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In first meeting since rally, Albemarle supervisors hear opinions on area statues
The Daily Progress Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 10 p.m.

While residents focused on the area’s Confederate statues at the first Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting since the Aug. 12 white nationalist rally, it was not as raucous as recent Charlottesville City Council gatherings.

The meeting started at noon instead of 1 p.m. to provide “ample opportunity” for public comment, while also ensuring that the board had time to address other issues on the agenda, according to Lee Catlin, assistant county executive.

“A message on behalf of the entire Board of Supervisors … is that we certainly offer sincere condolences to family, friends and coworkers of the victims of the violence,” Chairwoman Diantha McKeel said. “This board condemns those actions in the strongest of terms.”




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