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Ginter Park Weekly Gazette – Friday, December 30, 2022
On New Year’s Day, we mark an ending and celebrate a beginning. However you choose to celebrate, please make it safe, peaceful, joyful and hopeful. “The best is yet to come.” Frank Sinatra.
GPRA Annual Survey
The Board would appreciate about 10 minutes of your time and thoughtful response to the GPRA Annual Survey. Surveys help us to measure our effectiveness and to gather information about your interests and concerns. It is simple to complete and submit. Please submit by January 7, 9:00 pm. Just click on the link below and to open the Survey. Thank you. If you encounter any problems with the Survey, please contact Susan, firstname.lastname@example.org
RPD Holiday Safety Alert!
Tips from RPD to stay safe this holiday weekend.
City Leaf Collection Program Options 2022-2023
Vacuum Leaf Collection Program Ends March 13, 2023
Please be a good neighbor and help to prevent blocking the stormwater drainage system. Clogging stormwater drains causes flooding of streets with heavy rains and harms the health of the James River. Please rake and bag leaves for pickup; or, rake leaves to the curb or property line-NOT into the gutter-and call City Public Works for a $30 pickup by March 13.
Christmas Tree Recycling, City of Richmond
RICHMOND (Dec. 27-Jan. 14)
East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road — yard waste area
Parker Field Annex – Corner of North Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Robin Hood Road — designated tree drop-off
Note: City of Richmond Department of Public Works and the Clean City Commission will host the annual Bring One for the Chipper Tree Recycling Event Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at North Arthur Ashe Boulevard & Robin Hood Road (Parker Field Annex).
Electronics recycling (fees apply) and paper shredding will also be offered. For information, contact the City of Richmond Department of Public Works.
GPRA Business and News
Board Meeting, Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, St. Paul’s Catholic Church Fellowship Hall.
2022 and 2023 Board members, Committee Chairs, and District Reps will meet for a smooth transition. This is an accessible venue, and there is ample parking in rear parking lot adjacent to the Hall.
City Council and City Council Committee Meetings Will Resume in January
Please watch for a future announcement of the City Council District 3 Community Meeting.
Click on this link for the calendar, agendas, reports, proposed legislation, and the link to attend virtually. https://richmondva.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Stay engaged and informed about follow-up actions for:
- City Three City Re-Zoning Ordinances and Public Hearings. Links for background; the most recent public meeting; and a news article. https://www.rva.gov/planning-development-review/zoning-changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u70Bl4alEis https://richmond.com/business/local/proposed-richmond-zoning-changes-could-pave-the-way-for-mor
- Diamond District Progress: Watch for announcements of additional public meetings for northsiders hosted by the Coalition of Northside Civic/Neighborhood Associations. https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/richmond/a-look-at-the-first-phase-of-richmonds-2-4-billion-dia
- Fall Line Trail Northside Segment: When the northside neighborhoods public meeting was held, funding for the northside segment was not in place, and a model had not been finalized. Visit a previous edition of the Weekly Gazette for a summary about the Trail and questions, and watch for status updates and further meetings hosted by the Coalition of Northside Civic/Neighborhood Associations. https://ginterpark.org/ginter-park-weekly-gazxette-sunday-september-25-2002/Results of the Northside Fall Line Trail Survey may be found here: https://ginterpark.org/ginter-park-weekly-gazette-monday-december-19-2022/
- Redevelopment of the Quality Inn Property on Arthur Ashe Jr. Boulevard: https://mailchi.mp/0dfea48d01d5/ginter-park-residence-association-test-template-13820654?e=15449fb06f#news Concerns were epressed at the public meeting, which included concerns about lack of retail space on the first floor; the traffic flow for entrance and exit onto Hermitage; lack of affordable housing units; architectyral renderings presented that did not appear to be compatible with the context of adjacent neighborhoods; sidewalk to sidewalk construction with minimal greenspace and trees.
Commonwealth General Assembly Elections November 2023: Re-districting
Are you aware of the changes? Here is one news article that explains them, plus a link to
To view Current Districts and Delegates and Senators, plus Future:
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