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Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Data Lab connects you with collaborative community tools which help us all have a better understanding of this special place. Cvillepedia is our community’s version of Wikipedia. Our document library makes it easy to find the raw materials used in local government decisions. Cville 3D helps us visualize the community in Google Earth.

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We started cvillepedia in 2007 as one place to keep track of all the information we were writing about. It went public in 2009 and now anyone can create or edit these articles on the people, places and events that make the Charlottesville-Albemarle area unique.

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We come across a lot of documentation in our reporting. You can use the search function or visit our Data Lab to easily find the plans, surveys, and reports we reference in our stories.
February 24, 2015
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors began the process of reviewing a $371 million proposed budget for next fiscal year Tuesday by taking a look at possible changes to the county’s capital improvement plan.   The capital budget anticipates spending $46.3 million in the next fiscal year, with 58 percent ...
February 22, 2015
  Charlottesville is considering a 13-cent tax increase on buildings on and around the Downtown Mall to fund additional services and amenities, raising concerns for some property owners who want to know why the move is necessary.    “In general, I’m not a big fan of very specific taxes without knowing ...
February 22, 2015
Albemarle County has a preschool problem. Bright Stars — Albemarle’s pre-K program for at-risk youth — has seen its waiting list grow to about 90 in the last two years. What’s more, schools and social services officials say many eligible families don’t bother applying because of the relatively small ...
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CVille 3D
It is often difficult to visually understand current and proposed land use conditions. We use
3-dimensional models to bring into focus our community infrastructure and the built environment.
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We are fortunate to live in a community where our local government is easily accessible. Here you can learn more about each of our elected and appointed officials and how to reach them.
CVille Poll
This year's annual Virginia Festival of the Book begins on March 18th. Which non-fiction topic highlighted at the festival interests you the most?  
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