Tag: City Council

waynesboro

Midday report: Low turnout in Waynesboro elections

I was voter 485 at the Ward B precinct in Waynesboro just after 2 p.m., more than halfway through Election Day.


staunton virginia

Staunton West End Alliance to hold City Council, School Board forums

The Staunton West End Alliance, a local community group, will hold candidate forums for the upcoming city council and school board elections.


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Norfolk settles lawsuit brought by ACLU of Virginia on behalf of PETA

The ACLU of Virginia announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with the City of Norfolk in a lawsuit filed over the City’s refusal to treat texts of public officials as public records.


Partnership to begin final renovation of Wayne Theatre

The I’s have been dotted, the t’s crossed, and the final phase of the restoration of the Wayne Theatre is set to begin.


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ACA statement regarding loan default by the City of Buena Vista

Following the recent decision by the City of Buena Vista to renege on forbearance terms negotiated in 2011, the bond trustee for the city’s approximately $9 million in Golf Course Project Bonds has issued an Event of Default Notice.


charlottesville

Charlottesville appoints Chris Cullinan director of finance

At its December 1 meeting, Charlottesville City Council appointed Chris Cullinan as Director of Finance for the City of Charlottesville.


charlottesville

Belmont Bridge Steering Committee seeks members

The Charlottesville City Council has appointed a new Steering Committee to guide the design for the Belmont Bridge replacement.


Local group aims to organize Staunton’s West End

For the past six months, a local group of residents has met regularly to discuss ways to revitalize, organize and improve Staunton’s West Beverley corridor from Thornrose Cemetery to the Augusta County line.


charlottesville

Our Town Charlottesville meetings continue Thursday, October 9

Our Town Charlottesville, a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will begin again on Thursday, October 9 with a meeting for residents of the Belmont and Carlton neighborhoods.


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Five local organizations to host two candidate forums

Residents are invited to join candidates for Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday, September 30 for the first of two candidate forums. The next is on Wednesday, October 15.


Ten-day village building convergence rocks small town Sebastopol

Participants in the ambitious ten-day Sebastopol Village Building Convergence (VBC) painted murals on streets in this small Northern California town and filled the Grange Hall, the Permaculture Skills Center.


charlottesville

Our Town Charlottesville meetings begin Thursday

“Our Town Charlottesville,” a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will begin again on Thursday with a meeting for residents of the Fifeville, Starr Hill, 10th & Page, Orangedale, West Haven and Blue Ridge Commons neighborhoods.


Dominion pipeline presentation moves Staunton City Council meeting

The Staunton City Council meetings on Thursday, August 28, 2014, will be relocated from City Hall to the auditorium at Robert E. Lee High School, 1200 North Coalter Street, Staunton, Virginia.


Village building convergence coming to small town Sebastopol

Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters from Cittaslow Sebastopol, Transition, the Grange, Permaculture Skills Center, and other groups recently packed the City Council meeting of small town Sebastopol in semi-rural Sonoma County, Northern California.


law

ACLU challenges Hampton home search ordinance

The ACLU of Virginia has warned Hampton officials that a new ordinance allowing inspection of rental units without a warrant infringes on the constitutional rights of owners and tenants.


business

TMI puts Richmond into international dialogue

Richmond based TMI CEO Tiffany Jana and President Matthew Freeman have returned from Bilbao,
Spain, where they’ve been facilitating at the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues (BUILD).


Staunton public parking rate increases

At its meeting on June 12, 2014, Staunton City Council approved the implementation of an increase in parking rates at City parking lots and garages and for metered on-street parking.


ABM to save City of Harrisonburg over $2.5 million

ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its ABM Building Services business has been selected by the City of Harrisonburg to implement a second phase of energy and facility improvements through ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions program.


S&P raises City of Staunton bond rating

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) recently raised the City of Staunton’s bond rating on the city’s general obligation debt from “A+” to “AA-.” At the same time, S&P affirmed its stable outlook of the city’s rating.


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ACLU raises issues with free speech protections in Richmond park deal

The ACLU of Virginia expressed concern that the 30-year lease between the City of Richmond and the Monroe Park Conservancy (MPC) does not contain explicit protections for free speech in the park.


Waynesboro City Council to tour Crozet Tunnel project

On Wednesday, May 7, the members of the Waynesboro City Council (Mayor Bruce Allen, Vice Mayor Tim Williams, Councilman Mke Harris, Councilman Frank Lucente, and Councilman Jeff Freeman), may attend a presentation of the Crozet Tunnel given by Allen Hale, Nelson County Supervisor, at 10 a.m. in Council Chambers, 503 West Main Street, Waynesboro.


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Governor McAuliffe names six members to Commonwealth Transportation Board

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he has named six new Virginia business and transportation leaders to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.


Waynesboro budget work session set for May 1

Waynesboro City Council will hold a budget work session on Thursday, May 1, at 9 a.m. in the council chambers, Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building, 503 W. Main St., Waynesboro.


Representation at Staunton City Council Public Hearing

Staunton Senior Center (SSC) member Laura Luziach and SSC Local Council Chair Michael Thompson spoke on behalf of VPAS at the Staunton City Council Public Hearing on the proposed FY15 budget. Both were speaking in support of the budget and thanking the City for their support of VPAS.


AFP editor Chris Graham to moderate Staunton candidates forum

We know you value the arts, history and preservation, and the local economy. Demonstrate your interest to city leaders by attending the Public Forum on Arts, Culture, and Tourism with Staunton City Council Candidates on Tuesday, April 22.


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SAW Region to Host Candidate Forums April 16 and April 23

Election Day for City Council and School Board candidates in Staunton and Waynesboro is May 6. The SAW Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services continues its tradition of hosting local candidate forums.


Staunton City Council candidates forum set for March 31

All eight candidates for Staunton City Council and moderator Carly Stephenson of WHSV-TV will take part in a candidates forum sponsored by the Spencer Center at Mary Baldwin College and Transition Staunton Augusta.


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Sen. Chap Petersen leads fight to roll back homeowner’s association powers

State Sen. Chap Petersen led the fight to roll back the effects of a bill that enhances the power of for home owner associations (HOAs) and condo associations to fine homeowners and exercise powers outside of their charters.


Bruce Elder ends congressional campaign: Fighting cancer

Democrat Bruce Elder announced today he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District due to being diagnosed with cancer.


Opportunity Knocks outreach event coming in Staunton

The Staunton City Schools are showing their commitment to the success of every student with its Opportunity Knocks community outreach event at Booker T. Washington Community Center this Saturday.


Local Food presentation in Staunton Thursday night

“How Staunton Can Become the Local Food Capital of the East Coast” presentation by City Councilman Erik Curren followed by discussion. Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments served. Event set for Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-8:30 pm.