The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors met today to provide staff with direction on desired next steps regarding government operations / courts relocation opportunities. At the meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the following motion on a 5-1 vote, with Supervisor Dill opposed:
On Monday, December 18, 2017, staff from the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County met to discuss the General District Courts. The City requested the meeting as an opportunity to clarify its June 2016 proposal regarding a City/County partnership for downtown courts parking. Those present at the meeting were County Executive Jeff Richardson, County Attorney Greg Kamptner, City Manager Maurice Jones, and City Attorney Craig Brown. Following the meeting, the attached letter was sent from City Mayor Michael Signer to Board of Supervisors Chair Diantha McKeel.
“We want to ensure that all users of County court services have a positive experience,” said Board Chair Diantha McKeel. “Adequate and accessible public parking is critically important to a good customer experience, which is why Albemarle County’s control and ownership of County courts parking amenities is so important to us.”