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  1. Board and Commission Application Announcement

    Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions Until December 8!

    Want to get involved in your city? Apply to be on a board or commission! Applications are due Friday, December 8. Read on...
  2. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Tonsler Park Parking Lot Renovations to Begin

    Parks and Recreation will renovate the parking lot at Tonsler Park starting November 20, 2023, and run through March 15, 2024. Tonsler will remain open, but there will be limited parking. Read on...
  3. Belmont Bridge Traffic Advisory

    BELMONT BRIDGE TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Weeks of November 13-December 1, 2023

    Weeks of November 13-December 1, 2023: Daytime work at 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy/Old Avon intersection and 9th/Avon/East Market intersection. Southbound left turn lane at Levy Avenue will be removed with Nighttime work on storm water system. Read on...
  4. City Seal on brown background

    Delegation from Friendship City Huehuetenango, Guatemala to Visit Charlottesville

    A delegation from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Charlottesville’s Friendship City, will be visiting Charlottesville from November 12-14, 2023. Hosted by the City of Charlottesville and the Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission. Read on...
  5. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Begins Comprehensive Master Plan Process

    Parks and Recreation is excited to begin developing the City’s first Comprehensive Master Plan. This document will guide future planning, policy, and development of programs and facilities for many years. Read on...
  6. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    Charlottesville Provides Funding for Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

    Charlottesville looks to expand it public charging network, relaunches EV Charging Grant Program. Read on...
  7. Leaf Collection Announcement 23-24

    Leaf Collection has Begun

    The City of Charlottesville is beginning construction of a significant environmental restoration project in partnership with the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont. Read on...
  8. City Seal Color

    Call for Applications!

    Housing Development Partnership Capital Investment Project (CIP) Request for Information (RFI) Read on...
  9. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Carver Recreation Center Closed for Activities Tuesday, November 7 for Election Day

    Carver Recreation Center will be closed for all recreational activities Tuesday, November 7, 2023 for Election Day. The site will be used as a polling location. Operations will resume as scheduled Wednesday November 8, 2023, at 7:00AM. Read on...
  10. City Seal on brown background

    Applications Open for Human Rights Commission

    The Charlottesville Human Rights Commission has four vacancies and will be accepting applications until December 8th, 2023. Read on...
  11. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    Resilient Together to Host Virtual Open House

    SAVE THE DATE for the Resilient Together Virtual Open House on Thursday, November 16, 6PM-7:30PM for an engaging, interesting, and informative conversation on climate protection! Read on...
  12. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Smith Pool Lap & Rec Pool Closed November 2023

    Due to the current lifeguard shortage, Smith AFC Lap & Recreational pool will be closed Monday-Wednesday, 10AM-3:30PM and Thursday 10:00AM-4:30PM in November. Read on...
  13. City Seal on brown background

    Kamisha Spencer Completes the Virginia Women Municipal Leaders Institute

    Kamisha Spencer, Program Supervisor for the Department of Human Services recently completed the Virginia Women’s Municipal Leadership Institute, a partnership between Virginia Women Leading Government and the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center. Read on...
  14. News Release CPD

    CPD Makes Arrest in Market St Homicide Case

    On Oct 24, 2023 at approximately 8:15 a.m., Reginald Eugene Lindsay Jr. of Gordonsville was taken into custody for 2nd Degree Murder. Read on...
  15. HOPS application

    One Week Left: Complete Your HOPS Application for Funding

    The October 27 deadline for the Housing Operations Program Support (HOPS) is fast approaching, so don’t miss the chance of being able to take advantage of this opportunity. Read on...
  16. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Tree Walk – Charlottesville Downtown Mall

    Charlottesville Division of Parks and Recreation invites the public to an educational walk/discussion focusing on upcoming tree maintenance on the Downtown Mall trees. Read on...
  17. 2023 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Image

    Local Water Organizations Host Annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

    Tell us your Action to Save Water in the Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest. Read on...
  18. News Release CPD

    CPD to Close Streets Surrounding Market Street Park This Saturday Beginning at 10:30 p.m.

    Charlottesville Police Department will close the streets surrounding Market Street Park beginning at 10:30 pm this Saturday Read on...
  19. Parks Halloween Event

    Downtown Safe Halloween Returns to Ting Pavilion Saturday, October 28

    The City of Charlottesville's annual Downtown Safe Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 26 2019 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Ting Pavilion. Read on...
  20. Green City Logo

    City Manager To Resume Operating Hours In Market Street Park

    City Manager, Samuel Sanders, Jr. will resume operating hours in Market Street Park as of 11:00 pm on Saturday, October 21st. Read on...
  21. CFD Press Release FBInsta (edit)

    CFD Announces Fire Prevention Week Event Schedule for 2023

    The Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s FPW campaign, “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Read on...
  22. News Release CPD

    Charlottesville Police Department Investigates Abduction: UPDATE 12:30 p.m.

    At approximately 12:11 p.m., James Robert Allen was taken into custody. Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) will be holding media availability with Chief Kochis at 1:30 p.m. to provide an update to the investigation in front of the CPD. Read on...
  23. Goat Busters Logo

    Invasive Plant Management and Control Measures Using Goats to Begin at Fry’s Spring Park

    Starting October 11, Parks & Recreation will begin its Invasive Plant Management Program with approximately 50 goats to consume unwanted plants in Fry's Spring Park. Read on...
  24. Cville Energy Efficiency Day

    Charlottesville Proclaims October 4 as Energy Efficiency Day

    Charlottesville joins over 1000 communities and organizations in recognizing Energy Efficiency Day Read on...
  25. Commonwealth&#39s Attorney

    Commonwealth's Attorney: Keyes Verdict Announced

    A Charlottesville jury has convicted 38-year-old Tadashi Demetrius Keyes of first degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony on January 28, 2023. Read on...
  26. Schenks Branch Tributary (1)

    Construction of Schenks Branch Tributary Stream Restoration Project to Commence

    The City of Charlottesville is beginning construction of a significant environmental restoration project in partnership with the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont. Read on...
  27. city market square

    Charlottesville City Market Cancelled September 23, 2023

    Due to forecasted extreme weather conditions, the Charlottesville City Market is closed Saturday, September 23. Read on...
  28. Green City Logo

    City Manager Addresses Unhoused Community Crisis in Market Street Park

    City Manager, Samuel Sanders, Jr. has issued a directive to lift the closing time in Market Street Park in response to allegations made during Monday night's City Council meeting. Read on...
  29. VOTE

    In-Person Early Voting Begins Friday, September 22

    In-Person Early Voting for the November General Election begins this Friday, September 22, and runs through Saturday, November 4 in the Office of Voter Registration during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Read on...
  30. ADA Logo Updated-01

    Americans with Disabilities Transition Plan Update Public Meeting TONIGHT

    The City of Charlottesville will be holding an information session on the City’s ongoing update of its ADA Transition Plan tonight. Charlottesville residents are invited to attend and provide their input. Read on...
  31. CPD Community Police Academy Cover Photo

    CPD Now Accepting Applications for Fall Community Police Academy

    The Community Police Academy, which provides experiential training on the daily operations and functions of CPD, will be accepting applications for its fall program. Read on...
  32. Green City Logo

    New Temporary Location for Commissioner of the Revenue In-Person Operations

    The Commissioner of the Revenue’s in-person customer service operations will now be temporarily located in CitySpace, directly above the Parks and Recreation Offices on the Downtown Mall. Read on...
  33. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    Resilient Together. One Climate. One Community.

    We are excited to announce the launch of Resilient Together, a new collaboration between Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia. Read on...
  34. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Invasive Plant Control Projects at Several City Parks

    Starting the week of September 25, Parks and Recreation will begin invasive plant control at Forest Hills Park, Azalea Park, and Jordan Park to help reduce overgrowth of unwanted trees, vines, and shrubs. Read on...
  35. parks and rec logo

    Herman Key Jr. Recreation Center Undergoing Roof Replacement September 29, 2023 – January 3, 2024

    Herman Key Jr. Recreation Center will be closed to the public for roof replacement September 29, 2023-January 3, 2024. The Center will open November 7 for Election Day. Read on...
  36. Rivanna Waste logo

    DRINKING WATER UPDATE

    The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), Albemarle County Service Authority, and City of Charlottesville Utilities Department report that they are prepared to meet the community’s public drinking water needs, despite below normal rainfall. Read on...
  37. JMRL square logo

    JMRL’s Bookmobile Expanding Services to Louisa and Nelson Counties

    As of September, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has expanded its Bookmobile services to Louisa and Nelson Counties. Read on...
  38. JMRL square logo

    JMRL Seeks Community Feedback on Strategic Planning

    The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is requesting the public's input on current and future library services by participating in their strategic planning survey. Read on...
  39. Afton Schneider Head Shot

    Charlottesville City Manager Selects Director of Communications & Public Engagement

    Charlottesville City Manager, Samuel Sanders, Jr. has selected a new Director of Communications and Public Engagement, Afton Schneider, who started her role on Wednesday, September 6th. Read on...
  40. City Seal on brown background

    The Equity Center at UVA and City of Charlottesville Release Stepping Stones Report

    The Equity Center at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville Department of Human Services, and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, released the latest Stepping Stones Report. Read on...
  41. Green City Logo

    City of Charlottesville Notice of Funding Availability for Housing-Related Activities

    This Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to inform the community of the proposed timeline of upcoming notices of funding for affordable housing-related initiatives. Read on...
  42. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

    Tree Planting Planned for November

    Parks and Recreation will be planting approximately 160 trees throughout the City starting in November. Residents are invited to provide input on where they would like trees installed. Read on...
  43. ADA Logo Updated-01

    Charlottesville Announces ADA Transition Plan Update

    Furthering its commitment to accessibility, the City of Charlottesville is embarking on an update of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. Read on...
  44. Rivanna Waste logo

    FREE LOCAL MULCH AT THE IVY MUC

    The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is offering free mulch to Ivy MUC customers. No purchase necessary! Read on...
  45. Green City Logo

    Homeowner Assistance Program Grant Deadline Extended

    The Charlottesville Homeowner Assistance Program Grant filing deadline has been extended from Friday, September 1, 2023 to Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5 pm. Read on...
  46. City County Seals

    Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices Commit to Improve Public Safety

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices and Central Virginia Community Justice will join the Vera Institute of Justice’s Reshaping Prosecution program to improve public safety and center racial equity through diversion and community engagement. Read on...
  47. Cville Plans Together Logo

    Draft Zoning Ordinance: Consolidated Draft and Public Hearing

    Consolidated draft Zoning Ordinance is now available; first Public Hearing scheduled for September 14. Read on...
  48. city market square

    Charlottesville City Market Celebrates National Farmers Market

    Celebrate local farms, artisans, and chefs that bring you the best the region has to offer. Read on...
  49. Charlottesville Parks & Rec Logo

    Charlottesville Aquatics Program Selects Two Students for New Position

    The Charlottesville Aquatics Program has selected two college students to fill a brand new position to keep Washington Park Pool's lifeguards in the stands. Read on...
  50. Project Safe Neighborhoods Thumb

    CPD Joins U.S. Attorney's Office and Law Enforcement Partners in Project Safe Neighborhoods

    "The Department of Justice’s Executive Committee for Project Safe Neighborhoods has unanimously approved the addition of the greater Charlottesville-Albemarle County-University of Virginia region into the program." Read on...
  51. Green City Logo

    Charlottesville City Manager Selects Fire Chief and Interim DCM for Operations

    Charlottesville City Manager Sam Sanders has announced his selection of Fire Chief Michael L. Thomas and Interim Deputy City Manager for Operations, Steven W. Hicks. Read on...
  52. My project (3)

    Daniel Fairley II of Charlottesville, VA Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

    Daniel Fairley of Charlottesville has been selected as one of 100 participants for the Obama Foundation's Leaders program. Read on...
  53. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    2023 Climate Action Work Plan Posted

    Charlottesville’s Climate Program has released the 2023 Community Climate Action Work Plan Read on...
  54. Beat the Heat

    City of Charlottesville Designates Locations to Cool Down Ahead of Forecasted High Temperatures

    The City has designated various locations as locations to cool down for those affected by the extreme high temperatures expected to continue in the area. Read on...
  55. Ghana Flag

    Delegation from Sister City Winneba, Ghana to Visit Charlottesville

    The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission is pleased to host a delegation from Winneba, Ghana July 24-August 2, 2023. Residents are invited to attend events in their honor. Read on...
  56. Sam Sanders

    Deputy City Manager Sam Sanders Officially Appointed as Charlottesville’s New City Manager

    Deputy City Manager Sam Sanders has officially been appointed as Charlottesville’s new City Manager. Read on...
  57. AQI July 17 Cville

    Charlottesville AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups July 17, 2023

    Charlottesville's Air Quality Index is 111 as of 12PM, July 17, 2023. Those with pre-existing conditions should limit their time outdoors. Read on...
  58. Goat Busters Logo

    Invasive Plant Management and Control Measures Using Goats to Begin at Washington Park

    Starting July 31, Parks & Recreation will begin its Invasive Plant Management Program with approximately 50 goats to consume unwanted plants. Read on...
  59. National Night Out 40th Anniversary

    CPD to Hold National Night Out Celebration at IX Art Park

    CPD invites you to National Night Out at IX Art Park on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Read on...
  60. Rivanna Waste logo

    Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Adjusts Drinking Water Facilities

    Recent water quality monitoring conducted by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance has detected elevated E. coli bacterial levels in Meadow Creek. Read on...
  61. Solarize Cville 2023 (Instagram Post (Square))

    Solarize Charlottesville Campaign is Open!

    Interested in solarizing your home? Solarize Virginia has made it easier and more affordable than ever! Read on...
  62. Michael C. Rogers

    Interim City Manager Withdraws from Consideration as City Manager Candidate

    Michael C. Rogers announced to City staff of his decision to withdraw from consideration to be the permanent City Manager for the City of Charlottesville. Read on...
  63. CFD Press Release FBInsta (edit)

    CFD Firework Safety Public Service Announcement

    The Charlottesville Fire Department wants to remind the community that while fireworks may be legal and enjoyed in surrounding counties, ALL fireworks are illegal in the City of Charlottesville. Read on...
  64. Commonwealth&#39s Attorney

    Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Announces New Hires

    The City of Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney announces the hiring of three new employees. Read on...
  65. Unhealthy Air Quality Index

    Canadian Wildfires Cause Unhealthy Air Quality in Charlottesville

    The City's Office of Emergency Management has issued a notice to residents that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Charlottesville area is currently 158, which is considered "unhealthy." Read on...
  66. Rivanna Waste logo

    SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE CONVENIENCE CENTER GRAND OPENING

    The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is holding a grand opening for their new Southern Albemarle Convenience Center. Read on...
  67. EColiNotice

    High Bacteria Levels Detected in Meadow Creek

    Recent water quality monitoring conducted by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance has detected elevated E. coli bacterial levels in Meadow Creek. Read on...
  68. Green City Logo

    City Seeks Applications Regarding HOME-ARP Funding for Rental Development

    The City of Charlottesville Office of Community Development seeks applications for HOME-ARP funding that can be used to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct rental housing within the Charlottesville City limits that are affordable. Read on...
  69. CFD Press Release FBInsta (edit)

    Canadian Wildfires Cause Smokey Conditions in the Charlottesville Area

    Smoke from Canadian wildfires is affecting the air quality in the Charlottesville area, as well as large portions of the United States. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in our area is in the range of 216, which is considered “very unhealthy”. Read on...
  70. AAA Bond Rating

    City of Charlottesville receives AAA Bond Rating

    The City of Charlottesville has again received the highest rating from both S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services. Read on...
  71. tax time

    Taxes Due Monday, June 5, 2023

    The City of Charlottesville would like to remind all residents that Personal Property and Real Estate taxes are due Monday, June 5, 2023. Read on...
  72. Updated Inventory News Flash

    Charlottesville Releases Updated GHG Inventories

    Charlottesville releases 2020 and 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory numbers Read on...
  73. Cville Plans Together Logo

    Part 3 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance Available for Review

    The City of Charlottesville is seeking input on the final part of the draft Zoning Ordinance update through June 18. Read on...
  74. EColiNotice

    High Bacteria Levels Detected in Meade Creek

    Recent water quality monitoring conducted by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance has detected elevated E. coli bacterial levels in Meade Creek in the vicinity of Meade Park. Read on...
  75. Youth

    Charlottesville Humans Services Collaborates With UVA and Nonprofits to Help Local Youth

    The Department of Human Services collaborated with UVA and other nonprofits to create a website that highlights all youth programs available in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. Read on...
  76. CartPathSignAndOrangeFootprintStencil

    New Nature Trail at Confluence of Meadow Creek and Rivanna River

    On May 13, Parks & Rec and the Rivanna Trails Foundation came together to build a new nature trail at the confluence of Meadow Creek and the Rivanna River. Read on...
  77. Commonwealth&#39s Attorney

    Commonwealth's Attorney: Use of Force Justified and Reasonable

    The Commonwealth's Attorney, Joseph Platania, issues the following statement and final report regarding an incident on February 28, 2023. Read on...
  78. VOTE

    In-Person Early Voting Begins Friday, May 5

    In-Person Early Voting for the June 2023 Democratic Primary begins this Friday, May 5, and runs through Saturday, June 17. Read on...
  79. Board and Commission Application Announcement

    NOW Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions!

    Want to get involved in your city? Apply to be on a board or commission! Read on...
  80. Inez Gonzales

    City of Charlottesville Announces Appointment of PCOB Executive Director

    Charlottesville Interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers announces the appointment of Inez M. Gonzalez as the new Executive Director of the Police Civilian Oversight Board. Read on...
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    Charlottesville Awarded $7.1 Million Federal Grant to Complete Upgrades to the Natural Gas System

    The City of Charlottesville is excited to announce that is has been awarded a $7.1 million federal grant to complete upgrades to the natural gas system. Read on...
  82. UW of Greater Cville logo

    City Residents Eligible for Remaining Pathways Funding

    The Community Resource Hotline has run out of funds for County residents but remains open for City residents. Read on...
  83. City Market

    50th Season of City Market Opens Saturday, April 1st

    The Charlottesville City Market is scheduled to kick off its 50th season Saturday, April 1. Come out to support local small businesses! Read on...
  84. Cville Plans Together Logo

    Part 2 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance Available for Review

    The City of Charlottesville is seeking input on the draft Development Standards for the Zoning Ordinance update. Read on...
  85. shutterstock_122115760

    City of Charlottesville to Upgrade All Pedestrian Signals Breaking National Record

    The City of Charlottesville has started the process of upgrading all pedestrian signals to include audio indications that are accessible via cellphone. Read on...
  86. City, County, UVA

    Albemarle, Charlottesville, and UVA Announce Community Safety Working Group

    The working group will meet for as long as they produce actionable ideas and identify pathways for implementation. Read on...
  87. Rivanna Waste logo

    Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Awarded $3.17M Grant

    The Virginia Department of Health has awarded the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority a $3.17M grant to improve the City's drinking water. Read on...
  88. Join Us & Let&#39s Talk Climate

    Acting on Climate Together – March 15, 2023

    Join us on March 15th for Acting on Climate Together! Read on...
  89. 2023 Fix a Leak News Flash Image

    Celebrate Finding and Fixing Water Leaks This March!

    Celebrate finding and fixing water leaks this March with Fix a Leak Events! Read on...
  90. Green City Logo

    Leah Puryear Appointed to the Charlottesville City Council

    Charlottesville City Council has appointed former Charlottesville City School Board member Leah Puryear to the vacancy left by the resignation of Sena Magill. Puryear begins her term on Monday, February 7, 2023. Read on...
  91. Green City Logo

    PCOB Meeting Canceled Due to Lack of Quorum

    Due to the lack of quorum, the scheduled Police Civilian Oversight Board meeting on February 9, 2023, has been canceled. Read on...
  92. Cville Plans Together Logo

    Part 1 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance Available for Review

    The City of Charlottesville is seeking input on the draft zoning ordinance, including the zoning districts and map. Read on...
  93. Traffic Alert

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge Repairs on 250 Bypass Daytime Lane Closures

    Traffic Alert for Bridge Repairs on 250 Bypass daytime lane closures. Read on...
  94. Council Chambers

    City Council Narrows Down the List of Appointed Council Member Applicants

    Following an open call to fill an Appointed Council Member seat that yielded 20 applications, Charlottesville City Council has narrowed down the pool to six applicants. Read on...
  95. City Seal on brown background

    Community and Business Survey Launched in Support of Economic Development Strategic Plan

    The department of Economic Development has launched a survey to better support their strategic plan. Read on...
  96. Citizen Budget Forum

    Interim City Manager to Host a Citizen Budget Forum This Evening

    Interim City Manager, Michael C. Rogers, will host a Citizen Budget Forum this evening from 6-8 PM at Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville, VA. Read on...
  97. Green City Logo

    Full List of Appointed City Council Member Applicants Now Online

    City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member seat following the departure of City Councilor Sena Magill. The full list of applicants have been posted on the City Council web page. Read on...
  98. City Seal on brown background

    City Assessor's Office Completes 2023 Reassessment

    Of the 15,148 taxable properties, residential parcels increased by an average of 11.52% and commercial properties increased by an average of 12.16%. Read on...
  99. Green City Logo

    New Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue Staff Members Sworn In

    Business Tax Auditors and Tax Specialists were among the new staff members sworn in by Charlottesville Clerk of Court, Llezelle Dugger. Read on...
  100. Moving Forward on Climate

    Charlottesville Climate Action Plan has officially been adopted!

    On Tuesday, January 17, City Council officially adopted the Climate Action Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
  101. City Seal on brown background

    Appointed City Council Member Applicants Now Posted Online

    City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member seat following the departure of City Councilor Sena Magill. Current applicants have been posted on the City Council web page. Read on...
  102. Green City Logo

    Charlottesville DMV Select Services

    Did you know that there is a DMV Select in City Hall? The on-site staff provides many services from providing handicap placards to personalized plate orders, and more. Read on...
  103. Green City Logo

    Charlottesville City Council Seeks Applications for Appointed Council Member

    Charlottesville City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member seat following the upcoming departure of City Councilor Sena Magill. The Appointed Council Member will serve until December 31, 2023. Read on...
  104. dairy road bridge

    City of Charlottesville to Utilize Newer, More Progressive Method for Bridge Replacement

    The City of Charlottesville has decided to try a different construction project delivery method for the Dairy Road Bridge replacement for quicker construction, fewer road closures, and bigger savings. Read on...
  105. Plastic Bag Tax

    Lend a Helping Hand to Reduce Pollution: Donate Reusable Grocery Bags

    Organizations throughout the community are accepting donations for reusable grocery bags for those in need. Read on...
  106. Plastic Bag Tax

    REMINDER – Plastic Bag Tax Effective January 1, 2023 in Charlottesville

    Effective January 1, 2023, Charlottesville will be enacting a five-cent tax on disposable plastic bags given to shoppers during checkout at grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies. Read on...
  107. Moving Forward on Climate

    Planning Commission votes to advance the Climate Action Plan

    Last night, on Dec. 13, 2022, at a joint meeting of the Charlottesville Planning Commission and City Council, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the Charlottesville Climate Action Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
  108. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    Adopting Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan

    Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan is moving forward for proposed adoption as an amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan. This adoption process begins with a public hearing on December 13, 2022 with the Planning Commission and City Council. Read on...
  109. Buy Local logo

    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...
  110. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    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 ...
  111. Climate on Council Agenda

    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...
  112. Green City Logo

    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...
  113. Text announcing an &#34Acting on Climate Together&#34 Community Workshop

    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...
  114. Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

    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...
  115. updated news flash image

    **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...
  116. updated news flash image

    **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...
  117. Text announcing an &#34Acting on Climate Together&#34 Community Workshop

    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...
  118. 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...
  119. Text announcing an &#34Acting on Climate Together&#34 Community Workshop

    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...
  120. 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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    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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  1. Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions Until December 8!

    Want to get involved in your city? Apply to be on a board or commission! Applications are due Friday, December 8. Read on...
  2. Tonsler Park Parking Lot Renovations to Begin

    Parks and Recreation will renovate the parking lot at Tonsler Park starting November 20, 2023, and run through March 15, 2024. Tonsler will remain open, but there will be limited parking. Read on...
  3. BELMONT BRIDGE TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Weeks of November 13-December 1, 2023

    Weeks of November 13-December 1, 2023: Daytime work at 9th/Avon/Garrett/Levy/Old Avon intersection and 9th/Avon/East Market intersection. Southbound left turn lane at Levy Avenue will be removed with Nighttime work on storm water system. Read on...
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