Showing posts from November, 2012

Mayor Jones Holds MPACT Meetings to Discuss Budget Priorities

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the Mayor's Participation, Action, Communications Team (MPACT) will be holding community Richmond Government Budget Planning Session meetings to receive public input on budget priorities in creating the upcoming Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Richmond Government Budget, which will be established in May of 2013.

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…

City & Radio One Toy Drive Concludes This Week With Donation Events at Southside Walmart

~Goal is to fill two PODS with toys for Richmond families in need~
The 9th consecutive City of Richmond and Radio One Holiday Toy Drive culminates at the Walmart Supercenter at 2410 Sheila Lane for three consecutive days; Tuesday through Thursday, December 11 through 13. All Radio One stations will broadcast LIVE from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in front of Walmart to solicit donations of new unwrapped toys to fill two large PODS. Radio One Personalities from Kiss-FM, Ipower 92.1 and Praise 104.7 will be on hand to greet all who donate. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, books and clothing will be accepted, with the greatest need being items for children 10 and older.
“I encourage all residents to take a moment to reflect on those that are less fortunate during this holiday season and donate a new unwrapped toy that will bring a smile to a child’s face this season,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones.
Donations will also be accepted through December 13 at any city fire station; City Hall, 900 East Broad S…

City & Salvation Army Partner For ‘Feed Richmond’s Children’ Event

The City’s Department of Social Services is partnering with the Salvation Army to host the “Feed the Children” event today, November 7, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3300 R Street.
 Selected recipients have already been identified and will receive a food and personal products box containing; a 25 pound box of food items, a 15 pound box of assorted personal care items and a small box of assorted cosmetic items. In order to obtain the items, recipients must have transportation as this is a drive through, pick-up event, bring a picture ID, the voucher and notification letter, and arrive at the specified pick-up time as detailed by their last name:
   By Last Name:       A – E  9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
                                    F – J   10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
                                    K – O  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                                    P – T   1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
                                    U – Z  3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 ‘Feed the Children’ has gro…

Vacuum Leaf Collection Begins November 12

The first cycle of the city’s annual Vacuum Leaf Collection Program is set to begin on Monday, November 12.  The schedule is as follows: 
Worthington Farms                    November 12 - 16
Northside/Highland ParkNovember 12 - 23
Bellevue/Ginter Park/Washington ParkNovember 12 - 30
BellemeadeNovember 19 – 23 
Westover Gardens November 19 – 30 
Newtowne/Carver/Jackson WardNovember 26 – 30 
Broad Rock/BrookburyNovember 26 – December 7
The Fan/ShafferDecember 3 – 7  
Westover Hills/Forest Hill/Woodland HeightsDecember 3 – 14 
Museum DistrictDecember 10 - 14 Church Hill/FultonDecember 10 - 21
Stony PointDecember 10 - 21
Windsor Farm/Univ. of Richmond/Far West EndDecember 17 – January 4
Maymont/Byrd Park/Oregon Hill/CarillonDecember 24 – 28
Stratford Hills/Willow OaksDecember 24 – January 4
Residents should rake leaves to the property line that is adjacent to their street prior to their scheduled vacuum collection date. Leaves and other debris should never be raked or placed into the street or culvert. …