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July 22, 2014
More than five years after hiring the engineering firm MMM Design to craft blueprints for a replacement of the deteriorating Belmont Bridge, Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday to proceed with one of the company’s concepts. But councilors were unanimous in dismissing an option to route Avon Street underneath ...
July 04, 2014
The future of the Rivanna River corridor is once again in the spotlight as a potential venue for increased cooperation between Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville. Earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors and the City Council held a joint meeting to identify common ground on a host ...
June 18, 2014
After 20 years and multiple studies, Charlottesville’s City Council has finally selected a permanent home for the City Market. “You see that it is possible to come to decisions,” said Mayor Satyendra Huja. The vote was met with applause Monday night after the council selected the Market Plaza proposal ...
June 04, 2014
The Charlottesville City Council is prepared to support a six-month extension for the sale of public land as part of the William Taylor Plaza development. However, two councilors questioned the legality of the sale at Monday’s council meeting. The council originally approved the mixed-used development, at the corner of ...
June 03, 2014
A decades-long search for a permanent home for the Charlottesville City Market may soon be over if the City Council can reach consensus on selecting one of four proposals for a private company to redevelop the parking lot where the market has operated since 1993. “I appreciate the fact that ...
May 22, 2014
For years, Fry’s Spring resident Jeanne Chase has been asking for the city of Charlottesville to make her street safer for pedestrians. But now that work to improve Old Lynchburg Road is nearing completion, the retired teacher wants answers from the city about what she considers to be shoddy ...
May 07, 2014
As the city of Charlottesville continues to develop a new streetscape for West Main Street, the pastor of First Baptist Church wants elected officials to consider how the 350 members of his congregation arrive every Sunday. “We have to have parking so that the people who sit in the pews ...
April 08, 2014
After more than two years of negotiations, the Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle County Service Authority now have an agreement to determine how to share the costs of sewer projects, including a $33.3 million relocation of the Rivanna Pump Station. “This agreement is for all capital wastewater projects ...
March 18, 2014
Charlottesville City Council held its first public discussion on the details of a new sewer cost-sharing agreement Monday. Three councilors said they would support the agreement with the Albemarle County Service Authority, while two were opposed. However, a final decision was deferred to council’s April 7 meeting to allow ...
February 09, 2014
Charlottesville's City Council has adopted a "complete streets" policy that aims to ensure that new and redeveloped roadways better accommodate pedestrian, cyclists and street trees. The council also has agreed to spend $50,000 from a capital contingency fund to pay consultants to assist city staff to ensure the ...
February 05, 2014
Parents, teachers, and principals packed Lane Auditorium last week to say they value small class sizes and innovative teaching. The comments came during a public hearing on the Albemarle County Schools superintendent’s $164.28 million funding request. The budget request to the School Board represents a six percent jump ...
January 29, 2014
The Blue Ribbon Commission—a 13-member citizen panel charged with tackling the City schools’ funding woes—predicts another funding gap of between $2 and $4 million this year. The estimate came during the groups’ presentation of its final report Tuesday to a joint session of Charlottesville’s City Council and ...
January 23, 2014
Charlottesville’s City Council approved a special-use permit Wednesday that will allow a 648-bedroom student-housing complex to be built at the corner of West Main and Roosevelt Brown Boulevard. A divided council voted 3-2 to grant the permit, which allows Campus Acquisitions to build a multi-story, mixed-use building near the ...
January 14, 2014
Future students at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center may see a program that blurs the lines between the last two years of high school and the first two years of college. The model unveiled for public comment Monday at CitySpace is based upon a close relationship between CATEC and ...
December 20, 2013
The swearing-in ceremony for all City elected officials will be held at noon at the Charlottesville Circuit Court.
December 16, 2013
The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center is in search of a new model to prepare students for the workforce, and Grant Tate is on a mission to find it. Tate, a tech executive turned consultant who heads the Charlottesville-based firm the Bridge Ltd, is leading CATEC through a strategic ...
October 20, 2013
In advance of Election Day on November 5, Charlottesville Tomorrow will once again mail out in-depth nonpartisan voter guides, featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with all the candidates for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council. In the weeks before the election, we will also feature their responses to ...
October 18, 2013
On October 17, 2013, Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress co-sponsored a candidate forum for the four candidates seeking election to the Charlottesville City Council. The Democrat incumbent candidate is Kristin Szakos. The other three candidates are Republican Michael Farruggio, Democrat Bob Fenwick, and Republican Buddy Weber. Two of the ...
October 14, 2013
Democrat Bob Fenwick is a candidate for the Charlottesville City Council. Two of the five seats on council will be determined in the November 5 general election. Other candidates in this race include: Michael Farruggio (R); Kristin Szakos (D); and Buddy Weber (R). Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow ...
September 27, 2013
The four candidates running for the Charlottesville City Council distinguished themselves along party lines at a campaign forum Thursday sponsored by the Jefferson Area Tea Party. “We believe that democracy is only as good as the quality of information available to voters,” said Terry Cooper, a member of the group ...
September 19, 2013
The four candidates running for two open seats on the Charlottesville City Council discussed policing, criminal law, and development at a wide-ranging campaign forum held Wednesday by the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association. One neighborhood resident asked each candidate what their vision of development in Charlottesville would be. “Neighborhoods are ...
September 17, 2013
Last week the Senior Statesmen of Virginia hosted a candidate forum at the Senior Center for the four candidates seeking election to two seats on the Charlottesville City Council. The Daily Progress story about this forum can be found here and in this post Charlottesville Tomorrow is sharing the audio ...
June 10, 2013
The Democratic nominees for Charlottesville City Council appeared at a public forum Wednesday at Random Row Books. Two of the five seats on council will be on ballot this November in the general election. These candidates are seeking the two nominations of the Democratic Party which will be decided in ...
June 02, 2013
Bob Fenwick says his political aspirations do not extend beyond the Charlottesville City Council, an institution the 68-year-old Democrat would like to see be more broadly representative. "The biggest issue is restoring community trust in City Council as truly being representative of all people and groups in our city," he ...
May 30, 2013
The seven major party candidates seeking two seats on the Charlottesville City Council met at a forum Wednesday to demonstrate whether they have the right stuff to advance Charlottesville’s goal of being “a green city.” Five Democrats and two Republicans gathered at a forum moderated by the Piedmont Group ...
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The University of Virginia will unveil a fleet of 120 bicycles later this summer as part of a new bike-sharing program. The bikes will serve about 1,100 acres of UVa’s Grounds, giving riders a transport alternative. Local residents ...Vote Now