FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2023
City Manager Addresses Unhoused Community Crisis in Market Street Park
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – City Manager, Samuel Sanders, Jr. has issued a directive to lift the closing time in Market Street Park.
“It came to my attention during Monday night’s City Council meeting of allegations regarding confrontations between Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) and two unhoused community members while enforcing operating hours. This is currently under administrative investigation. The City of Charlottesville takes these allegations seriously and Chief Kochis and I will remain focused on maintaining positive interactions with all of our officers,” said Sanders.
“I want the City to be a catalyst for change in addressing housing insecurity and homelessness, which is why I am assembling my team to build a long-term strategy.”
Director of Communications & Public Engagement
City of Charlottesville