See how the City of Richmond is allocating $17 million in surplus revenue

City Council approved the Mayor Levar Stoney’s plans to send funds towards the police, DPW, local groups, and more

An aerial shot of City Hall in Richmond, VA

City Council adopted the ordinance at its Dec. 12 meeting.

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At its meeting on Monday, City Council approved an ordinance that detailed where ~$17 million of the approximately $21 million surplus property tax revenue will go.

The Mayor’s plan sends funds to city departments as well as non-departmental programs.

The city departments receiving the largest sums are:

  • Police Department | $2.6 million for pay adjustment
  • Fire Department | $1.88 million for pay adjustment
  • Economic Development | $1.75 million for contractual increases related to the Diamond District and City Center projects

Around $8.6 million will be divvied up among non-departmental programs. $3.1 million will go towards inclement weather shelters, $2 million will be put in a reserve to account for increased healthcare costs, and HumanKind and Greater Richmond Continuum of Care will each receive $1 million.

Review the full list of appropriations here.

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