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Councilwoman Newbille cancels tonight’s community meeting

Impending snow storm hates baseball in the Bottom.


City Council: A baseball fight by proxy

City Council continues ordinances to accept The Diamond from the RMA, while RVA looks for every opportunity to talk about plans for the new baseball stadium.

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City Council approves new Stony Point apartments, moves forward with Floyd Avenue Bike Boulevard

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.

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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.


City Council: Support for gay marriage, Floyd Avenue Bicycle Boulevard

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.

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City Council votes to reduce GRTC CARE service, raise rates

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.

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City Council postpones Buzzy’s resolution, redefines breweries, honors fallen officers

After fire alarms and evacuation pushed back the start of the evening meeting, City Council steadily worked through a daunting 53-item agenda.

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Council recognizes Richmond Blue Sox, gives up authority to approve bus routes

City Council returned from their summer hiatus and got back down to business–including giving up the authority to approve bus routes.

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Council votes to kill Samuels’s baseball referendum

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.

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Council committee balks at baseball stadium referendum

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.

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