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Mayor's Budget Message for FY2017 Biennial Fiscal Plan and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan for 2017-2021

Click here to view the Proposed Amendments to the Biennial Fiscal Plan 2017 and the Proposed Capital Improvement Program 2017-2021.

Honorable Mayor Dwight C. Jones FY 2017 Proposed Budget Amendments Speech (Remarks as prepared for delivery)
Madam President, members of City Council, my fellow Richmonders, good afternoon. Since we met in this room one year ago, our city has only grown more exciting and more vibrant. Hardly a day goes by without Richmond joining another list of cool places to visit, to eat, to live. People around the world are looking to us like never before.

Make no mistake, we owe much of it to last fall’s bike races and the international spotlight. It was our greatest party, and a lot more.

Look all over town, and you’ll see that the Richmond resurgence continues. Stone Brewing has opened in Fulton, bringing new jobs to a neighborhood that had been left behind. Triple Crossing brewing will soon follow a half-mile away—all because Stone is there. Our investment is paying off…

New Marquee at Dominion Arts Center Unveiled

The Dominion Arts Center unveiled their new marquee and exterior signage Thursday, March 3 with Mayor Dwight Jones, Janet Starke, Richmond CenterStage Foundation Executive Director, and Thomas Farrell II, Dominion Resources Chairman, President, and Executive Officer in attendance. The facility’s renaming came in recognition of a $5.5 million grant commitment Richmond CenterStage Foundation received from Dominion Resources’ charitable foundation. Richmond’s City Council approved the renaming in January of this year.

“The Dominion Arts Center is one of Richmond’s many treasures,” said Mayor Jones. “A strong cultural arts community is an important part of any tier-one city, and we are proud to have corporate support from companies like Dominion who recognize the importance of the arts and live up to the meaning of being a generous corporate citizen. The Dominion Foundation has consistently invested in our community’s culture, and we are thankful for their support.”

The Dominion Foundati…