Updates from Letty – November 18, 2022

With the upcoming holiday, this week’s post will be short and sweet. I am still including links, including to my previous posts, if you’d like more info or my thoughts. This week’s highlights: City Council will be back in session on November 28, so my posts will resume in two […]

Updates from Letty – November 11, 2022

In honor of those who have served bravely, our City government is closed today – thank you veterans. I hope you can join this morning’s annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, which has been moved indoors to the Community Center due to the soggy weather. We had a meaty work session this […]

Updates from Letty – October 28, 2022

This week’s post will be short but important. At the beginning of our meeting this week, we discussed our full support of the School Board’s public comments to Virginia in response to the Governor’s proposed model policies that seek to rollback privacy protections and treatment of transgender students. I share […]

Updates from Letty – October 21, 2022

Thank you for all the responses following last week’s post about the Founders Row theater – I’m glad it was helpful in dispelling the common misunderstandings about how the tax sharing will work. This week’s post is continuing on the theme of dollars and cents. You may be hearing that […]

Updates from Letty – October 14, 2022

This week, we cast several votes that move us closer to the completion of Founders Row – we agreed to the final economic development agreement (aka, tax sharing) to bring in Paragon Theaters. The votes, as evident by the 7-0 and 6-0-1 tallies, were less controversial than thought, but I’ll […]

Updates from Letty – September 30, 2022

As is sometimes the case, what happened outside of our City Council official agenda is what I found the most interesting and worthwhile to share – this week, I’m going to talk about bicycling infrastructure, the annual Community Profile (like a “state of the union” report for the city) along […]

Updates from Letty – September 23, 2022

Based on the questions and concerns I field regularly, our work session this week should rank among one of our most important: we covered all things transportation safety in a joint work session with our volunteer citizen transportation committee. I’ll also share how I’m thinking about equity in transportation, as […]

Updates from Letty – September 16, 2022

It was City Council’s first week back and we’re well into the swing of things again. We are continuing to make strides in affordable housing with a final vote this week that launches a new partnership with Wesley Housing, a leading housing non profit, at Virginia Village. For those following Founders […]

Updates from Letty – September 9, 2022

I hope your fall is off to a great start – the City Council is coming out of our summer recess with our first meeting next Monday night. This week’s update will be brief as I settle back into a more regular posting schedule – I’ll share my thoughts on […]

Updates from Letty – August 12, 2022

Whew – it’s been an active summer of city business and nearly a month since my last post, so here’s a fair warning that this post will be long (but hopefully interesting and informative with some clear calls to action where you can engage). Grab some lemonade or iced coffee, […]

Updates from Letty – July 15, 2022

I wasn’t planning on a blog post this week, but with two good news updates when summer is typically light on city news, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. Read on for three main topics: 1) good news on the transportation and 2) housing fronts, and 3) our first […]