Councilwoman Newbille was joined by fellow Council members Robertson, Baliles, Graziano and Mosby in support of the proposal.
East End District 7 Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille was one of six city officials who voted for the Shockoe redevelopment plan last night at a five-hour long, jam-packed City Council meeting.
Newbille also proposed an amendment to the city’s existing plan. Her amendment requires a rock-solid financial commitment to fund the slave heritage site before further development can take place. Her amendment passed unanimously.