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Investigation of grant finds organizational problems at TJPDC

A $500,000 mathematical error forced the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission to let go temporary workers and sparked questions among Charlottesville and Albemarle County staff about working with the agency, a committee has found. Appointed by the commission to investigate its use of a $1 million federal grant, the committee produced an eight-page report that […]

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Public calls for more inclusion and interdependency in local planning effort

In the first of four community forums held Wednesday at CitySpace, area residents offered suggestions for improving the vision and goals developed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission as a part of a three-year planning grant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the TJPDC a $1 million “sustainable communities” planning grant […]

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TJPDC livability planners to be let go early

Two temporary employees of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission hired to help update the Albemarle and Charlottesville comprehensive plans will leave their jobs seven months earlier than expected as money from a $1 million federal grant begins to run out. A third has already left the TJPDC to take another job.   “City and […]

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Survey ranks residents’ priorities for planning in Charlottesville-Albemarle

In June, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission released a Community Priorities Questionnaire designed to measure what issues residents from Charlottesville and Albemarle County consider most important for the future development of the area. According to those who responded to the survey, the No. 1 priority for residents of both the county and the city […]

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City leaders contemplate future neighborhoods

At a joint planning meeting last week, members of Charlottesville’s City Council and Planning Commission found themselves tasked with a staff-designed planning exercise. With the group spread out among three tables, poster-sized black-and-white city maps beckoned colored pencils. City planners Brian Haluska and Missy Creasy asked the officials to color their maps to match existing […]

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Soundboard 4-20-2012 – Charlottesville’s news straight from the source

Soundboard: Charlottesville’s news straight from the source . A collaborative local news radio program by WTJU 91.1 FM , Charlottesville Tomorrow , and C-Ville Weekly . Each Friday from 4-5 PM, tune in to hear area journalists and guests discuss local news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. Whether we’re talking about city […]

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Regional planners continue outreach series

By Kurt Walters Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, December 2, 2011 Planners from Charlottesville , Albemarle County and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District welcomed comments from the public during a workshop Thursday on the city and county’s goals for housing and economic development.     The event, held at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library on Market Street, was […]

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Albemarle Supervisor candidates on city/county/UVa cooperation

In the run up to Election Day on November 8th, Charlottesville Tomorrow will once again mail out our in-depth nonpartisan voter guide, featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with all the candidates for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council .  In the weeks before the election, we will feature one to two questions a […]