December 2016 News Roundup

Click on the latest news stories from around the district and RVA by clicking on the links below:

– After warnings of cash-strapped coffers, Jones gives city workers
– City attorney: Richmond mayor lacked authority to unilaterally authorize bonuses
– City weighs Scott’s Addition rezoning
– Bon Secours plans to tear down Westhampton site for medical office building abandons nursing school plans
-- Prosecutor: Overlap between city and mayors church smacks of cronyism but no evidence found to support criminal charges
-- Incoming Richmond council members support anticorruption reforms in wake of Jones report
-- The 2016 Richmond mayoral race was most expensive in the citys history
-- Richmond mayor-elect plans to retain current chief administrator
– With no grand plans on the horizon Richmond mayoral candidates enjoy return to private life
-- Mayor-elect Levar Stoney named RTD Person of the Year
-- Kim Gray sits on Richmonds School Board and is moving to City Council but in Denmark shes a celebrity
-- Residential tower 800space parking garage proposed for Grace Street lot across from Carpenter Theatre
– Kickers City Stadium plan is a go; Grace St. tower vote deferred to January
– Grant money helps pilot projects for mentally ill in Chesterfield and Richmond jails
– Newly opened Potterfield Bridge has become favorite spot in Richmond for lovers
– After eight years in office Mayor Dwight Jones reflects on accomplishments, missteps
– Claims against Richmond sheriff are most expensive in the state
-- Hilbert is likely pick for president of incoming Richmond City Council
-- Words of advice for Richmond Mayor-elect Levar Stoney