Tag: City Council
Deanna Reed remains mayor and Laura Dent becomes vice mayor — making more history for a historic council
With its two new members officially sworn in, the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday morning appointed Deanna Reed to stay as mayor and Laura Dent to become vice mayor, marking the first time women will hold the top two positions.
Vice Mayor Sal Romero ends term on city council and looks to the future
After four years on the city council, Vice Mayor Sal Romero stood up from behind the dais upon the adjournment of Tuesday’s meeting for the last time as a council member — at least for now.
Parks and city beautification make the cut in council’s top 5 priorities for spending Rescue Plan Act funds
After months of public meetings and discussions, the Harrisonburg City Council landed on five main priorities for spending more than $20 million in federal funds and will now task city staff with vetting specific projects.
Council takes up ‘paper alleys,’ how to comply with the law to allow group homes for recovery addiction, and a lingering question about Airbnbs
Harrisonburg’s city staff will now try to figure out how to adhere to federal law and revise zoning language to accommodate housing for those recovering from addiction.
City outlines ways for private donations to enhance parks, programs and public spaces
Harrisonburg now has an official policy to accept private donations that can help spruce up or expand public areas, parks and other projects and programs.
City Dems select Jones as special election nominee
In their second party caucus of the year, city Democrats chose Council Member Chris Jones as their nominee for the special election to replace Council Member George Hirschmann.
Open Doors returns to JMU for the summer but city finds a site for a permanent shelter
The city’s announcement that Harrisonburg has found a permanent site for a homeless shelter will eventually put an end to years of shifting from one temporary facility to another for Open Doors, the organization that runs the shelter.
Council taps former Mayor Richard Baugh as Hirschmann’s replacement
The four remaining members of the Harrisonburg City Council on Thursday unanimously appointed Richard Baugh, a former mayor and council member, to fill the council seat opened by last week’s sudden resignation of George Hirschmann.