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Posted on: June 7, 2021

City Seeks Expressions of Interest for Removal, Relocation, and Transfer of Ownership of Statues

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 7, 2021

The City of Charlottesville offers the statues/sculptures of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson for relocation and placement to any museum, historica...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Joint statement from Albemarle & Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorneys

City County Seals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 17, 2021

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys of Albemarle County and Charlottesville have advised law enforcement that it is not a crime to wear masks in public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread and exposure.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City’s Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney named in Class of 2021 "Influential Women of Law"

Charlottesville

City's DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH's attorney named in CLASS OF 2021 "influential women of law" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that Areshini Pather, Deputy Commonwealth...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Charlottesville and USDA Partner on Biological Treatment for Emerald Ash Borer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJUNE 4, 2021

The five-year USDA study program will monitor the effectiveness of protecting ash trees at no cost to the City of Charlottesville.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Emerald ash borer (EAB), or Agrilus planipennis is an invasiv...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges was sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. 

“Judge Richard E Moore sentenced Mario Jarman Hodges to 40 yea...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Charlottesville City Manager Approves Executive Order Updating Masking Requirements for Employees

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMAY 28, 2021

The updated workplace rules for the wearing of masks by City employees are intended to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in City workplaces and on City property

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

CAYIP Seeks Applications From Local Youth For Virtual Internship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 25, 2021

The CAYIP Virtual Learning Academy offers participants an opportunity to learn about job readiness, budgeting and banking, communication and interview skills, and explore career paths. 

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Charlottesville City Manager fills key leadership roles including first woman as City Attorney

Lisa Robertson, Sam Sanders, Ashley Marshall, and Sue Moffett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2021

Appointed as City Attorney, Lisa Robertson is the first woman to hold the position in Charlottesville’s 133-year history

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces several appointments filling ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Carver and Key Recreation Center Reopen and Offer New Affordable Options for Customers

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 17, 2021

Carver and Key Recreation Center Reopen and Offer New Affordable Options for Customers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Carver Recreation Center and Key Recreation Center have reopened to the public after a long closure due to the COV...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Starts May 16th

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Starts May 16th

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Council celebrates EMTs and medics in the city.

At its May 3rd meeting, the Charlottesville City Council approved the ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Murder Charge Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. Bryan Hatcher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Bryan Hatcher appeared in person before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, J...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Parks & Recreation Coronavirus / Reopening Updates

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2021

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Announces Reopening Dates and Details for Facilities and Programs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce more details for the reopening of i...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

The City to Celebrate Arbor Day Thursday, April 29.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 27, 2021

The City to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 29

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville will observe Arbor Day on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10 a.m. with a special Arbor Day Celebration. This cel...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Damaged Rivanna River Access Point Stairway Rebuilt by City Staff and Community Members

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 29, 2021

Damaged Rivanna River Access Point Stairway Rebuilt by City Staff and Community Members

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At the April 19, 2021 Charlottesville City Council meeting, City Manager Chip Boyles acknowledged the tremendou...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 18-24, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2021

Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, to raise awareness about crime victims’ issu...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Charlottesville Aligns COVID-19 Prevention Strategies with the State

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2021

City Council repeals local COVID-19 ordinance to avoid confusion with Governor’s Executive Orders; Local State of Emergency remains in effect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At its regular meeting held Monday, Charlottesville City ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

“Books Behind Bars” Program to Launch at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania Partners with the University of Virginia and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail to Launch Innovative Educational and Rehabilitation Program for Inmates

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Water Street Garage

Electric Vehicle charging stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 16, 2021

The two 50kW EVgo fast chargers are located at the front of the Water Street Parking Garage on the 2nd level

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that two electric vehicle fas...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Charlottesville City Council Approves FY 2022 Budget and 2021 Tax Rates

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 13, 2021

Funding plan supports key initiatives for affordable housing, racial equity, education, workforce development, and economic development

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -At a special meeting held today, Charlottesville City Council ap...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Parks & Recreation Hiring For Seasonal / Full-Time Positions

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 12, 2021

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Hiring For Seasonal and Full-Time Positions 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is currently hiring for over 30+ seasonal and full-time po...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – For the past year, due to the pandemic, most children have not been in the presence of teachers, socia...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City To Open New Trails Along Moores Creek With Help From Nonprofit Partners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 6, 2021

The trail will be opened for use in the near future and improved with help from UVA volunteers and City staff 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce the opening of new trails alo...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Ashley Reynolds Marshall named Deputy City Manager for Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Ashley Marshall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2021

Marshall has served most recently as the Chief Executive Officer for YWCA of Central Virginia, located in Lynchburg

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces the appointment of Ashley Reynold...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Charlottesville Wins Favorable Ruling from Virginia Supreme Court on Statues

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2021

Charlottesville City Council remains committed to resolutions adopted in 2017 announcing its intent for the statues to be removed and looks forward to working with the City Manager to accomplish that goal

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Parks & Recreation Coronavirus / Reopening Updates

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2021

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Announces Reopening Plans for Facilities and Programs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the reopening plans for facilities and progra...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Safe Streets Pilot Initiative to Resume on Belmont Bridge

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 22, 2021

Shared space for bicyclists and pedestrians to return to Belmont Bridge on March 23, 2021.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville will continue its pilot utilizing the existing bicycle lane on the Belmont Bridg...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Additional Document Delivery Drop Off Options for Neighborhood Development

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2021

Plans can now be submitted to NDS on Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Neighborhood Development Services will add a new weekly drop off period from 10 a.m....

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Chief Hezedean Smith Selected to Participate in Executive Development Program

Chief Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2021

Chief Smith competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of the Fire Services Executive Development Institute (FESDI) 2021 cohort program

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Applaud Criminal Justice Reforms In Legislative Session

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 8, 2021

Reforms advocated for by the group and passed by the General Assembly include abolition of the death penalty, expungement of criminal records, and an end to “three strikes” felony enhancement for larceny offenses.

CHARLOTT...

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Posted on: February 27, 2021

Suspicious device removed from Downtown Mall

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 27, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On February 27, 2021, at 5:58 AM, Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the 100 block of 4th Street SE for the report of a suspicious device. The surrounding area was secured, an...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Pedestrian injured by vehicle during Black Lives Matter 757 protest occupying City intersection

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 26, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Black Lives Matter 757 organizer, Aubrey Dwight “JaPharri” Jones, Jr. from Newport News, Virginia held a protest in Charlottesville to highlight two cases involving pol...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

CFD Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 23, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Department Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department is proud to share its 2021 Strategic Plan.  Both community members and CFD firef...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

City's Housing RELIEF Fund Provides Over $1 Million in Assistance to Residents

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 16, 2021

The City received 1,203 applications from tenants and 236 from landlords on behalf of existing tenants. A total of 353 households received funding, with an average assistance amount of $3,701. 

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Seeks Information Related to Removal, Relocation, and Transfer of Ownership of Statue

Statue depicting Sacajawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 10, 2021

The City of Charlottesville seeks information from parties interested in removing the statue depicting Sacajawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has issued a&n...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

City Assessor's Office completes 2021 reassessment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 29, 2021

Residential parcels increased by an average of 4.2 percent and commercial properties decreased by an average of 0.19 percent

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City Assessor’s Office has completed the 2021 reassessment....

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

City and Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network launches 24/7 Food Security Text Line

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 22, 2021

Residents can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to (844) 947-6518 to receive information about food resources available near their current zip code. Information is available in English and...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

City of Charlottesville Launches GO Ride On-Demand Transportation Program in Partnership with Jaunt

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 20, 2021

On-demand services, provided through Jaunt, will begin in mid-January and cover the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Greene, and Nelson counties. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In August 2020, t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges pleads guilty to attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges pleaded guilty to attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 25, 2021, and faces up to fo...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Charlottesville City Council Appoints Chip Boyles City Manager

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A STATEMENT FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNCIL

Over the past week, City Council has held several closed sessions to discuss the state of the organization.  We know that this has caused much speculation as to the reasons for these meetings and what ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Call For Criminal Justice Reforms In Coming Legislative Session

City County Seals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 4, 2021

Commonwealth's Attorneys support common sense criminal justice reforms to make their communities safer and the Commonwealth’s justice system more fair and equitable

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Virginia Progressive Prosecutors ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Charlottesville’s Circuit Court Awarded Prestigious USGBC LEED-NC Gold Certification

2020 Charlottesville Circuit Court addition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 21, 2020

Seventh LEED certified project completed by City of Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -Today the City of Charlottesville announces that Charlottesville’s Circuit Court, located at 315 E. High Street, has been award L...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Climate Action Plan Materials and Resources Now Available

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 17, 2020

Community Workshop recording and materials are now available on the City's Climate Action Plan webpage. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15, the City offered the first commun...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Jeffrey Jaeger Found Guilty of Assault and Battery

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On September 1, 2020, Charlottesville Police Officer Jeffrey Jaeger was charged with assault and battery for conduct associated with his March 3, 2020 detention and arrest of Andre Henderson. &am...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2nd

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The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, November 2, 2020. Each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the season on a set rotating schedule.

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  • Residents can sign up ...
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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Charlottesville appoints Dr. Hezedean Smith as Fire Chief

Dr. Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2020

Dr. Smith starts as Chief on December 1 and has served most recently as an Assistant Chief for the Orlando Fire Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Acting City Manager John Blair announces the appointment of Dr. Hezedean A...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Pastor Hollifield joins CFD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 3, 2021

Crozet Pastor Paul Hollifield is Charlottesville Fire Department's newest member, serving as the chaplain.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Crozet Pastor Paul Hollifield is Charlottesville Fire Department's ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Starts May 16th

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Starts May 16th

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Council celebrates EMTs and medics in the city.

At its May 3rd meeting, the Charlottesville City Council approved the ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Chief Smith Earns Chief Fire Officer & Chief EMS Officer Designation

Chief Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Chief, Dr. Hezedean A. Smith Earns Worldwide CFO and CEMSO Designation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On April 6, 2021, the Center for Public Safety Excellence conferred the (Renewal) Designation of C...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Chief Hezedean Smith Selected to Participate in Executive Development Program

Chief Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2021

Chief Smith competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of the Fire Services Executive Development Institute (FESDI) 2021 cohort program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Department Conducts Implicit Bias Training

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 24, 2021

This training is part of the Charlottesville Fire Department's orientation for 15 new firefighters, the most diverse class of new hires by the department since 1865.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Tuesday, the Charlottesvill...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

CFD Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 23, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Department Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department is proud to share its 2021 Strategic Plan.  Both community members and CFD firef...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Charlottesville Fire Dept. Mourns the Loss of K9 Quaker

K9 Quaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Dept. Mourns the Loss of K9 Quaker

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of "Quaker," the retired accelerant detection canine. &...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Charlottesville appoints Dr. Hezedean Smith as Fire Chief

Dr. Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2020

Dr. Smith starts as Chief on December 1 and has served most recently as an Assistant Chief for the Orlando Fire Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Acting City Manager John Blair announces the appointment of Dr. Hezedean A...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

UPDATE: Mother and Children Reported Missing Safely Located

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3, 2021

UPDATE: June 3, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): The Charlottesville Police Department is relieved to report that Josette, Gia, and Tea Carter have been safely located.

 

CPD is extremely grateful to the thousands of concerned ind...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

No Injuries Reported Following Friday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Elliewood Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2021

On May 28, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., officers of the Charlottesville Police Department responded to reports of heavy gunfire in the 100 block of Elliewood Avenue. 

At the time of the shooting, an officer w...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Charlottesville Police Department Welcomes Newest Officers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2021

Following their graduation from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy on Thursday, the Charlottesville Police Department is excited to welcome its newest officers.

Officers Heather Bradley and Brian Curry...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

No Injuries Reported Following Thursday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Hardy Drive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 6, 2021

On May 6, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for the report of shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.

Upon their arrival, officers located approximately 12 bullet ca...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

One Person Injured Following Shots Fired Incident on Prospect Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 5, 2021

On May 4, 2021, at 11:35 p.m., Charlottesville Police Officers heard gunshots in the area of the 700 block of Prospect Avenue and immediately responded. The firing continued, resulting in multiple calls into the Emergency C...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

CPD Investigating 4 Weekend Shootings; 1 Person Shot as Gun Violence Continues in Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2021

On April 30, 2021, at 12:12 a.m. Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of Swanson Drive for gun shots and a female screaming for help.  The female was uninjured, and evidence recovered from th...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

CPD Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery of Convenience Store on Avon Street

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 30, 2021

On April 29, 2021, at 2142 hours, Charlottesville Police officers responded for an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 800 block of Avon Street.  

The suspect was armed with a handgun and was las...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Former Spa Employee Arrested, Faces Sexual Assault Charges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 22, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Charlottesville Police Detectives arrested Justin Kyle Sadacca, a 38-year-old resident of Charlottesville.  Sadacca is charged with the following:

  • Object Sexual Penetration by Force, Virginia S...
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Posted on: April 14, 2021

UPDATE: Prospect Avenue Shooting Suspect Located, Taken Into Custody

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 15, 2021

Alexander Antonio Rogers has been located and taken into custody, where he is currently waiting extradition to Virginia.

Anyone with information related to open cases should contact the Charlottesville Police Department a...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Charlottesville Police Department Calls for Community Support Amid Escalation in Violence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a large volume of calls over the Easter weekend involving a violent fight and numerous shots fired incidents. In one of those incidents, stray bullets sent a resident to ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

CPD Debuts New User-Friendly Processes for Submitting Complaints

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to debut several user-friendly processes for submitting complaints to the Office of Professional Standards.

A fillable PDF-version of the Citizen Complaint Form has been add...

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Posted on: March 27, 2021

CPD Investigating Numerous Cases of Shots Fired

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 27, 2021

On March 26, 2021, at 10:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police officers responded to the area of Friendship Court Apartments for multiple shots fired.  

A vehicle of unknown make and model was reportedly seen fleeing t...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

CPD Releases Full BWC Related to LaQuinn Gilmore Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 19, 2021

Today, Chief RaShall Brackney hosted a press conference regarding two major internal affairs cases involving two former Charlottesville Police Department officers.

CPD publicly released body-worn camera footage related to...

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Posted on: March 13, 2021

Bullet Narrowly Misses Sleeping Child During Shots Fired Incident

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2021

At 7:00 a.m. on March 13, 2021, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a disorder with shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.  A randomly fired bullet traveled two blocks and struck a house in the 80...

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Posted on: February 27, 2021

Suspicious device removed from Downtown Mall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 27, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On February 27, 2021, at 5:58 AM, Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the 100 block of 4th Street SE for the report of a suspicious device. The surrounding area was secured, an...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Pedestrian injured by vehicle during Black Lives Matter 757 protest occupying City intersection

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 26, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Black Lives Matter 757 organizer, Aubrey Dwight “JaPharri” Jones, Jr. from Newport News, Virginia held a protest in Charlottesville to highlight two cases involving police departments, not...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Woman Located

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 11, 2021

UPDATE (2/12/2021 7 a.m.): Ms. Thomas has been safely located.

The Charlottesville Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating a missing and endangered elderly woman.

Thelma Thomas, a 74-year-o...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

U.S. 250 Bypass Crash Claims the Life of Albemarle County Man

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January 14, 2021

On January 13, 2021, at 18:02 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment in the 800 block of the U.S. 250 Bypass near the Locust Avenue interchange.

Officers arr...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

UPDATE: CPD Announces Arrests of Three Georgia Men Related to Emmet Street Shooting

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January 5, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department has charged three Georgia residents in relation to the shooting that occurred yesterday, January 4, 2021, in the 1900 block of Emmet Street.

Zavien L. Goines, a 19-year-old resident ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 27, 2020

Louisa County Man Dead Following Homicide on South First Street

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December 27, 2020

On December 27, 2020, at 0057 hours, the Charlottesville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of South First Street.  When officers arrived, they located an unresponsive male ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Arrest Made in Madison Avenue Rape Case

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December 24, 2020

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Charlottesville Police detectives charged Lenny Riccardo Dortch, a 41-year-old resident of Portsmouth, Virginia, with the following offenses in connection to an abduction and rape that...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

UPDATE: Detectives Seek Video Footage, Witnesses Related to Madison Avenue Rape Investigation

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December 21, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to investigate a rape in which a woman was abducted and raped at gunpoint in the 700 block of Madison Avenue around 10:15 p.m. on December 17, 2020.

Specifically, CPD is ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing as CPD Officers, CSO Deputies About "Urgent Legal Matter"

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December 17, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department and Charlottesville Sheriff’s Office are warning the public about a potential phone scam.

The sheriff’s office has received phone calls from residents claiming ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Charlottesville Man Arrested Following Incident on Garrett Street

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December 15, 2020

On December 15, 2020, at approximately 0909 hours, officers responded to the 400 block of Garrett Street after receiving a call for a wanted person in the area.  On scene, officers encountered Tayveon Laric B...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

CPD Welcomes Three New Officers Following Academy Graduation

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December 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to welcome three new officers who have just graduated from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy’s 142nd Basic Law Enforcement class.

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

CPD Announces Press Conference Related to Rugby Road Internal Affairs Investigation

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December 9, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is announcing a press conference in response to the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigation stemming from an alleged racial profiling incident on Rugby Road, which occurre...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 6, 2020

Victim Transported to Hospital Following Shooting on Ridge Street

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December 6, 2020

 On December 6, 2020, at 0116 hours, Charlottesville Police officers responded to the 500 block of Ridge Street after multiple calls were received by ECC for a large number of gunshots being fired in the area....

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

CPD Announces Hiring of New 4th Amendment Investigative Analyst

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December 2, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Fourth Amendment Investigative Analyst, Larry Jacobs, who will start on December 7, 2020.

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Mr. Jacobs is a reti...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 28, 2020

Charlottesville Woman Dead Following Shooting on McIntire Road

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November 29, 2020

UPDATE: Tajuan Allen, the suspect wanted in connection the murder of DreShawn McDonald, has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

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November 28, 2020

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

CPD Continues to Seek Leads Regarding Dashad "Sage" Smith Homicide

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November 20, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and homicide of 19-year-old Dashad “Sage” Smith, who vanished eight years ag...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

CPD Partners With NHTSA for Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign

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November 16, 2020

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, the Charlottesville Police Department is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. 

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Suspect Arrested Following Homicide on Orangedale Avenue

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November 15, 2020

On November 14, 2020, at approximately 2111 hours, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 800 block of Orangedale Avenue for the report of a single gunshot heard in the area.  When they arrived, off...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to South First Street Homicide

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November 29, 2020

Tajuan Allen, the suspect wanted in connection the murder of DreShawn McDonald, has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2020

On November 5, 2020, at approximately 2137 hours, Charlo...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing as Police Officers, Demand Money for Missing Court Date

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October 30, 2020

The City of Charlottesville Police Department and Sheriff’s Office are warning citizens of a phone scam involving callers posing as Charlottesville police officers and/or detectives.

Both agencies have receive...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

CPD Launches Annual Winter Wool Campaign to Benefit Toy Lift Charities

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October 30, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is once again launching its annual Winter Wool Campaign, with the hope of assisting families directly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

From November 1, 2020, to March 1, 2...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

CPD Annouces New Assistant Chief of Police, Captain

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October 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of two employees to the positions of Assistant Chief of Police and Captain.

Effective Thursday, October 15, 2020, Captain James Mooney will be ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 10, 2020

UPDATE: CPD Identifies Victims of 5th Street Crash

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October 12, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department has identified two individuals killed in Saturday’s single-vehicle accident on 5th Street SW.  

Devin Jaron Stinnie, a 28-year-old resident of Charlottesville, an...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Weekend Update: Crash Kills Charlottesville Man; Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery

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September 14, 2020

Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Emmet Street

On September 13, 2020, at approximately 2000 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1400 block of ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery at Maury Avenue Business

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September 5, 2020

On September 4, 2020, at approximately 2148 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Maury Avenue for an armed robbery.

The clerk reported a male suspect displayed a...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

CPD Detectives Continue to Seek Information About Jay Shifflett Murder Case

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September 3, 2020

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of Jason Lee “Jay” Shifflett. Jay was murdered in the early morning hours of September 3, 2015, during a home invasion robbery at his residence in th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Albemarle County Man Dies in Crash on Emmet Street

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September 2, 2020

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 1046 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle, motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road.

The two occupants in th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Charlottesville Police Officer Charged With Assault and Battery

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September 1, 2020

On March 3, 2020, three Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a reported disorder at 762 Prospect Avenue. Two Charlottesville residents were arrested at the scene; one for Drunk in Public (18.2-388) ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Crash Closed Portions of Emmet Street near Barracks Road

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  August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 1046 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Emmet Street North at the intersection of Barracks Road.

Two people were transpor...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Motorcycle Crash Claims the Life of Charlottesville Man

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  August 31, 2020

On August 30, 2020, at approximately 2121 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two motorcycles on 5th Street SW near the intersection of Cleveland Ave...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closures Expected Friday Due to Planned Freedom of Speech Event

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  August 26, 2020

Due to a planned freedom of speech event on Friday, August 28, 2020, drivers can expect road closures and traffic delays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Impacted streets include: 

  • Market Street from 9th Stre...
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

CPD Lobby Closed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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  August 11, 2020

In conjunction with the closure of City Hall, The Charlottesville Police Department’s lobby will also be closed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

This closure does not impact CPD’s r...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

UPDATE: Amy Hillman Safely Located

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  August 10, 2020

UPDATE (08/10/2020 11 a.m.): Amy Hillman was safely located  on Monday, August 10, 2020.

ORIGINAL (08/06/2020):

The Charlottesville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Officers Investigating Armed Robbery on Monticello Road

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July 31, 2020

On July 30, 2020, at 2238 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery at a business in the 1800 block of Monticello Road. 

The store clerk was robbed at gunpoint, and the suspec...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 19, 2020

UPDATE: Albemarle County Man Dies in Crash on 5th Street

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July 19, 2020

UPDATE: 7/19/2020 12:45 p.m.): 

The Charlottesville Police Department has identified the man killed in Saturday’s crash on 5th Street as Dustin Ryan Parr, a 30-year-old resident of Albemarle County.

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Delays Anticipated Near Albemarle County Office Building on July 17

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July 16, 2020

Drivers can anticipate traffic delays on Friday, July 17, 2020, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the area of the Albemarle County Office Building due to a planned freedom of speech event.

Drivers are urged to avoid McIntire Ro...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Man arrested on Charlottesville Downtown Mall

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July 9, 2020

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 5:34 p.m., a citizen called 911 to report a 45-year-old male on the ground at 200 W. Main Street.  The Charlottesville Police Department, Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Cha...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

CPD Announces Charges Related to Vandalism on East Market Street

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June 25, 2020

In response to nationwide, regional, and local rallies and marches, the Charlottesville Police Department has been publicly supportive and understanding of the pain and outrage being felt across the nation following the d...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Albemarle County Man Arrested Following Shots Fired Incident on West Main Street

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June 22, 2020

On June 20, 2020, at approximately 0030 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1100 block of West Main Street. 

Upon arrival, officers located damage to a near...

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Charlottesville Police News

News Flash

Posted on: February 2, 2021

Equity in Climate Action: A Community Discussion

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to including Equity as part of its Climate Action Plan and has partnered with the University of Virginia’s Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN) to conduct this important conversation on equity for the ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Climate Action Plan Process Update to City Council

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Two items related to Climate Action are on the City Council meeting agenda for Tuesday, January 19th:  an update on the climate action plan development process and a resolution in support of a proposed House Bill 1965 (HB 1965) regarding No/Low E...

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Climate Action
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Climate Action Plan Materials and Resources Now Available

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 17, 2020

Community Workshop recording and materials are now available on the City's Climate Action Plan webpage. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15, the City offered the first commun...

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Climate Action
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Announcing: Community Workshop - Dec 14 and Dec 15

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The structure for the CAP will borrow from a strategic plan framework in ...

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Climate Action
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Climate Action Plan Process Briefing at City Council Meeting

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The October 19th City Council meeting included a briefing on the upcoming Climate Action Plan development process for community engagement. 

Learn More:

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Climate Action
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Charlottesville Adopted New GHG Reduction Goals

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On July 1, 2019, City of Charlottesville's City Council adopted new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals informed by community input and the challenge posed by climate change, including the recent IPCC report. The new goals aim to achieve a 45% reduction ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Draft GHG Goals Open for Public Comment

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At City Council's May 6, 2019 meeting, a compilation of community comments and input were presented along with draft greenhouse gas reduction goals. Community input was used to inform support for this level of commitment and to begin informing direction t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Charlottesville Recommits to Climate Action

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City Council passed a resolution on June 19, 2017 as its "Response to the Announced US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement". The resolution indicates continued commitment on behalf of Charlottesville to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 17, 2021

Joint statement from Albemarle & Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorneys

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 17, 2021

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys of Albemarle County and Charlottesville have advised law enforcement that it is not a crime to wear masks in public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread and exposure.

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges was sentenced for attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. 

“Judge Richard E Moore sentenced Mario Jarman Hodges...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: April 21, 2021

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 18-24, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2021

Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, to raise awareness about crime victims’ issu...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: April 19, 2021

“Books Behind Bars” Program to Launch at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania Partners with the University of Virginia and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail to Launch Innovative Educational and Rehabilitation Program for Inmates

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – For the past year, due to the pandemic, most children have not been in the presence of teachers, socia...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Applaud Criminal Justice Reforms In Legislative Session

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 8, 2021

Reforms advocated for by the group and passed by the General Assembly include abolition of the death penalty, expungement of criminal records, and an end to “three strikes” felony enhancement for larceny offenses.

CHARLOTT...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges pleads guilty to attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges pleaded guilty to attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 25, 2021, and faces up to fo...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Call For Criminal Justice Reforms In Coming Legislative Session

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 4, 2021

Commonwealth's Attorneys support common sense criminal justice reforms to make their communities safer and the Commonwealth’s justice system more fair and equitable

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Virginia Progr...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Jeffrey Jaeger Found Guilty of Assault and Battery

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On September 1, 2020, Charlottesville Police Officer Jeffrey Jaeger was charged with assault and battery for conduct associated with his March 3, 2020 detention and arrest of Andre Henderson. &am...

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Commonwealth's Attorney Office

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

City's Housing RELIEF Fund Provides Over $1 Million in Assistance to Residents

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 16, 2021

The City received 1,203 applications from tenants and 236 from landlords on behalf of existing tenants. A total of 353 households received funding, with an average assistance amount of $3,701. 

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Economic Development News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

City of Charlottesville Launches GO Ride On-Demand Transportation Program in Partnership with Jaunt

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 20, 2021

On-demand services, provided through Jaunt, will begin in mid-January and cover the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Greene, and Nelson counties. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In August 2020, t...

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Economic Development News

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2021

Additional Document Delivery Drop Off Options for Neighborhood Development

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2021

Plans can now be submitted to NDS on Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Neighborhood Development Services will add a new weekly drop off period from 10 a.m....

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Neighborhood Development News

News Flash

Posted on: June 4, 2021

Charlottesville and USDA Partner on Biological Treatment for Emerald Ash Borer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJUNE 4, 2021

The five-year USDA study program will monitor the effectiveness of protecting ash trees at no cost to the City of Charlottesville.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Emerald ash borer (EAB), or Agrilus planipennis is an invasiv...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Tonsler Park Parking Lot Closure for June 1st

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 26, 2021

Tonsler Park Parking Lot Closure

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville will close Tonsler Park Parking lot (500 Cherry Avenue) for restriping, and traffic marking on Tuesday, June 1, from 7 a.m. &nd...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Carver and Key Recreation Center Reopen and Offer New Affordable Options for Customers

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 17, 2021

Carver and Key Recreation Center Reopen and Offer New Affordable Options for Customers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Carver Recreation Center and Key Recreation Center have reopened to the public after a long closure due to the COV...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Parks & Recreation Coronavirus / Reopening Updates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2021

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Announces Reopening Dates and Details for Facilities and Programs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce more details for the reop...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Parks & Recreation Hiring For Seasonal / Full-Time Positions

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 12, 2021

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Hiring For Seasonal and Full-Time Positions 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is currently hiring for over 30+ seasonal and fu...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Parks & Recreation Coronavirus / Reopening Updates

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2021

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Announces Reopening Plans for Facilities and Programs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the reopening plans for facilities ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City To Open New Trails Along Moores Creek With Help From Nonprofit Partners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 6, 2021

The trail will be opened for use in the near future and improved with help from UVA volunteers and City staff 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce the opening of new trails alo...

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Parks & Recreation News

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Charlottesville’s Circuit Court Awarded Prestigious USGBC LEED-NC Gold Certification

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 21, 2020

Seventh LEED certified project completed by City of Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -Today the City of Charlottesville announces that Charlottesville’s Circuit Court, located at 315 E. High Street, has been award L...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2nd

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The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, November 2, 2020. Each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the season on a set rotating schedule.

Key Highlights:

  • Residents can sign up ...
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News Flash

Posted on: June 14, 2021

Sidewalk Closures Update

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The City has updated our list of sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours. Please visit the Traffic Advisory and Sidewalk Closures page for the most current information. 

Receiving this alert via email? Our website now allows you to adjust your pr...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 22, 2020

Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2nd

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The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, November 2, 2020. Each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the season on a set rotating schedule.

Key Highlights:

  • Residents can sign up ...
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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Register for E-Waste Collection - Spots are Limited!

Announcement of Electronic Waste Collection Day & Notice of Need to Pre-Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 16, 2020

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is holding an electronic waste collection day on Saturday, October 10. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Registration is now open for the...

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Solid Waste Management

News Flash

Posted on: June 11, 2021

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closure on 10th St NE

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The south bound travel lane on 10th St NE between E High St and E Jefferson St will be detoured to use 9 ½ St NE and 11th St NE from Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, June 18, 2021. Vehicles from Little High St will be directed to turn righ...

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Traffic Advisory
Posted on: June 11, 2021

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closure on Water St at CODE Bldg

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Water St W will have a single lane closure from Ridge/McIntire to 2nd St SW until Friday, July 16, 2021 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Only westbound traffic towards the University is allowed. Local access to the Waterhouse garage is allowed via wes...

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Traffic Advisory

News Flash

Posted on: May 19, 2021

UVA Graduation DETOUR | May 21&22

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routes affected: 

Date: 05/21/2021 - 05/22/2021

time: all day

what: uva graduation ceremonies

where: trolley will turn around at UVA Health and head back downtown.  Stops on JPA, Alderman, Whitehead, and Emmet St will be detoured.  ...

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Transit News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Water St. DETOUR | May 17-18

DETOUR - Charlottesville Area Transit

ROUTES AFFECTED: 

 

Due to construction, Water St will be CLOSED from Monday, May 17 to Tuesday, May 18 .

A detour will be in effect for Charlottesville Area Transit and other traffic. 

DATE: 5/17/2021 to 5/18/2021

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

STOP CLOSURE: Water St @ Omni Hotel

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On April 26th, 2021, Water St. @ Omni will be closed until further notice due to construction safety concerns.

routes affected: 

Date: 4/26/2021 Until further notice

time: all day

what: construction

where: stop #11036, Water st @ omni hotel

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Transit News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

DETOUR: Southwood - Route 3

DETOUR - Charlottesville Area Transit

routes affected: 

Date: 4/12/2021 Until further notice

time: all day

what: construction

where: Southwood entrance will not be accessible from 5th st.

DETAILS:

  • Southwood will continue to be serviced.
  • All stops will be serviced.
  • Willoughby Time Point will ...
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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Annual Water Quality Report 2021

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The Department of Utilities is committed to water quality by providing water that exceeds all standards. The Annual Water Quality Report 2021 is now available.

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