Here’s how you can weigh in on Richmond’s equity agenda

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Richmond skyline. (Photo: 8News Reporter Tyler Thrasher)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is asking the community to join the conversation on his proposed road map to making Richmond a more inclusive city.

During his Facebook Live weekly briefing Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Stoney said that he would like residents to weigh in on his agenda before it is introduced as a resolution before Richmond City Council.

Mayor Stoney announced his equity agenda weeks back at his State of the City address.

“When crafting this agenda we have a couple of key objectives. One — to acknowledge and apologize for the harm the city government has caused to people of color and other persecuted groups in years past,” Stoney said.

Stoney said that not every item on the agenda is new but these items will help Richmond become a more equitable city:

  1. Addressing and Preventing Health Disparities
  2. Housing as a Vaccine for Poverty
  3. Ensuring Equitable Transit and Mobility for Residents
  4. Building Community Wealth to Combat Inequity
  5. Supporting and Caring for our Children and Families
  6. Creating Equitable Climate Action and Resilience
  7. Reimagining Public Safety
  8. Telling the Real History of Richmond
  9. Strengthening Community Engagement and Trust
  10. Utilizing Economic Development to Create Economic Justice

“We are serious about having this document serving as a foundational guide for the next era of change-making right here in the City of Richmond,” Stoney said. “As I have said in the past, the next decade is the most significant decade in the city history on whether or not we meet the moment of racial reckoning.”

To view the agenda and offer feedback, click here.

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