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An hour with… Claire Russo

Related Articles: 2020 Voter Guide Service is a calling for 5th Congressional District candidate Claire Russo.  It inspired her to join the U.S. Marine Corps and her work with counterinsurgency, but it’s also what inspires her run to represent Virginia’s geographically largest congressional district.  “I’ve spent the better part of my professional life fighting for […]

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General Assembly setting stage for action on Confederate monuments

With the stroke of a pen this year, a journey that began in downtown Charlottesville could end in downtown Richmond. But any tangible results might not be seen until December. Two bills that propose granting local governments the authority to alter, remove or relocate war memorials — House Bill 1537 and Senate Bill 183 — […]

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How annual property assessments work: Sales drive them

The city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County recently completed their 2020 reassessments. While the assessor’s offices for both localities calculate the value of properties, it’s the real estate sales that take place during the year that play a large role in determining the final numbers.  Charlottesville Of the city’s 15,138 taxable properties, home properties increased […]

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Soundboard: Housing Density and Traffic

Related Articles: Dunlora residents are worried about traffic. The solution might be more apartments. Development Digest: Dunlora residents continue to oppose Parkway Place apartment proposal Housing Density and Traffic Credit: WTJU Some Albemarle County residents are worried that a new development might worsen the traffic congestion on their commute. But traffic experts say more housing […]

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Comprehensive Plan consultants consider more seats at the table

This week was the steering committee kickoff for the city’s Comprehensive Plan update, affordable housing strategy and zoning rewrite. While much of the conversation focused on next steps and general goals, consultants and committee members alike pondered who else in the community needs representation going forward. Various people representing an array of residents, businesses, and general […]