Council member wants voters to decide on Shockoe stadium plan

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — The opposition is growing to Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones’ plan to bring a baseball stadium to the city’s Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.

In fact, Richmond City Councilwoman Reva Trammel now says she thinks voters should have the final say.

Trammel said in a statement Monday that she believes voters would disagree with the location and should get a chance to either approve or decide against it in November.

The news  comes four days after two city council members, Charles Samuels and Jon Baliles, came out against the plan.

City council is slated to vote on the mayor’s plan Tuesday night.

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  • Ron Melancon

    Once again these spineless political leaders don’t have the guts to vote yes or no! Do your job and if you vote wrong then the People will vote you out!!! It will cost over 100,000 to make a vote than you are going to have political groups spend at least over 1,000,000 in full page adds and radio spots… about this!!!! Do your job and vote yes or no

  • Glen Allen

    Ron, if you were speaking about Kathy Graziano or Ellen Robertson (both Mayor puppets), I would agree with the “spineless theory, but in this case, Reva’s request for the voters to decide dates way back, she and Charles Samuels both (at different times) voiced a desire for the voters to decide this issue.

  • Working Man

    I can’t fault Reva, she’s always been a real true-blue ‘for the people’ type. Samuels? He’s a puss — a polite backstabber. Me, I liked Jones plan from the beginning. Richmond *needs* new. Or it’ll continue to stay stuck in 1978, where it’s been since…….oh, 1978 or so.

    • Tammy

      Couldnt agree with you more. This city is so stagnant. This plan will bring excitment and even better things are destined to follow.

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