Showing posts from August, 2018

Help Wanted: 200 Richmond Election Officers needed to work Nov. 6 Election Day

WHAT - The Richmond Office of the General Registrar is looking for 200 Election Officers to serve during the upcoming election on November 6, 2018. Election Officers are critical to ensuring that elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner so that the outcome reflects the will of the citizens of Richmond.

Dedicated individuals that are registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who take pride in their work, are patient, and enjoy working with people are invited and encouraged to apply to serve as a Richmond Election Officer. Election Officers are paid for their service, starting at $130.00 for their work for the day.

Duties on Election Day may include:

·         Arranging a voting location (polling place)
·         Greeting and helping manage the flow of voters
·         Setting up voting equipment and preparing voting location/polling place for voting
·         Helping determine if voters are qualified to vote and process them in the voter pollbook
·         Admit voters…

Grayland Avenue Bike Lane Improvement Project

Enhancements to improve bicyclists’ mobility and safety

The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin work in early September on the Grayland Avenue Bike Lane Improvement Project. The project, which runs between South Robinson and South Harrison streets, includes pavement markings and signage for bike lanes that allow cyclists to travel westbound on Grayland Avenue in a contraflow lane – a bike lane that goes in the opposite direction on a one-way street. DPW Director Bobby Vincent says, “DPW continues to underscore the vision of Richmond as a multimodal city. This project is another step in that direction.” Construction is expected to last two months, weather and other outside factors permitting. Access will be maintained at all times along Grayland Avenue for residents and emergency vehicles.

The bike lane project will improve bicyclists’ mobility and safety by providing a separated buffered westbound bike lane that will greatly increase the level of comfort for bic…

City Launches First Mobile Payment Option

The City of Richmond is launching PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows motorists to pay for their parking through their smartphones. It is the first mobile payment option offered by the city.

With signs pointing toward a steady increase in tourism growth in the Richmond region, the city is again upgrading its parking operations to keep up with the demand of tourists and its residents in high-traffic downtown areas.

“The PassportParking® app will offer our residents and guests flexibility and convenience here in our city,” said Mayor Levar Stoney. “This technology aligns with our transportation initiatives and will allow people the freedom spend more time enjoying Richmond’s great restaurants, shops and businesses and less time worrying about the meter.”

Users can download the app then set up an account and get a four-digit pin number. Signs indicating parking zones have been placed throughout parking areas. Motorists enter the zone, their car and the length of t…

City to Conduct Citizens’ Survey Across Richmond’s Nine Districts

The City of Richmondwill conduct a random,citywide surveyof residents to assessservices currently being provided by the city.The survey, which was last administered in 2014, will provide reliable data to the city administration that will help guide its budgeting process, improve delivery of services and enhance overall operations.
ETC Institute,one of the nation's leading firms in the field of local government research, is preparing and conducting the survey.
In the coming weeks, ETC Institute will mail approximately 13,500 surveys using the United States Postal Service. A minimum of 150 completed surveys from each of the City of Richmond’s nine districts are required to validate the results. Residents across Richmond have been randomly selected to complete the survey, and individual survey submissions will remain anonymous and confidential.

Residents will have the opportunity to complete the mailed form or submit their responses online within a 10-day time period.If needed, telepho…