Light agenda, but City Council dealt with at least one important item on Monday: the firing of City Clerk Alvin Anderson.
So far this year it’s been very quiet, but there are storm clouds on the horizon–and last night’s storms were about windows.
Well, it’s not all high drama, or even low drama, but the business of the people went on anyway last night at City Council.
It’s a cold drizzly night, and there’s a sparse crowd for the inaugural Council session of 2013. Not much on the agenda, although it looks like the Redskins training camp has stepped in a big pile of doo-doo.
Now in his second term as 2nd District Councilman, Charles Samuels was elected city council president last week by his fellow council members. Samuels talks about what made him run and what his new duties entail.
Last night City Council swore in three new members and elected a new president. It’s the biggest change in City Council in years.
According to once City Council member, Charles Samuels is in line to become Council’s next president.
On November 6th, Jon Baliles earned a razor-thin win in the 1st District City Council race against incumbent Bruce Tyler. But even after last night’s recount affirming the victory, Tyler may still contest the results.
Jasmine Gore went to VCU to study Biology. Two years after graduating, she’s become one of Hopewell’s youngest politicians in history, and likely the first black female to serve as councilor for Ward 4.
The real fun on tonight’s City Council program was a celebration of some real Richmond celebrities and heroes.