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Mayoral forum this Tuesday at MLK Middle School

The Richmond City Democratic Committee will host a mayoral forum on Tuesday, September 6, at 6:00 PM at MLK Middle School.

Ned Oliver reports on that while all of the candidates on the ballot have been invited, the timing of the forum conflicts with a longstanding City Council meeting – meaning that Michelle Mosby and Jon Baliles will either be unable to attend or will have to arrive late:

“I do not think it was innocent,” Mosby said.

Baliles’ noted the committee’s chairman, James “JJ” Minor, already has endorsed a candidate in the race, former Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney.

“This goose got cooked a long time ago,” Baliles said.

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Sounds rigged

Scott Burger

We need our local elections to be more than just popularity contests. To that end, citizens need to demand more substantive discussion of issues and platforms. In the last six years or so, issues have been consistently raised by grassroots citizens in regard to reforming the City of Richmond’s water utility. We point to the previous petition, “Reform Richmond’s Water Rates”, with over 1700 signatures. We reference the Sierra Club Falls of the James’ statement on how there are also significant conservation concerns with the City utility’s relatively high base rate for residents. We call your attention to the… Read more »

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