Norris elected to 2nd term as mayor
It was widely assumed that City Councilor Holly Edwards, whom Mayor Dave Norris described as the "conscience of this City Council," would be the next mayor of Charlottesville. Instead, she declined her nomination by Norris, and tossed the mayoral ball back to him. "I thought you were my friend," joked Norris at tonight's Council meeting before he was re-elected unanimously to a second two-year term.
Edwards cited two reasons for not taking the nomination: "I believe the mayor should be an elected position," meaning by citizens, rather than fellow councilors. She also said she favored continuity in leadership. Edwards did agree to serve as vice mayor.