Street Sweeping: News of its Death are Greatly Exaggerated
There is still street sweeping in Richmond. Look at this map to find out when the street sweepers come to your neighborhood, and do your best to move your vehicles on sweeping days to make way for them.
To set the record straight:
- The City Council did not do away with street sweeping program across the city. It did suspend issuing parking tickets for failing to move your car on sweeping day for the duration of the COVID emergency. The COVID crisis has disrupted parking now that so many people have to stay at home during the day, and it's reduced income for a lot of people. Fining people who are unable to find another space for their car seems, at this time, unreasonably harsh.
- The City Council gave the two neighborhoods that requested it a 3-month trial period to see if neighbors will remember to move their cars without the installation of permanent street signs reminding them to do it. It also allows other neighborhoods to find an alternative to street signs if they wish. The sign-or-no-sign issue can be moved through the neighborhood councils.
- Every member of the Council voted in favor of this plan except Mayor Tom Butt.
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