City Council roundup
Council plowed through a massive, 68-item agenda last night.
You can download last night’s agenda here (PDF). Watch out, it’s a big one: 11 pages, 68 items in total, 53 of which were on the Consent Agenda.
Recaps and resources
- Here’s the estimable Graham Moomaw’s recap in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. You gotta scroll down past the news that the mayor has reluctantly agreed to fund some of Richmond Public School’s emergency maintenance to get to the bits about last night’s council meeting.
- Council passed Ordinance 2014-94 (PDF) which allows The Camel to operate as a night club and host (loud) live music until 2:00 AM every night.
- They also passed Resolution 2014-R172 (PDF), the “Complete Streets Policy,” which modifies the City’s design and construction standards so that all transportation improvement projects “be planned for, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate accommodation for persons of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit passengers, and motorists, while promoting safe operation for all users.” Hit page seven in the linked PDF to read about what it all means.
Tweets from last night
Two references so far at #RVACouncil to stuff in limbo because Byron Marshall is gone— Graham Moomaw (@gmoomaw) October 13, 2014
All #RVACouncil members patroned a paper on tonight's agenda to name the coming James footbridge for the beloved late T. Tyler Potterfield— Taber Andrew Bain (@taber) October 13, 2014
Smoke detectors are taking a back seat to Byron Marshall in Reva Trammell's heart. #RVACouncil— John Sarvay (@sarvay) October 13, 2014
And now we've continued all four papers related to the stadium debate #rvacouncil— Graham Moomaw (@gmoomaw) October 13, 2014
Lots of people at #rvacouncil tonight, but not because any extraordinary acts of governance are about to occur. VCU class assigned to attend— Ned Oliver (@nedoliver) October 13, 2014
Chicago has Second City. LA has the Groundlings. New York has the UCB. Richmond, #RVACouncil.— Richmond Good Life (@RichmondGL) October 13, 2014
Congrats to @sarvay joining the #rvacouncil Sister Cities Commission tonight. Which city will you visit first?!— Jon Baliles (@jonbaliles) October 14, 2014
Huge win for rva music, huge thanks to @jonbaliles, the west grace street association, the FDA, city council and all of rva music! Cheers!— The Camel (@thecamelrva) October 14, 2014
Photo of Cardinal Compass playing The Camel by Eli Christman
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