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

    We are profoundly saddened by the actions that led to the untimely, senseless, and brutal death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five former members of the Memphis Police Department. Read on...
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    City Assessor's Office Completes 2023 Reassessment

    Of the 15,148 taxable properties, residential parcels increased by an average of 11.52% and commercial properties increased by an average of 12.16%. Read on...
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    New Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue Staff Members Sworn In

    Business Tax Auditors and Tax Specialists were among the new staff members sworn in by Charlottesville Clerk of Court, Llezelle Dugger. Read on...
  4. Traffic Advisory

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

    Traffic Advisory for the week of January 30-February 3, 2023. Read on...
  5. Moving Forward on Climate

    Charlottesville Climate Action Plan has officially been adopted!

    On Tuesday, January 17, City Council officially adopted the Climate Action Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
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    Appointed City Council Member Applicants Now Posted Online

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

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Week of January 23-27, 2023

    Traffic Advisory for the week of January 23-27, 2023. Read on...
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    Emergency Shelter Options for Residents Who are Unhoused

    With the advent of colder weather, the City of Charlottesville, on behalf of the partners in the Homelessness Continuum of Care provides general information regarding local winter shelter services. Read on...
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    Proposed New Charlottesville Voting Precincts Introduced to City Council

    Revised boundary lines for the nine Charlottesville voting precincts have been presented to City Council. These revisions will be voted on by City Council March 6. Read on...
  10. Traffic Advisory

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

    Traffic Advisory for the week of January 16-20, 2023. Read on...
  11. Traffic Alert

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge Repairs on 250 Bypass Daytime Lane Closures

    Traffic Alert for Bridge Repairs on 250 Bypass daytime lane closures. Read on...
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    Charlottesville DMV Select Services

    Did you know that there is a DMV Select in City Hall? The on-site staff provides many services from providing handicap placards to personalized plate orders, and more. Read on...
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    Charlottesville Downtown Mall Tree Work Starts January 10th

    Parks and Recreation will be removing nine trees on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall starting January 10. Read on...
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    Charlottesville City Council Seeks Applications for Appointed Council Member

    Charlottesville City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member seat following the upcoming departure of City Councilor Sena Magill. The Appointed Council Member will serve until December 31, 2023. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville to Utilize Newer, More Progressive Method for Bridge Replacement

    The City of Charlottesville has decided to try a different construction project delivery method for the Dairy Road Bridge replacement for quicker construction, fewer road closures, and bigger savings. Read on...
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    Application for Funding Interest for Affordable Housing Fund

    The City of Charlottesville is pleased to open the Application for Funding Interest for the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund (CAHF). Read on...
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    Lend a Helping Hand to Reduce Pollution: Donate Reusable Grocery Bags

    Organizations throughout the community are accepting donations for reusable grocery bags for those in need. Read on...
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    Safety First: Preparing for Winter in Charlottesville

    Winter storms bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, know how to prepare your home and your car before a storm hits. Read on...
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    REMINDER – Plastic Bag Tax Effective January 1, 2023 in Charlottesville

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

    Planning Commission votes to advance the Climate Action Plan

    Last night, on Dec. 13, 2022, at a joint meeting of the Charlottesville Planning Commission and City Council, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the Charlottesville Climate Action Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville Launches 2022 National Community Survey to Gauge Resident Satisfaction

    The City of Charlottesville seeks input from residents to provide feedback on the City’s decisions and operations thorough the National Community Survey. Read on...
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    American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses

    Our community is experiencing a lifeguard shortage, and Charlottesville Parks and Recreation wants to saturate our community with certified lifeguards to establish safe aquatic opportunities for everyone. Read on...
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    Public Service Announcement: Holiday Safety Tips

    As the holiday season approaches, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) would like to share some important safety tips with our community. Read on...
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    Application for Funding Interest for Housing Operations & Program Support

    The City of Charlottesville is pleased to open the Application for Funding Interest for Housing Operations & Program Support (HOPS), which was formerly included in the Vibrant Communities Fund applications for housing-related activities. Read on...
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    Adopting Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan

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

    Upcoming Closure of City Offices for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Charlottesville City government offices will be closing at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, and will remain closed through Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read on...
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    A Statement on the Passing of Cole Hendrix, Former City Manager

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

    At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 14th, 2022, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD), while working in conjunction with the University of Virginia Police Department, was made aware of several concerning and threatening social media posts. Read on...
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    Buy Local Campaign Encourages Supporting Local Small Business this Holiday Season

    The Buy Local campaign is in full swing, and local Offices of Economic Development want the community to consider spending locally when shopping this holiday season. Read on...
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    Community Resources for Financial Relief

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

    On Sunday October 23, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a shots fired report near the 200 Block of West Main St in Charlottesville. Read on...
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    Deputy Michael Thomas Appointed Interim Fire Chief of the Charlottesville Fire Department

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Urban streams often have some water quality impairment due to the developed nature of the lands that drain into them. This is the case with many of the streams in Charlottesville. Read on...
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    Draft Inclusionary Zoning Analysis Available; Comment Period Extended

    The City has started the process of updating the Zoning Ordinance, the first major action to implement the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan and Affordable Housing Strategy. Read on...
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    Upcoming Climate Action Listening Sessions & Town Hall Community Workshop

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

    Charlottesville Fire Department will host its 2022 Girls’ Fire & Rescue Camp to encourage women to seek career opportunities in the fire/EMS services profession. Read on...
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    Charlottesville Fire Department announces the promotion of a new Deputy Chief

    On August 1, 2022, the Charlottesville Fire Department will appoint its newest Deputy Chief of Operations, Scott Carpenter. Read on...
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    GKY to Provide 2D Stormwater Management Modeling for Charlottesville

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

    The Charlottesville Police Department is currently investigating a Burglary that occurred on July 1, 2022, at approximately 4:50 a.m. at the Onesty Pool in Charlottesville, VA. Read on...
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    City of Charlottesville receives AAA Bond Rating and Completes Bond Sale

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

    New materials have been posted to the City's website for the Climate Action Plan and the Climate Vulnerability Assessment! Read on...
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    **UPDATE 4:50PM** - Missing Person Has Been Located Safely

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

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

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

    Neighborhood Development Services is currently experiencing low staffing levels in its building permit division. As a result, there are major delays in the issuance of building permits and inspections. Read on...
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    Join Us at "The Fleet of the Future: Right Sized and Electrified"

    We are excited to partner with Albemarle County, Virginia Clean Cities, and the University of Virginia for a community showcase of electric equipment. Read more for event details and activity schedule! Read on...
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    Save the Date: June 9, 5PM - 7PM Community Workshop on Climate Vulnerabilities

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

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

    There's still time to inform the City's two climate planning processes that are underway! Two climate plans - Two surveys - Open through May 20th! Read on...
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    CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

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

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

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

    Reagan Elizabeth Kale, who was previously reported missing, came into contact with Law Enforcement last night (4/19/22) and was safe. Read on...
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    CPD Provides Update for Recent Shootings

    The Charlottesville Police Department provides the following information regarding two recent shooting incidents in the City. Read on...
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    CPD Provides Information in Shooting Incident

    The Charlottesville Police Department provides information regarding a shooting incident that occurred on the morning of March 29th. Read on...
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    CPD Seeking Information in Shooting Incident

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

    The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking information regarding a shooting incident that occurred on the evening of February 23, 2022 in the 800 block of Hardy Drive. Read on...
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    Newly Promoted Fire Captain Graduates from Academy

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

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

    Four Charlottesville firefighters have completed hazardous materials training. Read on...
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