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City Implements "Don't Get the Boot" Campaign to Enforce Fines for Outstanding Parking Tickets

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~Three or more unpaid parking tickets will result in vehicle ‘boot’~
Standard Parking Corporation, the City’s parking enforcement contractor, is implementing some changes that will enhance the parking services the City provides.   Beginning April 1, Standard Parking will begin using License Plate Recognition Technology to assist with ‘booting’, or immobilizing, vehicles with three or more outstanding parking tickets.   Throughout the transition to Standard Parking Corporation, the City has been lenient in collecting fees for delinquent tickets.  However, as Standard Parking continues to move forward with new parking services, the City is preparing to enforce fines for unpaid violations. Parking Enforcement Officers will operate vans with two cameras mounted on the roof to identify license plates of ‘scofflaw’ vehicles.  Once the license plate information has been verified, an orange ‘boot’ will be attached to either the driver’s side front or rear wheel to immobilize the vehicle.     Two n…

Washington Redskins to Join Bon Secours and City of Richmond for Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center Groundreaking

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Leaders from the City of Richmond, Bon Secours Virginia Health System and the Washington Redskins, amongst others, will break ground on the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center located at the Leigh Street (Science Museum) site on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.  Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Bon Secours Virginia Health System CEO Peter Bernard and Washington Redskins Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen, amongst other Richmond-based partners, are expected to attend.  “We are honored to gather today with such a prestigious group of partners,” said Peter Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours. “Above all, we are pleased to be on the cusp of a project that will have significant impact on our city, both economically and from a health perspective.”  As the new home of the Redskins three week summer training camp beginning this year, the world-class training facility will bring an estimated $40 million investment to Richmond, in addition to hun…

Mayor Jones Announces Appointment of New Chief of Police

Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Ray J. Tarasovic as Chief of Police:
“As of today, I have accepted the resignation of Bryan Norwood from his post as Chief of Police for the city of Richmond. I am very thankful for the more than four years of dedicated service he has offered to our city and for the leadership that he has brought to the Richmond Police Department. I know that in many ways, the Richmond Police Department and our city is better off because of his involvement, his dedication, and his concern and care for our communities. But we’ve reached a mutual agreement in that his time as Richmond’s Police Chief has come to an end.
“Today I am announcing the appointment of Ray J. Tarasovic as Police Chief. Effective tomorrow, this appointment places a new chief in charge who already knows our city; having previously served as Assistant Chief of Police in Richmond under former Chief Rodney Monroe. He has made Richmond his home since comi…