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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

Trail along Moores Creek - Hancock Section, March 2021

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

2020 Safe Streets Pilot showing barrels on Belmont Bridge

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

Architectural Drawings

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

City County Seals

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.

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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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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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