What’s coming up in Charlottesville the week of 1/7

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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, too.

  • After a holiday hiatus, local governing bodies are getting back to normal with the first meetings of the new year. Charlottesville’s City Council gathers tonight at 7pm. On the agenda is Mayor Satyendra Huja’s State of the City address, reports on stormwater utilities and Region Ten, and the reallocation of $400,000 from the Charlottesville Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
  • The City Planning Commission meets at 5:30pm Tuesday in City Council chambers, and will discuss the Planned Unit Development application for a mixed-income neighborhood on land near the Oakwood Cemetery near Elliott Avenue formerly owned by the city.
  • The Albemarle County Planning Commission meets the same night from 6-8pm in Lane Auditorium, and is expected to hear a proposal for the installation of a backup power system for an expanded wireless facility in the county, and will hold a hearing on the expansion of Christian daycare center.
  • The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors holds its first meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, January 9. No agenda for the meeting has been posted yet, but we’ll note highlights once it’s up.
  • “Our Town Charlottesville,” a town hall-style meeting series, returns Thursday, January 10 with a gathering from 6-8pm at Tonsler Recreation Center. This installment is targeted at Fifeville and Starr Hill residents, and while all city residents are encouraged to attend, priorities for discussion will focus on those neighborhoods. Come hungry—dinner will be provided.
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