Henrico News Minute – March 25, 2020

The March 25, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about Henrico’s plan to support its restaurants while feeding emergency responders; plans to slash Henrico’s proposed budget in light of COVID-19; the first two deaths reported in Henrico as a result of the virus; and changes to how Henrico’s emergency responders handle calls. Listen to the brief […]

Henrico to purchase food for emergency-responders from local restaurants

It began as an idea from a Sandston restaurant owner. In less than a week, it became a county initiative. Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced March 24 that the county would begin purchasing meals for county employees from a number of Henrico restaurants, as a way to help those businesses continue in operation and potentially spur a segment of […]

Henrico officials slash proposed budget, implement hiring and spending freezes

Supervisors also delay collection of several additional taxes until August in wake of COVID-19 outbreak

Henrico County will slash its proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget by tens of millions of dollars – to a level $5 million below the current year’s fiscal plan – pause all planned but unfunded capital projects and implement a hiring freeze in an attempt to combat an anticipated free-fall in tax revenues resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak and associated shutdowns. […]