Government & Courts

The Historic Resources Committee met May 24 to discuss renaming Jackson and Lee parks, whether the statues stay or go. Staff photo

Statue standoff: Group suggests park names

While a court injunction currently prevents the statue of Robert E. Lee from being moved, the city is moving full speed ahead in an effort to change the names of local parks named for Confederate heroes. After fielding suggestions from almost all committee members, the Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee decided on four names each for both […]

Albemarle County officials want to move their courts out of Court Square. Staff photo

Court conundrum: A failed referendum and a wish to avoid one

  The Board of Supervisors’ interest in relocating Albemarle County’s houses of justice from their current location on Court Square and into their own jurisdiction has been overshadowed with opposition, but county attorney Greg Kamptner thinks he may have found a way to circumvent the need for public approval. He told supervisors at their May […]