Mayor Jones Issues Statement on Revitalize RVA Vote

Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following statement following the vote by Richmond City Council on Resolution No. 2014-R29, to express the City Council’s support for further negotiations with respect to “Revitalize RVA.”

 “I want to thank the City Council for saying yes to the future of our city. Tonight’s vote was a vote to support our efforts to find ways to generate new tax revenue for our city, to create jobs and opportunity, and to honor our heritage. This was an important and difficult vote tonight, and I’m pleased that Council is willing to allow discussions to move forward.

 “I also want to thank Council members for their service to the city’s residents in working extremely hard over the last few months on this proposal and for their insistence on getting the best deal for our taxpayers.  I look forward to the continued review of this proposal and the continued scrutiny of a plan that I believe can be transformative for our city. Ultimately, I’m hoping that we can bring a final proposal forward that will generate willingness from all to embrace growth and to use culture as a bridge rather than a barrier.”