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City Planning Commission considers limiting their communications

In their meeting Thursday evening, the Charlottesville Planning Commission directed staff to prepare written guidelines strongly discouraging any communications between the Commissioners and developers or citizens with a position on a matter before the Commission.  A motion to eliminate those communications entirely was considered then withdrawn.  If approved, the City Planning Commission would adopt a […]

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City Balances Growth And History

6/21/06 * WCAV TV [ full story ] City officials are working hard to balance the need for new developments with the need to preserve history.  “We don’t want to erase the past as we head into the future,” said Kevin Lynch, a city council member. That is a tough task since growth is expected […]

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Chamber Urges “Decisive Action” on Regional Water Supply

1/26/06 * Charlottesvile Regional Chamber of Commerce [ full story ] “The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced its support for ‘decisive action in 2006 by our local, state and federal public officials in advancing necessary regional water resources supply and management options essential to our community’s future economic vitality.”

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Wheeler pushes smart growth

12/20-26/05 * C-ville Weekly [ full story ] “For Average Joe Citizen, trying to read a document from the City or County’s planning department is like trying to read hieroglyphics without the Rosetta Stone. This, says Brian Wheeler, executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, is one of the main reasons a community doesn’t complain about development […]