Albemarle County & the City of Charlottesville

The staff in PEC's Charlottesville office works with citizens to solve the many land use and conservation challenges facing the Charlottesville and Albemarle area.

Week Ahead for January 30, 2023: Two budget meetings in Charlottesville; Albemarle Supervisors to consider grant program for affordable housing

It is another one of those strange weeks that begins with a Fifth Monday that also includes a First Wednesday. There’s a rhythm to all of these meetings and an extra couple of days at the end of the month either allows for a break or allows for an extra meeting that no one anticipated.

Week Ahead for January 23, 2023: Albemarle PC to review future public safety operations center; CRHA to invest over $1.5 million in three sites

The year 2023 in local government has certainly gotten off to a fast start. There are still so many stories I will want to write from the past three weeks. This week is a little bit of a slowdown with no meetings in Fluvanna County and Louisa County. But this is a community with nearly 250,000 residents that is planning for more. Every week there’s something important going on somewhere.

Week Ahead for January 16, 2023: Charlottesville to review proposed precinct boundaries; Albemarle Supervisors to learn of microtransit progress

This week, you’ll see there are a lot of links to stories I’ve already written. Sometimes these stories have more information than what’s in a staff report or what’s in the minutes. My goal is not to compete with the various governments to get out information. Instead, my goal is to make sure as many people as possible know what’s coming up and what’s happened.

Week Ahead for January 2, 2023: Developer plans nine-story building on Ivy Road; Albemarle design panel to discuss Rio form-based code; BZA to consider developer appeal on bonus units

Another week, but a special one as it is the first of the year! For most local governments, this means the annual selection of the chair and vice chair, as well as setting new meeting rules and times. Some localities have light agendas, while others pick right back up from where the holidays left off.

Achieving Conservation Wins Together

Achieving Conservation Wins Together

As our 50th anniversary year comes to a close, we are taking stock in the effects of our collective efforts over the last half century toward meaningful conservation and better communities in Virginia’s Piedmont. We are ever grateful to our generous and committed supporters and members who’ve made it all possible, as well as our many partners and dedicated staff. As we head toward the close of 2022, we invite you to look back at a few highlights of our work together this past year.

Week Ahead for December 19, 2022: Two site plans being held in Charlottesville; Greene Planning Commission to review Ruckersville plan

This is the penultimate week of the year and perhaps the last edition of this newsletter for 2022. The holidays are with us and many will be taking some time off. That’s certainly the case for government meetings with many December ones having already happened.

Week Ahead for December 5, 2022: Rogers to announce new Charlottesville police chief; Albemarle Supervisors to talk capital budget with School Board

The first full week of December is a full one with perhaps twice the meetings that would usually be listed. So many changes occur with the holiday calendar, and I’m trying to prepare for the rest of the year and to get ready for what I suspect will be a very busy 2023.