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June 17, 2017
Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick’s defeat in the Democratic primary this past Tuesday raises the stakes for progressives who are worried that if the two Democratic council nominees are elected, City Council will not do enough to alleviate poverty and prevent gentrification. Fenwick said Thursday that the election was ...
June 15, 2017
Despite a surge of new candidates and philosophies in races of local interest, the winning candidates in the Democratic primaries might be more fairly identified as establishment than as outsiders. That’s not the whole story, of course — or even the end of the story. But if you’re looking ...
June 10, 2017
Voters in Charlottesville Tuesday will decide who will be the two Democratic candidates for City Council in the Nov. 8 general election. After two terms in office, Councilor Kristin Szakos is not running for reelection, leaving Bob Fenwick the lone incumbent. Fenwick is facing Amy Laufer and Heather Hill in ...
May 31, 2017
Members of the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville had the chance on Tuesday to find out what the three Democrats running for City Council think about issues related to the city's pedestrian mall. "We felt that there's a lot of issues that we as a community often address ...
May 30, 2017
The three candidates in this year’s Charlottesville City Council election said Tuesday that there is a need for more cohesion on the council and that city management officials need to be held more accountable to constituents. Downtown business and property owners suggested that the creation of a new government-sponsored ...
May 29, 2017
Seven of the eight candidates for City Council appeared at Greenbrier Elementary School last week for a campaign forum that covered affordable housing, economic development and race relations in Charlottesville. The moderator for the event was Michael Barnes, president of the Greenbrier Neighborhood Association. He thanked all of the candidates ...
May 17, 2017
The three Democratic candidates for two party nominations for Charlottesville’s City Council addressed the future of the city’s Robert E. Lee statue Wednesday at a campaign forum. Earlier this month, Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore granted an injunction preventing the city from removing the statue for at least ...
May 10, 2017
All seven candidates for Charlottesville City Council appeared at a forum for the first time together Wednesday evening. About 45 people gathered in the City Council Chambers for the forum sponsored by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club. Democratic candidates Bob Fenwick, Heather Hill and Amy Laufer appeared alongside ...
May 09, 2017
In a candidate forum hosted by a new progressive advocacy group, the three Democratic candidates for Charlottesville City Council either said ‘no’ or did not say whether, if elected, they would commit to having 1,000 new affordable housing units built in the city. At Tuesday’s forum, council candidates ...
May 04, 2017
The three Democrats seeking two nominations for the Charlottesville City Council held their first debate Wednesday in an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area. Around twenty people attended the event held in City Council chambers to hear the candidates on issues ranging from changes ...
March 16, 2017
Charlottesville Democrats will hold a primary on June 13 to select the party’s nominees for this year’s races. The primary will determine the party nominees for City Council and commonwealth’s attorney, and the ballot also could include candidates for commissioner of the revenue, sheriff and treasurer if ...
February 21, 2017
Business consultant and North Downtown Residents Association President Heather Hill launched her campaign for Charlottesville City Council on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in downtown Charlottesville. Hill, a former Charlottesville Tomorrow board member, is running to fill one of two open seats. The terms of Councilors ...
January 03, 2017
Last year, Charlottesville Tomorrow introduced a new feature called #CvilleCurious in which we invited our readers to ask questions about the quality of life topics we cover. You responded with more than 100 ideas! As a result we’ve written about local entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem, neighborhood zoning, revitalizing ...
February 27, 2015
As Charlottesville searches for a new director to head the city’s planning and development department, leaders of city neighborhoods on Thursday called on the City Council to consider making changes to protect their homes and communities. “We’re in a unique position to pick a new leader, and I ...
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