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City candidates emphasize citizen input; local government accountability

By Connie Chang & Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Friday, October 23, 2009 With less than 2 weeks left until Election Day, citizens had one last opportunity to hear Charlottesville City Council candidates come together to discuss their views on local issues.  All five candidates relayed messages of the need for a more accountable local government, […]

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Albemarle publishes map to help citizens “go green”

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Thursday, April 16, 2009 Albemarle County has published a new map intended to help citizens “go green” by showing where items can be recycled, identifying park and ride opportunities, and even showcasing “green” building projects (LEED certified buildings, solar power, etc.). “The Green Map is a very visual and engaging […]

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Gaffney reappointed as RWSA Chair

Mike Gaffney The Charlottesville City Council has reappointed Mike Gaffney as chair of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA). Council also announced they will request an expansion of the RWSA’s Board of Directors to include one City Councilor and one County Supervisor. Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * Player by Odeo Listen using player […]

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Frederick updates Supervisors on landfill, stream releases, sewer upgrades, and Ragged Mountain Dam

Tom Frederick, Executive Director, Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority / Rivanna Solid Waste Authority At their meeting October 1, 2008, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors heard a quarterly update  from Tom Frederick , Executive Director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority which is the wholesaler for public water and sewer in the City […]

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Supervisors consider use of asphalt for fill material

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has temporarily re-affirmed their 2002 decision to allow construction companies to use asphalt as fill material. Board members had asked County staff to review the purpose and environmental consequences of allowing this practice at a meeting last April. Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * Player by Odeo Listen using […]

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Ivy Landfill drainage system failing

John Yellig’s cover story in today’s Daily Progress details problems a the Ivy Landfill. “An ongoing investigation by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has determined that the drainage system at the Ivy Landfill, closed in 1995, is failing. The amount of leachate – water that has pooled in pockets of the landfill – could be […]