This morning in front of City Hall, Democrat
announced his bid for a seat on
Charlottesville City Council
. A thirty-three year resident of the City, Mr. Huja used his announcement to focus on his priorities for City Council and not his
of service as a City employee. Huja is best know for his work as long-time Director of Planning and Community Development and as an early advocate for the creation of Charlottesville’s pedestrian Downtown Mall in 1976. Since his retirement from the City three years ago, Huja has been a community planning consultant.
In his remarks
, Huja emphasized issues he would focus on if elected to Council including environmental protection, safe and strong neighborhoods, improved transportation choices, affordable housing, and support for early childhood education.
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The City Council election is being held in November 2007 and local
Democrats have scheduled a June 2nd nominating convention. See
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Satyendra Huja’s campaign website is available here: