the score

A weekly ranking of the city zeitgeist

Former Gov. Jim "No Car Tax" Gilmore is chosen to lead the consulting group Coalition for Innovative Transportation Solutions. After all, look at the wonderful things Gilmore did for Virginia's roads.

score: 0

It's Historic Garden Week in Richmond, the time when we wander through fancy homes, see beautiful flower arrangements and mingle with society's finest. It's like a membership drive for the Country Club of Virginia.

score: +4

Chesterfield's Board of Supervisors decides against renaming Iron Bridge Park for a local Marine killed in battle, instead naming it after retired Supervisor Harry Daniel. Other names considered: Politician Park, Old Crony Campgrounds and the Friends-in-High-Places Village Green.

score: -3

this week's score: +6

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