Showing posts from May 10, 2015

Mayor Jones Comments on Richmond City Council Budget Vote

Mayor Dwight C. Jones today thanked Richmond City Council for their work on his proposed budget, but offered great caution concerning some of the actions taken during Council’s budget deliberations. The following statement was issued following Council’s budget vote: “I want to thank Richmond City Council for their hard work and due diligence in thoroughly reviewing my submission of Richmond’s FY2016-FY2017 Biennial Fiscal Plans and five year Capital Improvement Program. Since coming into office, I have consistently presented balanced budgets that have addressed large deficits, have avoided layoffs and furloughs, and have provided services that resulted in minimal disruption to core city services while setting the future direction and growth for our city. “The budget I presented to City Council brought spending in line with revenues, maintained essential services, met prior commitments and utilized sound fiscal principles, and I’m pleased that 98% of my budget remains intact. We are in

Mayor Jones Reveals the First City of Richmond Bike Master Plan

Richmond’s First Bike Master Plan is Now Complete! During a Bike to Work rally at the James Center on May 15, Mayor Jones announced the completion of the City of Richmond’s first ever Bicycle Master Plan. Click here to view the City's Bike Master Plan. The following are Mayor Jones' prepared remarks for the Bike to Work rally. Good morning residents and cyclists of the city of Richmond and the surrounding metro area. It looks like we picked a nice day for a Bike to Work Rally and I personally thank you all for joining us here! I really enjoy telling everyone I can that we have a very enthusiastic and significant cycling community here in the city of Richmond. That fact is proven once again as I see so many of you enjoying this day with us and showing that you have truly embraced the spirit and meaning behind Bike to Work Day. As you well know, Bike to Work Day is an annual, nationally recognized event to support bicycling as a viable commuting option. I encourage all of