The Agenda: Local government briefs for 9.9.19

Richmond City Hall. (BizSense file photo)

City Council to vote on $15M budget surplus recommendations

Richmond City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. Business on the agenda includes consideration of Mayor Levar Stoney’s recommendations for $15 million in projected surplus revenues from fiscal year 2019, which ended June 30.

Stoney attributed the surplus to improvements in tax collection, tax revenues coming in above projections, and savings from efficiencies in departmental operations. He is proposing using $6.2 million to fund a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment for city retirees, the first such increase in more than a decade if approved. Another $1 million would go to reducing debt obligations of the Richmond Retirement System.

An additional $1 million would go to fund capital projects including accessibility enhancements along the James River, including: $500,000 for enhancements to community centers; about $282,500 for a 3,000-foot-long ADA-accessible path and ramps along Tredegar Street near Brown’s Island; and $180,000 for universal access ramps at Huguenot Flatwater Park.

Other business on the agenda includes a request from Larson Development to rezone an industrial property at 1206 Dinwiddie Ave. in Manchester to mixed-use business district. Full agenda available here.

Henrico supervisors resume regular meetings

Henrico supervisors meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. The board didn’t meet the second Tuesday in August in keeping with its annual calendar. The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is available here.

The Henrico Planning Commission meets Thursday at 7 p.m. to review rezoning and provisional-use permit requests. Agenda available here.

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