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Excerpt from Times Dispatch article, “$24M ISSUE: Utilities’ payments to Richmond take backseat in water/wastewater rate debate Richmond has utilities make special payments into general fund”: Historically, the council has been reluctant to tackle the payments to the city that are a built-in component of water, wastewater and gas bills. According to Richmond’s City Charter, [...]
From press release: Better Government Richmond, a citizen advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the release of a new video about the City of Richmond Water Utility Charges and Rates. Better Government members produced this video in order to inform the public about the Mayor’s proposed plan that is under review by City Council. Better [...]
Please consider and share the following as City Council goes over the budget. FACT SHEET: Richmond’s proposed $26.11 monthly water/sewer service charge At $26.11, Richmond’s minimum monthly water/sewer service charge would still be one of the highest in the nation. It is a burden for every senior citizen getting by on Social Security and every [...]
From a neighbor: There is an interesting photo in the Times Dispatch today of the Grace Arents public baths on the 500 block of Belvidere. Click here for photo. Caption: In May 1952, the Richmond City Council ended a longtime city service: the Grace Arents public baths, in the 500 block of South Belvidere Street. [...]
Oregon Hill resident Nolen Blackwood has started a new venture called RVA Water Services. RVA Water Services is a water based energy efficiency company focused on providing a water and sewer usage reduction program for multi-family properties by analyzing current usage and installing effective and efficient fixtures. These fixtures will be installed at no cost [...]
Today the Sierra Club Falls of the James group released the following statement in response to Mayor Jones’ announcement earlier this month: Sierra Club Declares Only “A Partial Victory” On Richmond Water Rates and Calls For More Reform The Sierra Club Falls of the James group’s Executive Committee listened to Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ budget [...]
Well, the number did not come forward this month, but thankfully, reporter Robert Zullo is following the issue. From the Times Dispatch: Advocates for lower Richmond water and sewer charges have thus far been stonewalled by the city administration in attempts to obtain a consultant’s study that will be central to the utility rates the [...]
From the PUP Club FaceBook page: The Stop the Drop campaign starts this month! Look for our posters in parks and at local pet-related businesses. Thanks to local artist Becky Boncal for the great artwork!
Thankfully, Public Works is on the scene.