Thursday, January 12, 2017

Public Input Sought on Richmond’s Draft Transit Network Plan

Based on input from the public and associated stakeholders, the Richmond Transit Network Plan study team, in close collaboration with GRTC Transit System, has developed a draft recommended bus route network that redesigns the transit service to provide higher frequency service in areas with more activity and coverage service in areas that are less populated. The City will host a series of public meetings and other outreach efforts to educate the public on the recommended bus network and to get feedback from the community. Public feedback and comments will help us refine and finalize the Network Plan he City expects to implement later in 2017.

The City invites the public to a series of eight (8) upcoming public meetings to allow the community an opportunity to:
  • learn about the Draft Recommended Transit Network, how it was developed and how it compares to the existing transit network,
  • provide feedback on how well the new network meets Richmond’s transit needs,
  • learn about some of the next steps for implementation of the new network, and
  • ask questions of the project team.
The City will release details of the Draft Recommended Network to the general public via the project website ( on January 17 and will include an online survey to gather additional community feedback. All information from the meetings will be available on the project website.

The public is invited to attend any of these public meetings:

Public meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. The City of Richmond strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require assistance to participate. For special assistance, citizens should call Amy Inman at (804) 646-5871 or TDD 711 at least 72 hours in advance of each meeting.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Richmond School Board approves resolution to work with Mayor Stoney to benefit our children

Minority Business Development to Host 2017 Informational Session for Entrepreneurs and Individuals Interested in Starting a Business

The City’s Office of Minority Business Development will be hosting an informational session for current and future entrepreneurs interested in learning more about opportunities in the City of Richmond. Representatives from the Departments of Economic and Community Development, Procurement and Minority Business Development will be making presentations and answering questions.

Topics to include:

City financial incentives available
City loan programs
How tourism can help your business
Free classes and workshops for small business
Mentorship program for small business
Understanding the City’s procurement process
Economic and Community Development overview

The session will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium at the City of Richmond’s Main Library located at 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Registration is required to attend the workshops, and seating is limited. Register online at  or contact the City’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-5947.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Levar M. Stoney sworn in as Richmond's 80th Mayor

Mayor Stoney, Richmond's youngest ever mayor at age 35, was sworn in by Judge David M. Hicks in a brief ceremony that was officiated by the Rev. Tyrone Nelson and attended by members of his extended family and close friends, as well as members of City Council and Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

First Lady of Virginia Kicks Off City 2017 Pet License Program

Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe kicked off the city of Richmond’s 2017 pet license program by purchasing a city pet license for her dogs, Guinness and Daisy.  The First Lady’s pets were the honorary recipients of tags number 1 and 2 for 2017.

All cats and dogs living in the City of Richmond are required to be licensed and have a current Rabies vaccination. Further, this legally required form of identification is your best friend’s most valuable asset in getting home safely should they become lost. Each year, Richmond Animal Care & Control (RACC) receives over 3000 animals, yet the vast majority of them have no form of identification to assist RACC in reuniting pets to their families. Your pet can’t tell RACC where they live, so speak for them by purchasing a pet license today.

City of Richmond residents are required to purchase a license for each pet that is owned. Attach the license tag to your pet’s collar. This simple step ensures that if someone finds your pet wearing its registered license tag -- whether a citizen or animal control officer – they will know immediately that the animal is lost and belongs to YOU!

The cost of a pet license is $10 for each cat or dog and must be renewed yearly.  Please visit for more information and locations where you can purchase your 2017 license.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Neighborhood Leaf Clean-Up Program Scheduled

Throughout December and January the Department of Public Works will host Neighborhood Leaf Clean-up events from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in neighborhoods that traditionally have a high volume of leaves. All types of bags will be collected, not just biodegradable. The bags will be picked up rain or shine and must be ready for removal when City trucks arrive. As many as 50 bags per household will be removed during each Neighborhood Leaf Clean-Up.

The dates and locations are:
  • December 3:  Stony Point | Woodland Heights | Windsor Farms
  • December 10:  Westover Hills | Forest Hill Terrace
  • December 17:  Worthington Farms | Woodhaven
  • January 7:  Bellevue | Laburnum Park 
  • January 14:  Ginter Park | Washington Park
Throughout the year the Department of Public Works will collect up to six bags of leaves per household during weekly solid waste collection.  During the Vacuum Leaf Collection Program, residents can dispose of up to 20 bags of leaves when their sub-zone receives vacuum service.  City residents may also dispose of leaves by taking them to these locations:
  • East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Maury Street Landfill, 2900 Maury St., Richmond, VA 23224
Vacuum service may be cancelled and rescheduled during inclement weather.

For updates on the vacuum schedule, call the Leaf Hotline at 646-LEAF or visit 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FY18 – FY19 Application for Non-Departmental and Federal Funds are now available

Application documents can be downloaded from the City’s website at or   
Paper copies of the application documents can be obtained by calling 646-5633, visiting 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400, or the Richmond City Main Library located at 101 E. Franklin Street.