“Given the effectiveness of it, and given plastics pollution, I am in support of it,” Councilor Michael Payne said. He added that the city will distribute reusable bags to low income community members.
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.
“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.
“This is not about preserving or erasing history it is about acknowledging it.” said Charlottesville parent Laura Sirgany. “I can tell you that the Black and Brown youth of this community suffer the trauma of the legacy of the people whose names are borne out on this library system.”
“Rather than busting people’s heads, we’re looking for ways to have more community based policing,” said Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook.
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.
“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.
Charlottesville City Council will apply for funding. It has budgeted to rebuild Buford Middle School but hasn’t yet budgeted for the overhaul of Walker Elementary.
For almost a decade, Charlottesville Tomorrow has been publishing voter guides. This year, we’re making one built on your questions for congressional candidates.
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.