Meeting start time: 6:13 PM End Time: 7:58 PM
All members present with the exception of Chris Hilbert [3rd District].
This was the last Formal Council meeting of the year, though Council would convene two more special meetings to wrap up details on the gifts to Bon Secours Hospital and the Washington Redskins.
This was also the last meeting with Councilmen Marty Jewell [5th District], Doug Conner [9th District], and possibly Bruce Tyler [1st District] who has requested a recount and contested the November election he lost by 22 votes. One event noticeably missing was the "Thomas Jefferson Award for Government Service," which many out-going members have received in recent years. The award appears to be an engraved silver platter.
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
Fire evacuation instructions .
Rules for Speakers. Including a new section that says speakers may be banned for 6 months if they fail to follow Council's rules. This is a response to recent comments made by Teddy Parham, who was subsequently banned from Council meetings for 6 months. See the comments that got Ms. Parham in trouble, here.
Adrienne Goolsby, Chief Executive Officer for the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority gave a presentation to the City Council as an update to what the organization has been doing under her leadership. She was joined by Carol Jones Gilbert, Chief Operations Officers, and another woman.