Showing posts from October 25, 2020

Stoney administration to launch Richmond Resilience Initiative, guaranteed income pilot program

  The City of Richmond is joining a growing nationwide effort to foster economic security among working families.   Today, Mayor Stoney announced that the city, in partnership with Robins Foundation, has launched the Richmond Resilience Initiative (RRI), a guaranteed income pilot program. Under the program, 18 working families who no longer qualify for benefits assistance but still do not make a living wage will receive $500 a month for 24 months.   The program is part of a larger national movement to foster economic security in a data-driven, research-tested capacity, and is modeled after successful pilots in cities like   Stockton, California .   Mayor Stoney recently joined Mayors for Guaranteed Income , a coalition of more than 25 mayors committed to piloting universal income programs to promote economic empowerment.   “The Richmond Resilience Initiative pilot will go far in both supporting hardworking families and providing the necessary data points to design policies that promote

Parking Restrictions will be Enforced near Polling Locations during General Election

~Ticketing and towing will be enforced for unauthorized vehicles~ Special on-street parking restrictions will be in place near polling locations on Tuesday, November 3 during the General Election to accommodate chief election officers, those working the polls on Election Day and for voters in some areas. Parking will be prohibited in the following areas from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Three parking meters/pay stations on the west side of the Main Library (Election Officer placard must be displayed) • All parking on the north side of Main Street between North Cherry and North Harrison streets will be designated for voters and election officers only • All parking on the west side of North Cherry Street between West Main Street and Floyd Avenue will be designated for voters and election officers only • All parking on the east side of Beaufont Hills Drive between LaCorolla Avenue and Lamar Drive will be designated for voters and election officers only Towing and ticketing of unauthorized

Office of Multicultural Affairs to publish “Portraits of Immigrant Voices” digital exhibit in celebration of National Immigrants’ Day

  The City of Richmond’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will unveil a new content initiative, “Portraits of Immigrant Voices,” on  RVAStrong   to honor National immigrants’ Day on Wednesday, October 28.   OMA will publish three portraits the first day and will continue to publish one portrait every weekday through Thanksgiving.   Click here   for the online gallery of available portraits, which will be updated daily.   Artist Alfonso Pérez painted each portrait and writer Joe Kutchera interviewed the subjects and wrote the life story that accompanies each portrait. Virginia Humanities and the City of Richmond’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) have funded the project.   “We are excited to launch this art and storytelling initiative to tell the stories of 24 immigrants who have come to Richmond from around the world,” says Karla Almendarez-Ramos, the manager of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “Not only do these stories exemplify the diversity of immigrant experiences in

La Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales publicará la colección digital “Retratos de Voces Inmigrantes” en la celebración del Día Nacional del Inmigrante

  La Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales de la Ciudad de Richmond, OMA, por sus siglas en inglés, develará su nueva iniciativa de contenido “Retratos de Voces Inmigrantes”, en para honrar el Día Nacional del Inmigrante que se celebra el 28 de octubre. OMA publicará tres retratos el primer día y continuará la publicación de un retrato diario cada día hasta el Día de Acción de Gracias. Haga clic aquí para visitar la galería digital la cual estará disponible para apreciar los retratos y será actualizada diariamente. El artista de origen Colombiano Alfonso Pérez pintó los retratos, y el escritor Joe Kutchera completó las entrevistas y escribió las historias que los acompañan. La Fundación Virginia Humanities y la Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales (OMA) han patrocinado el proyecto. “Estamos muy emocionados por el lanzamiento de esta iniciativa de arte e historias, que cuentan 24 relatos de inmigrantes que han llegado a Richmond de todas partes del mundo,” dijo Karla Almendarez