Tonight we say goodbye to four of our beloved (or not) council members, but they will not be forgotten. Especially if you bug them on Twitter! Please feel free to encourage them to stay involved in improving our City with a deluge of GIFs! Thank you for your service, Councilmen Baliles and Samuels and Councilwomen Graziano and Mosby! We wish you well in all of your future endeavors.
This round of councilpeople has had its ups and downs and completely off the rails moments. In this time of reflection, one particular meeting pretty well sums up the last four years in six hours. In a night jam packed full of important ordinances, one resolution (and its amendments) melted everyone's faces off. If you aren't in for the long haul, the good stuff begins at 04:18:00, and the line in the sand in drawn at 05:20:52. Here's hoping our returning council members commit to working with the new members to improve transparency and avoid shenanigans like this going forward. The election on Nov. 8 made clear that the people of Richmond are looking for those days to be over.