What’s coming up in Charlottesville the week of July 22?

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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.

  • Albemarle County Supervisor Rodney Thomas will hold a town hall meeting for residents in the Belvedere neighborhood from 6-8pm Monday, July 22 at CATEC, 1000 E. Rio Road. Up for discussion are the county’s plans to improve Belvedere Boulevard and surrounding streets, and attendees will learn about the upcoming construction schedule and the details about on-street parking and have the chance to ask questions.
  • The Albemarle County Planning Commission gathers for a work session on the Comprehensive Plan from 6-8pm Tuesday, July 23 in Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building on McIntire.
  • The Metropolitan Planning Organization meets from 4-6pm Wednesday, July 24 at the Water Street Center, 407 Water Street East. The agenda includes a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the FY12-FY15 Transportation Improvement Program. There will also be discussions about various possible paths for the Long Range Transportation Plan, as well as an update on transit.
  • The Charlottesville Tree Commission meets from 5-6pm Wednesday at Carver Rec Center, 324 4th St. NW.
  • The city’s Board of Architectural Review holds its annual work session meeting Thursday, July 25 at CitySpace, 100 Fifth St. On the agenda for discussion are two topics that have proved controversial for the BAR in the last year—murals in the city and the use of tents by outdoor bars and restaurants—as well as a Q&A with the city attorney on legal aspects of the BAR review process and a discussion of development on West Main Street.
  • The next Our Town Charlottesville meeting takes place Thursday from 6-8pm at Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road. This meeting is aimed at residents of the Greenbriar, Woodhaven, and Rugby Road neighborhoods, who are invited to attend to ask questions of their elected officials that particularly pertain to their part of the city. 
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