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Feb. 24, 6 pm Richmond City Council considers the ballpark

Richmond City Council is scheduled to vote that evening on a resolution supporting the mayor's redevelopment plan, which includes building a for-profit sports stadium on the site of what was once the largest slave-trading district in the U.S. north of New Orleans.

Consider arriving early as there may be a full house for this controversial issue.

Dennis plans to be there by 5:40 pm. The meeting begins at 6 pm.

As these things go, there is always the possibility the agenda will be changed.

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  • Dennis B.

    I arrived at city council chambers at 5:35 and left at 11:30 pm. The vote was 6 - 3 in favor of supporting the mayor's proposal to continue with negotiations leading to a ballpark and enslaved heritage site.

    The chambers was packed with standing room only. Public comments for those against went on for 1 hr 20 minutes with each presenter allowed 2 min. Then the identical for those in favor.

    It was a fascinating exercise of civics in a democratic mostly civil environment.

    February 25, 2014

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