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Hello Second District,

Today's special edition of the newsletter covers reminders of a number of important upcoming meetings, but I first want to take a moment to recognize the recent passing of our Congressman, A. Donald McEachin. The Congressman was an inspiring, dedicated and exceptional public servant. I feel immense loss and sadness, but also gratitude for knowing him, and for the example he set fighting for our City, our Commonwealth, and our environment, each and every day. 

Congressman McEachin's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, those that are interested would consider a donation to The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in memory of A. Donald McEachin. You can find more information via Commonwealth Attorney McEachin's recent Facebook post here

We can also honor the Congressman's memory by heeding his call to take advantage of opportunities for early detection and screening for colorectal cancer. You can learn more here

Second District Community Meeting
Our final Second District meeting of the year is coming up next Wednesday, December 7th at 6pm. Join our office, neighbors, and guest speakers via Zoom for an agenda that will cover: 

  • Public Safety updates from the Richmond Police Department 
  • Second District infrastructure updates from Department of Public Works staff 
  • Updates on the short term rentals, accessory dwelling units, and parking minimums zoning changes process from Planning Department staff
You can join the Zoom meeting (no pre-registration required) via this link, and check out and share the Facebook event here

Not able to make it next Wednesday? Send any questions or comments you have to us ahead of time by email, and we'll address them during the meeting. A full recording of the meeting will be posted to our YouTube channel.  

Zoning Changes Engagement Meetings 
As a reminder, the City of Richmond Department of Planning and Development Review (PDR) is in the second phase of engagement for the three proposed, City-wide zoning changes. Those changes will impact short term rentals, accessory dwelling units, and parking minimums. 

There are three engagement meetings coming up: 

  • December 6, 2022 - 12:00 PM - Microsoft Teams Meeting
    • Phone Access: Dial 804-316-9457 and enter code 990 056 081# 
    • Video Access: Click HERE.
       
  • December 8, 2022 - 6:00 PM - Microsoft Teams Meeting
    • Phone Access: Dial 804-316-9457 and enter code 280 327 37#
    • Video Access: Click HERE
       
  • December 13, 2022 - 6:00 PM - ​​​​​​​In-Person Meeting
    • ​​​​​​​Main Public Library - 101 East Franklin Street

For more information on the proposed changes, and the process to date and going forward, check out the PDR zoning change site here

Sincerely,
Katherine 

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