Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mayor’s Food Policy Task Force Request Resident Input

The Mayor’s Food Policy Task Force would like to thank all of the residents who attended the community forum to discuss and prioritize recommendations concerning access to quality, affordable, healthy fresh foods in the city of Richmond. Residents who could not attend the community forum are encouraged to visit www.RichmondGov.com  and click on the Food Policy Task Force Survey article link to provide their input on the task force’s recommendations. Resident input will help shape the action plan to address identified needs to ensure that the city has a healthy and accessible environment for all.

Click here to take the survey.
Haga clic aquĆ­ para tomar la encuesta.



This survey will remain open until Friday, April 13, 2012.

The Food Policy Task Force is part of Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ Healthy Richmond Campaign that was created to help improve the health of City residents by addressing the disparities affecting access to health care and health resources in the city of Richmond. The RVA Shoppers’ Shuttle that began in February is one of the preliminary recommendations made by the task force.





Monday, April 2, 2012

CAO, Byron Marshall Issues Statement Regarding Art 180

Chief Administrative Officer, Byron Marshall issued the following statement regarding the Art 180 artwork on display along Monument Avenue.


“The city of Richmond supports the arts community and continues to have a good working relationship with Art 180. We recognize the honorable work being done through Art 180 to serve the youth of Richmond and acknowledge that this work is important to the social fabric of our communities.

“It is unfortunate that an erroneous permit was issued for the display in question. I’ve met with city attorneys today as well as agency officials to review this matter. It is clear that a mistake was made and it is now incumbent upon us to uphold the law.

“The Work in Streets Permit (WISP) was issued in violation of Richmond Code Section 38-113, which details unlawful signage in City medians. A review of the ordinances by which the city issues permits is underway to ensure that city employees have a clear understanding of the parameters involving the city’s right of way management.

“The city will work with Art 180 to assist with potentially putting the display on exhibit in a city park for an extended period.”