Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

Monday, August 1, 2016

Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

On Jun 6 Waste Management began pick up of  intermediate size brush piles as small as 2′ x 3′. City manager Chris Morrill said, “the goal is to get crap off the street by keeping brush and bulk off the street” Skip Decker, manager of Waste Management listened to citizens concerns and council had instructed […]

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Reception for Mayor Bowers and Councilman Rosen – Investiture Ceremony date

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Vice-Mayor David B. Trinkle and Members of Roanoke City Council cordially invite you to a reception in honor of The Honorable David A. Bowers and The Honorable Court G. Rosen In recognition of their public service to the citizens of the City of Roanoke Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Blue 5 — White […]

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Not all is lost for the Roanoke Community Garden Association at budget adoption

Monday, May 9, 2016

Not all is lost for the Roanoke Community Garden Association at budget adoption

Word certainly got around this past week about the defunding of Roanoke Community Garden Association at the May 2 morning council briefing. RCGA had been approved for a $10,000 grant but was stripped of it in a motion and resolution by councilman Bill Bestpitch. The vote was 5-2. Emails and phone calls followed. The public […]

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Unprecedented resolution at council briefing cuts community garden funding

Monday, May 9, 2016

Unprecedented resolution at council briefing cuts community garden funding

All was going well with this year’s 2017 fiscal year budget. The tax increases on real estate and meals has put millions of new dollars in the city’s coffers. There was plenty of money for services, added personnel, raises for employees and funding for outside agencies. The public hearing had no one complain about the […]

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Grover Price enters the Roanoke City Council race

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grover Price enters the Roanoke City Council race

Grover Price says he has a clear vision of what he would like to see Roanoke look like. “I am running for City Council because it is time for our city government to reflect our community. Roanoke City needs to come together as one. I believe together we can make our city great,” he said. […]

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Roanoke City removed from Welcoming America website

Monday, December 21, 2015

Roanoke City removed from Welcoming America website

All the national and international attention that Mayor David Bowers letter and press release on Roanoke City letterhead saying Syrian refugees were not welcome in Roanoke City and suggesting in the letter that it mirrored Japanese internment in WWII after Pearl Harbor has had Roanoke City wiped from the Welcome Virginia diversity website. Mayor Bowers […]

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Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article – make threats

Friday, December 18, 2015

Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article - make threats

What sounds like a threat against the NAACP and more planned protests followed The Roanoke Times online post today. The Roanoke Times reporter, Matt Chittum, is a hit with the Confederate flag supporters who infiltrated the Roanoke Christmas parade December 11. Chittum interview good ol’ boy Daniel Highberger who founded Sons of Liberty Southwest Virginia […]

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RPV, DPVA, Council members and George Takei lash out at Roanoke Mayor Bowers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

RPV,  DPVA, Council members and George Takei lash out at Roanoke Mayor Bowers

RPV Chairman John Whitbeck in an email statement said, “Democrat Mayor Bowers’s comments are offensive and ignorant. Comparing the prudent step of pausing to evaluate a vetting processes to the unconstitutional internment of American citizens proves that Democrats simply don’t understand national security.” “A pause in accepting refugees is prudence. It balances our nation’s security […]

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Mayor Bowers reads a statement on the recent violence in Roanoke

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mayor Bowers reads a statement on the recent violence in Roanoke

Mayor David Bowers at the 2:00 p.m. Roanoke City Council meeting today read a statement addressing the spike in violence in the city over the last couple of weeks. Bowers referred to the 2 year-old killed while with her mother who was also shot seven times by an assailant. Bowers asked for a moment of silence […]

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Roanoke councilman rolls over to go along with tax increases

Monday, May 11, 2015

Roanoke councilman rolls over to go along with tax increases

In a 6-1 vote today Roanoke City Council increased the city’s real estate tax from $1.19 per $100 of assessed value to $1.22. Only Mayor David Bowers voted against it. The vehicle license tax increases from $20 annually to $28 annually. City Council voted to increase their pay by 10%. That decision was made in […]

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Roanoke City Downtown Parking fees and Library fees increase

Friday, May 8, 2015

Roanoke City Downtown Parking fees and Library fees increase

Monday, May 11, Roanoke City Council will adopt a budget that includes the below fee increases for downtown parking and library usage, late fees and/or damages. If you find the below charts of parking fees and library fees confusing you are not alone. It is no worse than the downtown sign parking restrictions that you […]

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City Council’s 10% pay increase to be adopted Monday

Thursday, May 7, 2015

City Council's 10% pay increase to be adopted Monday

The mayor’s pay currently stands at $20,000, the Vice Mayor receives $15,688 and council members receive $15,560. A ten percent (10%) increase will take affect July 1, 2015. The increases result in a salary of $22,000 for the Mayor, $18,216 for the Vice Mayor and $17,116 for each council member. The 10% increase was argued […]

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