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March 19, 2018
The Charlottesville City Council is in the midst of a review of City Manager Maurice Jones' recommended $179.3 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2019. The first public hearing will be held at Council’s meeting tonight. Council held their first work session on the budget on ...
March 16, 2018
A local expert on youth violence believes mental health supports and relationships can do more to make schools safe than police officers or bulletproof windows.  Charlottesville City Schools hosted a community forum on school safety Thursday featuring guest speaker Dewey Cornell, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry ...
March 08, 2018
While drafting a new school charter to better prepare its students for the future, Murray High School has found inspiration in the school’s original planning documents from 30 years ago. Albemarle County’s public charter schools, Murray High and the Community Public Charter School, are designed to serve students ...
March 08, 2018
PLACE group debates role’s change to assistant city manager level A community engagement position approved by Charlottesville’s City Council last year has been elevated to an assistant city manager for design and development and will be advertised this spring. “This person has to have a steel skeleton and ...
March 07, 2018
Albemarle’s population is estimated to have grown by more than 8,000 people since 2010 and county officials are seeking ways to help offset the cost of new residential development. “The county needs about 700 new homes a year to keep up with the increased population,” said Vito Cetta ...
March 07, 2018
There will be no increase in Albemarle County’s property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, but some members of the Board of Supervisors are expressing concern about increases for future years that are based on previous decisions by voters and the general public. “We do see that many ...
March 04, 2018
As Charlottesville’s City Council prepares to review and revise a proposed $179.3 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year, one item before councilors will be $100,000 to help the city’s planning and building department with its workload. If adopted by the council, the funding could ...
March 04, 2018
Several trail and sidewalk improvement projects in the community are in line for funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation, including two that would serve Albemarle County schools. VDOT released the rankings of requests for its Transportation Alternatives program in mid-February. “Transportation Alternatives is a federal program that sets aside ...
March 03, 2018
The Charlottesville Planning Commission is set to get more time to complete its state-mandated review of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s consent agenda for Monday includes an item that will extend the amount of time the commission will have to complete its work from June to ...
March 01, 2018
Hastings vacates School Board seat The Charlottesville School Board on Thursday discussed ways to make schools safer and the division’s preparations for student walkouts planned for March 14 at Charlottesville High and Buford Middle schools. The School Board also unanimously approved a resolution calling on Congress and the General ...
February 28, 2018
Like many other small cities in America, the city of Charlottesville faces an enormous number of issues. But do citizens have the most appropriate form of government to address them? “Local government is largely housekeeping,” said Joan MacCallum, the first woman to be elected to the Lynchburg City Council in ...
February 26, 2018
The city of Charlottesville is seeking input from Locust Avenue residents on the next steps for traffic calming on the busy street. In the summer of 2016, crews painted new lines on the road to reduce the width of traffic lanes and to simulate a physical separation between vehicles and ...
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