Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Look For The Neighborhood Meeting Sign
Prior to the Countryside Neighborhood 7:00 PM meeting we will host the Neighborhood President’s Council at 5:30 PM in the same room. From Bob Clement, Roanoke City Neighborhood Services:
“The next President’s Council meeting is scheduled for Sept 10 at 5;30 pm at the Holiday Inn on Ordway Drive(behind the Wyndham). This month the meeting is being hosted by the Countryside Neighborhood Alliance and promises to be a very informative meeting. Ken Cronin, Director of General Services for the City of Roanoke, will discuss how the City is reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint while helping to save our environment and saving you tax dollars.Ken will also provide information on how we as individuals can assist in this endeavor and at the same time, save our own household dollars being spent on rising energy costs.”
All are welcome to attend at 5:30 where refreshments will be served then roll over to our regular meeting at 7:00 PM.
Regular business – Minutes and Treasurer’s report
Officer Election Committee Assignment
“Party Animals” will suggest future event ideas (National Night Out was a blast and we are hungry for more fun.)
Discussion of August 20th Council Meeting and the “paternal expression of disappointment in us”
Update from City Administration on the 4 Points directed by City Council (see below)
1) Given that the current management contract on the golf course ends on October 31st and requires the contractor to provide all business operational equipment, we believe there is insufficient time to develop a thorough RFP and to secure meaningful responses. Accordingly our first recommendation is to renew the current contract for one additional year and plan to issue a RFP next spring for any additional management services needed.
2) Long-term use of the property requires that the clear zone issue be resolved through the proposed property exchange with the Airport Commission. Therefore, we recommend that we conclude this transaction.
3) An existing business [Jess Newbern Properties – Trane] adjacent to the golf course desires to expand immediately. I recommend that staff be authorized to determine if such expansion can be accommodated without undue interference with the current golf course operation and negotiate the sale of this limited area of the property, and,
4) Not seek formal proposals for the balance of the property’s development for at least a year to allow time to assess the current housing market conditions.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Tags: Countryside, neighborhood