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“Wait, why are these meetings at the same time?”

#RICHMOND vs #RVA
Traditionally NAACP Richmond Chapter has held their meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. RCDC has always been on the 1st Thurs. Well it was announced that NAACP will now have town-halls on the first Thursdays. this surely appears intentional to block attendance at RCDC.
What changed? Well this is the first year that JJ Minor has not been in leadership of both organizations. In fact, there was forced reorganization of RCDC after it the election held was thrown out due to complaints associated with JJ Minor, the then chair.
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Excellent analysis @RTDSchapiro Taxpayers have no control over Dominion. The $1.4 Billion boondoggle for #RVA has immediate 30% hike in real estate taxes to cover the cost.
Schapiro: Northam stumbles over the details - but at what cost? richmond.com/news/plus/scha… via @rtdnews
2. @DominionEnergy exists for the benefit of its investors. Its Billion $ projects approved by the state are paid for by consumers. They are a regulated monopoly. That's their business model. @NHDistrict is a shell, protecting DE and its leaders from debt.
3. @RTDSchapiro That shell serves for financial activities shielding @DomEnergyVA and NHD principals from any liability. It can dissolve at any time in bankruptcy and #RVA taxpayers are on the hook for $1.4 B plus $800Mil for school repairs, that is $2BILLION
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1/ THREAD Related to @SmithsonianMag "The Costs of the Confederacy" and findings that "over the past ten years, taxpayers have directed at least $40 million to Confederate monuments... and to Confederate heritage organizations." bit.ly/2RoOJcc
2/ The article was written by Brian Palmer and Seth Freed Wessler. I found it very interesting, and something also needs to be said about Confederate cemeteries and cemeteries with Confederate sections in Richmond.
3/ Take #HollywoodCemetery. In 1969, #HollywoodCemetery was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register (part of the VA Department of Historic Resources and managed by its staff on behalf of the VA Board of Historic Resources, in partnership with the National Park Service).
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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 makervagreatagain.com

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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@LevarStoney Announce late just before elections, abt decision already made. Where’s the quantitative analysis showing #RVA can afford this? NEED REAL $$ NUMBERS, not hand waving, blind estimates on jobs. Same kind of approach as Dwight Jones. 👎🏻
$1.4 BILLION could give #RPS schools updates they need. Running up another $1.4 B debt IN ADDITION TO the $750 Million DEBT for schools. @LevarStoney gets a GRADE of ZERO on FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY. Its a slithery way to justify raise of real estate taxes 2
3/ Run #RVA into $2 BILLION IN DEBT to justify raising taxes. Worst mismanagement of this city in DECADES.
@kimgray4rva
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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)

richmond.com/news/local/edu…
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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Today there was a VA House committee on school safety meeting at Meadowbrook HS in Chesterfield. There has been criticism of this committee as they haven’t had gun control on the table as part of the discussion. (1/6) RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
This committee will make a recommendation to the General Assembly at the end of this year for legislation needed in 2019. State legislation is not my expertise by any means but keep your eyes out on media outlets tonight b/c on the agenda today was a scheduled (2/6)
tour of Meadowbrook High School to be given by Donald Green who has been the Safety and Security Manager at Chesterfield County Public Schools since July 2014. Recently there were Facebook posts from Green’s PUBLIC Facebook from 2015 discovered. (3/6)
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I think most people know Steve Bannon was at Black Swan books yesterday and a woman confronted him with some choice words triggering the store owner to call the cops. This thread is reality from my perspective. 🧜🏻‍♀️ #RVA (1/11)
Even outside of the words that have directly come from Bannon’s mouth, he was the executive chairman of Breitbart and declared it the “platform for the alt right.” It is a publication that spreads xenophobic, misogynistic, racist, & generally hateful views.🧜🏻‍♀️ #RVA (2/11)
His words and the words from Breitbart have empowered a culture of hateful white supremacy and invaded our homes through the internet, television, and other mediums. Those words have made many minorities feel uncomfortable in this country. 🧜🏻‍♀️ #RVA (3/11)
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Steve Bannon was confronted at Black Swan Books this afternoon, leading the owner to call the police. He also appears to be friends with the owner, who half jokingly said he’ll need Bannon to protect him when the police come to lock up the liberals. No room for nazis in Richmond.
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I want to tell you all stories about two historic places I visited last year: Devil’s Half Acre in Richmond, VA and Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Poland. (1/24) #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Near the end of April 2017 was the first time I went to the Devil’s Half Acre. Some may also know this site by the name Lumpkin’s Jail. Most don’t know about it at all but it is in Shockoe Bottom. (2/24) #RVA
I had a day date planned with my boyfriend at the time that involved walking all over #RVA. We had just left Church Hill Lookout and were walking down Broad Street. We were trying to decide at what point we would catch a Lyft home. (3/24)
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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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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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Thread: About a week ago, I, and a few other students, reached out to Marcus’ family about writing a etter to VCU on their silence surrounding the unjustified killing of Marcus-David Peters

#18daysfor18seconds #MarcusDavidPeters #vcu #rva #JusticeAndReformation #HelpNotDeath
We sat down and started drafting carefully pulling pieces out of VCU’s strategic plan where they have made promises to students and the community.

#18daysfor18seconds #MarcusDavidPeters #rva #vcu #HelpNotDeath
After review by the family, we were asked to read a portion of the letter at the march on Saturday. You can view myself and @khudaiii speaking here (and the other lovely speakers from Saturday!)



#18daysfor18seconds #MarcusDavidPeters #HelpNotDeath #vcu
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