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15 JONES administration called transparency blackout curtain by Times-Dispatch
10 JONES wants $23m bonds and $2m grants for Stone Brewery
09 JONES blocks staff participation in landlord regulation discussion
08 JONES fails to adequately support truancy program
07 COUNCIL violates Freedom of Information Act
07 COUNCIL’S football training camp failing
03 JONES’ deputy CAO, PETER CHAPMAN, resigns
01 JONES’ secrecy called arrogant, astonishing, insulting by Times-Dispatch
01 JONES says hospital is independent of ballpark
01 JONES’ ballpark-hospital idea rejected by Goodwin
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Mayor Jones

The administration of Mayor Dwight Jones is proving as transparent as a World War II blackout curtain. Link

Mayor Jones

The Jones administration has shown less than a robust commitment to transparency. The details about every angle of this deal should be fully disclosed. The public also should receive regular reports about loan repayments. That certainly would be better than learning details later on, in yet another report from City Auditor Umesh Dalal. Link

Mayor Jones

The emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, are a strong indication that Marshall’s exit was sudden and unplanned, at least according to the communication coming from his office. Link

Mayor Jones

Peter Chapman, who oversees Walsh and Olinger as deputy chief administrative officer for economic and community development, advised his staff not to be involved, said Tammy D. Hawley, press secretary to Mayor Dwight C. Jones. Link

Mayor Jones

The move was underfunded and the promised equipment, including cars, was either faulty or inoperable, said the report from Debora R. Johns, chief auditor for the school system. Link

City Attorney Allen L. Jackson didn’t go into much detail about the apparent errors during a brief discussion at Monday’s meeting of the council’s Organizational Development Committee, but he recommended tightening the process to ensure future closed-door meetings follow the correct protocol. Link

Better Government Richmond initiated this.


The revenue outlook seems dim for Redskins training camp, raising uncertainty about how the city will get its money back. Link

Mayor Jones

…the arrogance is astonishing — and insulting. Link

Mayor Jones

Wolf called out the City on the backpage of Style and on her blog. The Times-Dispatch joined the fun on its editorial page: “That rumble you hear is the thousands of lawyers across the state laughing their guts out.”

The City continued to stonewall so Wolf sued. Link1 Link 2