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Downtown businesses briefed on parking changes

As city officials prepare for a six-month test of parking meters around the Downtown Mall, residents and business representatives had the chance Wednesday to ask questions and raise concerns about the plan. “We have employees and patrons that can’t afford to pay for parking,” said Krista Farrell, the assistant director of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. […]

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Council supports return of parking meters in pilot program

The Charlottesville City Council agreed to proceed with a six-month test of parking meters around the Downtown Mall but also asked staff to pursue affordable parking options for downtown employees. “Make sure we exhaust all possibilities to find affordable ways for our employees to park,” said City Councilor Kathy Galvin. The Council voted 4-1 on […]

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City pushes back on parking company’s hiring of Norris

The city of Charlottesville wants the owner of the Charlottesville Parking Center to prove that a former elected official recently appointed as general manager has the qualifications to perform the job. The Charlottesville Parking Center announced late last month that former Mayor Dave Norris has been hired to replace Bob Stroh in the position. “The […]