Author: Ryan Alessi
Without a permanent low-barrier shelter, here’s how organizations are helping people experiencing homelessness this winter
As the weather has gotten colder, groups that work with Harrisonburg’s homeless population have had to get creative, especially during a period in which the city doesn’t have a permanent shelter for the first time in two years.
City braces for higher construction costs, including public works building and potentially the new homeless shelter
Concerns about ballooning construction costs for the city’s homeless services center and low barrier shelter prompted the city council to hold off on finalizing a plan Tuesday for spending its $23.8 million in federal American Recovery Plan Act funds.
Two lawyers and a former city council member applied to join the Harrisonburg Electric Commission board. But one city council member wasn’t ready to make a pick yet during Wednesday evenings council meeting. Here’s why:
As it has in school board races across the country, the notion of parental rights served as a key distinction among the five Harrisonburg school board candidates, who faced one another Wednesday in the campaign’s only forum.
Overly rosy or ‘doom and gloom?’ Council candidates offer different views of Hburg, but find some agreement
Even as city council candidates painted different pictures of Harrisonburg, the five contenders on the Nov. 8 ballot found some common ground Wednesday when it came to the role of police, and specifically in supporting diversity among the ranks.
Council tabs money for organizations, approves a future pay raise and opts to hand over an alley to JMU
More than 40 community organizations will receive city funds — including 11 first-time recipients — after the city council made changes Tuesday to the draft of the city’s next budget.
In the latest in a series votes on developments, council members on Tuesday unanimously approved zoning changes for a commercial development at the edge of town on North Main Street and an apartment complex on Chicago Avenue.