Showing posts from March 29, 2015

City and Sports Backers Announce New Course for RVA Streets Alive!

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill were joined by City Council member Parker Agelasto and Richmond City Health District Deputy Director Dr. Danny Avula today in announcing a new course for the third annual RVA Streets Alive! festival on Saturday, June 20. RVA Streets Alive! will take place in Byrd Park and encompass the areas between Fountain Lake and Swan Lake. The event will close Boat Lake Drive, Swan Lake Drive, Lake Road, and Amelia Street between Shields Lake and Swan Lake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow residents and visitors to use these streets to be active through running, walking, biking, and many other physical activities. Vendors will be on site offering health and fitness information and interactive demonstrations. “I am pleased that through the City’s Healthy Richmond Campaign, we continue to partner in presenting RVA Streets Alive! to encourage healthy and active lifestyles,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “This year’s even

Richmond Announces Decrease in Purchased Gas Cost

Beginning with the first utility bills in April 2015, natural gas customers of the city of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will see a savings on their monthly utility bill.  DPU is lowering the Purchased Gas Cost (PGC) portion of the natural gas utility bill from $0.575 to $0.425 per Ccf (100 cubic feet). By law, the city passes along the cost of the natural gas it purchases and delivers to its customers, dollar for dollar without any markup.   Other components of the natural gas bill – the distribution charge and customer charge – are unchanged. The PGC rate of the average residential customer who uses 70 Ccf’s of natural gas per month will pay approximately $78.64 compared to a current bill of $86.74.  This equates to a 26 percent reduction in the PGC rate charged by (DPU), and an overall 12 percent reduction in the entire natural gas bill.  Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones stated, “We welcome the opportunity to pass along these savings to our customers. The