Newsletter — November 2022

Caleb T. Rogers
2 min readNov 30, 2022

There is one month left in 2022 — can you believe it?!

This year has flown by, much because of busy months like November. Here are a few Council-related updates as we begin to close out the year:

  • 2nd mural unveiling — We loved celebrating the completion of Williamsburg’s second mural at Midtown Row. You may recognize the style from another local establishment, as artist Papilio Glaucus also painted the inside of Precarious Beer Project. Thank you, Papilio, for your hard work!
  • New Police Station PPEA complete — In Section 9A of the agenda linked there, you will find Council has officially voted to approve Henderson, Inc. as the City’s preferred contractor for our new Police Station. Henderson will also be relocating the Public Works yard and renovating the 3rd floor of the Municipal Building. Council, and especially the fine people with the WPD, are excited to see their final project in 2024.
  • 2022–24 GIOs — At the same Council meeting, we also approved the 2022–24 Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes (GIOs) set. This is our opportunity to do longer term planning. Check out that link for a full review of our planning projects!
  • WMBG The Burg radio interview — In the photo above, I am with “Flyin’ Brian” in the WMBG The Burg radio station. We had a great chat about our upcoming School Board appointment, the GIO set, and more. A video version of the interview is linked!
  • Affordable housing consideration — Finally, one of the items Council took at our November meeting was to postpone an affordable housing measure for consideration in December. This was actually a decision I opposed and voted against. I thought this article highlighted well my reasons why. Finalizing this measure once and for all will be on our docket in December, but being expedient with housing measures is of the utmost importance.

Thank you, as always, for reading along. I hope you and your families had a lovely, restful Thanksgiving holiday. Williamsburg has that magical winter glow about it these days, with Santa sightings in the downtown area and people ice skating along DoG Street, it’s a great time to live in the Colonial Capital.

With gratitude,

Caleb

*This newsletter is mine alone and does not represent the full input of Council

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