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JUNE 2017

Suppose you find yourself with some unused living space in your house, perhaps due to kids moving out or other life changes. If you’d like to rent out an extra bedroom or two, an accessory structure like a garage apartment, or even the entire house for a period of less than 30 days, those activities are called “homestays” and...
Ann Mallek, current White Hall District representative on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, announced January 16 that she will seek re-election to the White Hall seat this November. First elected in 2007, Mallek has served three four-year terms and was most recently Board chair in 2018. Mallek’s desire to run is driven by her concern for the people and...
Please note: The December Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting included the approval of a change in the organization’s monthly meeting date, prompted by a change in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting schedule to the first and third Wednesdays of each month. To avoid conflict with that schedule and to allow White Hall District representative Ann Mallek to attend...
The news of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) plan to cross Nelson County has been discussed in many forums for the past several years. However the month of December brought many important decisions in close succession. On December 3, the Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) held a public hearing to consider the application of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,...
In a surprise announcement December 3, members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and the Charlottesville City Council stood together on Court Square in downtown Charlottesville to present a completed Courts Agreement to the public. After almost two decades of contentious debate, the two sides ultimately agreed that the county’s General District and Circuit Court facilities will...
A Safe Community The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) heard from Captain Darrell Byers, the dynamic Blue Ridge district commander for the Albemarle County Police Department, at its November 14 meeting. Capt. Byers said he came “bearing good news” for Crozet residents: “You have a very low crime rate and no particular crime trends in this area,” he said, “and...
What began as a “matter from the public” during its January meeting has evolved into a major issue for the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Authority Board, and after nearly a year of vigorous debate, a range of proposals, and public meetings filled to overflow, the problem is not yet resolved. At issue is whether the ACRJ should continue its...

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Staying Power: County Considers Tightening Rules for Short-Term Rentals

Suppose you find yourself with some unused living space in your house, perhaps due to kids moving out or other life changes. If you’d...

Mallek Announces Fourth Supervisor Run

Ann Mallek, current White Hall District representative on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, announced January 16 that she will seek re-election to the...

CCAC Explores Chesterfield Landing Expansion

Please note: The December Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting included the approval of a change in the organization’s monthly meeting date, prompted by...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Sues Nelson after Floodplain Variance Denial

The news of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) plan to cross Nelson County has been discussed in many forums for the past several years....

Courts Battle Comes to a Peaceful End

In a surprise announcement December 3, members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and the Charlottesville City Council stood together on Court...

Local Police, Stream Health, and Entrepreneurs at CCAC

A Safe Community The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) heard from Captain Darrell Byers, the dynamic Blue Ridge district commander for the Albemarle County Police...

Public Safety Imperative: Regional Jail Debates Cooperation with ICE

What began as a “matter from the public” during its January meeting has evolved into a major issue for the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ)...