The board was formed after the violent white supremacist rallies of 2017 — and took years to gain power to investigate cases of alleged police misconduct.
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Charlottesville may soon impose a 5 cent tax on plastic bags
As the city considers joining Albemarle County in imposing a tax to reduce plastic bag usage, food justice advocates worry it could create more barriers to food access.
A proposed solar farm in Albemarle could power more than half the county’s homes
“There aren’t many projects of this size of this type that are able to move forward right now,” said Susan Kruse, executive director of Community Climate Collaborative.
Interim City Manager to choose police chief search firm by June 30, ‘insist’ on community engagement in search for new chief
“Rather than busting people’s heads, we’re looking for ways to have more community based policing,” said Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook.
What you need to know about local organizations and laws around abortion
A ruling on Roe v. Wade is expected from the Supreme Court by the end of June or early July. If it’s overturned, states will be able to restrict or allow abortion.
9 Charlottesville officials and police union head named in 73-page lawsuit alleging racism in firing of police chief
“They would rather conspire to oust me than dismantle or confront violent individuals in CPD and still in city government,” RaShall Brackney told the press. She’s asking for $10 million in damages.
We’re re-imagining what news about our democracy can do for our community
For almost a decade, Charlottesville Tomorrow has been publishing voter guides. This year, we’re making one built on your questions for congressional candidates.
Foregoing a primary election means just 2,000 people will be responsible for selecting the 5th Congressional District GOP candidate
The 2,000 Republicans who will be voting in this weekend’s convention represent about 0.2% of the nearly 785,000 people in the 5th District.
Rep. Bob Good says he will continue to defend conservative values in Congress if elected to second term
“I am asking for your vote again so I can continue the battle against unconstitutional government mandates, the invasion at our Southern Border, the leftist indoctrination in our education systems, and the reckless spending that is bankrupting our nation,” Good said.
Democratic Congressional candidate Josh Throneburg is creating a ‘people-powered’ campaign
“I’m going to obviously stand up for the things that I believe in and the way that I think we can best serve the people of this district,” Throneburg said. “But that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be someone who tries to bring everyone together.”