Interview with Mayor Levar Stoney

Source: Radio One Richmond

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has suggestions for improvements of city schools. Stoney is proposing an increase in the city’s meals tax to fund school renovations and new construction. Stoney says a one-point-five-percent increase in the tax will generate more than nine-million dollars annually. An increase in the meals tax would allow the city’s debt capacity to increase to 150-million dollars and be reserved for school facilities. The school board says it would cost 224-million dollars to build five new schools and renovate others.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s ‘State of the City Address’ is Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr Middle School on 1000 Mosby Street. The city address is free and open to the public.


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