I was happy to see City workers trimming the tree shoots sprouting from all the dead crepe myrtles on Hull Street this evening. As we reported in our prior article City Workers Hack & Kill Trees On Hull Street, city workers maimed and killed all the mature crepe myrtles on Hull
CBS 6 News Problem Solvers just did a story entitled "Neighbors irate ‘eyesore’ school costs taxpayers $26K a year to maintain" about the old abandoned and vacant Oak Grove Elementary school owned by the City of Richmond's Public Schools system. Ironically this is the same vacant school building that the privately run
So Mayor Jones and City Council just gave away 14 tax delinquent, blighted properties it recently seized as reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Break out the noisemakers and party balloons, right? Way to go City, fix those blighted properties!!! Well actually...this is just the latest example of another fraud scheme by the City that cost
The asphalt Gods are smiling on Manchester! After years of neglect, Bainbridge, Porter, and Perry Streets have benefitted from some badly needed paving by the City of Richmond. It could not have come at a better time. Recently, we have seen pothole fever erupt in Manchester. Not too long ago John Gregory with Fountainhead
The City of Richmond adopted a Neighborhood Plan for Old Manchester in 1996 as part of the City's Master Plan. The strategic plan was intended to be a blueprint for the City that would set forth the revitalization of Manchester, yet be flexible enough to allow adaptation as the area developed. The plan explicitly called
In other cities corrupt acts by elected officials and their staff is called graft, larceny, embezzlement, fraud, or cronyism. And these folks go to jail for this type of behavior. In Richmond however, the City bureaucracy has grown so emboldened they don't even blush anymore when committing the most egregious acts.