Preview: Harrisonburg City Council Meeting on Tuesday

By: WHSV Newsroom
By: WHSV Newsroom

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Harrisonburg City Council will meet on Tuesday night, to talk about several issues in the city.

The first issue involves money for a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, the police department has. According to HPD, they got the vehicle from the Department of Defense, but they need to make about $30,000 worth of upgrades. On Tuesday, City Council will look at the request to get the money from the Commonwealth's Asset Seizure budget.

Council will also look at changes to taxi rates. Right now council is looking at removing the fuel surcharge, and adding 75 cents to the initial fee load. City leaders say they hope cab company owners will not increase the cab lease fees, if this change is approved.

The city's job application process will also be discussed. Right now there is a box, asking people applying for jobs, if they have been convicted of a crime. Some other cities including Richmond, Norfolk, and Petersburg have removed the box from it's applications. Some worry having the box will eliminate qualified applicants.


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