Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
These meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Residents are invited and highly encouraged to attend and participate. These Richmond Government Budget Planning Session meetings are very important in helping to identify which Richmond Government programs and services are important to Richmond residents for their neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. The meetings will include presentations, discussions and input in the following areas:
Operation Service Priorities
· Streets and sidewalks in your Neighborhood
· Public Transportation
· Recycling Opportunities
Police and Safety Priorities
· Police Protection in your Neighborhood
· Quality of Animal Care and Control
Human Service Priorities
· Parks and Recreation Programs and Facilities in your neighborhood
· Social Services
· Public Health Services
· Public Education
· Employment Opportunities in your neighborhood
· New Businesses
Tuesday, December 4, 2012; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Schools - Southampton Elementary School
3333 Cheverly Road; Richmond, Virginia 23225
Tuesday, December 11, 2012; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Richmond Public Library - Main Library
101 E. Franklin Street; Richmond, Virginia 23219
Wednesday, December 12, 2012; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Richmond Public Schools - George Mason Elementary School
813 N. 28th Street; Richmond, Virginia 23223
Thursday, December 13, 2012; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Richmond Public Schools - Linwood Holton Elementary School
1600 W. Laburnum Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23227
For more information: please visit the MPACT.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
- Worthington Farms
- Northside/Highland Park
- Bellevue/Ginter Park/Washington Park
- Westover Gardens
- Newtowne/Carver/Jackson Ward
- Broad Rock/Brookbury
- The Fan/Shaffer
- Westover Hills/Forest Hill/Woodland Heights
- Museum District
- Church Hill/Fulton
- Stony Point
- Windsor Farm/Univ. of Richmond/Far West End
- Maymont/Byrd Park/Oregon Hill/Carillon
- Stratford Hills/Willow Oaks
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The courtesy shuttle is a pilot program that began in February as a transportation support system focused on areas deemed as food deserts – areas without easy access to healthy, nutritional, fresh food. The areas focused on also have a high concentration of poverty and large populations without personal transportation.
“Providing access to healthy and fresh food options ties right in with the City’s healthy lifestyle focus, and based on the feedback that we’ve gotten over the first few months of this pilot, additional time to track results and measure interest will help us to determine the best course of action for the future,” said Mayor Jones.
“There are several things we’d like to measure going forward,” said Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Carolyn Graham. “During Phase One of this pilot, we focused on public housing residents and senior citizens with limited mobility. For Phase Two, we want to measure the need and responsiveness of areas with a large subsidized housing population. We also want to look at to what extent residents may be willing to pay a small fee for such a service; something akin to what people would pay for express bus services for other purposes. By extending the pilot time period, we can measure and analyze additional data as well as gauge to what degree there may be interest by City Council members to explore supporting such a service in those districts where there is a need.”
Friday, June 1, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
WHAT: Drop off for all household electronic items, such as computers, monitors, radios, fax machines, microwaves, camcorders, etc. Fluorescent light bulbs and large appliances cannot be accepted.
WHERE: 1710 Robin Hood Road (corner of Boulevard and Robin Hood Road)
BACKGROUND: The City of Richmond’s E-Cycle Day offers City residents an efficient and green option to recycle unwanted electronic products. There is a $7 recycling fee for televisions. All other household electronic items will be recycled free of charge. For more information on E-Cycle Day, visit www.RichmondGov.com http://www.richmondgov.com/.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
- 800 block of East Marshall Street (south side)
- 400 block of North 9th Street (east side)
- 500 block of North 9th Street (west side)
- 1100 block of East Main Street (south side)
- 900 Block of West Broad Street (south side)
Thursday, March 29, 2012
~City residents encouraged to attend to provide input on Task Force recommendations~
All City residents are encouraged to attend the Mayor’s Food Policy Task Force community forum to discuss and prioritize recommendations concerning access to quality, affordable, healthy fresh foods in the city of Richmond. The community forum will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at the Carillon at Byrd Park, 1300 Blanton Avenue, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Residents are encouraged to come and learn about the action recommendations being developed by the Mayor’s Food Policy Task Force and to discuss the impact that the lack of access to healthy foods has in the community. This forum will help shape the action plan to address identified needs to ensure that the city has a healthy and accessible environment for all.
The Food Policy Task Force is part of Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ Healthy Richmond Campaign that was created to help improve the health of City residents by addressing the disparities affecting access to health care and health resources in the city of Richmond. The RVA Shoppers’ Shuttle that began in February is one of the preliminary recommendations made by the task force.
Seating capacity is limited, so please register by calling Debbie Hinton at (804) 646-5851 or by e-mail Debbie.Hinton@RichmondGov.com.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bus 1: Southside
Bus 2: Fay & 4th Avenue
Bus 3: Creighton/Fairfield/Fairmount
Bus 4: Whitcomb/Mosby
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The City’s second Workforce Development community share site opened today at the East District Family Resource Center. Mayor Dwight C. Jones, City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, and Director of Economic and Community Development Lee Downey opened the site with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony.
The share site is the second joint Workforce Development Center in the city of Richmond and will offer services and resources to city residents to better prepare and search for jobs. The first share site at Fifth Street Baptist Church opened in October 2011. The center will partner with RESOURCE, the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board, to teach classes on résumé writing, interviewing and networking skills. Trained volunteers will staff the center and serve as career agents and job coaches for interested residents looking for work.
“We recognize that many of our residents with the greatest needs cannot easily reach these services,” said Mayor Jones. “Share sites serve our communities where the residents live by providing local services and a gateway to access the resources and services of the regional workforce system. This share site is one step closer to building a workforce system that is responsive and serves all of our residents.”
The Workforce Development Center, located at 2405 Jefferson Avenue, is open on Wednesdays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development is seeking small business owners interested in participating in a new Business Development Mentorship program. The Business Development Mentorship Program will be introduced during an informational session at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the Carillon at Byrd Park, 1300 Blanton Avenue. The program is designed to help develop the capacity of minority and emerging small businesses. A participating business can expect the following from the mentorship program:
- A 12 to 18 month relationship commitment with an associate who takes active interest in their business success
- Consultation in a specific, needed area of expertise
- Business development suggestions
- A sounding board
- One-on-one interaction (by phone or in person) for at least one hour per month
- A meaningful business relationship with a qualified mentor
- A match based on an initial assessment of mentee needs and mentor skills
- Support and monitoring from the Supplier Diversity team to help ensure the match stays relevant and effective
- Manageable time commitment
For more information or to register for the March 1 information session, call the City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-3947. Seating for the information session is limited.
Friday, February 24, 2012
- Whitman, Requardt and Associates (Cannon Creek Trail Project Consultants)
- City of Richmond Department of Public Works Engineering Division
- City of Richmond Department of Economic and Community Development
- Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority
- Richmond Raiders representative