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  • January 1 – Disposable Plastic Bag Tax: the City of Charlottesville will implement a five-cent ($0.05) tax, as defined by Virginia Code § 58.1-1745, on applicable disposable plastic bags provided to customers at checkout in grocery stores, convenience stores, and drugstores within City limits. This is made possible by legislation enacted during the Regular Session of the 2020 General Assembly authorizing any county or city to adopt by ordinance the Virginia Disposable Plastic Bag Tax. The revenue of the Plastic Bag Tax must be used to purchase and distribute reusable bags to vulnerable populations and fund environmental education and litter clean-up programs. [1]
  • January 3 – During the City Council meeting Councilor Sena Magill announced her early resignation from Charlottesville City Council.  Magill was elected to serve a 4-year term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023.  Magill expressed that family needs have changed for her and that she could not continue to serve the necessary duties on Council. Magill's final day as City Councilor will be January 11, 2023.
  • January 4Charlottesville City Council is seeking applications for an Appointed Council Member following the upcoming departure of City Councilor Sena Magill. The Appointed Council Member will serve until December 31, 2023.[2]
  • January 8Shots Fired Report: Police say one person is dead and another injured after gunshots were fired outside Fitzgerald’s Tire in the Belmont neighborhood this Sunday afternoon.[3]
  • January 10Jesse Rutherford is elected a second consecutive year as chair of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors. [4]
  • January 14Contracts: The City of Charlottesville is soliciting quotes from recruitment firms to assist the Charlottesville City Council in the selection of a new City Manager. Deadline for city’s receipt of quotes for Executive Search Firm Service Contract. [7]
  • January 25Homelessness: ​The 2023 Winter Point-in-Time (PIT) Count date in Virginia is scheduled for this night. (Weather forecast: Mainly a cold rainfall this Wednesday afternoon. Rain. High near 39. Rain will exit this evening. Gusty winds will follow.)
  • January 24 – The Planning Commission will discuss critical slopes, flood plains, and Entrance Corridor Overlay Districts.
  • January 30 – At 5:00 p.m., deadline for applications to fill the vacant seat on the City Council. All qualified voters of the City are eligible for appointment to fill the unexpired term and hold that office until December 31, 2023.[8] Councelor Sena Magill's resignation went into effect on Jan. 11th, her replacement will finish out her term through the end of 2023. Magill was the only female on the council. In a previous interview, Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook said he hoped to appoint another woman to take her seat.






  • June 9 – As of 8:00 a.m., Crozet had the worst air quality index in the state, with Charlottesville in sixth, per IQAir. Smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada is impacting air quality in central Virginia.[22]
  • June 27 – Six Virginia newspapers, including The News Virginian in Waynesboro and The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, will switch to a three-day-a-week print schedule.[23]
  • June 302023 election: party primaries (if held)







  • December 5Alcohol: National Prohibition ended 90 years ago on this Tuesday at 5:32 p.m. EST. While prohibition was repealed at the federal level - state and local restrictions on liquor continue to this day.
  • December 31 – Charlottesville City Council: terms of 3 seats on the council expire. Currently held by Lloyd Snook, Michael Payne (elected to serve a 4-year term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023) and Leah Puryear, appointed on February 21st to fill the unexpired term of Sena Magill who resigned effective January 11, 2023.




  1. Web. PLASTIC BAG TAX, City of Charlottesville, retrieved January 12, 2023.
  2. Web. Charlottesville City Council Seeks Applications for Appointed Council Member, City of Charlottesville * City News Alerts *, Posted on: January 4, 2023, retrieved January 12, 2023.
  3. Web. Charlottesville police: shots fired, 1 dead in Belmont neighborhood, NBC29, Published: Jan. 8, 2023 at 2:40 PM EST, retrieved January 9, 2023.
  4. Web. Rutherford reappointed Nelson board of supervisors chair, Video, Lynchburg News & Advance, January 12, 2023, retrieved January 13, 2023.
  5. Web. Charlottesville City Council Member Sena Magill resigns, Alice Berry, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 4, 2023, retrieved January 5, 2023.
  6. Web. Charlottesville City Councilor Magill resigns, remaining four members will accept applications to appoint her replacement, Angilee Shah, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 4, 2023, retrieved January 5, 2023.
  7. Web. EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM SERVICE CONTRACT, City of Charlottesville, December 31, 2022, retrieved January 12, 2023.
  8. Web. Application for Charlottesville City Council Appointed Member, City of Charlottesville, January 12, 2023, retrieved January 12, 2023.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Web. Charlottesville City Council hiring firm to help with City Manager search, NBC29 News, Published: Feb. 13, 2023 at 9:26 PM EST, retrieved Feb. 17, 2023.
  10. Web. Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day), National Archives News, Source page was last reviewed on February 17, 2023, retrieved February 17, 2023.
  11. Web. City Council Narrows Down the List of Appointed Council Member Applicants, City of Charlottesville, February 2, 2023, retrieved February 17, 2023.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Web. Leah Puryear Appointed to the Charlottesville City Council, City of Charlottesville * News Flash *, February 22, 2023, retrieved Feb. 22, 2023.
  13. Web. Charlottesville Police Department Investigates Its Third Homicide This Year, Charlottesville Police News, February 23, 2023, retrieved February 23, 2023.
  14. Web. Albemarle County forced to reconsider allowing school workers to collective bargain after more than 100 people descend on meeting, Tamica Jean-Charles, News Article, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 24, 2023, retrieved February 25, 2023.
  15. Web. Charlottesville Police Chief to Hold Community Forum on Recent Gun Violence, City of Charlottesville, Posted on: February 27, 2023, retrieved February 27, 2023.
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  17. Web. Charlottesville Area Police Agencies Respond to Active Shooter Incident, Charlottesville Police News, February, 28, 2023, retrieved February, 28, 2023.
  18. Web. Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC), Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Feb. 27, 2023, retrieved Feb. 27, 2023.
  19. Web. Jefferson School Annual Reparations Run Fundraiser, Charlottesville Democratic Committee, retrieved Feb. 27, 2023.
  20. Web. CPD Responds to Shooting at Sunshine Supermarket, Charlottesville Police News, March 5, 2023, retrieved March 5, 2023.
  21. Web. Council votes to approve new precincts with two new pollint places, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Town Crier Productions, March 8, 2023, retrieved August 17, 2023.
  22. Web. Crozet reaches worst air quality index in Virginia, Charlottesville reaches sixth, per IQAir, retrieved June 16, 2023.
  23. Web. Daily Progress switching to three-day-a-week print schedule, Augusta Free Press LLC, May 28, 2023 | 1:48 pm, retrieved May 30, 2023.
  24. Web. Walker to retire as Albemarle’s Deputy County Executive, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Town Crier Productions, February 2, 2023, retrieved September 17, 2023.