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Bob Tucker makes his final budget

Bob Tucker makes his final budget

By his own count, County Executive Bob Tucker has attended more than 1,700 meetings of various boards during his tenure as Albemarle’s CEO. After 20 years of crafting the county budget—and a total of 37 years as a county employee—Tucker announced last week that he’ll attend only a few more, and plans to retire at […]

City Council: Let there be goats!

City Council: Let there be goats!

 A herd of new neighbors may soon be grazing in the city’s backyards. At its August 16 meeting, City Council supported an amendment to an ordinance that would allow miniature goats within city limits.  Won’t you be my neighbor? If City Council passes an amended ordinance on September 7, you can house three of these […]

Council to consider more stringent panhandling rules

 City Council will revisit and vote on proposed changes to the panhandling regulations on the Downtown Mall at it August 16 meeting. The proposed amendments to the current ordinance would include changing the term “panhandling” to “soliciting.” The ordinance would prohibit solicitation “from and to any person who is conducting business at any vendor table […]

Halsey Minor takes on the feds

Halsey Minor takes on the feds

 With the money Halsey Minor says he will seek in damages in a lawsuit against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), he claims he will not only finish building the Landmark Hotel, but will be involved in more developments in Downtown Charlottesville.  Minor wrote in a Huffington Post editorial that, by dividing the FDIC’s loan […]

City manager search continues

John Anzivino, senior vice president of Springsted Incorporated, the firm that is helping the city with its city manager search told Council last Monday that 73 people responded to the city’s online survey. In addition, the firm received 122 personal comments and interviewed 19 local community leaders.  According to Anzivino, the firm has already received […]