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General Meeting

Both Ginter Park and city-wide issues will be discussed at the September general GPRA meeting with several guest speakers. Let’s give them a good turn-out.

The meeting will be Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Association building at the corner of Walton and Hawthorne Avenues.

Among GPRA topics:

  • Maggie Stewart and Prudence Justis will address the Progressive Dinner on October 12 and our efforts to have a block system in every block.

  • Rebecca Dodson will report on our mostly-completed tree summary of the neighborhood and efforts to fill in some of the blank spaces in the tree boxes this fall. In case you missed one for this fall, she will explain the sponsorship process for the tree drive which will resume next spring.

  • The new City Arborist for North Richmond will speak briefly about emboric beetles and other threats to our tree canopy and how to combat them.

  • We also hope to have a horticulturalist from the Botanical Garden talk about fall planting of perennials that attract bees and butterflies.

In addition to our GPRA topics, we will hear from:

  • Richmond’s new Police Chief, William Smith, will be present to answer questions and speak briefly about any new initiatives.

  • School Board members Scott Barlow and Kenya Gibson will explain the various school re-zoning plans, with emphasis on the plan that impacts Holton School.

  • City Council representatives Chris Hilbert and Kim Gray will outline the proposed Navy Hill project and discuss the pros and cons that they have identified.

  • Finally, both of our representatives to the General Assembly are running for re-election this November. Jennifer McClellan faces Mark Lewis for the Senate, and Jeff Bourne’s opponent is Peter Wells for the House of Delegates. Bring questions about the issues that are most important to you.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00PM (America/New_York)

LGRA Building at 3421 Hawthorne Avenue
Richmond, Virginia United States