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    City Announces Police Chief Candidates Ahead of Public Forum This Evening

    The City of Charlottesville announces the three final candidates for Charlottesville Police Chief. A public forum will be held this evening from 6-8 PM at Carver Recreation Center. Read on...
  2. Traffic Alert

    Traffic Alert for Bridge Repairs on Route 250 Bypass

    The Route 250 Bypass bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway will have nighttime lane closures on US 250 between November 28th and December 15th. Read on...
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    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Notice

    Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal in accordance with DBE regulations and Federal Transit Administration. Read on...
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    Emergency Shelter Options for Residents Who are Unhoused

    With the advent of colder weather, the City of Charlottesville, on behalf of the partners in the Homelessness Continuum of Care provides general information regarding local winter shelter services. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Now Accepting Board and Commission Applications

    The City of Charlottesville is now accepting applications for Boards and Commissions until Friday, December 9, 2022. Read on...
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  7. Office Closure

    Upcoming Closure of City Offices for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Charlottesville City government offices will be closing at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, and will remain closed through Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read on...
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    Holiday Market Begins November 26th

    The popular Holiday Market returns to downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, November 26. Read on...
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    City Manager Forming a Downtown Mall Committee

    The City Manager is forming a Downtown Mall Committee to look ahead at the management of the Downtown Mall to position the mall for its next 50 years. Read on...
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    Upcoming Repairs to Meadow Creek Trail Boardwalk in Greenbrier Park

    The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will be closing the Meadow Creek Trail Boardwalk located in Greenbrier Park for repairs. Read on...
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    No Residential Curbside Trash or Recycling Collection on Thanksgiving Day

    There will be no residential curbside trash or recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022. Read on...
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    A Statement on the Passing of Cole Hendrix, Former City Manager

    Charlottesville City Government is saddened to report the passing of Mr. Cole Hendrix, City Manager of Charlottesville from 1971-1996. Read on...
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    CPD Arrests Suspect Linked to Social Media Threats Against UVA

    At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 14th, 2022, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD), while working in conjunction with the University of Virginia Police Department, was made aware of several concerning and threatening social media posts. Read on...
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    Message from Charlottesville City Council

    Charlottesville City Council offers the following message to the public. Read on...
  15. Joint Statement from County and City

    A Joint Statement from the County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville

    The County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville release a joint statement regarding the recent shooting at the University of Virginia. Read on...
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    State and Federal Prosecutors Issue Joint Statement on UVA Shooting

    United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh, City of Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joseph D. Platania and Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney James M. Hingeley release a statement regarding the recent shooting on UVA Grounds. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville to Change Tax Due Date

    The City of Charlottesville is planning to change the due date for 2nd half 2022 Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills. Bills originally due on December 5th will now be due on December 19th. Read on...
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    Buy Local Campaign Encourages Supporting Local Small Business this Holiday Season

    The Buy Local campaign is in full swing, and local Offices of Economic Development want the community to consider spending locally when shopping this holiday season. Read on...
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    Application for Funding Interest for Housing Development Project Investments

    The City of Charlottesville is pleased to open the Application for Funding Interest for Housing Development Project Investments. Read on...
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    Community Resources for Financial Relief

    The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are providing financial relief throughout the community for those who have faced economic hardships as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read on...
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    Joint Press Release from Commonwealth's Attorney and CPD

    On Sunday October 23, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a shots fired report near the 200 Block of West Main St in Charlottesville. Read on...
  22. Grand Illumination

    Grand Illumination: The City of Charlottesville Receives Holiday Tree Donation

    The City of Charlottesville has been donated a tree by a family in Fishersville, Virginia. It will be installed Monday, October 31. Read on...
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    Phishing Alert: Electronic Benefits Accounts

    Beware of phishing attempts to access persons' Electronic Benefits accounts locally and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read on...
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    Deputy Michael Thomas Appointed Interim Fire Chief of the Charlottesville Fire Department

    Interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers has appointed Michael L. Thomas to serve as Interim Fire Chief for the Charlottesville Fire Department. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Notice of Funding Availability for Housing-Related Activities

    As part of the implementation process of the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Plan, the City is revising its approach towards allocation of funding for affordable housing and homelessness support initiatives. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Announces Resignation of PCOB Executive Director

    The City of Charlottesville announced today that Hansel Aguilar, Executive Director of the Police Civilian Oversight Board, has resigned from the organization effective October 21, 2022. Read on...
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    Next Steps for Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan

    Last week, Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan was presented at a City Council work session. As part of moving the Climate Action Plan forward, the City continues to seek community feedback and involvement. Input is requested by Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 Learn more ...
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    Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 31st

    Residential curbside leaf collection starts Monday, October 31, 2022. Leaves will be collected loose at the curb (no bags) up to three times during the season. Text alert schedule reminders and a drop-off location will be again available this year. Read on...
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    Tree Removal - Charlottesville Downtown Mall

    The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Division will be removing nine trees on Charlottesville’s Downton Mall. Timing of tree work will likely occur in late winter to early spring 2023. Read on...
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    Climate Action Plan to be Presented to City Council - 10/03/2022

    On October 3, 2022, the Climate Action Plan will be presented to City Council at their afternoon work session. Additionally, the City's Climate Protection Program has add a new staff member! Read on...
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    Urban Stream Health, Water Quality Monitoring, and Bacterial Contamination

    Urban streams often have some water quality impairment due to the developed nature of the lands that drain into them. This is the case with many of the streams in Charlottesville. Read on...
  35. Rugby/Rose Hill Intersection

    Rugby/Rose Hill Intersection Conversion to a 4-Way Stop

    The intersection of Rugby Avenue and Rose Hill Drive has been temporarily converted to a 4-Way Stop. This is to support the need for better control of the busy intersection with an increased number of students walking to school. Read on...
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    Draft Inclusionary Zoning Analysis Available; Comment Period Extended

    The City has started the process of updating the Zoning Ordinance, the first major action to implement the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan and Affordable Housing Strategy. Read on...
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    City Safety Preparations for August 11-13, 2022

    The City of Charlottesville provides the following update regarding the City's safety and emergency preparedness efforts for the weekend of August 11-13, 2022. Read on...
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    City to Resume Passport Application Services

    The City of Charlottesville’s Treasurer’s Office is pleased to announce the resumption of Passport Application services. Read on...
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    Upcoming Climate Action Listening Sessions & Town Hall Community Workshop

    This August: Listening Sessions to provide an intentional space for voices in our community who are not traditionally involved in climate conversations, and, a Town Hall Community Workshop for all community members to provide input on GHG reductions. Read on...
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    CFD to host its first-ever Girls’ Fire & Rescue Camp

    Charlottesville Fire Department will host its 2022 Girls’ Fire & Rescue Camp to encourage women to seek career opportunities in the fire/EMS services profession. Read on...
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    UVA Med-flight Helicopter to Land on Buford Field

    PVCC, working in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia, will land the UVA Med-flight helicopter on the Buford Middle School field on Wednesday, July 27th. Read on...
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    CPD Investigating Several Larcenies in Charlottesville

    The Charlottesville Police Department is currently investigating several larcenies that have occurred in neighborhoods across the area over the last few weeks. Read on...
  43. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Charlottesville Cooling Centers Open

    The City will designate Key Recreation Center, Tonsler Recreation Center, and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Central Branch) as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, July 19. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Selects Police Chief Search Consultant

    The City of Charlottesville announces the selection of POLIHIRE, a Washington D.C. based executive recruitment firm to assist the Interim City Manager in identifying candidates for the position of Police Chief. Read on...
  45. Fire Department

    Charlottesville Fire Department announces the promotion of a new Deputy Chief

    On August 1, 2022, the Charlottesville Fire Department will appoint its newest Deputy Chief of Operations, Scott Carpenter. Read on...
  46. 2021 VEEP News Flash

    City of Charlottesville Approved as VEEP Sustainability Partner for 10th Year

    For the 10th year in a row, the City of Charlottesville is honored as a Department of Environment Quality Virginia Environmental Excellence Program Sustainability Partner. Read on...
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    GKY to Provide 2D Stormwater Management Modeling for Charlottesville

    The City of Charlottesville has awarded GKY a contract for engineering services associated with the development of a 2D stormwater management model of the portion of the Moore’s Creek Watershed located within its city limits. Read on...
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    CPD Investigating Burglary at Onesty Pool in Charlottesville

    The Charlottesville Police Department is currently investigating a Burglary that occurred on July 1, 2022, at approximately 4:50 a.m. at the Onesty Pool in Charlottesville, VA. Read on...
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    CPD Investigating Burglary on East Market Street in Charlottesville

    The Charlottesville Police Department is currently investigating a Burglary that occurred on July 4, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Market Street, Charlottesville VA. Read on...
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    Sister Cities Commission Announces Premiere of "Storie Musicali"

    The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission is pleased to announce the YouTube premiere of one of our 2020 Grant projects! Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Names New Director of Information Technology

    The City of Charlottesville has named Steve Hawkes as the new Director of Information Technology. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville receives AAA Bond Rating and Completes Bond Sale

    The City of Charlottesville has again received the highest rating from both S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services. Read on...
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    New Climate Planning Materials Available

    New materials have been posted to the City's website for the Climate Action Plan and the Climate Vulnerability Assessment! Read on...
  54. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Let There Be Skate Park Lights!

    Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that we have reached our skate park lights fundraising goal. Read on...
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    Draft Report Available and Upcoming Open House for Zoning Rewrite

    The City has started the process of updating the Zoning Ordinance, and will host an open house event to gather input on the proposed zoning approach. Read on...
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    **UPDATE 4:50PM** - Missing Person Has Been Located Safely

    The Charlottesville Police Department confirms that the missing person in Charlottesville has been located safely. Read on...
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    **UPDATE 6/10/22** - Missing Person in Charlottesville is Safe

    Charlottesville Police Department confirms that Ms. Hundertmark has reached out to her family and advised them that she is safe. Read on...
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    Community Workshop: Help Charlottesville become Climate Resilient!

    Please join the conversation on Thursday, June 9, 5 PM - 7 PM for a virtual Community Workshop to discuss the City of Charlottesville's Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Register in advance of the workshop, and the Zoom link will be sent to your email. Read on...
  59. City Proclamation

    Mayor Snook Issues Proclamation for Gun Violence Awareness Day

    City of Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook issues a proclamation for Gun Violence Awareness Day to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence. Read on...
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    City Building Permit Division Experiencing Low Staffing Levels

    Neighborhood Development Services is currently experiencing low staffing levels in its building permit division. As a result, there are major delays in the issuance of building permits and inspections. Read on...
  61. Event Name:  Fleet of the Future, Right-Sized and Electrified, Monday, May 23, 3-5PM

    Join Us at "The Fleet of the Future: Right Sized and Electrified"

    We are excited to partner with Albemarle County, Virginia Clean Cities, and the University of Virginia for a community showcase of electric equipment. Read more for event details and activity schedule! Read on...
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    Sadacca Enters Guilty Pleas in Charlottesville Circuit Court

    Today, in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Justin Kyle Sadacca entered guilty pleas to three counts of felony Aggravated Sexual Battery by a Massage Therapist. Read on...
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    CPD Investigating an Apparent Suicide

    The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating an apparent suicide at an apartment in the 1000 block of Wertland Street. Read on...
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    Charlottesville High School Students Staging a Walk-Out This Afternoon

    Charlottesville High School students are staging a walk-out today at 1:00 PM in solidarity against gun violence and to honor the victims of the recent school shooting in Texas. Read on...
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    Save the Date: June 9, 5PM - 7PM Community Workshop on Climate Vulnerabilities

    Please plan to join us, fellow community members, and community organizations on Thursday, June 9, 5PM - 7PM for a final, virtual, Community Workshop to inform Charlottesville's Climate Vulnerability Assessment! Read on...
  66. Climate Surveys

    Reminder - Climate Surveys Still Open, through May 20th!

    There's still time to inform the City's two climate planning processes that are underway! Two climate plans - Two surveys - Open through May 20th! Read on...
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    CPD Announces Missing Person Has Been Located

    The Charlottesville Police Department announces that a missing person has since been located. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Announces New Directors and Deputy Director

    Mary Ann Hardie is named Director of Human Resources, Misty Graves is named Director of Human Services, and David Dillehunt is named Deputy Director of Communications and Public Engagement. Read on...
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    CPD Continues Uniform Response to Noise Complaints

    The Charlottesville Police Department will continue to respond to noise complaints in the community, based on call volume. Read on...
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    CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

    The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking information regarding a shooting incident that occurred on April 25, 2022. Read on...
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    Surveys Open for Climate Action Planning

    Surveys to inform climate action planning - both greenhouse gas reductions and climate vulnerability - are open for community input until Friday, May 20, 2022. Read on...
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    CPD Releases 2021 Annual Report

    The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to present its 2021 Annual Report. Read on...
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    UPDATE (4/20/22): Missing Person in Charlottesville is Safe

    Reagan Elizabeth Kale, who was previously reported missing, came into contact with Law Enforcement last night (4/19/22) and was safe. Read on...
  74. Council Chambers

    City Council Meetings Resume in Council Chambers on Monday, April 18th

    Charlottesville City Council will return to in-person meetings with limited public seating and virtual access maintained for the April 18th meeting. Read on...
  75. Council Budget FY 22-23

    Charlottesville City Council Adopts FY 2022-2023 Budget

    Interim City Manager, Michael C. Rogers, comments on the FY 2022-2023 budget adopted by City Council at their special meeting on April 12, 2022. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Bacteria Levels in Pollocks Branch Have Returned to Normal

    Recent water quality monitoring detected elevated E. coli bacterial levels in Pollocks Branch in the vicinity of Elliott Avenue and Rockland Avenue. Those bacteria levels have returned to normal. Read on...
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    Charlottesville Initiates A Big Step Forward to Large Energy and Water Savings

    The City of Charlottesville hires CMTA Energy Solutions to identify energy saving opportunities that support climate action. Read on...
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    CPD Provides Update for Recent Shootings

    The Charlottesville Police Department provides the following information regarding two recent shooting incidents in the City. Read on...
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    Fish Kill Confirmed in Tributary of Meadow Creek

    The City’s Environmental Sustainability Office received a report earlier this week from a resident regarding dead fish in a tributary of Meadow Creek in the vicinity of Cedars Court. Read on...
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    CPD Provides Information in Shooting Incident

    The Charlottesville Police Department provides information regarding a shooting incident that occurred on the morning of March 29th. Read on...
  81. Water Contamination

    High Bacteria Levels Detected in Pollocks Branch

    Recent water quality monitoring has detected elevated E. coli bacterial levels in Pollocks Branch in the vicinity of Elliott Avenue and Rockland Avenue. Read on...
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    City Council Archives for Minutes and Ordinance Books are Now Online

    Clerk of Council Kyna Thomas announces the completion of an imaging project that brings the City Council archives for Minutes and Ordinance Books right to your fingertips. Read on...
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    UPDATE: CPD Announces Missing Person Has Been Located

    The Charlottesville Police Department announces that Daniel Arvelo-Perez has been located. Read on...
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    CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

    The investigation into this shooting incident is ongoing. If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 434-977-4000. Read on...
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    CPD Seeking Information Regarding Armed Robbery

    The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on 2/4/22 in the Water Street parking garage in Charlottesville, VA. Read on...
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    CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

    The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking information regarding a shooting incident that occurred on the evening of February 23, 2022 in the 800 block of Hardy Drive. Read on...
  87. Captain Link

    Newly Promoted Fire Captain Graduates from Academy

    Newly promoted CFD Captain, Michael Link, has graduated from the Virginia Fire Officer Academy. Read on...
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    Schenks Branch Tributary Virtual Public Meeting

    The City of Charlottesville invites you to a virtual public meeting to learn about the upcoming restoration of Schenks Branch Tributary in the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont. Read on...
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    CFD Staff Complete HazMat Training

    Four Charlottesville firefighters have completed hazardous materials training. Read on...
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    Cville Plans Together Begins Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

    The City has started the process of updating the Zoning Ordinance, the first major action to implement the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan and Affordable Housing Strategy. Read on...
  91. City Proclamation

    Mayor Snook Issues Proclamation for Stephen Walton Day

    Assistant Fire Marshal Stephen Walton is honored with a proclamation recognizing his 50 years of service to the City of Charlottesville. Read on...
  92. Charlottesville

    Petroleum Seep Impacting Unnamed Tributary of Meadow Creek

    A petroleum seep is impacting an unnamed tributary of Meadow Creek in the vicinity of 1706 Emmet Street North in Charlottesville. Read on...
  93. Fire Department

    Charlottesville Fire Department Announces Captain Promotions

    For the first time in 165 years, the Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD) will promote four firefighters to the rank of Captain at the same time. Read on...
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    CAT Receives Grant to Continue Fare-Free Service to the Public

    Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) passengers will continue to ride fare-free for four more years thanks to funding awarded through the Transit Ridership Incentive Program Read on...
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  1. City Announces Police Chief Candidates Ahead of Public Forum This Evening

    The City of Charlottesville announces the three final candidates for Charlottesville Police Chief. A public forum will be held this evening from 6-8 PM at Carver Recreation Center. Read on...
  2. Traffic Alert for Bridge Repairs on Route 250 Bypass

    The Route 250 Bypass bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway will have nighttime lane closures on US 250 between November 28th and December 15th. Read on...
  3. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Notice

    Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal in accordance with DBE regulations and Federal Transit Administration. Read on...
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