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April 05, 2016
The city of Charlottesville wants the owner of the Charlottesville Parking Center to prove that a former elected official recently appointed as general manager has the qualifications to perform the job. The Charlottesville Parking Center announced late last month that former Mayor Dave Norris has been hired to replace Bob ...
April 01, 2016
The Charlottesville City Council turned its attention to the capital budget Thursday and began deciding which infrastructure projects should be priorities in the coming fiscal year. One change made to the capital program was to reduce the amount of money allocated to build a skate park in McIntire Park. The ...
March 27, 2016
Renovation of the track at Charlottesville High School hit a stumbling block this month, when the city removed $650,000 that would have kick-started design work on the project from the proposed five-year capital improvement program. City School Board members said they did not find out the money was gone ...
March 08, 2016
The Charlottesville School Board presented the division’s $78.4 million funding request to the City Council on Monday. Councilors asked questions about, but did not discuss, the spending plan. “This is a report where we do not have a decision ahead of us now,” Mayor Mike Signer said. “We ...
February 18, 2016
The Charlottesville City Council has formally accepted a new road into its street network, and now councilors want city staff to get it open as soon as possible. “We’ve been waiting a long time for that street to be open, and I’d like to see it open,” said ...
February 06, 2016
A debate among Charlottesville city councilors regarding how the 2017 fiscal year budget should be balanced ended late Thursday with councilors directing staff to not advertise a real estate tax rate increase. At a retreat at Morven Farm in Albemarle County, councilors provided direction to city staff that will shape ...
October 03, 2015
Charlottesville City Council appears ready to add meters to downtown streets as part of an effort to manage parking to relieve congestion and make the area a more attractive destination. Charging for curbside parking is one of several recommendations offered by a study commissioned by the council earlier this year ...
September 23, 2015
Nearly one in five families in Albemarle and Charlottesville do not make enough money to be considered self-sufficient, but city officials and Chamber of Commerce representatives spent Wednesday morning explaining their efforts to address the issue. The city’s economic development department is working with the Chamber on the Charlottesville ...
September 15, 2015
Charlottesville’s Department of Neighborhood Services has spent much of the last two years working on a series of transportation-related planning initiatives. And as the plans are finalized, the city is lining up funding for implementation. State transportation grants are expected to help fund intersection improvements, new sidewalks and safer ...
August 25, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - City Manager Maurice Jones has named Andrew Baxter Fire Chief for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia. Since 1995, Chief Baxter has worked for the Henrico County Division of Fire, where he served as a firefighter, training coordinator, EMS captain, station captain and battalion chief before being appointed Assistant ...
June 27, 2015
Six candidates who hope to become Charlottesville’s next director of neighborhood development services came to town late last week to explain why they are qualified to take on the task. “They were asked to address numerous topics, including the future of zoning in Charlottesville, how they would continue our ...
City Council completes city manager performance review; Jones declines asking for stretch-goal bonus despite progress on housing authority
June 15, 2015
Following about a month of reported delays, members of the Charlottesville City Council affirmed Monday that it has completed its annual performance review for City Manager Maurice Jones. With about half a year left on his contract, questions regarding whether Jones would remain in his position were answered by Mayor ...
April 13, 2015
Charlottesville is looking for a “dynamic leader” to serve as the city’s next director of the neighborhood development services department. “We need an innovative person with an extensive background in planning, who embraces civic engagement and can help build consensus around critical issues and projects,” said City Manager Maurice ...
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 ...
September 13, 2014
Charlottesville’s registrar only recently repaid the city more than $4,500 to cover her husband’s taxpayer-funded cellphone use for more than five years while he held positions neither with her office nor the city. “It was wrong, and I know it was wrong,” Sheri Iachetta said Friday. “I ...
August 30, 2014
The Charlottesville City Council spent all day at Morven Farms in Albemarle County on Friday to find better ways to communicate with each other and the public. “We spent a lot of time on how this council works and interacts with city staff and how they work together,” said City ...
August 23, 2014
Charlottesville police are investigating the use of city money to pay a former electoral board member’s cellphone bill for more than three years after she left office, officials said Friday. The chairwoman of the city’s three-member electoral board handed over a copy of last month’s bill to ...
July 09, 2014
Since it was first conceived more than a decade ago, a $30 million project to extend Hillsdale Drive into Charlottesville has been managed by city officials. But Charlottesville officials are now considering handing over management of the $30-million Hillsdale Drive extension to coordinate its implementation with $230 million in projects ...
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 30, 2014
On Monday, the Charlottesville City Council will receive an update on the strategic planning process. Part of that work, City Manager Maurice Jones said, is the Blue Ribbon Commission’s report on sustainable school funding. “The strategic plan helps us identify where we want to be over the next three ...
May 21, 2014
Some Charlottesville City Schools students might be attending class in a different location in the near future. On Monday, the Charlottesville City Council voted to spend $595,000 on a move that would relocate the Henry Avenue Learning Center—the division’s alternative school for 6th through 12th ...
April 11, 2014
Charlottesville’s McIntire Park may one day welcome not only skateboarders and visitors to a future botanical garden, but also residents commuting to work. A multi-use commuter path was one suggestion mulled by the PLACE Design Task Force at a meeting Thursday. “You could get around the entire city without ...
April 03, 2014
Even though Albemarle County’s budget deadline is nearing, the fiscal waters aren’t becoming any less muddy for the school division. And that murky financial landscape is just what Albemarle Supervisor Liz Palmer wanted more clarity on during the School Board’s update to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday ...
April 02, 2014
The Charlottesville School Board wants more options. At a Monday Town Hall focused largely on adjusting school start times, the Board rejected two proposals—both of which came with $1.6 million price tags for additional buses and drivers—and asked staff to return with another set of plans that ...
March 27, 2014
The City of Charlottesville and Charlottesville School Board are inching closer to solving the school division’s budget shortfall. During a business luncheon Wednesday, Mayor Satyendra Huja proposed that the Schools and City split the $262,463 difference. If adopted by Council, the move would leave the School Board with ...
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