Monday, April 24, 2017

City of Richmond E-Cycle Day on May 6


WHO:   Department of Public Works, the Clean City Commission and Department of Public Utilities (Stormwater Utility) and New Generations Federal Credit Union 


WHAT: E-Cycle Day to include paper shredding and the collection of various electronics and pesticides  


WHEN:  Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


WHERE:  6807 Midlothian Turnpike (old K-mart Parking Lot) 


BACKGROUND:  The City of Richmond’s E-Cycle Day offers City residents an efficient and green option to recycle electronics, paper and pesticides. There is a $10 recycling fee for televisions and computer monitors less than 27 inches and a $20 fee for televisions and CRTs larger than 28 inches. All other items will be recycled free of charge. 

  • Document Shredding
    • Up to five (5) boxes of documents. Be sure to remove all binders, staples and/or clips.
  • Electronics
    • Computer systems (hard drive or CPU) and accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.).
    • Printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines
    • VCRs, camcorders, stereos and all phones
    • Televisions and computer monitors (note: there’s a $10 fee or $20 fee for each)
  • Recycle Bins
    • Clean up and drop off your small curbside recycle bins for reuse in the schools
    • Send inquiries to Darlene.Mallory@Richmondgov.com or call 646-8325
  • Pesticides, Herbicides and Oil-based Paints
    • Bug spray, rodent poison & herbicides (roundup, Weed B Gon etc.)
    • Note: Latex and water-based paints can be left in open cans until they have dried out and then put in with regular curbside trash pick-up
    • Send inquiries to Gay.Stokes@Richmondgov.com or call 646-017 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Education Compact


The public is warmly invited to the following upcoming meetings for discussion of the draft Education Compact. The purpose of the Education Compact is to establish a collaborative strategy between the City of Richmond and Richmond Public Schools to improve the lives of children and families inside and outside the classroom, based on shared ambitious goals, organizational collaboration, and a shared resource development strategy. Each meeting will include comments from the Mayor’s Office, hosting elected officials or entities, an overview of the draft Compact, and public comment period.

RVA Education Compact FAQ may be found here:
http://www.richmondgov.com/PressSecretaryMayor/robocopy/documents/RVAEdCompactFAQ.pdf

The Compact materials may be reviewed here:
http://www.richmondgov.com/Mayor/documents/EducationCompactProposal.pdf

Further context may be found here:
http://richmondvirginiamayor.blogspot.com/2017/01/to-improve-schools-lets-work-together.html

Additional meetings to discuss the Compact are in the process of being scheduled for the month of April and will be announced once finalized. Citizens interested in providing written feedback to the Compact may submit feedback to RVAMayor@Richmondgov.com (please include “Education Compact” in the title of your email).

UPDATED LIST OF EDUCATION COMPACT MEETINGS


Tuesday, April 25
 

6 p.m.
Firehouse 15 Restaurant
3011 Meadowbridge Road
Hosted by: Ellen Robertson, 6th District City Council Representative and Felicia Cosby, 6th District School Board Representative.
 

Wednesday, April 26
 

6 p.m.
East District Initiative
701 N. 25th Street
Hosted by: Dr. Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City Council Vice President and 7th District Representative and
Nadine Marsh-Carter, 7th District School Board Representative.

Thursday, April 27
6 p.m.
Ginter Park Library
1200 Westbrook Avenue
Hosted by: Chris Hilbert, Richmond City Council President and 3rd District Representative and Cynthia Menz-Erb, 3rd District School Board Representative

Plans for a meeting in the 2nd District are being organized.
  

   

Upcoming City Council District Meetings


Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille to hold a meeting for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District
Tuesday, April 25
6 p.m.
Mount Olivet Church
1223 N. 25th St.

Councilman Parker Agelasto to hold a meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District
Thursday, April 27
6:30 p.m.
William Byrd Park Round House
621 Westover Rd.

Councilman Chris Hilbert to hold a meeting for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
Thursday, April 27
6 p.m.
Ginter Park Branch Library
1200 Westbrook Ave.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RPD Promotes Safety for Places of Worship


Mosques, churches, synagogues and all places of worship should be havens from the chaos of life. Safety is paramount and adopting a few simple procedures can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries and help to protect the people within and the surrounding property.

The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a safety and awareness forum for religious gathering places. The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21. A variety of topics will be discussed, including general safety, preparing for an emergency, firearms in places of worship and pastoral protection.

The forum is free, but registration is required to accommodate all attendees. Registration will take place on-site before the event from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Early registration is also available online. Congregations are invited to send no more than four representatives.
                                                                                                 
The forum will be held at the Richmond Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. For further questions please contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham-McClarin at 646-6754.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Mayor Stoney’s “LEVEL UP! Challenge” extended


Richmond Public Schools and Richmond City Health District are extending the contest and chance for elementary schools and fifth grade students to win prizes by participating in Mayor Stoney's challenge to parents to provide consent forms that'll allow rising sixth-graders to get free Tdap booster vaccinations being offered on a schedule in RPS elementary schools now to June 2.

The four schools with the most returned consent forms will win $100 gift cards for supplies, and one student (with a returned consent form) at each of the 25 elementary schools will have a chance to win a $50 gift card.

The Mayor's Level Up Challenge is a collaborative effort to help ensure that fifth grade students receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination required by state law for all students (leveling -up) going to the sixth grade. There's no grace period, and students without the vaccination will not be able to attend class until they've been vaccinated.  This school year, 44% of Richmond sixth-graders missed valuable class time because they didn't have the Tdap vaccination at the start of the school year.

Parents - Accept Mayor Stoney's Level Up Challenge and let's make sure our students are ready for the next school year. Return vaccination consent forms now. Forms are available at Richmond elementary schools, and on Richmond Public Schools and Richmond City Health District websites, www.rvaschools.net and www.rchd.com.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

RPD Invites Community to Town Hall Meetings


WHAT:                       Richmond Police Town Hall Meetings

WHEN:                      6 – 8 p.m. each evening: Tuesday, April 25; Thursday, April 27

WHERE:                    First, Second, Third and Fourth Precincts

BACKGROUND:     RPD Chief Alfred Durham will hold four town hall meetings within the next two weeks as part of his ongoing effort to inform the public about his vision for policing in Richmond.

“These meetings are a reflection of our mission: We make Richmond a safer city through community policing and engagement,” said Chief Durham. “The purpose of these town hall meetings is for the Department to get input from the general public. Our strategy depends on understanding what we can do better and communicating with the public how they can help in our mission.”

There will be one town hall meeting in each of the Department’s four precincts:


Third Precinct - 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 25
First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave.
 

First Precinct - 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, April 27
St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad St.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Public Notice: 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan & 2017 Annual Action Plan


In accordance with HUD citizen participation requirements, a 30-day public comment period for the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and the proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan (City FY 2018) will begin on April 7, 2017, and will expire on May 22, 2017. By this notice the City of Richmond announces the availability of the second year of the five year 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan also known as the proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan Budget is ready for public review and comment. 

Click here for the document in English.

Click here for the document in Spanish.