Save Richmond: Six Years Later

by | Jul 22, 2009 | POLITICS

Save Richmond didn’t start out as a blog. No, this web address was originally snagged so that its founders could circulate an “Open Letter” that asked for Richmond’s leaders to reconsider the city’s toxic relationship with its creative community.

That happened almost exactly six years ago. But it might as well have been six days ago.


Save Richmond didn’t start out as a blog. No, this web address was originally snagged so that its founders could circulate an “Open Letter” that asked for Richmond’s leaders to reconsider the city’s toxic relationship with its creative community.

That happened almost exactly six years ago. But it might as well have been six days ago.

Among the things we asked for in the letter:

– A reduction in the city’s admissions tax.

– No hike in the city’s meals tax.

– Assurance that an independent feasibility study would be commissioned of a proposed downtown arts center… and that oversight of this facility would be governed by proven local arts administrators, including representatives from the city’s grassroots arts scene.

– Increased support for the city’s grassroots arts scene, including First Fridays, with less resources spent on publicly-funded downtown rehab projects.

– An end to restrictive ordinances and restrictions that served as financial and regulatory drains on nightclub and restaurant owners.

Read the rest over at http://saverichmond.com

Matt Ringer

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