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Council Recap: Budget passes first hearing

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The city budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year passed its first public hearing unanimously and without public comment Tuesday night.

City Budget Up For Discussion

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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The Harrisonburg City budget for 2011 is open to public comment at tonight’s City Council meeting. Today’s DNR reports that two fees, both associated with residential water and sewer bills, are scheduled to increase in the proposed budget to help pay upgrades to the regional sewer authority system. A PDF of the full proposed budget […]

JMU students charged in Village Lane riot

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


JMU students charged in Village Lane riot

The Harrisonburg Police Department release 15 names of those charged from incidents related to Saturday’s civil disturbance Wednesday. The list includes eight that appear in the JMU People listings, one of whom was charged with assault on a police officer and participating in a riot with a deadly weapon.

Animal control groups move toward mediation

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Both the Harrisonburg SPCA and the Shenandoah Valley Spay and Neuter Clinic (SVSNC) have responded favorably to a letter sent by Mayor Kai Degner asking them to join in mediation, according to representatives from both organizations.

Romero Announces Run For Council

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Friday, at the Summit for Youth and Families in Crisis, local schoolteacher Sal Romero announced he is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Harrisonburg City Council. [Romero is] the center director for Second Home, a highly regarded after-school program that serves students from Spotswood and Thomas Harrison Schools.

One Court Square: Use vs Bid

Friday, February 26, 2010


One Court Square has been vacant for so long, it’s become a sort of unfunny joke among certain downtowners. The city and HRHA bought the property for $1 million in 2004, spent another $450,000 on renovations, and has been unsuccessfully trying to break even on a sale ever since. Despite rumors of businesses moving in, […]

Coffman Intends Run For City Council

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Greg Coffman, a longtime member of the Harrisonburg City School Board, has announced he intends to run for one of the two City Council seats as a Republican this fall. There can only be two official Republican candidates, and neither Ted Byrd (currently the only Repub on Council) nor Charlie Chenault (the Repub who was voted out of office in 2008) have officially announced their intentions for office this year.

Fitzgerald Announces Run For Nomination

Monday, December 14, 2009


Joe Fitzgerald, a regular hburgnews contributor (and editor) since April 2007, announced today that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for City Council next year. The Harrisonburg Dems are holding their biennial caucus tonight. I suspect he will continue to comment here, but in the interest of fairness and consistency, Joe and […]

Deer Me! Council Mulls Urban Archery

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


The Harrisonburg City Council tonight considered a plan to allow urban archery within city limits.  The draft ordinance (on pages 160-162 of the Council Agenda Packet) would allow deer hunters to discharge archery equipment from private property, but requires hunters to be licensed, to only hunt during appropriate seasons, and to use stands elevated at […]

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