Sister Act IV: the committee
For those blissfully unaware, Charlottesville– depending upon whom you talk to– has either two or three sister cities. First came Poggio a Caiano, Italy in the mid-1990s, we think. Next was Pleven, Bulgaria.
Sister Cities International seems to think we have three of them, while our local government isn't so sure we ever got around to formalizing things with BesanÂ§on, our would-be sis in France. Seems we had some awkwardness over the Iraq war, or perhaps there was simply a scheduling difficulty.
Anyway, the City Council agenda first showed the committee idea on the June 5 agenda, and the vote is set for this Monday June 19.
July 2 update: The Daily Progress publishes a story on a recent visit from the mayor of Pleven, Bulgaria who seems to want to match Charlottesville's position as a "#1 city."