City Clerk Alvin M. Anderson read the items on the Consent Agenda, then about half way through the reading of the papers, President Kathy Graziano told the clerk to only read the paper number and not to read the description of each the paper.
During a lag in the meeting while Redskins officials were being ushered into the Council Chamber, President Kathy Graziano [4th] brought up Reva Trammell's complaint regarding Council's Rules of Procedure. Ms. Trammell [8th]objected to the sixth month expulsion of Teddy Parham from Council meetings for six months, though Ms. Parham's name was not used during the discussion, it was not hard to figure out who they were talking about.
At the Informal Session, member of Council received new information about an "enhanced" package negotiated chief by Chris Hilbert [3rd] with the help of Bruce Tyler [1st], Reva Trammell [8th], and Marty Jewell [5th].
In the "enhanced" deal gives an addition 4.5 million to Schools over the next 8-10 years. Bon Secours agreed to pay an additional $1 million by dedicated contributions of $100,000 over the next 10 years. The other $3.5 million is composed of concessions on the part of the administration to dedicate various taxes and revenue to Richmond Public Schools over the next 8-10 years.
Here are the sources of these revenues:
1.) $5000 annual lease with an additional $28,000 tacked on for the city to maintain the fields. Previously, Bon Secours had said they would pay to maintain the fields at a cost of $35,000 annually.
2.) The city will dedicate $288,000 for ten years, this is the real estate tax paid on the Westhampton School property. With an additional $32,000 annually for ten years from non-real estate taxes, such as BPOL.
3.) The city will also dedicate for the next 8 years $195,000 which is the projected taxes revenue generated by the 100,000 visitors spending $8.5 million in three weeks during summer training camp.
4.) The city will dedicate $60,000 annually for 10 years in Payment in Lieu of Taxes from the Leigh Street Office building to schools’ program enhancements as determined by City Council.
Bruce Allen, General Manager of the Washington Redskins, and brother to former Governor and Senator George "Macaca" Allen, turned on the charm for Richmond City Council.
Responding to a question posed by Charles Samuels [2d], What is the Redskins Foundation Leadership Council?