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June 11, 2014
Four new members of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors had their first chance Tuesday to put their stamp on the county’s direction. “When people run for office it’s all about differentiating yourself, but then what happens is you get on the board and all of a sudden you ...
June 05, 2014
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday directed staff to continue studying moving the county’s court system to a new site in parallel with negotiations to keep the facilities in downtown Charlottesville. Albemarle plans to spend tens of millions of dollars over the next several years to expand ...
May 15, 2014
No additional funds will find their way into Albemarle County Public Schools’ FY15 budget. During a Wednesday discussion in which the school division asked local government for one-time money, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted three times against the request. “This would have been helpful, we’ve got some things ...
May 07, 2014
Thanks to a last-minute allocation from the Board of Supervisors, 32 of Albemarle’s neediest young people will be attending preschool next year. The decision came during a Wednesday meeting in which the Supervisors approved a FY15 total operating budget of almost $352 million. “I think it’s really important ...
April 30, 2014
As the Virginia Department of Transportation waits for direction on how to improve the flow of through-traffic through U.S. 29, two Albemarle supervisors whose districts straddle the highway hope to educate their constituents on how a decision might be made. “I think people don’t really understand the transportation ...
April 15, 2014
Albemarle County residents will be paying higher real estate taxes this year. The Albemarle Board of Supervisors Tuesday adopted a tax rate of 79.9 cents per $100 of assessed real estate value. This is a 3.3-cent increase over the previous rate of 76.6 cents, and 1.6 ...
April 13, 2014
As Albemarle County’s review of a revised Comprehensive Plan moves forward, the Board of Supervisors is going to work overtime to ensure the process gives the public an opportunity to voice its concerns. The review process begins with a look at the vision statement and then each of the ...
April 04, 2014
Several residents of neighborhoods affected by the long-planned Western Bypass of U.S. 29 want Albemarle County supervisors to tell state transportation officials to sell the land acquired for the scuttled project. “Since the Western Bypass is no longer considered a solution to the county’s traffic issues, it appears ...
March 29, 2014
Both sides of the debate on whether to establish an economic development department in Albemarle County faced off Thursday at a meeting of the Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population. The $160,000 proposal is a part of the fiscal year 2015 budget under review by the Board of Supervisors ...
March 23, 2014
First in a series exploring local government budgets About $2 million in taxpayer money from Charlottesville and $1.5 million from Albemarle County is budgeted for dozens of outside groups. The amounts account for 1 percent of the city’s budget and 0.4 percent of the county’s. With ...
February 06, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors is interested in offering live video streams of county meetings, but only if a third-party is willing to help the county provide the service. “I’m not keen on investing staff resources to do this,” said Supervisor Brad Sheffield. The board opted in November 2011 ...
January 12, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors is keeping three options on the table to pay for a state mandate to expand the scope of its water resources protection program. The county is expected to increase spending on the program from $414,000 in the next fiscal year to $1.23 million ...
January 09, 2014
The new Albemarle Board of Supervisors has opted for an expedited review of an update to the county’s Comprehensive Plan that has been under development the past two years. The Planning Commission has held more than 60 meetings on the current draft. The board decided Wednesday to hold a ...
October 17, 2013
In a campaign season filled with forums for the four Albemarle Supervisor races, the business community took their turn Wednesday to hear where candidates stand on transportation, public safety and how to pay for the costs of infrastructure. “As we get near the end of the campaign season, all of ...
October 14, 2013
Democrat Brad Sheffield is a candidate for the Rio District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Four of the six seats on board will be determined in the November 5 election. Other candidates in this race include: Rodney Thomas (R). Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and ...
September 24, 2013
The four men and four women seeking election to the Albemarle Board of Supervisors met in a forum Monday moderated by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club. Four of the board’s six magisterial district seats will be determined on Nov. 5. In all, 15 organizations with interests in ...
September 23, 2013
On September 17, 2013, Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress co-sponsored a candidate forum for the two candidates seeking election to the Rio District seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors. The incumbent is Republican Rodney Thomas who is seeking a second term. The challenger is Democrat Brad Sheffield. Four ...
July 25, 2013
Phillip Seay, Director of The First Tee of Charlottesville, has officially announced his candidacy for the Jack Jouett District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. “The majority of my life has been that of a public servant in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Seay Wednesday in the lobby ...
June 04, 2013
The Albemarle Republican Committee did not recruit a candidate to challenge independent Diantha McKeel in the race to represent the Jack Jouett District on the Board of Supervisors. Party rules indicate that the caucus is to be canceled if only one candidate files paperwork before late May. “That has happened ...
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