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February 12, 2018
How does government currently work in Charlottesville? That was the general question posted to panelists Sunday at a forum cosponsored by Charlottesville Tomorrow and the League of Women Voters. "People tend to look at local government to solve all community problems even though their powers are limited," said Bitsy Waters ...
January 15, 2016
The group overseeing a new design for West Main Street was shown three options Thursday for how the roadway might be reconfigured. Consultants with Alexandria-based Rhodeside & Harwell developed the concepts after the steering committee’s December meeting. “It may not be able to possible to achieve everything for everybody in ...
December 03, 2015
As Charlottesville continues to grow both in population and age, city planners are continuing work on an initiative designed to make streets safer for bikes and pedestrians. “The primary problem is that we have older streets that we like, but the standards for the new streets create ones we don ...
September 07, 2015
A group with dozens of years of collective experience on the City Council gathered last week with current councilors to both reminisce and offer advice on how to steer Charlottesville’s future. “Maybe this group can soften the kind of blows that occur when people feel like they’re being ...
September 03, 2014
Albemarle and Charlottesville officials have come to a tentative agreement over an easement on county property required to increase the size of a pipe that carries sewage from a large portion of the city. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to grant two easements that will enable the Rivanna Water ...
May 28, 2014
The city of Charlottesville kicked off a four-day workshop Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a myriad of decisions that will change how people experience the community’s streets. Everything from the placement of sidewalks and the width of streets to the presence of street trees and bike lanes is ...
January 29, 2014
The Blue Ribbon Commission—a 13-member citizen panel charged with tackling the City schools’ funding woes—predicts another funding gap of between $2 and $4 million this year. The estimate came during the groups’ presentation of its final report Tuesday to a joint session of Charlottesville’s City Council and ...
January 17, 2014
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainable School funding has finalized its report for City Council and the School Board. The Commission has divided the findings into near- and long-term categories. Three of the five near-term possible actions include tax increases. Former Mayor Bitsy Waters said the report “tees it up ...
August 19, 2013
Last week, a 13-member citizen group tasked with tackling Charlottesville City Schools’ recent funding woes asked for more clarity about their charge. The formation of the Blue Ribbon Commission is the result of decreases in state and federal contributions to local schools, and multiple requests the schools have made to ...
March 19, 2013
Former Charlottesville Mayor Elizabeth “Bitsy” Waters speaks for the trees. Officially. Chairwoman of the city’s tree commission, Waters gave the first “State of the Forest” report to the City Council earlier this week. “We continue to face major challenges in our community in terms of protection of our tree ...