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@RTDNEWS Debt service must be paid. Debt too. #rvacouncil @thedrmikejones ask why most of the money LEAVES #RVA @kimgray4rva Goes to NoVA CA, replete w Dem donors. NHDistrict is trying to build it ANYWAY, as they did w Jamestown towers. 7 other apt buildings under construction
Demand that data from cost benefit analyis be provided. They’re trying to rush this thru before Commission can do its own analysis.All these other apt complexes being built will saturate market. But WHO CARES about market analysis, competition! @thedrmikejones #rvacouncil #RVA
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@DeptofDefense JEDI RFP chaos illumines RVA Coliseum boondoggle. Compare $10 Billion cost 4 cloud system for ALL of US Defense GLOBAL IT needs to $1.4B WAG #RVA Coliseum cost estimates. @TerryMcAuliffe BAD Business deal. Costs don't add up #RVACouncil @LevarStoney
You're a business guy @TerryMcAuliffe turns out @DominionEnergy does very sloppy job on cost analysis as a monopoly w cost + 10% sweetheart deals w VA. Expand fr 10 blocks to 80 AFTER announcement. Numbers don't add up. NOT the way to do business & you should know that. 2/
3/ No more sweetheart deals when @RPS_Schools must be priority #1. Coliseum deal leaves #RVA loaded w MORE DEBT & City's bond rating is already worst in region. Debt service must be paid & eats up operating budget. Sell Coliseum to developers. Privatize it.
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@CoryBooker I’d like to tell youa happy story of African Americans triumphing and rejoicing in the happiest of ways, here in #RVA Theyre celebrating the life of Arthur Ashe, with the renaming of the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Blvd, suggested by my Councilor @kimgray4rva 1
There’s a tennis tournament and many other festivities to celebrate the life of Arthur Ash. We also learned that noted artist/sculptor Kehinde Wiley will sculpt a powerful equine statue, mounted by a young AfricanAmerican, an artistic response to older monuments.2
This powerful artistic response will tour different art museums, finding permanent home at @vmfa in Richmond, VA. This effort has been I think wisely managed, with no guarantees of a successful outcome. We had community meetings where everyone had an opportunity to be heard.3
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@vademocrats #RVA #rvacouncil @MetroRichmondYD A reminder about the importance of effective precinct organization. That’s the key to grass roots GOTV politics. @RepSpanberger @RepElaineLuria @RepWexton
The point being dear @TheDemocrats @JoeBiden We can’t let the polls lull us intoa sense of complacency.@SpeakerPelosi @HouseDemocrats @HouseDemWomen Know your voters & where they are. Have a precinct chair. Local DemCmtes organize by precinct & get those voter registration lists.
@JoeBiden knows this as did @BarackObama who even knew details about each voter, predating Brad Parscale. I purchased my list in @GovernorWilder campaign. It was printed on the green computer paper with printer holes along the edges!Mom called each 1 & we ID’d our @vademocrats
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I haven’t dug into the details yet but I am so grateful that #RVACouncil found compromise at some level and were able to reach an agreement on a budget that prioritized funding for @RPS_Schools and a number of other key initiatives. Thank you for finding a path forward. (1/?) 🧜🏻‍♀️
I know it wasn’t easy but I really appreciate that at the end of the day #RVACouncil pulled together and found a middle ground that maintained funding for several priorities. It ain’t perfect but neither was #RVAMayor’s proposal. (2/?) 🧜🏻‍♀️
Governance is all a work in progress and the more we can worth together to productively negotiate a path forward, the better off Richmond will be. Dropping political motives to be upfront, proactive, and honest will go a long way to help make collaboration possible. (3/?) 🧜🏻‍♀️
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#RVACouncil is TOMORROW! Agenda thread starts now. 🧜🏻‍♀️
- Re-proclaim the 2nd week of April each year as Richmond Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
#RVACouncil 🧜‍♀️
- Recognition Award for Mr. Malik Mujahid & Mr. D'Jermaine Layne for their assistance, kindness, and compassion on behalf of a family in need during an emergency
#RVACouncil 🧜‍♀️
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Who is stoked for another week of #RVACouncil? 🙋🏻‍♀️‼️

Monday. 6PM. See you there.

Check out the agenda in the 🧵 ⬇️. 🧜🏻‍♀️
First up, we have 3 formal awards on the docket.
1. Ms. Annie Reese, for nearly 50 years of School Crossing Guard Service #RVACouncil 🧜‍♀️
2. Ms. Dorthy Irene Height for her "national leadership and service on behalf of African American rights, and social welfare reform and economic development for black women, children & families across our nation." #RVACouncil 🧜‍♀️
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#RVACouncil Monday is TOMORROW. Now begins the agenda thread. 🧜🏻‍♀️
Link to #RVACouncil agenda:… 🧜🏻‍♀️
No awards and recognitions; however, there is a presentation of the @RVAWealthBuild’s annual report.

#RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️…
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It’s budget season y’all! #RVAMayor presented his budget to #RVACouncil today. Here is all 826 pages of glory. Imma sift through it and post random thoughts (good, bad, ugly, indifferent) in this thread. 🧜🏻‍♀️…
Here’s the readers digest version of the budget highlights. 🧜🏻‍♀️…
Here is a copy of #RVAMayor @LevarStoney’s budget remarks. 🧜🏻‍♀️…
Read 38 tweets I really walking to The National right now to report back on Blexit? 🧜🏻‍♀️
Seats mostly look full. There was a movie to start.

Now Candace Owens is opening saying this is a 90s vibe b/c it didn’t feel like it used to be like this. Cited growing up watching Huxtables, the Jeffersons, etc. She wanted to be a doctor, not like Mike.
Loud applause when she says America is not racist, the media wants us to think it is. Now Owens is calling out Ralph. Says this is the Capitol of “Democrat Hypocrisy.” 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Alright. Time to stop the #NorthamResign hot takes and start a thread for Monday’s #RVACouncil agenda. 🧜🏻‍♀️…
Two awards and recognitions on Monday. One is for @RichmondPolice Captain Michael Snawder. Another is for the Richmond 34. #RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
Two people signed up for citizen comment period. If you want to speak on ANYTHING your heart desires, you have until 12PM on Monday to sign up with the city clerk’s office. Their number is 646-7955. Be prepared to give your name, topic, and district.

#RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
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This is a list of a running thread of every democrat/left-leaning individual or organization that we can find who has called for @GovernorVA to resign or step down.
#NorthamResign #ResignNortham #ByeRalph 🧜‍♀️
Former Governor L. Douglas Wilder has made 2 statements. First saying it was Northam's choice but ultimately calling him to resign following the press conference.
DNC Chair Tom Perez.
Senator Tim Kaine.
Senator Mark Warner.
Congressman Bobby Scott.
Virginia House Democrats.

All have called for Northam to resign. Statements included here.
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When we saw a need for a space for the community to talk about economic development and the Navy Hill proposal we weren’t sure what the response from the development group or our elected officials would be. All we knew was this conversation needed to start. (1/9) 🧜🏻‍♀️
Without hesitation @ChelseaWiseRVA agreed to facilitate the discussion & the RSVPs started rolling in. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw one of the first RSVPs was @jeffkelleyrva whose company is contracted to do the communications for the Navy Hill proposal. (2/9) 🧜🏻‍♀️
We saw they posted about the event from their Facebook page as well. To be honest, we didn’t know where that interaction would go. In the days that led up to the event, the development team also reached out to set up a meeting with the organizers and facilitator. (3/9) 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Tonight is the meeting at VCU where they will present the recommendations made by the Family Representative Council for the East Marshall Street Well Project. We will be live tweeting in this thread. 🧜🏻‍♀️
Here is the agenda for the evening. We are in the Kontos Building auditorium. 🧜🏻‍♀️
The meeting begins with a ceremony to honor the ancestors by Janine Bell of the Elegba Folklore Society. She says we honor those who “completed their cycle of life in a dry well” and experienced “callous objectification in the name of medical research.” 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Good morning RVA! Anyone remember Leon Benjamin who ran for 9th District #RVACouncil in 2016? Did you know he is the Richmond City Republican Party Chairman now?

He is out here prospecting Republican and conservative candidates to run in #RVA. 🧜🏻‍♀️
If you don’t remember Leon Benjamin from him #RVAMayor run, maybe you’ll remember him from when he was stumping for Trump on Fox News.

Or maybe you remember a week or so ago when he was with Pence stumping for Brat. #VA07 #RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
He also runs the website

What is the point? For as “safe” as people may think #RVA is on Election Day... don’t lose sight of the fact that there are people in Richmond actively pushing Trump’s policies encouraging people to Vote Republican. 🧜🏻‍♀️
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1/7 Yes, the Richmond City Council #RVACouncil should support Councilwoman Kimberly Gray's @kimgray4rva proposal to rename the Boulevard in honor of Arthur Ashe.
2/7 As she said: “I thought this may be an opportunity for us as a city to demonstrate to the world that we’ve evolved and we’re willing to be more accepting of all Richmonders, regardless of their skin color, who they are or where they come from.”
3/7 The Boulevard is CENTRAL: it begins near Byrd Park, cuts through Cary Town, passes the #VMFA, crosses #MonumentAvenue at the statue of Stonewall Jackson, and runs along The Diamond. Renaming the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Boulevard would be a great honor for a true hero.
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WOW! Tomorrow is #RVACouncil. Did you almost forget? I did. Whew. Time flies.

Well let’s take a little look at this week’s agenda! #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Citizen Comment has 1 person signed up. Eric will be speaking about the city’s neglect.

#RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
Board Appointments and Reappointments include a people being appointed to the Sister City’s Commission, Advisory Task Force for the Economic Revitalization of South Richmond, and Human Rights Commission.

#RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Tonight! #RPSBoard meets at 6PM in #RVACouncil chambers on the 2nd floor of city hall! Packed agenda with lots of interesting information. Some of the documents to be reviewed included in this thread. #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
The final Strategic Plan will be proposed to #RPSBoard. Of note is this document is only the final actions, not the goals.

Priorities 1, 2, and 3 are found in this tweet. 🧜🏻‍♀️
Strategic Plan priorities 4 and 5 are found in this tweet. #RPSBoard 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Late night reading a Style Weekly article from 2006 about Paul Goldman. Anyone else read it and get a sense of déjà vu? 👀

Brace yourself for a thread of receipts. (1/25)
#RVA #RVAMayor #RVACouncil #RPSBoard 🧜🏻‍♀️
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year, you have probably heard about the “School Modernization Referendum.” Here is a great article that summarized what it is. Basically what it does is tell #RVAMayor @LevarStoney to get a plan together (2/25)…
to fully fund school infrastructure without raising taxes or publicly state it can’t be done. This was put forward by none other than Paul Goldman and carried primarily by the Richmond Crusade for Voters. The original plan was for Loupassi and Sturtevant to carry (3/25)
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We are loaded up for the @theValentineRVA’s Monumental bus tour! Let’s start with context of demographics. Approximately 40-45 people on board. I see about 3 people who are under 50 (2 of them is). Majority of bus is white. Approx. 3 people of color. #MonumentalRVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Tour guide states they will talk about history of monuments and context they went up in. Clear there will be no debates about what should happen to the monuments. #MonumentalRVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Just past 1790 house of John Marshall (Chief Justice of Supreme Court) is a Monument to the John Marshall Core of Cadets which was predecessor of ROTC. On site of former John Marshall High School. #MonumentalRVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Just arrived at the community meeting to call for justice and accountability for #MarcusDavidPeters. There are chairs reserved for #RVAMayor @LevarStoney and @RichmondPolice Chief Durham. Will they come to fill them? #HelpNotDeath 🧜🏻‍♀️
The demands and additional information. #MarcusDavidPeters #HelpNotDeath 🧜🏻‍♀️
We are about to get started and I’m counting over 75 attendees. No #RVAMayor or Chief Durham at this point but 9th District #RVACouncil member @thedrmikejones is in attendance. #MarcusDavidPeters #HelpNotDeath 🧜🏻‍♀️
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This is a thread that is intended to show how important community involvement and advocacy is. People often speak about gentrification as if it is an inevitable conclusion to development but recent efforts by South Richmond community members tell a different story. #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
In March 2018, @StyleWeekly named Michael and Laura Hild “Best Revivalist Couple” in their Best of Richmond edition. #RVA
Following a May community meeting, on June 15th @__MarkRobinson reported on the expansion of Manchester Historic District. He states that investment following historic district designations often coincide w/ gentrification. #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
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