Hundreds of light bulbs spelled out "No Pipeline" on this sign that made its Nelson County debut February 22.

Feds hear pipeline comment behind closed doors

About 160 people attended a February 22 public comment session at Nelson County High School to voice their opinions to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will eventually approve or deny plans for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. If approved, construction on the $5 billion and nearly 600-mile natural gas pipeline could begin by the […]

The meeting was an attempt to shed light on the city’s recent move to develop a form-based code that could be applied to many of the residential units—and numerous other mixed-use and commercial buildings—within the Strategic Investment Area, such as Friendship Court.

A new type of zoning worries residents

A new form of proposed zoning has some in the city on edge, worried that it could be used to force out poorer residents. Nearly 200 people attended an information session last week at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to learn about form-based code, a different type of zoning ordinance that focuses on a […]

Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy promised to keep a smile on his face despite the attempt to oust him from office.
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Priority matter: Bellamy removal case continued

It was no secret that today’s hearing on a petition to remove Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy from office was going to be continued, but that didn’t prevent more than four dozen people from showing up in Charlottesville Circuit Court, most of them Bellamy supporters. The petition with 527 signatures gathered by right-wing activist Jason Kessler was filed […]