Author: Rachel Petterson
Speed cameras to go up in road construction and school zones; Council approves new budget
New speed monitoring cameras aimed at protecting the safety of road construction workers and children will pop up in construction zones and school zones across the city next month now that the city council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday night.
Old municipal building and a new fire engine are among the big-ticket items in next year’s city budget
Harrisonburg will see renovations to the old municipal building, the purchase of a new fire engine at Station 4 on Rock Street and increased compensation for city employees as part of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget, which will go into effect July 1.
City officially pauses skate park renovations amid criticism
Mayor Deanna Reed announced the city will pause the planned renovation to the Westover Park skatepark after hearing from members of the community about frustrations and concerns.
First draft of next year’s budget calls for city worker raises and 3 cent real estate tax increase
The city council on Tuesday began discussing Harrisonburg’s 2023-24 budget, which includes a proposed real estate tax increase for a third consecutive year to help cover the cost of Rocktown High School.
Mayor Reed goes to Washington … and other news and notes from city council
Harrisonburg’s top official will get some face time with the nation’s leaders next month.
Lights, skate park, action: City expects some ARPA-funded upgrades to be finished as early as summer
Harrisonburg residents can expect as soon as this summer to see several improvements funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, including renovations and upgrades to several parks and recreation facilities.
What do the numbers reveal about Harrisonburg’s crime rates?
Later this week, the Virginia State Police Department will close out the 2022 data processing period, after which it will release a summary of crime in Harrisonburg, as well as the rest of Virginia, called “Crime in Virginia.”