Mike LaBelle 
Member since Apr 21, 2012


Independent contractor, Past president Bellevue Civic Association, current Co-president Bellevue Merchants Association. Active volunteer, Richmond CERT Team Member, Member Richmond CERT Advisory group.

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Re: “Christmas on MacArthur and Santa Parade

Best christmas celebration in northside.
The event benefits toy for tots.

Free to everyone, bring a new unwrapped toy for the kids, live music, vendors, rpd, rfd, vsp, acca shriners and santa.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 11/11/2015 at 12:27 PM

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Re: “Richmond wants to double its miles of bike lanes this year. Is that enough to keep cyclists safe?

@those pesky bikers- As usual you "think" you know all and everyone. As a matter of fact I do obey all traffic laws and the speed limit. You don't know me, so don't judge me and be so droll as to think you do. as far as thousands of cyclists getting killed every year, the facts simply do not support that statement, according to the NHTSA it is under 1,000, in 2014 the last year data was compiled for this, not that this is acceptable. Motorists deaths were at 38,000 plus in 2015 according to the NSC. The law says yield to pedestrians, so yes that is what I do. So maybe you should stop spewing BS and actually do something to educate those cyclists who do NOT follow the law/rules of the road. I realize the truth bothers you for some reason, so try and understand that some of us actually mean what we say.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 05/17/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Richmond wants to double its miles of bike lanes this year. Is that enough to keep cyclists safe?

I have no problem sharing the road with cyclists as long as they are going to follow the law as I am required to do. The same laws apply for cyclists as motor vehicle drivers, stop at red lights and stop signs, yield the right of way as required, etc. 98% of the riders I have seen in Northside do not follow the law.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 05/16/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Richmond Teachers, Students and Parents Rally for More Schools Funding

Kazoo,
Did you not read my comment that already stated this fact? This has been the case for years, the city has always had a higher cost per student than just about any other area in the state.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 02/15/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Richmond Teachers, Students and Parents Rally for More Schools Funding

If memory serves me, Richmond City schools still have the highest cost per student in the state, abysmal test, poor performance and graduation rates and schools in some of the poorest conditions in the state. So when the RSB can manage their money, teachers and schools appropriately, then and only then will I support more money to be thrown at the schools when they have proven over the years they cannot maintain the current schools, provide a quality education and provide a substantial graduation rate for the students of the schools.

No way do I want anymore of my tax dollars to be wasted.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 02/11/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Sen. Kaine Tackles Gun Loophole

Kaine stretching the truth again to meet his agenda. The problem lies in the care of the mentally ill.

You also have the just totally whacked persons who only want t5o kill others and no amount of gun control will stop this unfortunately.

provide enough money to update and modernize the state records which form the database for the NICS. Make sure that those records can be instantly uploaded to the database. Require that any state taking the funds set in place safeguards to ensure those records are uploaded within 48 hours.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 11/02/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Peddling the Past

Why not?? The Civil war was a bad part of the history of the United States, however it is a part of our collective history and Richmond as the capital of the confederacy during the conflict was and is a major part of that history. Like it or not it is a part of the history of Richmond and the United States, so get over yourself.

The monuments while offensive to some are still a very vibrant part of what makes Richmond, Richmond. It is a painful memory for some and to others it is a big part of the history of our great country and Richmond in Particular.

An opportunity to learn from the past and to remind all to never let it happen again.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 03/26/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “City Deal With Stone Brewing Finalized

Nice to know that yet again the city government has chosen to spend millions of the citizens tax dollars without any input from the taxpayers. I am all for economic development, but at what cost?? Look at the past debacles- 6th Street marketplace and the most recent the Redskins training facility. I am sorry, but the track record on economic development and the misuse of taxpayer dollars are not inspiring.

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Posted by Mike LaBelle on 03/18/2015 at 9:21 PM

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