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Public Information produces news releases for citizens and the media, handles media inquiries, produces the podcast This Week in James City County and manages social media. The office also provides public information during emergencies and weather events.

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    Online Application for Land Use Map Designation Change Now Available Through May 31

    Land Use designations help the County make long-term decisions about infrastructure, road improvements, and public facility locations. Read on...
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    SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic Launches

    One of multiple economic relief provisions to protect workers and small businesses. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Announces Emergency Funding to Shelter Virginia’s Homeless Population

    Initial $2.5 million in funding will house unsheltered individuals, support case management Read on...
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    Parks & Recreation & COVID 19

    County Parks are open, what you should know before you go. Read on...
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    Virginia Receives Major Disaster Declaration from Federal Government for COVID-19

    (This news release was sent out by the Governor's Office on April 2.) Declaration provides additional support, federal funding to aid statewide response. Read on...
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    2 de abril, 5 p.m. Libreria ofrece puntos de acceso móvil

    El centro de llamadas del Distrito de la Península ajusta sus horas Read on...
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    Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for April 6

    The group is comprised of all seven members of the Planning Commission and one member of the Community Participation Team (CPT) and is tasked with leading the development of the draft Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
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    Proposed FY2021 Budget Released

    The FY2021 Proposed Budget is 6.0% more than the FY2020 budget at $261.9M, with the General Fund portion of the budget increasing 2.0% over FY2020 to $216.0M. Read on...
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    Police Seek Identity of Counterfeit Suspect

    Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying suspect that passed a counterfeit $100 bill. Read on...
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    Child Care Service Available for Children of Essential Personnel

    The following is a Media Advisory sent on behalf of Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula and EVMS Minus 9 to 5 Read on...
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    Police Seek Shoplifting Suspect

    Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Encourages Virginians to Complete 2020 Census Online Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Highlights upcoming Census Day and virtual statewide Week of Action Read on...
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    Police Warn of Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Scammers continue to take advantage of people’s fears. Read on...
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    A Special Message for James City County Neighborhoods

    In an effort to reach as many residents as possible, this message was sent via the website Nextdoor on Thursday, March 19. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19 and Support Impacted Virginians

    Directs adherence to 10-person gathering ban, quarantine for high-risk individuals, worker and employer support. Read on...
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    Biennial Reassessments Mailed to 17,400 Property Owners

    Assessments are used to calculate a County property owner’s real estate tax which is currently .84 cents per $100 of assessed value. Read on...
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    National Weather Service to Offer Basic SKYWARN Class May 4

    The class will cover all the background information needed for a citizen to become a trained weather spotter. Read on...
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    Winter/Spring Activity Brochure Available. Get your copy!

    James City County Parks & Recreation’s Destination Recreation Activity Brochure highlights programs, events and activities through May! Read on...
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