Monday, November 23, 2020

Applications available now to apply for FY 2022 Richmond Government Budget General Fund - Non Departmental funds

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Monday, 23 November 2020


Applications available now to apply for FY 2022 Richmond Government Budget General Fund - Non Departmental funds

 

WHAT          Richmond, Virginia - Applications are available now to apply for Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget General Fund - Non Departmental funds.

For applications, guidelines, and more information please visit: http://www.rva.gov/budget-and-strategic-planning/forms-and-links

 

 

 

 


 

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Monday, September 21, 2020

2020 Helpful Richmond Election Information

2020 Helpful Richmond Election Information

 

Key Election Dates/Deadlines _____________________________

September 18, 2020 - Absentee voting begins

October 13, 2020 - Deadline to register to vote or update your registration

October 23, 2020; 5:00 P.M. - Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail

October 31, 2020; 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Last day to vote in person before Election Day (with limited exceptions)

November 3, 2020; 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. - Voting Poll Locations are open

 

2020 Ballot _______________________________________________

Elected offices on the voting ballot for this year’s general election include U.S. President/Vice-President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Voter District, Richmond City Council, Mayor of Richmond, and Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees.

The ballot will also include a Constitutional amendment.

 

Voting Options ___________________________________________

Absentee by Mail
New laws allow all Virginians to vote absentee by mail, or in person at their local registrar’s office or satellite locations. This year a previous provision that required absentee voters to provide a reason for voting early was removed, so any Virginia voter may vote early without providing a specific reason.

Beginning September 18, Virginia General Voter Registrars across the state will mail absentee ballots to voters who request them. Virginians can request a ballot online at elections.virginia.gov. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

All absentee ballots will include a return envelope with prepaid postage. Ballots with a postmark of November 3, 2020 or earlier will be accepted until noon on Friday, November 6, 2020.

As an additional layer of security, every absentee ballot envelope is required to have an intelligent mail barcode and an election mail insignia. The insignia tells the United States Postal Service that this piece of mail is a ballot and should be prioritized. The barcode lets voters track their ballot once it leaves the registrar’s office—so a voter will know when their ballot has been mailed to them, and when it is delivered back to the registrar. Voters can track their absentee ballot using the absentee ballot look-up tool available here.

Drop-off Locations
Absentee ballots may also be hand delivered to your local Office of the General Registrar of Voters or returned to a secure drop-off location, which include any satellite voting location.

     On Election Day, you can also drop off your completed absentee ballot at any polling place in the county or city in which you are registered to vote.

Voting Early In Person
Starting September 18, Virginia voters can vote absentee in person at their local Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the General Registrar of Voters. Voters can simply go to their local Office of the General Registrar of Voters or a satellite voting location identified by their local Office of the General Registrar of Voters and cast their vote. Voters may use this option through Saturday, October 31, 2020, which is one of the longest early voting periods of any state.

Voting on Election Day
Virginia Voter Polling Precinct Locations will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for those wishing voting in person at their local Voter Polling Precinct Location. Virginia has allocated federal CARES Act funding to ensure that all election officers have personal protective equipment, and Virginia Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will assist at polling places to ensure social distancing and sanitization measures are followed.

                 

Some Richmond Voter Polling Locations have moved ______

Precinct 203 has moved from the Hermitage Methodist Home to the Arthur Ashe Center, at 3017 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Please note that voters will be sharing this facility with another precinct so look for your precinct sign when you go to vote.

Precinct 206 has moved from Dominion Place to the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art, at 601 West Broad Street.

Precinct 207 has moved from Retreat Hospital to the Museum of History and Culture, at 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard.

Precinct 412 has moved from Heritage Oaks Retirement Community to the Richmond Public Schools Lucille M. Brown Middle School, at 6300 Jahnke Road.

Precinct 702 has moved from the Fairmount House to the Sarah Garland Jones Center, at 2600 Nine Mile Road.

 

Central Absente Precinct
The Commonwealth of Virginia - Richmond Office of the General Registrar of Voters Central Absente Precinct is where absentee ballots are counted (Instead of the regular precinct). This has moved from the 5th Floor Conference Room in Richmond City Hall to the new location of the Richmond Office of the General Registrar of Voters, located at 2134 West Laburnum Avenue, in Richmond’s Northside.

Two additional Richmond Voting Locations
The Commonwealth of Virginia - Richmond Office of the General Registrar of Voters is adding two additional in-person voting locations in the week before the Election. These locations will only operate before November elections. They will have the same hours as the Registrar’s headquarters, and run Saturday, October 24 through Saturday October 31, 2020. Locations are as follows:

·       - Richmond City Hall, 900 East Broad Street (enter from Broad Street).

·      -  Richmond’s Hickory Hill Community Center, 3000 E. Belt Boulevard.


Voting Location and Registration __________________________
Check your Voter Polling Precinct Location and/or register to vote, at

https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

 

Additional Helpful Information _____________________________

Virginia Still Requires ID, but now accepts more than just one photo ID
Acceptable forms of ID include: your voter registration notice; Virginia DMV issued photo ID; U.S. Passport; other federal or Virginia government issued ID; college student ID’s (can now be out of state); Virginia student high school ID; employee photo ID; or, any current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with your name and address. A full list of all acceptable forms of ID can be found at www.elections.virginia.gov. If you don’t have ID, you will have to fill out an ID Confirmation Statement. Voters who do not have an acceptable ID and don’t sign the Confirmation Statement will be offered a provisional ballot.

Offices and Candidate info
Information about offices, candidates and questions is posted on the Virginia Department of Election’s website www.elections.virginia.gov.

Elections
General Election Days are always on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Primary election days – if called – are held the third Tuesday in June. Presidential primary elections are on the first Tuesday in March.

Help at Voter Polls
If you need help or make a mistake on your ballot and need another one, just ask an Election Officer. They are there to help.

Registering to vote
If you have a Virginia DMV issued ID, you can register, update your registration or apply for an absentee ballot online and paperlessly at www.elections.virginia.gov.


Information ______________________________________________

Please contact the Commonwealth of Virginia - Richmond Office of the General Registrar to check/confirm your election information and/or for questions, comments, or assistance, at: VoterRegistration@richmondgov.com (email); 804.646.5950 (tel); www.richmondgov.com/Registrar/index.aspx (web)


Vote Richmond __________________________________________
Richmond City Council encourages all eligible Richmond residents to vote.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

A statement from Richmond City Council - Regarding the passing of former Lt. Governor of Virginia, John H. Hager

 

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Monday, 24 August 2020
  
A statement from Richmond City Council
Regarding the passing of former
Lt. Governor of Virginia, John H. Hager
    

WHAT           Richmond, Virginia “Richmond City Council joins all Virginians in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of former Lt. Governor John H. Hager and extends heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and many loved ones. Mr. Hager was known for his humor, determination, and lifelong commitment to education, family, and public and community service. Mr. Hager will long be remembered by our city, state, and community and all who knew, loved, and cared about him.”

 

 

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Richmond City Council invites all parties interested in acquiring a Civil War Monument to submit letters of intent by Sept. 8, 2020

 

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Monday, 17 August 2020 

Richmond City Council invites all parties interested in acquiring a Civil War Monument to submit letters of intent by Sept. 8, 2020

Includes those that may have previously shared/sent an interest or intent

WHAT           Richmond, Virginia Richmond City Council invites those interested in acquiring a Civil War Monument included in Richmond City Council Ordinance # 2020-154 to submit letters of intent to acquire a Civil War Monument by the submission deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. This includes all those who may have previously shared or sent an interest or intent. All letters of intent to acquire a Civil War Monument are required to include the following:

·       Letter of intent to acquire a Civil War Monument identifying specific monument/s wished to be acquired

 

·       Contact name/information of requestor

 

·       Name of entity the requestor represents

                                                                                                                                                      

·       Background information on the requesting entity, including reasons for wanting monument

                                         

·       Disclosure regarding public, private, nonprofit, etc. status and purpose

 

·       Specific proposal/offer to acquire and transport the monument

 

·       Specification as to exact location monument would be placed, if acquired                                                      

                                                                  

·       Proposed timeline for moving and transporting the monument

    Submissions are to be sent to the Richmond City Council Office of the Council Chief of Staff, using the following email address: monuments@richmondgov.com.




CONTACT    For more information, please contact Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, Richmond City Council Office of the Council Chief of Staff, at steven.skinner@richmondgov.com (email); or 804.646.6052 (tel).

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Councilmember Newbille to hold virtual meetings for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

 

Councilmember Newbille to hold virtual meetings for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District

                                              

WHAT            Richmond, Virginia - Councilmember Cynthia I. Newbille, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, will hold virtual meetings for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District. Her individual meetings will be held online through Zoom. She invites those interested in participating to register in advance using the information below:

 

·       Virtual Meeting # 1
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Information/Highlights
WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
REGISTER: https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lrrn-zizQxWgvPAieMTUKQ

                                                                                       

·       Virtual Meeting # 2
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Updates
WHEN: Monday, August 31, 2020; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
REGISTER: https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MrMYBNmOTMuicO0Z6M1-XQ

 

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual meeting.

 

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

 

     Councilmember Newbille holds individual meetings that include her goals and accomplishments, topical agendas, and special guests. She invites all Richmond East End 7th Voter District residents to attend. Meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, and special guests are subject to change.

 

Councilmember Newbille’s additional upcoming virtual meetings:

                           

Wednesday, September 16, 2020; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Information/Highlights

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Updates

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Information/Highlights

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Updates

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Information/Highlights

 

Monday, November 30, 2020; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
TOPIC: Richmond East End 7th Voter District Updates

 

 

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Councilmember Newbille to hold virtual meeting for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District

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Monday, 27 July 2020

Councilmember Newbille to hold virtual meeting for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District

WHAT            Richmond, Virginia - Councilmember Cynthia I. Newbille, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, will hold a virtual meeting for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District. Her individual meeting will be held online through Zoom. Those interested in participating should register in advance at:

https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6DQcKqFYRraT_Qo-2nrUww

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual meeting. Questions may be submitted in advance via the registration page.

The planned agenda for this meeting includes the following:
 

AGENDA
                                                     

·       Welcome
Councilmember Cynthia I. Newbille 
Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District

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

·       Remarks from the Commonwealth’s Attorney
Colette McEachin, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Commonwealth of Virginia - Richmond Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney

·       Richmond Police Department Update
Col. Gerald Smith, Chief of Police, Richmond Police Department

·       Remarks on Housing Evictions in Richmond
Michelle Peters, Deputy Director, Richmond Department of Housing and Community Development

·       COVID-19 Pandemic Update
Dr. Melissa Viray, Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Health - Office of the Richmond City Health District

·       VCU Health Hub at 25th Update
Natalie Pennywell, Site Director, VCU Health Hub at 25th, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System

·       Questions & Answers
Councilmember Cynthia I. Newbille

WHEN           Wednesday, July 29, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

     Councilmember Newbille holds individual meetings that include her goals and accomplishments, topical agendas, and special guests. She invites all Richmond East End 7th Voter District residents to attend. Meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, and special guests are subject to change.


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Monday, July 20, 2020

Councilmember Robertson to hold virtual meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District


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Monday, 20 July 2020

Councilmember Robertson to hold virtual meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District

WHAT           Richmond, Virginia Councilmember Ellen F. Robertson, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District, will hold a virtual meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District. Her individual meeting will be held online through the Microsoft Teams platform (a Microsoft account is not required). Those interested in joining can access the meetings using one of the following options:

·     Option 1 - Online:

·     Option 2 - Phone: 804.316.9457 (tel); When prompted, enter Conference ID: 259 326 222#

                        Councilmember Robertson invites Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District residents to join and comment during her individual meeting, and time will be provided for questions as the meeting progresses. Questions may also be asked in advance by submitting an email to Tavares M. Floyd via: tavares.floyd@richmondgov.com (email)

     The planned agenda and special guests for this meeting includes the following:
                                                                                                                                    
Agenda & Special Invited Guests

·       Welcome
Councilmember Ellen F. Robertson
Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District

·       Richmond Police Department Update
Col. Gerald Smith, Chief of Police, Richmond Police Department

·       Richmond Public Schools Update
Jason Kamras, Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools

·       Richmond Office on Aging and Persons with Disabilities
Yvette Jones, Human Services Manager, Richmond Office on Aging and Persons with Disabilities

·       Richmond City Health District Update
Danny Avula, Director, Virginia Department of Health - Office of the Richmond City Health District

·       Commonwealth’s Attorney Update
The Honorable Colette McEachin, Commonwealth’s Attorney
Commonwealth of Virginia - Richmond Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney

·       Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District Update
Councilmember Ellen F. Robertson

·       Questions & Answers
Councilmember Ellen F. Robertson
             
WHEN           Tuesday, July 21, 2020
                    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
         
CONTACT    For more information, please contact: Tavares M. Floyd, Liaison for
The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilmember, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District, at 804. 646.7964 (tel),
or tavares.floyd@richmondgov.com (email)

     Councilmember Robertson holds individual meetings that include her goals and accomplishments; topical agendas; and, special guests. She invites Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District residents to attend. Meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, and special guests are subject to change.

     Councilmember Robertson invites those interested in receiving her personal weekly briefings, newsletters, agendas, reminders, correspondence, updates, and cancellations to contact Tavares M. Floyd, via: tavares.floyd@richmondgov.com (email); 804.646.7964 (tel), and/or visit her website, at www.robertsonrva6.com



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