City of Richmond Agrees to Rescind Concessions After Revenue Windfall

On August 30, Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay called an emergency meeting with city unions to discuss the City’s $2.9 million deficit. Richmond’s City Council had instructed Lindsay to work on the budget with city unions and return in September with a plan to close the gap. When we met with Lindsey, he explained that the City recently learned that it would see an increase in revenue from property taxes, resulting in a $2.9 million windfall for the City and the exact amount needed to eliminate the deficit.

In light of the windfall and balanced budget, Lindsey thanked Local 21 for their willingness to help the City and save jobs and services, and told us the City is proposing a new balanced budget that includes a rescission of our one-year agreement to suspend 25% of sick leave payouts.