014. Link
Tatnall along with his group, Replenish Richmond, started a contest called "Expose the Crappy City Website." He wants users to find problems on the website, like old information, so he can compile a list and show it to city officials. ...
The Richmond Department of Social Services is still an agency in “desperate need,” according to a department official who briefed a City Council committee Wednesday on efforts to improve programs intended to protect the city’s most vulnerable children. Link
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It's going to take longer than originally expected to fix Richmond's troubled Department of Social Services. The man tapped to examine the issues for an original six-month time period, has now been named the agency director. Link
Last week, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones told ABC 8News a public meeting would be held this week with Chief of Police Ray Tarasovic to discuss ways to fight violent crime.
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A former top executive in Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones' administration received special treatment which would allow her $400,000 in benefits at the City's expense, according to a letter from the City Auditor. Link
Judkins came under fire in December of 2013 for rejecting all of the recommendations made by the city auditor regarding the Richmond Department of Information Technology’s $18 million information technology system (RAPIDS). Link
You were unhappy with what you heard from the mayor when he asked you into City Hall to talk. How come?
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Does City Council have criteria for who qualifies as "press"? If not, who violated the law?
Dorsey, a strident council critic who attends public meetings carrying a handgun, was asked by a council staff member to leave the press area, ...
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The city attorney declined to comment when asked if there is anything in city code that limits or prohibits the city’s ability to accept free services from a vendor interested in a potential contract. Link
Jones, it would appear, can’t handle the truth. Instead, he comes off looking stingy on school maintenance, lavish on spending for private-sector sports teams and indifferent about the safety and comfort of the city’s school children. Link
California-based Stone Brewing Co. may have a second Richmond option for its new Eastern facility after Thalhimer Realty Partners submitted an application to allow a brewery and distribution center in Manchester as part of its Reynolds South development. Link
No matter the efforts of the school system’s maintenance staff — and they’re struggling against leaky roofs, damp basements and broken air conditioning systems, among other problems — the city’s four dozen schools still need hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency, short- and long-term repairs and renovations and, in some cases, replacement. Link
An eye opening report from the Richmond city auditor was released at Monday night’s school board meeting. The audit focused on nutrition services, training and development, and workers compensation. Link
Mayor Dwight C. Jones took issue with a report that Richmond Public Schools needs tens of millions of dollars for maintenance issues, saying the city has bigger school needs than leaky roofs and faulty air conditioners. Link
Not coincidentally, a return to two-way streets in Richmond has been a stated goal of various city plans dating back to 1998. Such a conversion will not be cheap. But it has been maddeningly slow to come to fruition, even as the city has found money for other pet projects that popped up in the interim. Link
A defiant Mayor Dwight C. Jones rebuffed overtures from school officials for tens of millions of dollars for maintenance issues, saying the city has bigger school needs than leaky roofs and faulty air conditioners. Link