However, the plan will not address who is responsible for knocking down a 150-foot portion of the brick wall on city property almost seven months ago without a permit to do so.
Officials believe the wall predates the Civil War, and a section of the 8-foot tall wall came down in October as work on the road got started. Link
Richmond’s City Council has agreed to strip money for a city-operated towing lot on East Belt Boulevard from the mayor’s proposed budget despite the city administration’s claims that the facility, once operational, would generate $900,000 a year in revenue. Link
The 20 foot rule has been in place in the City of Richmond for quite some time, according to Councilman Samuels. However, the Councilman told 8News that they have an agreement with police not to ticket anyone for this violation, because it would eliminate around 2,000 parking sports across the city. Link
“The catalyst for me was just pure anger,” said Anderson, who blasted the state of the city’s roads and sidewalks at a March 25 council meeting. “We are the capital of the state. … Some days it looks like bombed-out Baghdad.” Link
Retired Henrico County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett began his tenure on the Richmond Metropolitan Authority with a stern warning to its board to stay out of transit and transportation planning in the region. Link
There were deep divides on the merits of a planned Forest Hill Avenue median project among the three dozen people who perused the plans during a public hearing Wednesday night at Southampton Elementary School. Link
No information received from the city attorney:
From: C WAYNE TAYLOR
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 2:40 AM
To: Jackson, Allen L. – City Attorney
Subject: Jackson – Standard Parking – AG opinion
Dear Mr. Jackson,
Have you seen the recent opinion from the Attorney General regarding the use of license place recognition technology? I am wondering how it might affect Standard Parking’s use of the technology.
C. Wayne Taylor
Beginning April 1, Standard Parking will begin using License Plate Recognition Technology to assist with ‘booting’, or immobilizing, vehicles with three or more outstanding parking tickets. Link
From: “Jackson, Allen L. – City Attorney” <Allen.L.Jackson@Richmondgov.com>
To: C WAYNE TAYLOR
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 8:22 AM
Thank you for your interest.