Richmond city council meeting discusses investigating the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez

City council members listen to public comments on whether or not to open a police commission investigation on the death of Pede Perez.

Talk about policing dominated the Richmond City Council meeting on Tuesday, as councilmembers and citizens discussed amending the Richmond Police Commission enabling ordinance, initiating a police commission investigation into the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez following a settlement between the city and Perez’ family earlier that day, and investigating all cases in which individuals are…

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Campaign flyer flawed

Bea Roberson Richmond City Council candidate

Seven members of the community listed in a campaign flyer for City Council candidate Bea Roberson as supporting Roberson said last week that they had not explicitly endorsed the candidate. Roberson said she had done her best and, if the information was wrong, “It was not done with malice.” Roberson has been a resident of…

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City Council adopts Bicycle Master Plan and Pedestrian plan

From left: Mike Hadley, Adrienne Harris, Matthew Ridgway and Tony Sustak ride home from Tuesday's City Council meeting. (photo by: Alexis Kenyon)

After more than three hours of contentious debate Tuesday, the City Council adopted an environmental review of a Bicycle Master Plan and a Pedestrian Plan that keeps the city on course to add bike lanes and pedestrian improvements to city streets. The plan would put select Richmond roads on what Richard Mitchell, Richmond’s director of…

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