There is nothing more important than knowing the city in which you live. From schools to government, here are some links that we hope are helpful in furthering your search for information
City of Richmond Website
Richmond on the James is the official homepage for the City of Richmond, Virginia. This site uses a magazine-style format to provide useful and interesting information about Richmond. It also includes links to other Richmond sites.
For Urban Forestry information including the Adopt-a-Tree program, check here. Note that the Fan District Association works in collaboration with the city on the Adopt-a-Tree program, and prepares a batch of checks during the August / September time period.
The process for removing graffiti is as follows:
- First, report the crime. In the Fan, this is best done by calling the non-emergency police telephone number, 804.646.5100. The purpose of this is to allow the police to collect evidence and generates a case for arrest
- Second, request that the graffiti be removed. There are three basic ways to do this:
- Third and last, the City now requires that a permission form be completed before cleaning graffiti from a property. This is because the act of cleaning the graffiti may, of course, affect the property itself. The graffiti removal form is located here, it must be signed by the property owner or their authorized agent. After this form is completed, it may be faxed to 804.646.0166, or emailed to Mike Barbour. This form is ideally filled out immediately after the removal is requested in step two, above
If you see someone placing graffiti, dial 911. Many graffitists are caught by members of the neighborhood, arrested, and sent to jail. A recent example is noted here, in a Richmond Police bulletin.