CPC owner files new lawsuit against city
The Daily Progress Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.
A local businessman engaged in a more-than-one-year-long legal battle with the city of Charlottesville has filed a new lawsuit against the city, this time specifically against a city official.
While that move could worsen the fraying ties between the city and the Charlottesville Parking Center, city officials have a plan to possibly opt out of CPC’s parking validation program, lower hourly rates at the Market Street Parking Garage by 50 cents and provide the first hour of parking at the garage for free. The lower rate would resolve a simple but effective argument in Brown’s case against the city.
The timing of the new lawsuit, which alleges that the city assessor has refused to provide a proper tax assessment of the property on which the Water Street Parking Garage sits, comes as CPC owner Mark Brown is relocating the company’s main office from beneath the Market Street garage to a retail storefront beneath the Water Street garage, which is co-owned by the city and the parking center.
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