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Richmond Council Approves $786 Million Budget

The Richmond City Council has approved an amended version of Mayor Jones' $786 million budget. Council included bonuses for all city employees, investments in career and professional development for police and firefighters, $3 million for the riverfront plan, $1.8 million for vehicle replacement.

Councilman Parker Agelasto says the strongest statement Council made with the budget was fully funding the school board’s request for an additional $4 million for operations and $7 million for capital improvement.

Additionally, Council provided reimbursements up to $200 to teachers for school supplies purchased out of pocket.