C. Wayne Taylor

November 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — cwaynetaylor @ 3:35 am

New home for this blog.

October 31, 2010

Richmond City Hall tries out solar-powered trash compactor

Filed under: Public Works — cwaynetaylor @ 4:19 am

In Philadelphia, the compactors have drawn praise as well as complaints, with critics questioning the units’ $3,700 cost and their reliability, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Municipal trashcans can cost $100 or more.

via timesdispatch.com WILL JONES.

October 30, 2010

Experts: Use Technology to Open Government

Filed under: Open Government — cwaynetaylor @ 5:18 pm

“The whole idea is that you should be able to go online and not have to ask,” said Emily Siebert, a marketing and public relations specialist for the Virginia Information Technology Agency, which oversees the state government’s computer operations.

via groundreport.com Brenda Acevedo.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Speaks Against City Noise Ordinance

Filed under: 2nd Samuels, C., Benjamin, V., Noise, Noise Ordinance — cwaynetaylor @ 2:47 pm

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring spoke Wednesday against the noise ordinance adopted by City Council in February, saying the law “is bad and needs to be stricken.”

styleweekly.com Don Harrison and Sara Dabney Tisdale.

October 29, 2010

Residents push back on Richmond jail at East End site

Filed under: East, Jail — cwaynetaylor @ 12:08 am

With jail planning approaching a more-detailed phase, the City Council has asked the Jones administration to explain its decision to choose the current site over ones offered in South Richmond.

via timesdispatch.com WILL JONES.

New jail should be built at the current site — and now

Filed under: East, Jail — cwaynetaylor @ 12:02 am

Does anyone really notice the Henrico County jail as they drive by the Parham Road government complex?

via timesdispatch.com MICHAEL PAUL WILLIAMS.

October 28, 2010

Richmond mayor takes electric vehicle for a spin

Filed under: Environment, Also Pollution, Jones, D. — cwaynetaylor @ 11:56 pm

The city expects the electric vehicles would cost $40,000 to $41,000 each, but the test project’s expense could be lowered with federal help.

via timesdispatch.com Peter Bacque.

Noise law exemption ‘probably unconstitutional’

Filed under: 2nd Samuels, C., Benjamin, V., Law Suits, Noise, Noise Ordinance — cwaynetaylor @ 12:19 am

Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring said the city should “scrap” the ordinance and adopt one based on set decibel levels.

Richmond General District Chief Judge Robert A. Pustilnik said, “I am not crazy about most language in the statute.”

timesdispatch.com Reed Williams.

October 27, 2010

Paper prevails in FOIA lawsuit

Filed under: Uncategorized — cwaynetaylor @ 5:23 pm

This case offers “a cautionary tale to public bodies not to try to overextend the exemption for personnel records,” she said. “We should guard against attempts to stretch the definition of a personnel record to anything having to do with a public employee.”

via roanoke.com Jeff Sturgeon.

Roanoke newspaper prevails in FOIA lawsuit

Filed under: Freedom of Information — cwaynetaylor @ 5:15 pm

Radford also paid more than $11,500 this week for the newspaper’s legal expenses.

via ap.org.

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