The Charlottesville City Council on Monday approved a $75,000 grant to the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville, but stipulated that the association must match the grant with $30,000 in cash and in-kind support.
Mayor Nikuyah Walker was the only councilor to vote against the grant, which passed on a 3-1 vote. Councilor Wes Bellamy was absent due to his attendance at a conference in Belgium.
The money is not part of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. Instead, the funds will come from the council’s strategic initiatives account.