Dwight C. Jones, the current mayor of Richmond, will go down in history as one of the city's worst mayors (maybe even worse than L. Douglas Wilder). I'll have more to say about him at the end of the month.
Latest stupidity from our current mayor - from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:30 pm
Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones won’t make baseball a priority as the city restarts talks about how to develop 60 acres of prime city real estate on North Boulevard, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“Let’s be clear that our starting point of the Boulevard conversation is what is the best use of that property for the citizens of Richmond, not whether it is the best site for baseball,” Tammy D. Hawley, Jones’ press secretary, wrote in an email.
The city’s position angered the leadership of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, who made clear Tuesday that they want the team to remain in Richmond on the Boulevard, not move to the suburbs.