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March 07, 2018
Albemarle’s population is estimated to have grown by more than 8,000 people since 2010 and county officials are seeking ways to help offset the cost of new residential development. “The county needs about 700 new homes a year to keep up with the increased population,” said Vito Cetta ...
March 07, 2018
There will be no increase in Albemarle County’s property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, but some members of the Board of Supervisors are expressing concern about increases for future years that are based on previous decisions by voters and the general public. “We do see that many ...
March 04, 2018
As Charlottesville’s City Council prepares to review and revise a proposed $179.3 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year, one item before councilors will be $100,000 to help the city’s planning and building department with its workload. If adopted by the council, the funding could ...
March 04, 2018
Several trail and sidewalk improvement projects in the community are in line for funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation, including two that would serve Albemarle County schools. VDOT released the rankings of requests for its Transportation Alternatives program in mid-February. “Transportation Alternatives is a federal program that sets aside ...
March 03, 2018
The Charlottesville Planning Commission is set to get more time to complete its state-mandated review of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s consent agenda for Monday includes an item that will extend the amount of time the commission will have to complete its work from June to ...
March 01, 2018
Hastings vacates School Board seat The Charlottesville School Board on Thursday discussed ways to make schools safer and the division’s preparations for student walkouts planned for March 14 at Charlottesville High and Buford Middle schools. The School Board also unanimously approved a resolution calling on Congress and the General ...
February 28, 2018
Like many other small cities in America, the city of Charlottesville faces an enormous number of issues. But do citizens have the most appropriate form of government to address them? “Local government is largely housekeeping,” said Joan MacCallum, the first woman to be elected to the Lynchburg City Council in ...
February 26, 2018
The city of Charlottesville is seeking input from Locust Avenue residents on the next steps for traffic calming on the busy street. In the summer of 2016, crews painted new lines on the road to reduce the width of traffic lanes and to simulate a physical separation between vehicles and ...
February 22, 2018
Albemarle County Public Schools is expecting to save more than $3.5 million from a two-month premium holiday for medical insurance benefits and a reduction of premiums starting March 1. However, the impact of the savings could be negated by a loss of $1.9 million in expected funding from ...
February 22, 2018
As Charlottesville prepares to develop a new transit plan for the next six years, the City Council has expressed concern about a 15 percent decline in ridership from 2013 to 2017. Councilor Kathy Galvin saw an early version of these statistics in January through her position on the Metropolitan Planning ...
February 21, 2018
The Charlottesville City Council has requested more details about the financial value of streets that will be conveyed to the University of Virginia to assist with a redevelopment project. “I’m thinking about some of the work that we need to do in town,” Mayor Nikuyah Walker said at Tuesday ...
February 16, 2018
The new Albemarle County Executive has presented the Board of Supervisors with a $428.5 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2019. That is a 7.7 percent increase over the budget for the current year. “For the second year in a row, we will not recommend a ...
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