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Posted on: January 29, 2023

Shots Fired Report: Grove St.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2023

Shots Fired Report: Grove St.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On Saturday, January 28, 2023, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 1100 block of Grove Street for a shots fired report.

Upon ar...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Joint Release: Charlottesville Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Events in Memphis

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January 27, 2023

Joint Release: Charlottesville Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Events in Memphis

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – We are profoundly saddened by the actions that led to the untimely, senseless, and brutal death of Tyre Nichols ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

City Assessor's Office Completes 2023 Reassessment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 27, 2023

City Assessor's Office Completes 2023 Reassessment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Of the 15,148 taxable properties, residential parcels increased by an average of 11.52%. Commercial properties (including apart...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

New Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue Staff Members Sworn In

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 27, 2023

New Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue Staff Members Sworn In

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Business Tax Auditors and Tax Specialists were among the new staff members sworn in by Charlottesville Clerk of Court, Llezell...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

CPD Response to Impending Video Release

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January 27, 2023

CPD Response to Impending Video Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) has been briefed by law enforcement partners regarding five officers who have been fired and charged in...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 29, 2023

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 30-Febuary 3, 2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 29, 2023

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 30th-Febuary 3rd, 2023 –  Old Avon closed between Garrett Street and East South Street.  Flagging on 9th/Avon Street, Monticello Road, Old Avon, Graves Stre...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

CPD Responds to Multiple Shootings This Week

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January 25, 2023

CPD Responds to Multiple Shootings This Week

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Over the past few days, Charlottesville has incurred two shootings, both of which are currently under investigation. The Charlottesville Polic...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Appointed City Council Member Applicants Now Posted Online

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 24, 2023

Appointed City Council Member Applicants Now Posted Online

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member seat following the departure of City Counci...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Charlottesville Climate Action Plan has officially been adopted!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2023

Charlottesville’s Climate Protection Program is pleased to share that the Climate Action Plan (Link) has officially been adopted as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan! As we move from the p...

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Climate Action
Posted on: January 22, 2023

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 23-27, 2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 22, 2023

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 23-27th, 2023 –  Old Avon closed between Garrett Street and East South Street.  Flagging on Monticello Road, Old Avon, Graves Street and Water Stre...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Proposed New Charlottesville Voting Precincts Introduced to City Council

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2023

Proposed New Charlottesville Voting Precincts Introduced to City Council

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On January 17, 2023, revised boundary lines for the nine Charlottesville voting precincts were presented before Ci...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 16-20th, 2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 17, 2023

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 16-20th, 2023 –  Old Avon closed between Garrett Street and East South Street.  Flagging on Monticello Road, Old Avon, Graves Street and Water Street. &n...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge Repairs on 250 Bypass Daytime Lane Closures

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2023

Traffic Alert for Bridge Repairs on 250 Bypass Daytime Lane Closures.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The 250 By-pass bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad will be replacing the southern sidewalk with closures ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Bicyclist Struck in Crash on Ivy Road | UPDATE 1/20/2023

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January 13, 2022

Bicyclist Struck in Crash on Ivy Road Thursday Night

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist that occurred at approximately 10:55 p.m. o...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Charlottesville DMV Select Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 9, 2023

Charlottesville DMV Select Services

DMV Select locations are permitted to issue or process:

  • Original, replacement, substitute and supplemental titles
  • Title maintenance to change information on title records (i.e. adding/re...
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Posted on: January 8, 2023

Shots Fired Report: Monticello Rd.

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January 8, 2022

Shots Fired Report: Monticello Rd.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On January 8th at approximately 1:40 p.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 400 block of Monticello Rd. for a reported shooting.

Once on l...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Charlottesville Downtown Mall Tree Work Starts January 10th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 6, 2023

Charlottesville Downtown Mall Tree Work Starts January 10th

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department will be removing nine trees on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Trees...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 5, 2023

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – With the design for replacing the Dairy Road Bridge estimated to begin in July,...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Charlottesville City Council Seeks Applications for Appointed Council Member

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 4, 2023

Charlottesville City Council Seeks Applications for Appointed Council Member

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member seat following the upcomin...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Application for Funding Interest for Affordable Housing Fund

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 3, 2023

City Opens Application for Funding Interest for Affordable Housing Fund

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to open the Application for Funding Interest for the Affordable Housing Fund ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 3, 2023

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is moving to reduce plastic pollution in our community.  As authorized through Vi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Missing Persons Report: Update 1/17/2022

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Missing Persons Report: 12/27/2022

The Charlottesville Police Department is still seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult, John Milton Harris III. Mr. Harris is a 60-year-old white male, 5 foot 8 inches tall with a medium buil...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Missing Persons Report: 12/27/2022

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Missing Persons Report: 12/27/2022

The Charlottesville Police Department is still seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult, John Milton Harris III. Mr. Harris is a 60-year-old white male, 5 foot 8 inches tall with a medium buil...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Safety First: Preparing for Winter in Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 22, 2022

Safety First: Preparing for Winter in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temp...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Shots Fired Report: North Berkshire Rd.

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December 19, 2022

Shots Fired Report: North Berkshire Rd.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On December 19th at approximately 5:45 p.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 2300 block of North Berkshire Rd. for a reported shooting.

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 30, 2022

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 30, 2022

REMINDER – Plastic Bag Tax Goes Into Effect on January 1, 2023 in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is moving to reduce plastic pollution in our community.  ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2022

Shots Fired Report: 14th St. NW

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December 18, 2022

Shots Fired Report: 14th St. NW

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On December 18th at approximately 2:20 a.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 100 block of 14th St. NW for a shots fired report.

One male v...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

City of Charlottesville Launches 2022 National Community Survey to Gauge Resident Satisfaction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 8, 2022

City of Charlottesville Launches 2022 National Community Survey to Gauge Resident Satisfaction 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is excited to announce the launch of Polco (www.polco.u...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Shots Fired Report 12/5/2022: West Main St.

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December 5, 2022

Shots Fired Report: 12/5/2022

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On December 3rd at approximately 7:45 p.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 800 block of West Main St. for a shots fired report.

The individual was tra...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Application for Funding Interest for Housing Operations & Program Support

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 1, 2022

City Opens Application for Funding Interest for Housing Operations & Program Support (HOPS)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to open the Application for Funding Interest for Housing Opera...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Emergency Shelter Options for Residents Who are Unhoused

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 23, 2022

Emergency Shelter Options for Residents Who are Unhoused

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Residents who are experiencing homelessness, can call 434-207-2328 to receive assistance with shelter and access to programs to as...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Upcoming Closure of City Offices for Thanksgiving Holiday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 21, 2022

Upcoming Closure of City Offices for Thanksgiving Holiday

Charlottesville City government offices will be closing at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, and will remain closed through Friday, November 25 in observance o...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

A Statement on the Passing of Cole Hendrix, Former City Manager

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 16, 2022

A Statement on the Passing of Cole Hendrix, Former Charlottesville City Manager

Charlottesville City Government is saddened to report that Mr. Cole Hendrix, City Manager of Charlottesville from 1971-1996, passed away l...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

CPD Arrests Suspect Linked to Social Media Threats Against UVA

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November 14, 2022

 

CPD Arrests Suspect Linked to Social Media Threats Against UVA

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 14th, 2022, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD), while working in...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Buy Local Campaign Encourages Supporting Local Small Business this Holiday Season

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 10, 2022

Buy Local Campaign Encourages Supporting Local Small Business this Holiday Season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Albemarle County & Charlottesville Buy Local campaign highlights small businesses within Charlottesville a...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Larceny Report: 10/25/2022

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Larceny Report: 10/25/2022

The suspect displayed in the photos below was spotted on October 25, 2022, at approximately 12:04 a.m. removing a “Welcome Jewish Students” banner from a building located on the 2000 block of Lewis Mountain Rd.

The suspect was las...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Joint Press Release from Commonwealth's Attorney and CPD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 31, 2022

Joint Press Release from Commonwealth's Attorney and Charlottesville Police Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Sunday October 23, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a shots fired report near...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Community Resources for Financial Relief

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 1, 2022

Community Resources for Financial Relief

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, provides financial relief for comm...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Deputy Michael Thomas Appointed Interim Fire Chief of the Charlottesville Fire Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 19, 2022

Deputy Chief Michael Thomas Appointed Interim Fire Chief of the Charlottesville Fire Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers has appointed Michael L. Thomas to serve as Interim Fire Chief...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: October 15, 2022

CPD Provides Information in Shooting Incident

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October 15, 2022

CPD Provides Information on Shooting Incident

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On October 15th at approximately 5:15 PM a CPD Officer heard gunshots in the area of the Omni Hotel parking lot in Downtown Charlottesville.

O...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2022

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In November 2021, the City Council approved and adopted the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment, of which the Cha...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

City of Charlottesville Announces Resignation of PCOB Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2022

City of Charlottesville Announces Resignation of PCOB Executive Director

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville announced today that Hansel Aguilar, Executive Director of the Police Civilian Oversight Board, ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 31st

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October 6, 2022

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA- The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, October 31, 2022. Each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the seaso...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Tree Removal - Charlottesville Downtown Mall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 6, 2022

Tree Removal - Charlottesville Downtown Mall

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Division will be removing nine trees on Charlottesville’s Downton Mall. Trees have be...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Urban Stream Health, Water Quality Monitoring, and Bacterial Contamination

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 29, 2022

Urban Stream Health, Water Quality Monitoring, and Bacterial Contamination

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Urban streams often have some water quality impairment due to the developed nature of the lands that drain into them. This ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Draft Inclusionary Zoning Analysis Available; Comment Period Extended

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2022

Draft Inclusionary Zoning Analysis Available; Comment Period for Zoning Approach Extended Through September 6

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is seeking input on its approach to the Zoning Rewrite.

Backg...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

CFD to host its first-ever Girls’ Fire & Rescue Camp

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 22, 2022

CFD to host its first-ever Girls’ Fire & Rescue Camp

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Charlottesville Fire Department will host its first Girls’ Fire & Rescue Camp in its 166-year history, to en...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Charlottesville Fire Department announces the promotion of a new Deputy Chief

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 15, 2022

Charlottesville Fire Department announces the promotion of a new Deputy Chief

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On August 1, 2022, the Charlottesville Fire Department will appoint its newest Deputy Chief of Operations, Scott...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

GKY to Provide 2D Stormwater Management Modeling for Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 13, 2022

GKY to Provide 2D Stormwater Management Modeling for the City of Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has awarded GKY a contract for engineering services associated with the development of a 2D...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

CPD Investigating Burglary at Onesty Pool in Charlottesville

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July 8, 2022

CPD Investigating Burglary at Onesty Pool in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is currently investigating a Burglary that occurred on July 1, 2022, at approximately 4:50 a.m. at the...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

City of Charlottesville receives AAA Bond Rating and Completes Bond Sale

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 24, 2022

City of Charlottesville receives AAA Bond Rating and Completes Bond Sale

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has again received the highest rating from both S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service...

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Posted on: June 12, 2022

**UPDATE 4:50PM** - Missing Person Has Been Located Safely

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June 12, 2022

**UPDATE 4:50PM** - Missing Person in Charlottesville Has Been Located Safely

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Police Department confirms that the missing person has been located safely.

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Schenks Branch Tributary Virtual Public Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 15, 2022

Schenks Branch Tributary Virtual Public Meeting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is undertaking an environmental restoration project in the section of McIntire Park that is home to the Botanic...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 24, 2022

CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking information regarding a shooting incident that occurred on the evening of February 23, 2022 in the 800...

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