What’s coming up in Charlottesville and Albemarle the week of 4/29?

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Notes from the news desk. File photo. Notes from the news desk. File photo.

Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section.

  • The Albemarle County Planning Commission meets from 6-8pm Tuesday, April 30 at the County Office Building on McIntire Road. The meeting will include a work session on the Comprehensive Plan, and will end with a closed session.
  • The County Board of Supervisors meets throughout the day Wednesday, May 1 at the County Office Building. Included among the discussion items (check the budget here) are the multi-year capital budgeting plan and the study examining options for moving the county’s court system. Public hearings start at 1:30pm: One on an ordinance giving Board members a 2 percent raise, another on a consideration to extend water and sewer service to Crozet’s Old Trail subdivision, and a third on FY13 budget amendments and appropriations.
  • From 8am-noon Wednesday, May 1, local officials, educators, and business leaders will come together at the Boar’s Head Inn for a biotechnology and education summit titled “Larger than Life: Building a Central VA Economic Future.” Attendees will break out into workshops to discuss how to steer more people into the life sciences and anchor the growing biotech industry here. Visit the Virginia Biotechnology Association’s website for more information.
  • The City of Charlottesville hosts its Spring Job Fair from 8am-3pm Wednesday, May 1 at John Paul Jones Arena. The largest job fair of its kind in Virginia, the event has in the past seen more than 1,000 job seekers connect with 80 companies and organizations. To pre-register, visit the city’s event website.
  • Catch the CAT for free this Friday! It’s Clean Commute Day in the city, and all city buses will be running fare-free from 6am-11:45pm. The event is an effort to encourage more people to try transit to keep single-occupancy vehicles off the road. Learn more and take a pledge to ride transit here.
  • It’s spring leaf collection time in Charlottesville. Each City street will be visited just once during that week, so bagged leaves must be left at the curb no later than 7am Monday (no loose leaves, and no sticks or other yard debris). Questions? Call Public Service at 434-970-3895.
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