Tuckahoe Virtual Town Meeting
LIVE Thursday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Planning and Zoning changes and AirBnB

Watch the virtual Tuckahoe Town Meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, November 19, 2020, to learn about the changes coming to the Planning and Zoning Ordinances in Henrico. Ask questions about Planning topics by going to: YouTube.com and searching for Tuckahoe Town Meetings. To ask a question, sign in with your Google account and type your question in the "chat" section on the screen (on the right.) OR, you can email Pat before, during or after the Town Meeting at pob@patobannon.com, and your question will be answered. If you have a question concerning the content or technical issues, please call 804-501-4208.

Tuckahoe VIRTUAL Town Meeting:
Police Chief, Eric English
It was live on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Watch the Tuckahoe virtual Town Meeting introducing Henrico’s new Chief of Police, Eric English. Chief English shared insight on his experience in law enforcement and his thoughts on the future of policing in Henrico. 



JetBlue Announces Daily, Direct, Non-stop Service to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tampa from RIC Starting in November and December

Historic Opportunities include First-Ever Scheduled Transcontinental Service to LAX, RVA’s First Nonstop Option to Las Vegas, and Easy Access to Tampa

Richmond International Airport, VA – September 10, 2020

JetBlue Airways this morning announced new service to Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), and Tampa (TPA) from Richmond International Airport (RIC) starting in November and December.

“Richmond International Airport (RIC) welcomes JetBlue’s historic news this morning, announcing the airport’s first-ever transcontinental option to Los Angeles, first-ever service to Las Vegas, and new nonstop service to Tampa,” said Capital Region Airport Commission chairman Patricia O’Bannon. “Each of the three destinations are popular for Richmond region travelers and the flights certainly make it easier than ever for visitors to enjoy the attractions of Virginia’s Capital Region.”

The launch dates announced by JetBlue for the new Richmond destinations include:

·        Tampa (TPA) service starts November 19, 2020; 1x daily.

·        Los Angeles (LAX) service starts December 18, 2020; 1x daily.

·        Las Vegas (LAS) service starts December 18, 2020; 1x daily.

 “JetBlue’s announcement of service from Richmond to three premier destinations, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tampa, is incredible news for the region,” said Perry J. Miller, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission. “Hat’s off to JetBlue for recognizing the demand potential of the Richmond market and fast-tracking these routes to start in November and December. RIC is very appreciative of these opportunities.”

 The Richmond service announcements were part of a larger JetBlue initiative launching 24 new routes. “This is the latest example of JetBlue’s ability to be nimble and play offense as we quickly adjust to new customer behaviors and booking patterns,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “This latest series of new routes – even in the current environment – advances our revised network strategy, returns more aircraft to the skies and doubles down on our ability to generate more cash sooner.”


Tuckahoe Virtual Town Meeting from Monday, July 27,2020
Topics: Mental Health Issues During COVID
and Preparing for Emergencies

Search YouTube.com for Henrico County Government - Tuckahoe Town Meeting to view (or click on the link.)  Send questions to pob@patobannon.com


View and participate in Pat O'Bannon's Tuckahoe Town Meetings archived on YouTube:

 Go to YouTube.com and search for: Henrico County Government

then - Tuckahoe Town Meeting, OR



Opt-in to Henrico's Community Emergency Notification System

What is the Henrico County Community Emergency Notification System? This system is one of many tools that Henrico County Public Safety officials use to notify you of critical information from evacuation notices to missing child alerts. Henrico County is using the CodeRED high-speed notification solution. This system provides Henrico County public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages both to targeted areas of the County and/or to the entire county.

How do I sign up?  Visit www.henricoalert.org and complete the online registration form.  This portal will register your home phone number, mobile devices (cell phones, text devices), and your work phone number (should you choose to add that information) on the system. It does not matter where you reside for text-messages.  It is open to anyone who would like to register, regardless of residency.  There is no cost to you from Henrico County for the system, but your cell provider may charge you for text messages.  Once you register, you can test your email and cell phone in the system to make sure your information is working, or you can contact Henrico's Office of Emergency Management at 501-7183 or email emergencymanager@henrico.us for assistance.

I have some other questions.  Where can I get information? Henrico invites you to visit the Division of Fire’s web page at www.henricofire.org  for more information on the system.  You will see the icon for CodeRED on the right side of the page. Or, you can call Henrico's Office of Emergency Management at 804-501-7183 or email emergencymanager@henrico.us for more information.


Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety is paramount in Henrico.
View the following video about being safe while walking and cycling.


It's an APP!

I saw that many people wanted to pay their county bills online, as well as wanted to quickly access county services.

I said, “People live on their iphones! Henrico needs an APP!”

I worked with the County Manager, Public Relations and Information Technology folks who developed Henrico’s APP for public use. Residents can download it free, from the APP store – for either iPhone or Android. Special note: The APP was developed entirely in-house, so the development cost was minimal. Great job, IT Department! That’s “The Henrico Way!”

The Henrico County APP makes it easy to engage with and get information about Henrico's government. You can check upcoming events and recent news, receive important notices, find information on parks and government locations, and contact departments and agencies. The mobile app is available for both Android and IOS devices, at the Apple App and Google Play stores. Learn more here - https://youtu.be/lPBYbnRrb1g. Information also is available at https://henrico.us/apps/


How to file a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

about dropped phone calls

Over the past four years, there have been complaints from residents who live in the River Road corridor concerning dropped calls on standard, wired AND wireless phones. Cell phone users should contact the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), since more than one company is dropping calls. Verizon seemed to be the biggest "dropper". The Federal Communications Commission has received sufficient complaints at this time to make a response.

Verizon says : "If your cell service is unreliable, dial *611 from your cell phone and make a complaint. If you cannot make a call from your cell phone,

dial 1-800-922-0204 from another phone."

I have made complaints to the FCC for the community. The first question asked by the FCC is : "What are the other numbers and have they filed a complaint?" In order to get action, INDIVIDUALS must file a complaint with the FCC. To file a complaint:



Want to know MORE about the Opioid epidemic, and

How to Talk to your Children?

Operation Prevention (www.operationprevention.com) - partnership between the DEA and Discovery Education. It's an educational program for middle and high school classrooms that aims to educate students, using science, about the impact of drugs.

Get Smart About Drugs (parental resource) - (www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com)

Get the Facts About Drugs (youth resource) - (www.JustThinkTwice.com)

Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. (www.dare.com)

Partnership at Drug Free (www.drugfree.org) - provides information for parents on teen prescription drug abuse

And of course, the DEA's website is a good resource as well - www.DEA.gov


Frequently Asked Questions


 Henrico is a premier destination for sports, leisure and

historic travel.

Visit the web site:  www.VisitHenrico.com


Disabled Veterans can apply for real estate tax exemption

                Henrico County is urging disabled veterans who own their principal residence in the county to apply for recently implemented real estate tax exemption. Virginia voters adopted a constitutional amendment in the general election directing the General Assembly to provide a tax exemption for a retired service person with 100 percent service-related, permanent and total disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

                The exemption applies to: principal residence and up to 10 acres; veteran or surviving spouse (if the veteran's death occurs on or after Jan. 1, 2011); and does not require re-filing each year.

                Unlike Henrico's Real Estate Advantage Program (REAP), there are no income or financial requirements for disabled veterans seeking the tax exemption. In addition, there is no cap on the amount of relief you will receive.

                For more information, contact Henrico's Revenue Division at 501-4263, or log onto https://henrico.us/services/real-estate-tax-exemption-disabled-veterans/

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