Archive for “Kathy Graziano”

Graziano hosting special meeting to discuss financing of Shockoe Economic Development plan

Councilman Agelasto questions tax exemption on amphitheater property

Graziano officially no longer Council President

Kathy Graziano had already announced that she wasn’t going to run for City Council President and now it is official. Charles R. Samuels was elected unanimously last night as part of the first meeting/swearing in of the 2013 City Council. More details on Samuels’ night can be found on RTD. Do you think this lose of power will have […]

4th District City Council candidate Johnny Walker RTD Op/Ed

Westover Hills resident Johnny Walker is taking on Kathy Graziano for the 4th District City Council seat. The Times-Dispatch invited candidates for Richmond City Council and School Board to tell us why they’re running. They will publish their statements – in no particular order – on the Op/Ed page between now and Election Day. Johnny […]

Kathy Graziano op/ed in RTD

Incumbent City Council President Kathy Graziano if facing a challenger in Johnny Walker in the 4th District. The Times-Dispatch invited candidates for Richmond City Council and School Board to tell us why they’re running. They will publish their statements – in no particular order – on the Op/Ed page between now and Election Day. Candidate Rich […]

4th District Meeting on Tuesday

Kathy Graziano, 4th District Councilperson and Council Chair is holding her quarterly 4th District meeting on Tuesday 10/9, 7 pm, at St. Luke’s, Custis Road and Chippenham Parkway. Several individuals from the City will be there to speak and answer questions. C.T. Wood, Sheriff Bob Steidel, Director, Public Works Utilities Kevin Ervin, Finance Department LaForest Williams, Park […]

RTD on 4th District Council race

The article in today’s RTD features a bit of back and forth on some issues between the incumbent Kathy Graziano and challenger Johnny Walker. For example Mr. Walker says this about the proposed changes to Forest Hill Ave. has 5 questions for Graziano and Walker over the coming weeks plans to ask 5 questions of all Richmond City Council candidates. This week they are talking with Kathy Graziano the incumbent and City Council president of the 4th District and her challenger Johnny Walker. I’ve copied both candidates answer to one question but you’ll have to hit the links to […]

New sign to be unveiled at Pony Pasture today

From the city blog; Volunteers from the Merchant’s Club of Virginia have donated their time and talent in designing a new entrance sign for Pony Pasture Rapids Park. The river stone sign will be unveiled by Mayor Dwight C. Jones and community partners to recognize this great gift to the city of Richmond and highlight […]

RPS drops the budget ball, Mayor to take advantage

The Richmond School board was faced with a  $23.8 million shortfall. Instead of addressing the issue and proposing any sort of solution the board turned to the city with upturned palms. The Mayor will now be taking a look at all of RPS and the school board isn’t giving up much of a fight. RTD has […]

Walle files another suit against Graziano

Filed under stories that won’t go away, Richmond and Chris Dovi have the news that Jennifer Walle has filed a $5,350,000 suit claiming that “Ms. Graziano, Mr. Rogers and others not named as defendants combined to discredit and harm Ms. Walle… and force her from her job and from public service in general.” Walle, the suit alleges, […]

Forest View Neighborhood Watch, Community Meeting and Spaghetti Dinner

Wednesday February 8th, 7pm, Westover Baptist Church FREE Spaghetti Dinner before the meeting 6:00-7:00pm Sponsored By: Councilwoman Kathy Graziano, Councilman Doug Conner and Westover Baptist Church Please RSVP for the dinner to: or Pastor Justin Joplin This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors, build a strong community and make […]

4th District meeting next Tuesday

Councilwoman Kathy Graziano the local council member for most of our area is planning to her quarterly meeting on Tuesday, January 31 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church (7757 Chippenham Parkway). On the agenda is Richmond Alternate Leaf Collection Program by James Jackson, Director, Richmond Department of Public Works, a look at Richmond […]

More Accusations in Walle Case

According to Jennifer Walle’s attorney Council Member Reva Trammell has stated that Council President Kathy Graziano used a derogatory term to describe Jennifer Walle and she in fact enjoyed the offensive touching alleged to have taken place by David Hathcock. Also Walle believes she was terminated for filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity […]

City Fires Back at Walle on Charges

You can read some of the details on RTD of the 40 page response that the City Attorney released in which the city denies allegations made in a complaint filed by Walle. The report is the result of interviews of city employees with the exception of Walle who refused to be interviewed. In arguing for […]

Some Cases Dropped in Walle/Hathcock/Graziano Suit

From RTD; A Richmond judge dismissed Monday two claims in a civil lawsuit stemming from allegations that a Richmond City Council liaison inappropriately touched a female co-worker and that his boss, Council President Kathy C. Graziano, failed to act when the allegation was reported to her. Judge Richard D. Taylor Jr. of Richmond Circuit Court […]

4th District Meeting on Wednesday

Council President Kathy Graziano has scheduled the city’s first Sustainability Manager as the primary speaker at the June Fourth District Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m., at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway.

RTD Editorial on City Council Scandals

Jewell Denied and Criticized

It was not a good night for Marty Jewell last night in the city council chambers. His proposal to allocate $500K to Patrick Henry School did not pass, his $400K cut to parks was denied and Kathy Graziano did not step down as Council President. He was blasted prior to meeting for his accusations of […]

Jewell Wants Graziano to Step Down

The war continues between H&H’s two council people as Marty Jewell has asked that Kathy Graziano step down as Council President. While Jewell says, “I’m not accusing anybody of anything,” Jewell said Thursday, “but it looks so bad.” He won’t stop barking about a $100,000 amendment that Graziano proposed to begin a study that the […]

Drainage Work Taking Place Near Landria Drive

A reader had a question about the sudden appearance of a bulldozer in his neighborhood. We found out what was going down. Does anyone know about the construction on Sequoyah Road? Yesterday a crew came in and started working on the side of the road, taking down trees and digging. This morning there is a […]

Hathcock Faces Two Misdemeanor Charges

RTD is reporting that David Hathcock, liaison to Kathy C. Graziano, has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor assault and warrants were issued. The charges stem from an alleged touching of co-worker Jennifer Walle last April. Hathcock said today that he learned of the warrants Thursday and turned himself into police at 8:30 […]

Walle Speaks on Council Controversy

In the ongoing battle in city council over alleged sexual harrasment the accusser, Jennifer Walle, has recently spoken up. Most recently with Style Weekly; Walle’s life became an ongoing water-cooler topic following a City Council meeting held Jan. 2. At the meeting, Councilman E. Martin Jewell made public an e-mail exchange in which Hathcock seems […]

Fourth District Schools Meet and Greet 2/8

Council President Kathy Graziano and School Board Member Adria Graham Scott have scheduled a second Meet and Greet for Fourth District parents. The event is scheduled for February 8th, at Fisher Elementary School, from 6:30-8 pm. Fisher is located at 3701 Garden Road, off Cedar Grove Road. Parents of preschool, kindergarten and early elementary grades […]

Walle Files Complaint Against Richmond, Graziano and Hathcock

From Richmond; Jennifer Walle, liaison to First District Councilman Bruce Tyler, filed the complaint this afternoon with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging “unwelcome sexual touching and comments” by Hathcock and “retaliation” by Graziano who, Walle says, wanted Walle to leave her job. Filing the complaint is a necessary first step toward filing […]

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