Search: Nancy Carpenter
January 17, 2018
The Charlottesville City Council will be making changes in 2018 to the way its meetings are conducted in order to encourage more civic participation and dialogue among its five members. “We need to make sure we don’t limit time spent any time on any item, that we remove limits ...
June 23, 2017
John Edward Hall became the 11th person to declare his candidacy for Charlottesville City Council when he submitted his paperwork a day before the June 13 filing deadline. An independent, Hall’s name will appear on the November ballot alongside those of four other independent candidates and the two Democratic ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
April 01, 2017
Touting a need for change in Charlottesville’s political leadership, Nancy Carpenter on Saturday announced her candidacy for City Council. As one of four independent candidates vying for two open seats on the council, Carpenter said she was not part of a “political machine” and wants to take the city ...
September 29, 2016
Charlottesville residents living near the University of Virginia raised concerns about unruly students before the Charlottesville City Council at a community forum Thursday. At the same time, UVa students in attendance voiced an intent to achieve a more peaceful coexistence with their neighbors. The Our Town series was established in ...
May 11, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission narrowly recommended approval of a special-use permit Tuesday that would allow additional density for a new residential building on West Main Street. The commission also recommended on a 4-3 vote that the city’s parking requirements be modified to allow only one half space for every ...
December 04, 2012
The Charlottesville City Council has granted a special-use permit to allow the Ambling University Development Group and Riverbend Management to build the Plaza on West Main, an eight-story building that will have 595 bedrooms and ground-floor commercial space. “I think this is the right project in the right location,” said ...
October 04, 2012
In the first of four community forums held Wednesday at CitySpace, area residents offered suggestions for improving the vision and goals developed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission as a part of a three-year planning grant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the TJPDC a ...