Charlottesville Tomorrow sat down with a Charlottesville City Council candidate and an Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate to discuss how the two governments could enhance collaboration and share insights as the youngest candidates in local races. Responses have been edited for clarity Charlotte Rene Woods: Run For Something is an organization that supports new […]
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2019 Voter Guide and abortion in Virginia politics
On this edition of Soundboard, Charlotte, Giles, and Elliott look at Charlottesville Tomorrow’s 2019 Voter Guide and where the fault lines are between different candidates in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County primaries.
After 25 years of service, Toscano says he’s not done yet
Del. David J. Toscano, D-57th, is stepping back from state politics for now, but he’s in no way a retired man. “One of the things that’s really hilarious is that people think that I’m retiring,” the former House minority leader said. “I’m retiring from the General Assembly, but I’m not retiring from my law practice,” […]
Council rejects urban farm/apartment rezoning
Developer says he might focus on Albemarle portion of project
City Council defers decision on urban farm, housing development
Due to an amendment to the proffers and voluntary concessions made by landowners to limit property uses or perform certain actions, another hearing will be held at the council’s March 18 meeting.
General Assembly OKs bills to address housing and eviction issues
RICHMOND — A flurry of bills addressing affordable housing and high eviction rates in Virginia cities moved forward in the state’s House and Senate last week. Three bills on those issues have passed both chambers and have been sent to Gov. Ralph Northam to be signed into law. Several other measures have passed one chamber […]
Rooker to head review of Cale Elementary name
Dennis S. Rooker, a former Albemarle County supervisor, has been appointed to lead a committee reviewing the namesake of Cale Elementary School, county schools Superintendent Matt Haas recently announced. Scrutiny of former Superintendent Paul H. Cale began in October when a presentation on the educational experience of African-Americans in Albemarle referenced a 1956 magazine article […]
Months after renaming comments, Cale’s Albemarle schools legacy still unclear
Late in the evening on Oct. 18, the then-chairwoman of the Albemarle County School Board urged her colleagues to make a decision that she said couldn’t wait. After learning about a 1956 article in Commentary magazine that ascribed racist statements to former Albemarle schools Superintendent Paul H. Cale, the namesake of Cale Elementary School, the […]
Council requests fiscal feasibility study for public housing
Related Articles: The Charlottesville City Council wants to see the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s larger plan for public housing redevelopment. On Monday, the council voted unanimously to release $908,249 in already appropriated funds to new uses required by the housing authority. In exchange, the council asked that some of the funding go towards a […]
Big apartment complex planned for Seminole Square
A vacant grocery store in the Seminole Square shopping center eventually could be replaced by hundreds of new apartments. The Charlottesville Planning Commission on Tuesday gave feedback on design concepts for an apartment complex on the former site of the Giant Food store. Great Eastern Management Co., which manages Seminole Square, has proposed constructing 11 […]