Citizen Jane 
Member since Jun 20, 2011

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Re: “Freedom Follies

The real issue here is not about former CAO Byron Marshall. Dwight Jones is not protecting Marshall -- he is protecting himself. It is high time that someone in City Hall who knows what the score is to find the courage to speak out. If they don't want to risk losing their jobs, perhaps they could simply mail this information to Carol Wolf at Style Weekly? She sounds like a "real reporter" who will know what to do with this information and is someone who will protect their sources. Time to tell the truth ... will someone, anyone, in City Hall have the integrity and courage to tell us what is happening?

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 03/05/2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “The Goldman Touch

Pity, 1Ronald, even an RPS student has better reading comprehension than your comment demonstrates. The point of the article is to a) given credit where credit is due and b) thank Goldman for what he did and continues to do on behalf of Virginia and the City of Richmond. Any more questions?

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Citizen Jane on 12/10/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Gag Me

Excellent. Once again, Carol Wolf proves she isn't afraid to stand up for what is right and speak the truth.

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 09/24/2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Failure to Communicate

Many thanks to Tom Nash and Style Weekly for writing and publishing this excellent story!

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 09/24/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Under Contract

Here's the problem: the original documentation says that the $195K is to supplement and not be supplanted by the money the city allocates. This means that if the city is already determined to allocate XXX amount, it needs to be XXX amount PLUS, not minus the $195K.

Samuels is a lawyer and he should understand this fundamental of public finance.

As to the nonsense about the lack of bleachers ... really? That is the best they can do for refusing to allow RPS to use that field on any of the 49 weeks in the year when the NFL football team our city continues to PAY more than $500K a year to come play on the $10 million dollar field that taxpayers (and schoolchildren) paid for? Gimme a break!

14 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Citizen Jane on 08/27/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Building Blocks

The Mayor needs to get real and stop using the School Board as his personal punching bag anytime he feels the heat for his lousy Shockoe Bottom Baseball plan not getting the traction he wants. One of the biggest reasons (in his mind) that his baseball plan is a flop is that most reasonable people think that fixing the schools should be more important than spending $80 million plus on a baseball stadium that he and his buddy Byron Marshall still can't provide the nitty-gritty financial details about to the City Council or the public. The Mayor needs to "right-size" his delusions of grandeur and chose a lasting legacy. He should work with the schools and stop smacking them around when he wants to make himself look like a big man. The SB has been busy bringing in a new Superintendent, shaking up a heavily entrenched and unsuccessful administration and finding time to work in the various communities to renew faith in a system that has been horribly broken for years. What has the Mayor done to fix the potholes on my street?

18 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Citizen Jane on 08/27/2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “A Notion at Risk

More to the point, Richmond Public Schools needs to figure out how to educate kids, all kids. Middle-class parents -- black and white -- expect answers to their questions and not to be slapped with a lawsuit the minute they become so exasperated with non-answers that they dare to write a letter to government officials. RPS and the city are not accustomed to being held accountable. The more parents who step up and ask hard questions, the better.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Citizen Jane on 04/16/2014 at 4:28 PM

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