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Councilman Parker C. Agelasto’s 5th Voter District Meeting On June 3

From City Council press release:

Councilman Parker C. Agelasto to hold a meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District

All Richmond Central 5th Voter District residents invited and encouraged to attend

WHAT (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District, will hold a district-wide meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District. This is part of regular meetings Councilman Agelasto holds, which include information on his Richmond Central 5th Voter District goals and accomplishments; a thematic agenda of current interest; and, special guests. These meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Central 5th Voter District residents are invited and encouraged to attend. The planned agenda/discussion topics for the upcoming meeting include:

· Introduction of Richmond’s New Chief Administrative Officer:
Ms. Selena Cuffee-Glenn

· James River Park System Presentation
Mr. Nathan Burrell, James River Park System Manager,
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

· Richmond Public Library Programs
Ms. Patricia Parks, Branch Manager
Richmond Public Library – Main Library

· Emergency Management Presentation
Mr. Anthony McLean, Deputy Director
Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services

· Questions, Comments, and Concerns
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District

WHEN Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Randolph Community Center
1415 Grayland Avenue, Richmond, Virginia

WHO The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District

CONTACT For more information, please contact:
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District, at 804.646.6050 (tel), or (email)

Councilman Agelasto’s Future Richmond Central 5th Voter District Meetings

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond – Southside Club
2409 Bainbridge Street, Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
World War Memorial Carillon
0 S. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Virginia War Memorial
621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia

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OHNA Meeting Tonight

From email reminder:

Hello all

Your reminder that OHNA will be holding its monthly meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 26th at 7 pm at WBCH.

I’ve had a couple of people express interest in being on the agenda, but no confirmations. It will be a surprise!

I met with Michael Buck of Acorn Signs to discuss historic house plaques. I will have some samples of different materials to pass around.


Silent Memorial Day Run

From the article:

For the third year, the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department will host a silent run in honor of Memorial Day put on by veteran and officer Stephen Adt.
The 5K from the Stuart C. Siegel Center to the Virginia War Memorial serves as a somber reminder that the holiday is more than the beginning of summer or an opportunity for discounts at the mall.

“This is my way of kind of changing that,” Adt said.
The first year attracted more than 200 runners and Adt said he hopes the idea will gain traction in other cities to remember military men and women killed in war. Each year, a combat veteran leads the run carrying the American flag.

What: The third annual 5K run in silence to memorialize military men and women killed in war. Runners are asked to wear white shirts.
When: Monday, May 25 rain or shine; 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. guest speakers and light stretching, noon run, short ceremony and flag presentation after the run.
Where: Starts at VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. and ends at Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St.
Cost: Free
For more information, search “Never Forget Memorial Run” on Facebook.

TransformRVA on Thursday

To commemorate the Better Housing Coalition’s 25th Anniversary and inspire community partners to work together for the Greater-Richmond region’s advancement, the Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is presenting TransformRVA: A Day of Celebration, Education & Transformation this Thursday at the Omni Hotel:

a full-day event to engage community residents, leaders and corporate and government partners in presentations and dialogues on what needs to be done to make our region a more vibrant, inclusive community in which to live, work and play. The event starts with an awards luncheon with keynote speaker Henry Cisneros, former Mayor of San Antonio and former Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, on ‘Leadership for 21st Century Cities’. Golden Hammer Awards for excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects over the past year will be awarded (and there are some finalists from some of our neighborhoods). After the luncheon, six concurrent workshops will be given by local and national experts on components of vibrant, inclusive communities where all can thrive, such as housing, education, transportation, civic engagement, placemaking and age-wave planning. Finally, we wind down at the end with a cocktail reception featuring Desiree Roots Centaio and friends (great jazz music), good food and conversation.
Tickets are $100 for the full day, $50 for the luncheon only. Thanks to a sponsor, there are a limited number of event scholarships for resident/community leaders, college/university students, and nonprofit professionals, based on need.


Virginia Nuclear Authority Meets Nearby Wednesday

Received this forwarded email in regard to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA)‘ upcoming meeting, which the public is allowed to attend:

VNECA Board Members:

I hope all is well with you. Just wanted to send a quick reminder about Wednesday’s VNECA Board meeting.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20th at 10am at the VCU East Engineering Hall, 401 West Main Street, Room E3229 (daVinci classroom on third floor). (Ed. note: I redacted the parking code info) The map is attached, but this is the same lot as previous meetings.

If you haven’t RSVP’d already, please let me know if you will be able to attend.

Attached are the draft minutes from the last meeting, draft agenda for this meeting and map for parking.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.


Randy Marcus
Senior Advisor for Policy
Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

Community Movie Night TOMORROW

The summer long movie series known as Oregon Hill Community Movie Night will begin TOMORROW, May 8, at Dusk in Pleasants Park. The first movie of the season will not be Scarface. Instead it will be Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
The series operates every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, May thru October (though rainy weather can mess with that). Free refreshments served: hot dogs, chip, and beverage.

Monroe Park Woes

The state of Monroe Park continues to create consternation.

From neighbor and Monroe Park defender Todd Woodson:

Last Monday evening, I spoke during citizen comment period at city council regarding the fact that the city currently has over 3/4 of a million dollars and hundreds of hours of planning in the Monroe Park Master Plan and that the plan has been approved by both the planning commission and city council and is prominently displayed on the website and that they were currently replacing the entire north side of the park (600 and 700 blocks w Franklin) with new concrete sidewalks which do not comply with the specified brick with planting strip sidewalks in the master plan. I emailed the interim director at DPW before any concrete was poured and he responded that he would consult his engineers and get back to me. He never did. I subsequently requested the budget for the project under the freedom of information act but haven’t received it yet. They have now completed the northern perimeter and have started on the eastern side (Belvidere). It is now apparent that the city is going to complete the entire perimeter with inappropriate material in anticipation of the UCI races. This unfortunate waste of funds could reach up to 200 to 300 thousand dollars by my estimate. Should the master plan be implemented, all this concrete will need to be demolished, transported to a landfill, the site re-prepared and correct brick sidewalks installed.
I request that you do anything you can to bring this to the attention of the public. If they stopped and began the right plan, much money could still be saved.
This blatant and willful waste of taxpayer dollars and stress to the environment through all of the landfill waste is appalling and unconscionable. The administration of our city is out of control.

These Monroe Park sidewalks has been reported on before on this website.

Some Richmonders have also been wondering about this plaque, now without a corresponding tree:


Perhaps we will learn more at this upcoming Monday (May 4, 5pm)’s City Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Meeting being held in the Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall. Alice Massie, the President of the Monroe Park Conservancy, is scheduled to give an update. She has missed previous meetings. Also, Lucy Meade of Venture Richmond is scheduled to speak on “City Beautification Projects”. This standing committee meeting often has little public participation, despite the important matters that are discussed there.

Friends Of Hollywood Picnic This Sunday

From Hollywood Cemetery (don’t forget to RSVP!):

Join us for an annual tradition that dates back to the 1800s! We will be hosting our Fourth Annual Sunday Picnic at Hollywood Cemetery on Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket, and relax to sounds of great entertainment at Hollywood Cemetery. Guided trolley tours are available throughout the cemetery that day. Cupcakes from Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe, an ice cream truck and hotdogs will be on site. Live music will be provided by the Oak Lane Band and Capitol Opera Richmond.

The picnic is free to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance. Please email or call 648-8501 to make reservations. Rain Date – Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 1:00pm.