Mayor Stoney has had a very busy first week as Richmond’s Mayor. Besides the fact that former Mayor Dwight Jones gave a severance package to his administration coming out of Stoney’s budget. He also had to immediately get briefed on the cities snow removal strategies with RVA seeing its first snow of the year this weekend. Mayor Stoney asked everyone to stay off the roads if possible and to be patient while the city deals with the first snowstorm of the year. Stoney said city work crews would make neighborhood snow clean-up a priority.
“You’re going to see a lot more of our assets deployed to our neighborhoods moving forward to ensure our neighborhoods are drive able later in the weekend,” Stoney said at a 9 a.m. press briefing.
He then repeated his message to stay home and off the streets if at all possible.
“There’s a lot of football going on today. There’s a game at 12 o’clock, James Madison is playing, so you should watch that,” the JMU grad advised. “Stay at home. Make some hot coco, some coffee, and stay with the family.”