Richmond City Council votes against ‘Navy Hill Fund’ referendum on November ballot


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond City Council voted against a proposed referendum Wednesday that would have asked residents if they would support a fund for the Navy Hill project.

The council needed six votes to put the referendum on the ballot. After hearing from the public at Wednesday’s special meeting, three council members voted “yes,” with five voting “no,” and one who abstained.

The referendum would have asked Richmond residents on November’s ballot what they think about the city setting aside taxpayer money and other revenue for the project. A majority of the people who spoke during the meeting said they support the project but want council to make the decision on their own.

Each council member said they plan on having meetings in their districts to pass along any information involving the Navy Hill project.

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