Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson to hold meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District


Richmond City Council / News Release
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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson to hold meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District

WHAT            Richmond, Virginia - The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District, will hold a meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District. The planned agenda and special guests for this meeting are below:
                                                                                                                                    
Agenda/Special Invited Guests

·    Potholes, Street Paving, Leaf Collection, and Storm Water Drainage
Mr. Bobby Vincent, Director, Richmond Department of Public Works

·    Conserve Energy and Reduce Utility and Water Bills
Mr. Calvin Farr, Director, Richmond Department of Public Utilities and Mr. James Beazley, Manager - Regional State and Local Affairs (Virginia), Dominion Energy

·    Discussion: Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2020
Richmond City Government Budget
                
WHEN         Saturday, March 23, 2019
                   10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WHERE        Richmond Public Library
                   Main Branch - Gellman Room
                   101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia
Free parking available for the first 40 cars at the lot located at 2nd Street and Grace Street.
                       
CONTACT    For more information, please contact: Kiya Stokes, Liaison for The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District, at 804.646.7964 (tel), or kiya.stokes@richmondgov.com (email)

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


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Friday, March 15, 2019

Updated: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2020 Richmond Government Budget


Richmond City Council / News Release
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Friday, 15 March 2019
                                                     
Updated: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2020 Richmond Government Budget
                                   
Richmond, Virginia - The updated (as noted) Richmond City Council Fiscal Year 2020 Richmond Government Budget Review/Establishment Schedule is as follows:

                 
 Richmond City Council                                                                                   Working DRAFT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Fiscal Year 2020 Richmond Government Budget
Review/Establishment Schedule
  Council meetings held in Richmond City Council Chambers; Richmond City Hall; 900 E. Broad Street; Richmond, VA 23219     
   NOTE: Schedule subject to changes/updates. As of/updated 3.15.2019/1250 hrs/srs

Wed., March 6, 2019
Council Special Meeting
Time: 3:00 p.m.
DEADLINE: Mayor to submit to Richmond City Council a proposed Richmond Govt. Budget
Mon., March 11, 2019
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 Development
      • Housing and Community Development
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., March 18, 2019
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-6:00 p.m.
(The second meeting/topics
were moved to
March 25, 2019,
on 3.15.2019





(Section updated, as noted,
on 3.15.2019)
Budget Work Session 2: Strategic Infrastructure - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - presentations
      • Public Works
      • Information Technology
      • Richmond Capital Improvements
      • Council Offices (Attorney; Auditor; Clerk; Chief of Staff; Council; Inspector General; Assessor)
4:00-6:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
(The following topics were moved to March 25, 2019, on 3.15.2019.)
      • Public Schools
      • Public Utilities
      • Economic Development
      • Housing and Community Development
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., March 25, 2019
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)








(Section updated, as noted,
on 3.15.2019)
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 (Attorney; Auditor; Clerk; Chief of Staff; Council; Inspector General; Assessor)
(The following topics were moved/added from March 18, 2019, on 3.15.2019.)
      • Public Schools
      • Public Utilities
      • Economic Development
      • Housing and Community Development
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., April 1, 2019
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Mtng. to follow (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
4:00-5:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Social Services
      • Community Wealth Building
      • Library
      • Justice Services
      • Human Services
      • Virginia Department of Health/Richmond Office
Mon., April 8, 2019
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
      • Citizen Service and Response
      • 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 9, 2019
DEADLINE: Council submits proposed Capital Improvement Plan amendments (balanced)
Noon

Mon., April 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-6:00 p.m.









Budget Work Session 6: General - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Assessor of Real Estate
      • Finance/Risk Mgt.
      • Human Resources
      • Procurement
      • Non-Departmental
      • Budget
      • Chief Administrative Officer
      • Treasurer
      • General Registrar of Voters
      • Mayor
      • Minority Business Development
      • Press Secretary
      • Citizen Service & Response
4:00-6:00 p.m.
      Begin to balance proposed Richmond Capital Improvement Plan amendments
Thurs., April 18, 2019
DEADLINE: Council priority rankings and any other reductions, revenues, or text amendment proposals due.
Noon

Mon., April 22, 2019
9:00 a.m.-Noon
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 1 - Public Meeting    

Mon., April 22, 2019
Begins 6:00 p.m.
Held during Formal Mtng.
Public Hearing on Budget for additional public input 
Wed., April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m.-Noon
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 2 - Public Meeting
Mon., April 29, 2019
9:00 a.m.-Noon
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 3 - Public Meeting

Mon., May 6, 2019
5:00 p.m. - until

Meeting to precede scheduled Richmond City Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Mtng., which will immediately follow.
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting

Mon., May 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To be held during the scheduled Richmond City Council Formal Meeting.

Council Budget Vote
Richmond City Council Establishes the official
FY 2020 Richmond Government Budget
Council votes to establish the Richmond Government 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.
Wed., May 15, 2019

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.
Friday., May 31, 2019
DEADLINE: Budget Adoption Deadline
Richmond City Charter: §6.11 - Council shall adopt Budget not later than May 31.
July 1, 2019

New Richmond City Council FY 2020 Richmond Government Budget begins

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 generally 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 draft proposed Budget is submitted to Richmond City Council by the Mayor. Council then reviews, analyzes, and amends it to establish the official Richmond Government Budget based on the priorities of Richmond residents.
                     
     Richmond City Council's budget deliberations typically include more than a dozen public meetings, hearings, and work sessions. 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.

CONTACT
In considering the budget, Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to contact the individual Councilmember representing them for their Richmond Voter District and to attend public budget meetings for more information.

        The following links can be used, if needed, by residents to assist in identifying their particular Richmond Voter District:

·         Richmond Real Estate Property Search Database (note: when correct address is identified, use the Government tab to display Government Voter Districts for that location) and

Helpful individual Councilmember 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)

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)

Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert
(Council Vice President)
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
804.646.6055 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)

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)

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)

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)

Richmond East End 7th Voter District
The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille
(Council President)
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond East End 7th Voter District
804.646.3012 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)

Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
The Honorable Reva M. Trammell
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
804.646.6591 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)

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)

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.





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