Dull? Not last night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting. Thirty people turned out and stayed two hours to support various initiatives, including an exemption from a solar tax, and the addition of the Northend Greenway to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. In addressing the issue of tax exemptions for certified solar energy equipment, Harrisonburg City […]
Harrisonburg Vice Mayor Richard Baugh is expected to be elected the city’s next mayor. Baugh says being mayor is something he is willing to do. “The other members have indicated that they believe I am capable and would support me for this position. If they still feel that way when we meet on January 3, […]
The unofficial results of today’s elections in Harrisonburg, with the State Board of Elections reporting 100 percent of the city precincts, show Ted Byrd and Charlie Chenault as the two winners of the City Council election. In the west school board district Polly Fravel defeated Scott Baxter. Voter turn-out in the city was 32 percent. At the time of this post, […]
This is the final installment of the 2010 hburgnews.com reader-candidate Q&A series with candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. On Oct. 22, The Daily News-Record reported that the city budget will be amply supported by existing revenue streams. Do you believe that will be the case next year, or […]
City voters head to the polls on November 2nd like employers walking into an interview with potential hires. The task is not an easy one. The people they select will be the citizen legislators who tax them, who decide what their city will become and who determine what type of environment their children will be […]
Election day is one month from today, and we want to know if you have any questions for the candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council or Harrisonburg City School Board. In 2008, hburgnews readers came up with some good questions for the council candidates. What issues are most pressing for Harrisonburg today?
In 2007, Harrisonburg City Council passed a resolution asking General Assembly to cap payday loan interest rates at 36 percent. At tonight’s council meeting, members could vote to reiterate that request to Richmond.
On Tuesday night, Harrisonburg City Council voted to approve the Planning Commission’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. A vote on the plan had been postponed from the previous council meeting on July 13 for further review. Council also voted to enact Section 16-4-19 of the Harrisonburg City Code. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office had recommended that the […]
In a vote split along party lines, Council carried a motion to continue paying the employee contribution to the Virginia Retirement System for all new employees Tuesday night. A change in the law had given cities and municipalities the option of requiring new employees to pay starting at the beginning of the next fiscal year.