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Charlottesville City Council OKs $100,000 for Downtown Mall risk and threat assessment
The Daily Progress Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9 p.m.

A resolution to allocate $100,000 for a risk and threat assessment for the Downtown Mall and its motor vehicle and pedestrian crossings has cleared the Charlottesville City Council on a 3-2 vote.

Several days after last summer’s car attack, which was characterized by community members and people around the world as an act of terrorism, City Manager Maurice Jones said he and other officials previously had considered the possibility of such an incident.

Although city officials want to allocate funding to help prevent a future attack, Mayor Nikuyah Walker and Councilor Mike Signer voted against the resolution, expressing incredulity over the cost for the professional assessment.

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