Archives: martha rollins

City Council: Death and taxes

City Council kicked off its new session with life’s two unavoidable subjects: death, in this case the death of civic activist Ruby Giles Turner, and taxes, as in who has to pay them.

City Council: Nobody left here but us ‘Chickunz’

Last night’s City Council meeting began as a standing-room-only event. By the end of the evening, however, only a few remained. Children were honored, budgets were discussed, and chicken owners rallied behind their cause. You know, just your typical council meeting.

Richmond icon expands city’s boundaries, readies for retirement

Over 40 years ago, Martha Rollins moved to Richmond. In her time here, she has fought against racism, recidivism, and misogyny. Now, approaching her 70th birthday, she’s making plans to pass the baton.