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Posted on: September 14, 2020

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The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is independently reviewing the City of Fredericksburg’s response to the mass demonstrations of between May 31 and June 2 in Fredericksburg. The research team visited ...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Ask the Mayor: Episode 7


Fredericksburg’s Mayor Greenlaw is joined by Fredericksburg’s Director of Elections and Voter Registrar, Marc Hoffman. In this episode, Mr. Hoffman answers your questions about voting in the November 3rd election.  

Important D...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

City Receives Two Public Sculptures


At their August 25th meeting the Fredericksburg City Council voted to authorize the City Manager to accept two sculptures into the City’s public art inventory.

The two donated works are Three Musketeers by Michael Bednar and Re: Aman by Anthony H...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Ask the Mayor: Episode 6


In this episode, Mayor Greenlaw is joined by Fredericksburg’s Community Development Planner Susanna Finn to answer questions about completing the census. Plus she highlights some recent events in the city.

Census funding determines distribution f...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

2020 Census Takers Have Begun Visiting Fredericksburg Households


Census takers have begun visiting households who have not yet responded to the Census, as the U.S. Census Bureau begins enumeration activities nationwide. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States on April 1, 2020 (Ce...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City to Advance Work on "Telling Full Story"


Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 took an important step toward more fully recognizing and representing Fredericksburg’s full history. Council voted to spend $205,000 on an array of projects focused on local African America...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Fredericksburg Police Release Initial Report on Response to Demonstrations


As part of its ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability, the Fredericksburg Police Department is releasing a preliminary report of police response to demonstrations that occurred May 31st through June 2nd. Chief Brian Layton elected to share ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Fredericksburg Transit Provides Free “RouteShout 2.0” Bus Tracking Mobile App


Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED), has announced the launch of a new mobile application to help riders track their buses on their smartphone. The RouteShout 2.0 app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android devices at no cost from the Apple Store or Go...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Fredericksburg Police Announce Alignment with ‘8 Can’t Wait’


Update on civil unrest review also provided at informational event

Fredericksburg, VA – July 30, 2020 -- The Fredericksburg Police Department, in an effort to continually advance its organization and fulfill its mission of being dedicated to fair...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Unanimously Approves Hiring of Third-Party Police Review Consultant


As the City of Fredericksburg continues important efforts to advance and unite the community, City Council this week approved the engagement of a third-party consultant to conduct an independent review of the City’s law enforcement practices and...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Fredericksburg City Council takes progressive actions to enhance community


July 15, 2020 

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday night took several steps to advance its commitment of always being a welcoming and inclusive city.

Council held a number of discussions and took several actions at its Tuesday work session and r...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Oath of Office Ceremony Held July 1st


A Wednesday ceremony in Fredericksburg’s City Council Chambers featured three formal Oath of Offices and the election of a new Vice Mayor.

The event began with the Honorable Gordon F. Willis, Presiding Judge of Fredericksburg Circuit Court, swear...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virginia's Phase Three Reopening


On July 1, Virginia entered into Governor Northam’s Phase Three plan which included lifting many 50% capacity limitations on restaurants and retail establishments.  Despite positive tests continuing downward trends in the commonwealth, ...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Message from the Mayor and City Council


As the City Manager stated at the Council meeting on June 9, the community will receive a full and transparent accounting of the recent events in the City of Fredericksburg.  The Police Department is currently performing a formal and intensive re...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

Message from City Manager Timothy Baroody on the Curfew and Events of the Past Week


I am pleased to announce the end of the nightly curfew in the City of Fredericksburg, effective immediately. After consulting with the Chief of Police, members of City Council, and the Police Department Citizen Advisory Panel, I signed a new emergency ord...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Fredericksburg City Council Message to our Community


Fredericksburg City Council unanimously passed a resolution this evening, Tuesday, June 2, 2020,  which states:

On May 25, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers while in their custody. He was just the latest black person to die at...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City of Fredericksburg Proceeds with Auction Block Relocation


The City of Fredericksburg has removed the slave auction block on Friday, June 5, 2020. This is the significant step in living City Council’s directive to relocate the historic artifact, and to work to better tell a more complete history of Fred...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Wipes Clog Pipes

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Please only flush toilet paper down pipes, no other wipes, or even paper towels. So called "flushable" wipes can still cause problems because they do not disintegrate quick enough.  With toilet paper becoming the new currency, other pro...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Riverfront Park Construction


Updated February 14, 2020

Construction of Riverfront Park to Begin; Sophia Street Parking Areas to Close February 23 

City of Fredericksburg to Implement Parking Changes in the Vicinity of the Park

February 14, 2020 - The construction of th...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Work Zone and Traffic Patterns at Liberty Place Project


Announcing William Street Lane Closure 

(Fredericksburg, VA) December 6, 2019 - Motorists are advised of upcoming work zones and traffic pattern changes in the 600 block of William Street (between Douglas and Winchester Streets) associated with co...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City Council 2036 Vision: April Quarterly Priorities Update


The Mayor and City Council adopted the updated Council Priorities for FY 2019-2021 as a three-year plan under the categories of the eight desired future states in April 2019. The staff recently updated their progress to Council of these Priorities in the ...

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