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Legal community: Referendum required if Albemarle wants to move court

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association has told county officials that they believe Virginia law requires voters to decide if the Albemarle Circuit Court should be moved from its current location. “The County is likely prohibited by law from relocating the Circuit Court without a referendum,” Bruce Williamson, chairman of the bar association’s courts location committee, wrote […]

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City-county talks on parking for downtown courts remain on hold

As Albemarle officials continue to work toward a decision on whether to move the county’s courts outside of downtown Charlottesville, one item currently not under consideration is the city’s offer to create more parking spaces. Jody Saunders, Albemarle’s communications coordinator, said supervisors directed county staff to “pause” negotiations with the city in November 2016. “We […]