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Richmond Council may block administration's reorganization plan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Some Richmond City Council members are standing in opposition to attempts by Mayor Dwight Jones' administration to reorganize City government.

Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall would have to ask City Council permission to reorganize several departments' Public Information Officers under the Press Secretary's Office, according to the City Charter. However, the administration may not have the votes to get the measure passed.

The Press Secretary's office says the goal is to "improve the quality and consistency of messaging." However, some City Council members tell us they're not convinced the change is helpful in getting information to the public, but they'll listen to the reasoning behind the transfer before voting.

The move would also make the Press Secretary's Office oversee the communications, as well as all hires, leave requests, promotions and disciplinary actions.  If it goes through, this more than doubles the number of staffers Press Secretary Tammy Hawley will supervise.

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