Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019)

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Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019)
Type: Unicameral (officially nonpartisan)
Electoral District Plurality-at-large
Term Start January 1, 2018
Term End December 31, 2019
Preceded by Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)
Succeeded by Charlottesville City Council (2020-2021)

Last Election: 2017 election

Next Election: 2019 election

Biographical Information


The Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019) served as the city's legislative body from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 under the charter of the city, granted by the Legislature in 1946.

  • Nikuyah Walker (I) became the first independent councilor since 1948.
  • The Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019) term marked the first time that two African Americans have served simultaneously in the Charlottesville City Council.

Following the 2017 election, held on November 7, 2017, two new members, Nikuyah Walker (I) and Heather Hill (D) were sworn into office on Friday, December 29, 2017; allowing them to assumed full duties on January 1, 2018, and thereby filling the seats being vacated by Kristin Szakos (D) who declined to seek re-election, and incumbent Councilor Bob Fenwick (D) who failed to secure one of two Democratic nominations for the office. (Newcomers Amy Laufer and Hill came first and second in the Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Democratic Primary - with Bob Fenwick coming in a distant third.) At the Council Organizational Meeting held on January 1, 2018, new members Walker and Hill joined Wes Bellamy (D) and Kathy Galvin (D). Walker was elected mayor and Hill was elected vice-mayor.

City population

According to the U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts, the estimated population in 2018 was 48,117, which represents a 10.67% population growth since the last census. The City employed 977 full-time equivalent employees, had a FY 2018-19 General Fund operating budget of $179.7 million, and a FY 2018-19 year Capital Improvements Plan of $23.4 million.[1]


In 2004, the Charlottesville City Council (2004-2005) moved the municipal elections from May to November by passing an ordinance.[2]. The first November elections was held on November 6, 2007, new members of the Charlottesville City Council (2008-2009) took office on January 1, 2008.[3]

City Council Organizational Meeting, January 1, 2018

Council organizational meetings are held every two years at the first regular meeting in January after the municipal election.

At the first meeting of the new cycle, the council elected Nikuyah Walker as mayor (Ayes: Bellamy, Hill, Signer, Walker; Noes: Galvin), and Heather Hill as vice-mayor (Ayes: Galvin, Hill, Signer; Noes: Bellamy, Walker.) [4] City Council committee assignments were also determined at this organizational meeting. (see below)

Council made several changes to their meeting procedures following a January 2018 retreat at Morven. Council meetings were to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a dedicated public comment period known as Community Matters. The changes were also encouraged to make meetings less formal than they had been under the previous mayor. Other proposed changes were documented in a February 5, 2018 staff report. [5]

City Council Budget Adoptions

  • FY 2019 Budget: On July 1, 2018, City Council adopted the Budget for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The total General Fund Budget of $179,725,535 represented a 4.70% increase over FY 2018.[6] U.S. core inflation rate rose 2.3% in 2019.
  • FY 2020 Budget: On July 1, 2019, City Council adopted the Budget for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The total General Fund Budget of $188,863,920 represented a 5.08% increase over FY 2019. As of May 2020, the U.S. core inflation rate rose 1.4%.

Issues in the city

  • March 30, 2018 – Councilor Bellamy told the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society that he would call upon Council to switch to a system where the mayor is directly elected by the voters, rather than current system in which the mayor is internally appointed by the City Council every two years. Bellamy said this transition would require a change to the City’s charter - but did not specify whether he believes the amendment would grant the mayor additional powers and responsibilities[9]
  • May 25, 2018 – Council opted not to renewed City Manager Maurice Jones' contract; his annual salary was $191,500.[10] Under the council-manager system form of local government, the City Manager serve at the pleasure of the council, acts as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for day-to-day operations, including determining budgets for council travel and spending, as well as carrying out policy decisions made by the City Council. The council sets the manager’s salary.
  • December 3, 2018 – On motion by Wes Bellamy, seconded by Kathy Galvin, Council voted 3-2 to authorize that a request be made of state legislators to grant amendments to the City Charter to allow City Council to set its own compensation and officially move the City's municipal elections from May to November. (Since 1946, the City Charter has called for elections to be held in May. In 2006, municipal elections were moved to the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years.)
  • April 8, 2019 – With the hope of directing the tax increases towards addressing the city's affordable housing needs, Councilors approved an increase in the lodging tax and voted to increase in the meals tax from 5% to 6%. Council vote was 4:1, without the support of Councilor Mike Signer. The increases went into effect Monday, July 1, 2019.

Council Meeting Rules and Procedures

Regular council meetings were held in the City Hall, Council Chambers, on the first and third Monday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m., except on holidays or if decided by special resolution.

Phone into meetings

audio/video teleconference

Matters by the Public & Community Matters

Under the Rules and Procedures for conducting council meetings two opportunities are to be afforded for members of the public to address Council as outlined in the Charlottesville City Council Meeting Procedures Passed by Council on February 5, 2018:

  1. Matters by the Public session will be offered early in the meeting, which shall be called Community Matters (formerly Matters by the Public) (Limited to 16 speakers, maximum).
  2. Matters by the Public session will be offered as the final item on a regular meeting agenda. The purpose of Matters by the Public is to offer individuals an opportunity to state a position, provide information to City Council, comment on the services, policies and affairs of the City, or present a matter that, in the speaker’s opinion, deserves the attention of City Council. Speakers may speak for a maximum of three minutes and are requested to begin by identifying their name and address.

"Our Town" meetings

Council added the "Town Hall meeting" public forum to their revised Council Meeting Rules and Procedures as passed by Council on February 5, 2018. Council approved a community initiative called "Our Town Charlottesville" intended to bring town hall style meetings to City neighborhoods so that residents would be encouraged to discuss emerging issues and voice concerns and preferences about their respective communities. [16]

As of October 2019, Council has not held a Town Hall meeting. [17] (The last Town Meeting was held on January 12, 2017. Members of both the City Council and City staff attended. No minimum quorum of Council Members is required for the meeting.)



The annual salary of members of the city council, except the mayor, was $14,000.00, and the annual salary of the mayor was $16,000.00 until July 1, 2018, at which time the annual salary of members of the city council, except the mayor, increased to $18,000.00, and the annual salary of the mayor $20,000.00 - the maximum range allowed under state guidelines.[18][19]

Council seeks to set its own compensation

On January 3, 2019, Delegate David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville), said that he would not introduce the changes in the upcoming General Assembly session, to start on January 9, 2019. “Introducing a charter that would allow the City Council to raise their salaries to an untapped amount is a non-starter in the General Assembly,” Toscano said.[21]

Fringe benefits

Medical and dental insurance coverage

In 2012, councilors voted to include themselves in the city’s employee medical and dental insurance coverage plans. Employees and councilors who already had medical insurance from another source were allowed to opt out of coverage and receive a $500 annual stipend paid over the course of the year. [22]

Reimbursement of Expenses

Other compensation

Council travel and spending

City-issued credit cards

Mayor Nikuyah Walker and Councilors Mike Signer, Wes Bellamy and Kathy Galvin have city-issued credit cards. Councilor Heather Hill had a card, but the account was closed in December 2018; she had not used it during her tenure. The Daily Progress obtained statements for the City Council and council staff credit cards, from June 28, 2017, through June 27, 2019.[23] Based on documents obtained through the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), city-issued credit cards statements indicate councilors spent a combined $29,876.

The Progress also obtained statements for city department heads from January 1, 2018, through June 27, 2019. In all of the city-issued credit card statements obtained by The Progress, former Clerk of Council Paige Rice spent the most on a city-issued credit card, at $40,846.[24]

At their July 31, 2019 retreat, Council directed Charlottesville City Manager Tarron Richardson to study other localities and determine common budgets for council travel and spending. The consensus at the meeting was to set a limit of about $5,000 a month, with a slightly higher cap for the mayor. Richardson plans to institute a stricter credit card policy for city employees. Whenever the Charlottesville’s employee policy and procedures manual is updated, Richarsdon plans to show the revised policy to the City Council and recommend the panel adopt it for councilors. The policy would move Charlottesville from a locality with one of the highest credit card spending limits in the state to one of the lowest.

The existing credit card policy, last revised in 2015, sets a single-purchase limit of $5,000 and monthly limit of $20,000. [25]

City Budget

The city's budget process operates by fiscal years running from July 1 to June 30 of the next year. The city charter gives responsibility for drafting an expense and capital budget to the city council, with recommendations from the city manager. The city's budget is made up of several parts. The operating budget is funded primarily through local property and sales taxes as set by the city council. The capital budget is used to fund major improvements to city property and infrastructure.

FY 2019 Adopted Budget

  • FY 2019 City Budget (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019): As adopted by the Council, the total General Fund Budget of $179,725,535 represents a 4.70% increase over FY 2018.[26]

Major Highlights of the FY 2019 Budget

  • $3.4 million budgeted in the CIP for the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund, keeping the commitment to double the fund from FY 2017 levels, totaling $17.0 million in the 5-year plan.
  • $106,400 budgeted for the Residents on the Job Program, managed by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA). This program intended to support low-income residents in apprenticeships to rehabilitate 23 public housing units and train residents for jobs in the construction field.
  • City/County Revenue Sharing decreasing by $159,125.
  • Council established a fee schedule for Emergency Medical Services vehicle transport services. FY 2019 is the first full year of this program, and it is expected to generate $1.4 million in revenue.
  • $500,000 is included in the Budget for the City Council Strategic Initiatives Fund for the African American Heritage Center at the Jefferson School.
  • $100,000 to cover the City Council Strategic Initiatives Fund will be used to fund a pilot Participatory Budgeting initiative. However, this project was suspended and the money will be reprogrammed [27]
  • $122,000 is budgeted for an Assistant City Attorney to provide support for the legal representation of City departments, commissions and elected officials.
  • At a cost of approximately $115,000 the living wage will increase from $14.40 to $15.00 an hour for City employees, effective July 1, 2019.

FY 2020 Adopted Budget

  • On Monday, April 8, 2019, Council approved the 2020 General Fund Budget of $188,863,920 - represents a 5.08% increase over FY 2019.[28]

City Schools Budget

Included in the Council's Adopted Budget for FY 2019-2020, City Schools will receive a local contribution of $57,366,623. Fiscal Year 2018 Per Pupil Expenditures (Local funds) $12,044, 6th highest in the state. Superintendent's Annual Report 2017-2018, Table 15.

Major Highlights of the FY 2020 Budget

see also Charlottesville Office of Budget and Performance Management

City Officers

Among the officers and clerks who have served at the pleasure of the Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019):

City Manager

The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, acts as the City’s Chief Executive Officer. The City Council delegates broad administrative power to the City Manager subject to its review. Qualifications, powers and duties of the City Manager are provided for in the City Charter.

City Council Clerk

City Finance Director

The Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer assists the City Manager in the operational and financial aspects of all City functions and coordinates interdepartmental activities.

City Assessor

City Attorney

According to city communications director Brian Wheeler, under the city charter, the council has an advisory role in appointing the city attorney.[31]

City Police Chief

School Board Members

The city has an elected at-large school board. Prior to 2006, members of the Charlottesville City School Board were appointed by the City Council.

Appointment of advisory boards, committees and commissions

refer to Main Article: List of Boards and Commissions

City Council Standing Committee assignments (2018 – 2019)

Body Meeting Time Councilor
Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail Authority [35] 2nd Thursday of every other month at 12:30 p.m. Bellamy
Audit Committee (annually) as needed Signer
Audit Committee (annually) as needed Hill
Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) Advisory Board [36] 2nd Tuesday, 8:30am-10am Walker
Charlottesville Community Scholarship Program [37] 3rd Wednesday, 8-9am Bellamy
Greater Charlottesville Development Corporation (GCADC) tbd Bellamy
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) [38] 4th Monday, 6:00pm Bellamy
Darden Towe Park Board annually in September / as needed Signer
Darden Towe Park Board annually in September / as needed Hill
Historic Resources Committee 2nd Mondays, 11am-12pm, NDS Conf. Room Hill [39]
Housing Advisory Committee [40] Every 3rd Wednesday, 12pm Hill
Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) 4th Monday, noon Hill [41]
Jefferson Area Community Criminal Justice Board [42] 2nd Monday of every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep & Nov) at 5:00 p.m. [43] Walker
LEAP Advisory Board tbd Signer
Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m [44] Galvin
Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m [45] Signer
Mobilization for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) twice annually, Tuesday 8:30-10am Walker
Piedmont Housing Alliance – Friendship Court Committee [46] as needed (generally meets on the fourth Thursday of every month) [47] Galvin [48]
Piedmont Workforce Network (PWN) Council Quarterly, time varies Walker
Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) (typically Mayor & Vice Mayor) Quarterly, 3rd Thursday of the month (Feb, May, Aug, & Nov) at 2:00 p.m. [49] Walker
Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) (typically Mayor & Vice Mayor) Quarterly, 3rd Thursday of the month (Feb, May, Aug, & Nov) at 2:00 p.m. [50] Hill
Retirement Commission 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. [51] Hill
Rivanna River Basin Commission (RRBC) [52] 1st Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm (FY19 Quarterly) [53] Signer
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) [54] 4th Monday of every month at 2pm [55] Galvin [56]
Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) 4th Tuesday of every month at 2:15pm (RWSA) [57] Galvin [58]
Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel (typically Mayor) [59] 2nd/4th Thursday, 2-4pm Galvin [60]
School Capital Projects as needed Bellamy
School Capital Projects as needed Walker
Social Services Advisory Board [61] 4th Monday of every month at 12:00 p.m. Walker
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission [62] 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Signer
Virginia First Cities 1st Friday, Quarterly (all day) Galvin (Bellamy, alt)

The Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) is a forum for planning at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and Albemarle County that has been in operation for over 30 years. On October 3, 2019, the group met to consider disbanding itself and be replace by a working group of professionals and staff members established to address an expanded scope of work to include not only land use and planning, but also environmental issues like stormwater, solid waste, and sustainability, as well as infrastructure issues. [63] Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle Board of Supervisors agreed to do so on a one-year basis in early November 2019. [64]

City Council Regular Meetings

Regular council meetings are held in the City Hall, Council Chambers, on the first and third Monday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m., except on holidays or if decided by special resolution. Meetings are open to the public and televised on Cable Channel 10, as well as streamed online.

City Council Regular Meetings in 2018 Mtg. Start Mtg. End Duration/hrs.
January 2, 2018 6:00 PM 11:45 PM 5:45
January 16, 2018 6:00 PM 9:49 PM 3:49
February 5, 2018 6:30 PM 12:37 AM 6:07
February 20, 2018 6:30 PM 12:25 AM 5:55
March 5, 2018 6:30 PM 10:39 PM 4:09
March 19, 2018 6:30 PM 12:33 AM 6:03
April 2, 2018 6:30 PM 12:15 AM 5:45
April 16, 2018 6:30 PM 1:05 AM 6:35
May 7, 2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM 2:30
May 21, 2018 6:30 PM 12:27 AM 5:57
June 4, 2018 6:30 PM 10:19 PM 3:49
June 18, 2018 6:30 PM 11:03 PM 4:33
July 2, 2018 6:30 PM 12:20 AM 5:50
July 16, 2018 6:30 PM 12:02 AM 5:32
August 6, 2018 6:30 PM 1:13 AM 6:43
August 20, 2018 6:30 PM 12:08 AM 5:38
September 3, 2018 6:30 PM 10:10 PM 3:40
September 17, 2018 6:30 PM 9:17 PM 2:47
October 1, 2018 6:30 PM 12:35 AM 6:05
October 15, 2018 6:30 PM 11:38 PM 5:08
November 5, 2018 6:30 PM 10:30 PM 4:00
November 19, 2018 6:32 PM 12:02 AM 5:30
December 3, 2018 6:30 PM 11:26 PM 4:56
December 17, 2018 6:31 PM 11:46 PM 5:15
Average run-time: 5:05
The council adopted a revised Council Meeting Procedures. Beginning on February 5, 2018, the starting time of the City Council's regular meeting changed from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting Schedule 2019
January 7, 2019 April 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 October 7, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 April 15, 2019 July 15, 2019 – no meeting * October 21, 2019
February 4, 2019 May 6, 2019 August 5, 2019 November 4, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 May 20, 2019 August 19, 2019 November 18, 2019
March 4, 2019 June 3, 2019 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 December 2, 2019
March 18, 2019 June 17, 2019 September 16, 2019 December 16, 2019
Italics indicate an adjusted date due to a holiday
Summer break - Council not meeting*

Phone into meetings

audio/video teleconference

Matters by the Public

Community Matters, January 2, 2018


"Community Matters" public comments of January 2, 2018
1 Mr. Jones read rules for Matters by the Public.
2 Martin Killian said he opposes the plan for the Lambeth Field softball field. He cited noise, lighting levels after 9:00 p.m., and crowd volume as reasons for his objection. He asked Council to direct Mr. Ikefuna to send a letter of support to the Board of Visitors to postpone the decision due to the protests of the students and the neighbors living in adjacent neighborhoods.
3 Mary Carey said she has a petition regarding the naming of Emancipation Park. She said she is bringing the petition to the City Manager's office next week. She said she wants the name Emancipation Park to be removed. She said she gave councilmember Wes Bellamy a copy of the petition last November.
4 Virginia Daugherty said she wants to see the City run in a productive and effective way. Council meetings need to settle down so the Council can get something done. She said our next mayor should be Ms. Galvin because of her experience. She asked Council to support the downtown businesses' request to delay reinstating the parking meters.
5 Blair Williamson (County resident), said she owns two businesses in Charlottesville, including a knitting shop on the Downtown Mall. She asked for beautification for the downtown area and a delay of the parking meter program restart.
6 Michael Payne: This is a new year, and we need to get to the root of structural inequality in the City, not cater to businesses and corporate interests. He recommended structural changes to the City and said participants will be involved in all City meetings and will be watching closely.
7 Genevieve Keller said she is alarmed by the abusive situations that occur in Council Chambers. She called for mutual respect for all in the City. She encouraged a wide range of opportunities for public interactions. She asked for support for Ms. Galvin for mayor and outlined her reasoning.
8 Dave Ghamandi (County resident), said “White men can’t preach civility when we live in a settler colony, on land where they exterminated the indigenous population and enslaved millions of blacks.” He said he is against neo-liberal trickle-down economic] policies and trickle-down housing policies. He asked for a recovery package for Hardy Drive, not the Downtown Mall or Main Street and called for a socialist future. Ghamandi’s words received snaps, claps and shouts of support from the audience.
9 Anne Hemenway requested that Kathy Galvin be considered for mayor. She called for real and permanent change, which can be slow and tedious. She called for Emancipation Park improvements to take place concurrent with improvements to the adjacent Central Library.
10 James Hingeley asked for civility at Council meetings. He recounted what happened at the December 18 Council meeting and described an unfair application of the rules. He asked for honor and civility to return to Council meetings.
11 Joan Fenton said she has 1,200 signatures from Mudhouse customers asking to eliminate the parking meters. She said the Downtown Mall is an important economic engine for the entire City and asked that the parking meter program be suspended for a year to allow businesses to regain their economic footing.
12 Todd Howard, owner of És Café, said parking meters are dangerous for businesses right now. He called for better lighting in the downtown area to provide safety for all. He said the more affordable downtown is, the more diverse it will be.
13 Don Gathers said talents are equally distributed, but opportunities to utilize them are not. He called on Council to eliminate the pledge to the flag at the beginning of Council meetings and instead implement a moment of silence. He asked that Council stop the parking meter project. He said City residents should be given priority to speak at Council meetings, followed by County residents, and then residents of surrounding areas. He called for speakers to present identification to prove residency. He called for speaker time to be increased to five minutes. He recommended expenditures, including vouchers for affordable housing and solutions to homelessness. He called for a citizen's advocate office to handle complaints. He asked Council to remove the statues, and fix the permitting process.
14 Claire Tourney said she and Clay Tolbert work for a hospitality company and called for the parking meters to be disabled. She said the parking meters are a challenge due to poor communication and create an unsafe environment by forcing workers to park in unsafe locations and walk to and from their place of employment.
15 Ludwig Kuttner asked Councilors to work together amongst themselves and also with community members to develop a vision for Charlottesville. He asked Council to focus on execution, and not continue to call for studies. He reflected on the condition of the downtown area when he arrived in 1981 and the transformation since then.
16 Councilmember Wes Bellamy asked for a moment of silence in memory of Molly Miller.

Community Matters, January 16, 2018


"Community Matters" public comments of January 16, 2018
1 Dave Ghamandi (Albemarle County) said people will not be civil when fighting against profit-making, racism and militarism. He said budgets are moral documents, and he called for a massive investment in jobs, housing and peace. He called for an investment in housing controlled by community land trusts.
2 Michael Payne said he saw a news story on NBC 29 about Crescent Halls regarding a burst pipe and sewage on the floor. He compared monetary allocations for public housing to funding for other projects throughout the City. He asked Council to consider affordable housing and the needs of vulnerable citizens when developing the budget.
3 Jalane Schmidt said she found the transparency of the January 2 Council meeting refreshing, and she encouraged Council to continue with that level of transparency. She said people are being uncivil because they feel the City is being sold out from under them to the highest bidder. People who have been calling for a return to civility have wider access to elected officials than the average member of the community. She asked whose names are on the list for the Council retreat at Morven Farms.
4 Don Gathers described the reasons why City Council meetings have recently experienced anarchy, and why he believes it will continue. He said civility is shrouded for the time being and called on Council to listen to all members of the community equally.
5 Matthew Slaats (Crozet resident) advocated for participatory budgeting to rebuild trust. He also said the City needs to rethink how the Comprehensive Plan moves forward. He called on Council to create a truly public process, and create a plan that addresses the community's needs.
6 Jojo Robertson said there is a problem at Crescent Halls, and she said the Facebook page she started called "Caring for the Cville Community" has been addressing the same issues over the past two and a half years. She said a Council cannot demand respect, but instead has to earn trust. She asked Council to revert to the old rules.
7 Paul Long spoke on public transportation. He said City buses should run during the holidays. He called for bus routes to run every 20 minutes to encourage use of public transportation. He said this issue is more important now that Charlottesville is growing.
8 Mary Carey said the issue at Crescent Halls is active and needs to be addressed. She recounted a comment during a recent CRHA meeting that she considered offensive.
9 Peter Krebs thanked the County for acquiring park land for Vista Run. He described what the event regarding 5th/Ridge/McIntire will cover and encouraged community members to attend.
10 Nancy Carpenter thanked Nikuyah Walker for her recent representation on The View. She said she was putting her fist in the air in solidarity with Mary Carey. She called on the City to repair Crescent Halls, and at the least, address major maintenance issues while waiting for a permanent resolution.

City Council Work Sessions

2018 City Council Work Sessions

2019 City Council Work Sessions

  • January 23: Joint Worksession with Charlottesville School Board.
  • January 30: Joint Worksession with the Albemarle Board of Supervisors.
  • January 31: Budget Worksession.

Council's Vision Statement

2025 Charlottesville: A Great Place to Live for All of Our Citizens. A leader in innovation, environmental sustainability, and social and economic justice, and healthy race relations; Flexible and progressive in anticipating and responding to the needs of our citizens; Cultural and creative capital of Central Virginia; United community that treasures diversity.[65]

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