city council

Nail-biter: Fenwick has 3-vote lead in ballot count-- for now
Published on Jun 12th, 2013
9 comments Normally the light-turnout primary race for City Council would have been decided Tuesday night shortly after the polls closed at 7pm. Instead, an unprecedented tie for second place has candidates Wes...
Dem duke-out: Candidates face off in June primary
Published on May 30th, 2013
7 comments Wes Bellamy, Adam Lees, Kristin Szakos, Bob Fenwick, and Melvin Grady want to be on City Council, where two seats are open. Usually the Democratic primary in Charlottesville means game over for the...
Off the table: Four boards foreswear chloramines in water
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
6 comments Charlottesville's latest water controversy ended in unusual unanimity July 25 when the Board of Supervisors and City Council, plus the two water boards, rejected the use of chloramines in the...
Smoke signals: Council passes part of pot resolution
Published on May 7th, 2012
29 comments City Council passed a resolution to ask the General Assembly to revisit marijuana laws and give consideration to decriminalization in a 3-2 vote Monday night, but backed off the rest of a measure...
Pond
Published on Jan 9th, 2012
41 comments In our town, there is one Council meeting every two years opened by the City Manager. This is the first meeting following the expiration of the Mayor’s term when the City Councilors choose one of...
Balance of power: What's at stake in the 2011 elections
Published on Oct 20th, 2011
22 comments Three perennials always make the list of top local controversies: the Western 29 Bypass, Meadowcreek Parkway, and the water plan. Whether you love these projects or hate 'em, the deciders on these...
Comprender? Complaint brings Huja confidence vote
Published on Aug 8th, 2011
129 comments It was business as usual during public comment at the July 18 City Council meeting, until one citizen veered from typical issues, such as the Meadowcreek Parkway and the water plan, to raise a new...
On what issue should City Council focus?
Published on Jul 20th, 2011
27 comments
Beyer announces bid for City Council
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
3 comments Paul Beyer of R.L Beyer Custom Homebuilders announced his run for Charlottesville City Council on Wednesday, June 8. Beyer, 29, who grew up in Charlottesville, hopes to give a youthful perspective on...
Git 'er blocked: City picks fencing, not fixing, Belmont Bridge
Published on Apr 25th, 2011
43 comments Fire engines, school buses, and even 18-wheel trucks routinely rumble over the east side of the Belmont Bridge. But not pedestrians. Since November, east side walkers have been temporarily banned,...
Opinion time: Public can scrutinize O'Connell's budget
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
6 comments City residents who want to affect the upcoming budget will get their chance next week. While Albemarle's fiscal year 2010-11 budget cuts to the bone, Charlottesville's $126,001,345 operating budget...
Norris elected to 2nd term as mayor
Published on Jan 4th, 2010
17 comments 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...
Single shot: Can an independent win Council seat?
Published on Oct 27th, 2009
51 comments Independent Bob Fenwick wants to defy the odds and get on City Council. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Independent City Council candidate Bob Fenwick is getting a lot of buzz– and support from a...
Fenwick defends Van der Linde
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
8 comments “This is a monumental waste of time and money," says Bob Fenwick of the Waste Authority's lawsuit against Peter Van der Linde, seen here on the trolley Van der Linde uses to give school tours of his...
Williams: Massive resistance hurt whites, too
Published on Oct 2nd, 2009
7 comments Eugene Williams has been fighting for civil rights for over 50 years, and even when City Council apologizes for past wrongs, he reminds them that the battle isn't over. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER A public...
Drumroll, please: Group exiled until Council acts
Published on Jul 10th, 2009
11 comments William "Whit" Whitten hopes a "common ground" can be reached between drumming fans and foes. PHOTO BY CAMERON FELLER When City Council cast a dragnet just last year to end amplified music on the...
Spot-less: Pool parking riles neighbors
Published on Jun 19th, 2009
58 comments Parking may be an issue for residents around Onesty Pool, which opens June 20 at 10am. FILE PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Kids may be thrilled that the new Onesty Family Aquatic Center is opening, but...
McIntire softball-saver runs for Council
Published on May 17th, 2009
6 comments Bob Fenwick, the man credited for rallying citizens and saving the Dewey D.S. Shiflett softball fields at McIntire Park, now says he's running for City Council on a stop-the-Meadowcreek Parkway...
New blood: Firehouse primary ousts Taliaferro
Published on May 12th, 2009
12 comments Kristin Szakos in, Julian Taliaferro out after the May 9 "firehouse" primary. SZAKOS PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO; TALIAFERRO BY STAFF Two newcomers have shaken the local Democratic establishment. Kristin...
Deadline in the sand: School board candidates cry foul
Published on Jun 12th, 2003
0 comments Applications for the three open seats on the Charlottesville School Board were due June 2. Unlike late homework assignments that get students in trouble, City Council has a more flexible attitude....
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