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Building a Better Richmond
As your Mayor, I have sought to build a better Richmond and take pride in the accomplishments we have achieved. There are four new schools under construction, including our city’s first new high school in forty years—the new Huguenot High School. A renewed focus on public safety has resulted in a reduction of the crime rate and the construction of a new city jail with an enhanced emphasis on alternative rehabilitation programs.
We have aggressively pursued new economic development opportunities, while retaining and adding thousands of jobs in the city. Richmond’s bond rating has been upgraded five separate times during the past four years. These upgrades will save taxpayers millions of dollars.
We have advanced a James Riverfront Development plan to take advantage of the James as a unifying asset for our city with greater access for all citizens. We are working on a systematic plan to reduce poverty rates while transforming public housing.
Much has been accomplished, yet more needs to be done. Thank you for re-electing me to serve you for another four years to address the challenges that we still face. This year’s election will be crucial for Richmond’s future, and we must keep our city moving forward.