Virginia legislators prepare to battle over abortion rights.
A Charlottesville ID program is closing up shop because the new state IDs and driver privilege cards offer more benefits than the local program could.
“If you’re only looking at this year, it wouldn’t be needed,” said Councilor Michael Payne. “But if you’re looking at three or five years from now, then it is needed.”
Kyle Ervin at CAT sent this message by text: “All in all, we simply need MORE DRIVERS! We’ll take all the applicants we can get!”
Deputy City Manager for Operations Sam Sanders asked City Council Monday to define what it considers affordable housing, measure how much is available, and track the effectiveness of the money it spends.
“I think the idea of having places to gather and green spaces with trees will be good for me and my neighbors,” said South First Street resident Estephany Kepchar.
“What I think redlining and all of these nefarious urban planning decisions from the past show us is that decisions that we make can reverberate for a hundred years or more,” said Jeremy Hoffman, a researcher at the Science Museum of Virginia.
The new 2021 House of Delegates map groups Albemarle County in one district that comprises many Democratic voters who will now likely elect a Democratic representative. The 2010 map broke the county into four districts, three of which were lumped in with other (more Republican) areas of the state.
Albemarle County’s local redistricting process is underway, so local districts and polling precincts could be somewhat altered by the spring — just in time for primary elections.
A subcommittee in the General Assembly killed three House bills Friday that could help fund Charlottesville’s school reconfiguration project. Delegates will get a second chance to approve similar bills later this month.