Albemarle County is putting a pause on talks with the city of Charlottesville over the location of the county courts, which are currently downtown.

On Wednesday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved a request from county staff to suspend current staff negotiations to allow new city staff members to get up to speed on the discussions.

At the end of 2017, the board passed a resolution in part directing staff to resume negotiations with the city on ownership and control of the parking lot at Seventh and Market streets, as well as other related issues. It also said land-use valuation should be recognized in the revenue-sharing agreement formula between Albemarle and Charlottesville.