According to the City work schedule, Oregon Hill will have leaves collected from streets 11/28 – 11/30. Keep in mind that this may change due to weather and other work scheduling issues.
Outside of citywide concerns about schools and basic services, what is the biggest issue facing your district? How do you hope to address it?
Agelasto: We need to create good-paying jobs that are accessible to all our neighborhoods. The city can help cultivate many small entrepreneurial businesses in areas like Hull Street. Carytown has over 4,000 jobs. Let’s spread that success to other areas rather than relying on incentives to corporations.
Magruder: I plan to address the increasing water rates by first requiring the disclosure of the PILOT fee and seeking a possible legal challenge to it. I’ll also seek reductions in the base service charge for unmetered homes as it’s heavily regressive to the poor.
Sawyer: Water utility rates. City of Richmond residents pay more than surrounding counties. In 2013, we saw an increase of $1.63 per CCF of water to $3.21. Waste water changed from $2.59 per CCF to $5.82. We must reduce the service charge in line with other communities and raise the CPU of water.
This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means trash and recycling pickup. Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night. This is a good time to clear the sidewalks for Halloween trick-or-treaters.
From email announcement:
OHNA will holding its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 25th, at 7 pm, at St. Andrew’s Parish House on the 200 block of S. Laurel St.
Hope to see you there
Rescheduled from a previous date, there is a meeting this Wednesday for residents of central Richmond neighborhoods who are experiencing coyotes.
It takes place at the Patrick Henry School on Semmes Ave., starting at 6:30 pm. Dept Game & Inland Fisheries is hosting.
From FaceBook event page:
Join a community conversation on coyotes living in the City of Richmond. Wildlife experts will have lots of information on coyote ecology and behavior, wildlife regulations, and how to best deal with wildlife in our back yards.
Please share, with neighborhood groups, associations, and neighbors along the river and near the James River Park System. We want your questions and feedback!
VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs: Gulak Lecture Featuring Sara Zewede, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:00p.m., VCU University Student Commons
The countdown has begun! The fourth annual Gulak Lecture is only weeks away. This year, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker, Sara Zewede, a leading expert in landscape architecture and design. She will discuss “Design in the Southern City Now: Negotiating Cultural Memory in the Age of the Urban Renaissance.” She writes and lectures on the discourses of landscape architecture and urbanism and its interface with culture and history. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.
Richmond police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found late yesterday afternoon on CSX railroad tracks near Tredegar Street under the Lee Bridge.
CSX Transportation employees notified Richmond police at 4:51 p.m. of a body on the tracks in the 100 block of Tredegar Street, said Richmond police spokesman James Mercante.
No foul play is suspected but the investigation is continuing.
The man’s body, that of a white male, was taken to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and determination of cause of death.
St. Andrew’s Church is taking part in Oregon Hill Halloween festivities.
From the FaceBook event page:
Earth Folk Collecitve will be hosting a fundraiser
TUESDAY OCTOBER 25th 5pm-10pm
All proceeds will go to buying materials and paying for studio space to make the puppets for this year’s Halloween Parade!
All are welcome!
Also, do not forget about the St. Andrew’s/OregonHill.net Jack O’ Lantern Contest! $50!