Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crosland Presentation on Dove Court Redevelopment - A Blueprint for Privatizing Public Land & Housing

Crosland Presentation on Dove Court Redevelopment from Silver Persinger.

During Council Vice President Ellen Robertson's monthly 6th District meeting for August, there was a presentation from Crosland, the master developer for the Dove Court Redevelopment in North Richmond. Two individuals from Crosland gave the presentation, Dionne Nelson and Darryl Hemminger.

Council member Robertson was not present at the meeting because she was in Seattle, Washington.

The plan is to construct about 300 apartments, single family houses, row houses, duplexes and office space with about 1/3 dedicated to "affordable housing." Interesting to note, after the construction phase, Crosland will stay on long-term as the site's property manager, perform repairs, and enforce condo association-style rules in the neighborhood.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Section 3 Informational Forum

Informational Forum on Section 3 Contracting - City of Richmond, Virginia - August 12, 2010 from Silver Persinger.

City of Richmond and Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority [RRHA] with the Department of Economic and Community Development organized this "informational forum" to discuss and share information about "Section 3", a program to benefit public housing residents as well as low and moderate income folks who earn less than 80% of area median income.

During Peter Chapman's presentation he said that 27% of the city's residents live in poverty and the current unemployment rate is 9.9%.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Richmond City to Celebrate Celebrity Alleged Pedophile Michael Jackson

Official Press Release from City of Richmond follows:

City of Richmond
Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities

Media Contacts:
Tesha Davis (804) 646-3998
Christy Everson (804) 646-5944

For Immediate Release
Aug. 5, 2010

City to show Michael Jackson movie, hold dance contests

Richmond, VA - The city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will show Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Friday, Aug. 6, at its Broad Rock Sports Complex as part of its free Friday Pictures in the Park series of outdoor family entertainment. Broad Rock Sports Complex is located at 4801 Old Warwick Rd.

The movie, which will begin at 8:30 p.m., will be preceded by a Michael Jackson dance contests for children and teens at 7 p.m. and for adults at 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each contest.

Both the contests and movie are free, and free popcorn will be provided for the movie as well.

The public is encouraged to dress the part and participate in the dance contests, and to bring blankets, chairs and water or soft drinks to enjoy the movie.