Friday, February 23, 2018

Councilmembers Jones and Trammell invite all to announcement of 2018 Richmond Symphony Southside Community Festival: United by Music

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Friday, 23 February 2018

Councilmembers Jones and Trammell invite all to announcement of 2018 Richmond Symphony Southside Community Festival: United by Music

Exciting event details to be shared: To benefit Richmond Public Schools

WHAT          (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – The Honorable Michael J. Jones, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond South Central 9th Voter District, and The Honorable Reva M. Trammell, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Southside 8th Voter District, invite everyone to join them at a community announcement regarding the planned 2018 Richmond Symphony Southside Community Festival: United by Music event, which is to benefit music programs in Richmond Public Schools.

                             Announcement event will include The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond; The Honorable Kimberly B. Gray, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District, The Honorable Dawn Page, Trustee, Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees, Southside 8th Voter District; and, The Honorable Linda Owen, Trustee, Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees, Richmond South Central 9th Voter District.

                             This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
                                                                                                    
WHEN          Monday, February 26, 2018
                        2:00-2:30 p.m.

WHERE         Richmond Southside Community Center - Warwick Road
                        6255 Old Warwick Road; Richmond, Virginia

CONTACT   For more information, please contact: Hope Elliott, Liaison for The Honorable Michael J. Jones, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond South Central 9th Voter District, at 804.646.2779 (tel), or hope.elliott@richmondgov.com (email).





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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

RVA East End Festival 2018 Joint Announcement

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

RVA East End Festival 2018 Joint Announcement
         
WHAT         Richmond, Virginia - The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District; The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond; The Honorable Cheryl Burke, Trustee, Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees, Richmond East End 7th Voter District; Jason Kamras, Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools; Mark Gordon, CEO, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital; Rev. Marilyn Heckstall, Asbury Church Hill United Methodist Church; and, students from Richmond Public Schools will hold a joint announcement regarding the upcoming RVA East End Festival 2018: The Gift of Arts and Music. Information regarding the upcoming event will be provided.

WHEN         Friday, February 23, 2018
                  2:00-2:30 p.m.
                   
WHERE        Bon Secours Center for Healthy Living - Sarah Garland Jones Center
                       2600 Nine Mile Road Richmond, Virginia 23219

CONTACT   For more information, please contact Sam Patterson, Liaison for The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, at 804.646.3012 (tel), or sam.patterson@richmondgov.com (email).








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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Councilman Hilbert to hold a meeting for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Councilman Hilbert to hold a meeting for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District

All Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District residents invited and encouraged to attend.

WHAT         Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. - The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, will hold a meeting for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District. The planned program/agenda for this meeting includes the following:

·      Police Report
Officers/Staff, Richmond Police Department - Fourth Police Precinct

·      Richmond Real Estate Tax Abatement Program for Seniors & People with Disabilities - Help with paperwork, filling out forms, and answering questions.
Ms. Asia Spratley, Revenue Manager, Richmond Department of Finance

WHEN         Thursday, February 22, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

WHERE        Richmond Public Library - North Avenue Branch
                       2901 North Avenue; Richmond, Virginia     

CONTACT   For more information, please contact Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, at 804.646.6055 or chris.hilbert@richmondgov.com.

Background
Councilman Hilbert holds individual meetings throughout the year that include information on his goals and accomplishments; a topical agenda; and, special guests. The meetings are typically held monthly on the fourth Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m. at different locations. The meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting dates, times, and locations subject to change.

Councilman Hilbert's additional upcoming scheduled meetings:

WHEN/        Thursday, March 22, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.         
WHERE          Richmond Police Department - Fourth Police Precinct                           
2219 Chamberlayne Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, April 26, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Library - Ginter Park Branch
1200 Westbrook Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, May 24, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.                     
Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services - Fire Station 14
2934 Hawthorne Avenue; Richmond, Virginia       
      
Thursday, June 28, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Library - North Avenue Branch
2901 North Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, July 26, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Richmond Police Department - Fourth Police Precinct
2219 Chamberlayne Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, August 23, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Library - Ginter Park Branch
1200 Westbrook Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, September 27, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services - Fire Station 14
2932 Hawthorne Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, October 25, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Library - North Avenue Branch
2901 North Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

November/December Joint Meeting TBA





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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Councilwoman Newbille & Mayor Levar Stoney to hold Special 7th District Community Conversation regarding Public Schools facilities funding

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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Councilwoman Newbille & Mayor Levar Stoney to hold Special 7th District Community Conversation regarding Public Schools facilities funding
         
WHAT         Richmond, Virginia - The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, and
                       The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, will hold a special community meeting for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District. The meeting will include a discussion regarding the proposed increase to the Richmond Meals Tax Rate to achieve Richmond Public Schools facilities funding.

                       Confirmed special guests include:

·      The Honorable Cheryl Burke, Trustee, Richmond Public Schools       Board of Trustees, Richmond East End 7th Voter District

·      Mr. Jason Kamras, Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools

WHEN         Saturday, February 10, 2018
                  2:00-3:30 p.m.
                   
WHERE        Bon Secours Center for Healthy Living - Sarah Garland Jones Center
                       2600 Nine Mile Road Richmond, Virginia 23219

CONTACT   For more information, please contact Sam Patterson, Liaison for The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, at 804.646.3012 (tel), or sam.patterson@richmondgov.com (email).






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UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget

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UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget
                                   
Richmond, Virginia - The Richmond City Council Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget Review/Amendment/Approval Schedule is as follows:

                 
 Richmond City Council                                                                                   Working DRAFT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 FY 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget 
 Review/Amendment/Approval Schedule
  Council meetings held @ Richmond City Council Chambers; Richmond City Hall; 900 E. Broad Street; Richmond, VA 23219     
   NOTE: Schedule subject to change/updated 2.8.2018/1122 hrs/srs

Tues., March 6, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Council Special Public Meeting
DEADLINE: Mayor submits proposed Richmond Government Budget to Council
Mon., March 12, 2018
9:00 a.m.-Noon
(Break: Noon-1:00 p.m.)
1:00-3:00 p.m.
                                 
Council Informal/Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)
Budget Work Session 1: 21st Century Richmond - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon - presentations
      • Richmond Government Budget Overview
   • Public Schools
   • Public Utilities
1:00-3:00 p.m. - presentations
      • Economic & Community Development
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., March 19, 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.

Budget Work Session 2: Strategic Infrastructure - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - presentations
      • Public Works (parking & fleet)
      • Information Technology
      • Richmond Capital Improvements
      • Council Offices (Assessor of Real Estate; Attorney; Auditor; Clerk; Chief of Staff; Council)
4:00-8:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Public Schools
      • Public Utilities
      • Economic & Community Development
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., March 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.-Noon
(Break: Noon-1:00 p.m.)
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Council Informal/Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)

Budget Work Session 3: Strong Future - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon - presentations
      • Social Services
      • Community Wealth Building
      • Library
      • Justice Services
1:00-3:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Public Works (parking & fleet)
      • Information Technology
      • Council Offices (Assessor of Real Estate; Attorney; Auditor; Clerk; Chief of Staff; Council)
Mon., April 2, 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.*

*Break: Council to break for Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Mtng.
(5-6:30 p.m.)
Budget Work Session 4: Safe Neighborhoods - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - presentations
      • Commonwealth's Attorney
      • Police
      • Fire and Emergency Services
      • Emergency Communications
      • Sheriff
4:00-8:00 p.m. - amendment proposals*
      • Social Services
      • Community Wealth Building
      • Library
      • Justice Services
      • Human Services
      • Virginia Department of Health/Richmond
Mon., April 9, 2018
9:00 a.m.-Noon
(Break: Noon-1:00 p.m.)
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
                                 
Council Informal/Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)
Budget Work Session 5: Responsive Government - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon - presentations
      • Finance/Risk Mgt.
      • Human Resources
      • Procurement
      • Non-Departmental
1:00-3:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Police
      • Fire and Emergency Services
      • Emergency Communications
      • Sheriff
      • Commonwealth's Attorney
      • Adult Drug Court
      • Courts (General 13th District, Circuit, Other Courts, Juvenile & Domestic Relations)
      • Animal Care and Control
Tues., April 10, 2018
Noon
DEADLINE: Council submits proposed Capital Improvement Plan amendments (balanced)
Mon., April 16, 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Budget Work Session 6: General - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Finance/Risk Mgt.
      • Human Resources
      • Procurement
      • Non-Departmental
      • Budget
      • Chief Administrative Officer
      • Treasurer
      • General Registrar of Voters
      • Mayor
      • Minority Business Development
      • Press Secretary
4:00-8:00 p.m.
      Begin to balance proposed Richmond Capital Improvement Plan amendments
Thurs., April 19, 2018
Noon
DEADLINE: Council priority rankings and any other reductions, revenues, or text amendment proposals due.
Mon., April 23, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 1 - Public Meeting    

Mon., April 23, 2018
Begins 6:00 p.m.
Held during Formal Mtng.
Public Hearing on Budget for additional public input 
Thurs., April 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 2 - Public Meeting
Mon., April 30, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 3 - Public Meeting

Tues., May 1, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 4 - Public Meeting

Wed., May 2, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 5 - Public Meeting
DEADLINE: Last Day for Council Draft Amendments Finalizations                                  
Tues., May 8, 2018
TBA
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting
DEADLINE: Last Day for Council Official Introductions of Amendments                               
Tues., May 15, 2018
TBA
Budget Vote - Council Special Public Meeting
Council Establishes FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget
Council votes on Budget, which includes amendments, Richmond General Fund, Richmond Capital Improvement Plan, Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal, State funds, and funds provided to Public Schools.
Tues., May 15, 2018

DEADLINE: Schools Submission Deadline
Virginia Code of Laws: §22.1-93, Council must adopt budget for Schools by May 15, or within 30 days of receipt of state school funding estimates to localities, whichever shall occur later.
Wed., May 31, 2018
DEADLINE: Budget Adoption Deadline
Richmond City Charter: §6.11 - Council shall adopt Budget not later than May 31.
July 1, 2018
New FY 2019 Richmond Government Budget begins

CONTACT
In considering the budget, Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to contact their Councilmember (http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/propertysearch/Search.aspx) and to attend public budget meetings. Contact information is as follows:

2017-2020 Richmond City Council
                          
Richmond West End 1st Voter District
The Honorable Andreas D. Addison
Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond West End 1st Voter District
804.646.5935 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); andreas.addison@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District
The Honorable Kimberly B. Gray
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District
804.646.6532 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); kimberly.gray@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert (Council President)  
Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
804.646.6055 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); chris.hilbert@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District
The Honorable Kristen Nye Larson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District
804.646.5646 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); kristen.larson@richmondgov.com (email) 

Richmond Central 5th Voter District
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto
Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District
804.646.5724 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
804.646.7964 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); ellen.robertson@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond East End 7th Voter District
The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille (Council Vice President)
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District
804.646.3012 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); cynthia.newbille@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
The Honorable Reva M. Trammell
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
804.646.6591 (office tel); 804.646.6592 (desk tel); 804.240.5050 (mobile tel); 804.233.7382 (home)
804.516.8067 (mobile tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); reva.trammell@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond South Central 9th Voter District
The Honorable Michael J. Jones
Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond South Central 9th Voter District
804.646.2779 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax); michael.jones@richmondgov.com (email) 

Mailing Address
The Honorable _________ Councilwoman/Councilman
Richmond City Council, Full name of Richmond Voter District
Richmond City Council Executive Offices
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.

Background - Richmond Government Budget
Establishing the Fiscal Year Richmond Government Budget represents Richmond City Council’s most fundamental responsibility as the Governing Body of Richmond and serves as the foundation and ultimate act of its policymaking and stewardship over our local government on behalf of all Richmond residents.
                  
      As Richmond residents, we pool our resources in order to own and operate our local government and decide what public services we want to invest in; the priority (investment levels) for these services; and, how we pay for them.

      Examples of some of the services we invest in include the management and delivery of such things as clean/safe water; streets/parks; laws; law enforcement/firefighting/rescue; trash/sewage removal; and, our children’s education. Together, we own, operate, use, and benefit from these services on a daily basis. Funding for these services comes from state, local and federal sources, including fees and taxes.  
          
     In order to set the investment levels we want for these services, Council establishes an official annual Richmond Government Budget in May of each year for the upcoming Fiscal Year.

     The Richmond Government Budget is based on a Fiscal Year that runs July 1 to June 30 annually and the City operates on a two-year (biennial) fiscal plan (Budget) that includes the Richmond General Fund, Richmond Capital Improvement Plan, Richmond Special Funds, Richmond Enterprise Funds, Richmond Internal Service Funds, the City Government contribution to Richmond Public Schools; and, additional state, federal, and other funds provided to Richmond Public Schools.

     The Richmond Government Budget is typically amended annually. Thus, every year a proposed (draft) Budget is submitted to Council by the Mayor. Council then reviews, analyzes, and amends it to establish an official Budget based on the priorities of Richmond residents.
                     
     Richmond City Council budget deliberations include more than a dozen public meetings, hearings, and work sessions from August through May. The final Fiscal Year Richmond Government Budget takes the form of Ordinances that are voted on by Council each May for an upcoming Fiscal Year.





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