City Council approved a new apartment project adjacent to Stony Point Fashion Park, rejected a proposed funding model for the city schools, and reversed a Commission of Architectural Review ruling on Monument Avenue.
City Council approves acquisition for Virginia Capital Trail, sets the stage for debate on a new ballpark
After their slugfest last meeting and the day’s excitement surrounding the release of Mayor Jones’s Shockoe redevelopment proposal, City Council gave everyone a gift on Monday evening by choosing to continue all but one of the ordinances being considered.
A full house turned out to see City Council take on three high-interest items: City support of same-sex marriage, the Captain Buzzy’s SUP, and the Floyd Avenue Bicycle Boulevard.
City Council gave the bulk of the evening over to discussion of a proposed reduction in the hours and increase in fare for the GRTC CARE services, and again delayed action on two anticipated items.
After fire alarms and evacuation pushed back the start of the evening meeting, City Council steadily worked through a daunting 53-item agenda.
City Council returned from their summer hiatus and got back down to business–including giving up the authority to approve bus routes.
This week City Council once again continued the Monument Avenue CAR reversal and pushed the Captain Buzzy’s SUP decision back until September. The public will not get the chance to vote on where to place a new baseball stadium, and six great teenagers were recognized.
Councilman Samuels wanted a referendum to encourage public debate and awareness about a new baseball stadium. With that referendum all but dead, he’s hoping the debate lives on.
This week at City Council: nothing too controversial, two appointments, and the appropriation of $11 million towards new parking.
What looked to be an almost token City Council meeting on Monday evening completely lived down to expectations.