Showing posts from March 16, 2014

Riverfront Development to Move Forward

Mayor Dwight C. Jones today issued the following statement regarding the City’s proposed Capital Improvement Program for FY2015-2019 and Riverfront Development: “It is clear to me after hearing from some very good friends who are aware of my ongoing commitment to riverfront development, that the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget put forth sends the wrong signal about the city’s intentions concerning riverfront development and specifically the Brown’s Island Dam Walk. I want to be clear: we are moving forward and it is my understanding that we are well on track to complete the Dam Walk before the World Road Cycling Championships come to Richmond in 2015.   “The city has approximately $4 million in unspent funds for this project, because of the initial funding that I included in my CIP for FY2013-2017. We are also anticipating grant funding in the amount of $2.5 million; meaning we may have as much as $6.5 million on hand. The Brown’s Island Dam Walk is a key project in this first

Mayor Orders Faster Progress in Filling Vacancies

~City Reorganizes Positions as Interim DCAO Departs~ Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced today that the service of Stephen Harms as Interim Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for Human Services is concluding. Harms, who was appointed to the position in January of 2013, has chosen to pursue other opportunities. “We are grateful to Steve for the time that he has dedicated to the City in this capacity,” said Mayor Jones. “This interim appointment has extended out beyond one year; much longer than we anticipated we would have the benefit of his expertise and we are grateful that he was able to dedicate this much time.” “I was honored to have been asked to serve with the Mayor and his team,” said Steve Harms. “I’m grateful for his and City Council’s support in our efforts to improve city services. The experience has been meaningful and I appreciate the dedicated city employees that I had the privilege of working with.” The DCAO for Human Services has oversight of the Department of Soci