City Council’s decision to put off the creation of a human rights commission, and tension within the Dialogue on Race leadership has spurred five members to resign. According to a letter obtained by C-VILLE, the members of the Dialogue’s steering committee resigned last week because they felt their commitment “would no longer be a prudent […]
Over the years it could be said that Charlottesville city councils have used process to side-step tough decisions.
After three public meetings, four concept diagrams, and an initial public vote, critical questions on the appropriate land uses for the east side of McIntire Park are forcing city staff to hold an additional public meeting at the end of February to try to reach public agreement before City Council makes a final decision.
To combat a crippling and volatile economy, since 2009 city schools have cut 25 positions and services that equal 2.14 percent of the general fund. This year, the school division is faced with an estimated deficit of about $4.3 million. Among some of the proposed reductions is the elimination of two assistant principal positions at […]
It’s not the first time that the future of McIntire Park has divided residents of Charlottesville. First, there was the Meadow Creek Parkway. Then came the YMCA. Now, it’s golf versus botanical garden in the master planning process for the eastern side of the city’s biggest park.
Jeffrey Fogel, attorney for the five homeless men who filed a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the City of Charlottesville’s panhandling ordinance, was not surprised about the suit’s dismissal. Rather, Fogel was surprised about how District Court Judge Norman K. Moon dismissed it. “The normal course is that the defendant files an answer and […]
With an estimated budget shortfall between $3.7 million and $4 million, Charlottesville City Schools are faced with one of the toughest budget seasons in recent years—one that could include layoffs and the closing of one of the district’s elementary schools.
Anyone anxiously waiting for one last epic showdown between pro-dredging advocates and new dam supporters got their wish last Monday when, with a 3-2 vote, City Council ultimately approved the 50-year community water supply plan.
“For many years now, I have been working in the area of how microorganisms, bacteria and parasites in particular, cause trouble in our gastrointestinal track, and you could say that I am nothing but a diarrhea doc.” Dr. Richard Guerrant’s accolades, however, tell a very different story. Most recently, Governor Bob McDonnell named the 68-year-old […]
The suit, brought by five homeless men in Charlottesville, was filed last June and claims that the soliciting ordinance approved by City Council in August 2010 violates both the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
For a long time, talk about race in Charlottesville happened behind closed doors. The city’s history of slavery, racial segregation, and urban renewal is still vividly imprinted on the minds of its natives, both black and white.
The Dialogue on Race Policy Action team has proposed to City Council the creation of a human rights commission that would investigate instances of discrimination in housing and private employment and enforce anti-discrimination laws.
Since the beginning of time, a river was a community’s source of wealth and prosperity and today, cities like San Antonio, Texas and Savannah, Georgia have capitalized on the river running through their downtowns by making their waterfronts vibrant with shops and restaurants. The city’s Parks and Recreation department is working to expand the trail […]
On a given week, it was not unusual to see Dave Norris at various public events across town, lunching on the Downtown Mall with a constituent, or grabbing coffee with a staffer near City Hall.
In her past work with the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR), Holly Edwards encouraged her clients to push themselves to “the next level in their lives.”
Before City Council can dive into the complexities of the budget process, it will have to choose a new mayor.
In the past CARS was able to reach its Annual Fund campaign by the end of December, but more recently, the organization had to push the deadline to the new year.
Governor Bob McDonnell and Amazon.com Inc., announced the establishment of two “fulfillment” centers in Virginia for a total of an investment of $135 million.
Satyendra Huja, Kathy Galvin and Dede Smith were sworn in this afternoon by outgoing City Clerk Paul Garrett and are now full-fledged City Councilors
When reports of the death of a homeless man at the Coal Tower last Saturday night began circulating in the homeless community, the blame game started. As the story was told, the man was allegedly turned away from PACEM, a seasonal night shelter, for being drunk and later died of exposure, alone. Reports of his […]
In March, a team from the City of Charlottesville and the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) began to look for the most effective way to overhaul the city’s public housing stock.
Construction of the Meadow Creek Parkway (MCP) has receded like a mirage for decades, as lawsuits held up the road that cuts through McIntire Park. While it may still take years for construction to begin on the city’s two portions, the Albemarle County section of the two-mile road was completed on October 13, one day […]
‘Tis the season to get ready for what appears to be a very interesting race for the White House
Corinne Geller, spokesperson for State Police, said that the second victim suffered a self inflicted wound, but would not elaborate any further on the crime scene.