2021

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2021 has the exact same calendar as the years 2010, 1999, 1993, 1982, 1971, 1965, 1954, 1943, 1937, and 1926.

Events

January

  • January 1Albemarle County entered into a partnership with Local Energy Alliance Program and Albemarle Housing Improvement Program where the county would fund $250,000 in retrofits for existing county homes to increase energy efficiency. This is a program that came out of Albemarle's Climate Action Plan. [1]
  • January 5 – 6 p.m., the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s safety committee meeting to discuss finalizing a policy to govern its use of surveillance cameras before sending it out for public comment. The CRHA safety committee has held several meetings since Dre’Shawn Rayvon McDonald was killed last November.
  • January 7 – Charlottesville Deputy City Manager Letitia Shelton announces her resignation [2]
  • January 7 – This week, Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) began vaccinating Phase 1A eligible frontline healthcare workers at a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic in what is a wide tent-like shelter installed at the former Kmart parking lot.[3]
  • January 13Covid-19: Effective this Wednesday, the The University of Virginia Health System once again restricted visitors and guests at the hospital, or at clinic appointments, due to rising COVID cases.[4] In the early weeks of the pandemic, the medical center implemented a similar restriction, which was relaxed as conditions improved.
  • January 14City Council issued an announcement that John Blair, Acting City Manager and City Attorney, will be leaving the City of Charlottesville effective March 5, 2021 having accepted a position as City Attorney in the City of Staunton. Chip Boyles has agreed to join the organization as City Manager. Council anticipates "launching a public search process for hiring a City Manager, likely in 2022."
  • January 14 – at 18:02 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment in the 800 block of the U.S. 250 Bypass near the Locust Avenue interchange.[5]
  • January 18Covid-19: Beginning this Monday, the Blue Ridge Health District will expand vaccination to “Phase 1b” priority groups at closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Phase 1b is the second group eligible to receive the vaccine. Additional PODs for Phase 1a are scheduled to continue vaccinating Phase 1a individuals while opening to vaccinate Phase 1b. [6] 
  • January 11 – As part of the City's deer culling program, bulk baiting is planned to start on this Monday, with culling operations conducted in February and March. The goal is to remove up to 125 deer annually and avoid shooting Charlottesville's albino/white deer. The operation will take place in City of Charlottesville parks during nighttime hours.
  • January 19 – City Council meeting included December 2020 sale numbers. The city is forecasting operating with a budget roughly $10M less than when it was adopted. The city is operating on a $191.2 million budget for fiscal 2021, which started July 1, 2020.
  • January 20Albemarle Board of Supervisors fails to approve rezoning for Breezy Hill neighborhood [7]
  • January 21 – BRHD shares update on COVID-19 vaccination plans, vaccine shortage, and distribution to Phase 1A and 1B. At this point, the demand for vaccines in BRHD District far exceeds the current supply. BRHD will receive 2,950 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations every week for the next four weeks.[8]
  • January 26University of Virginia Foundation unveils new name for North Fork - A UVa Discovery Park [9]
  • January 27 – this date set for 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, with a backup date of January 28. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consideration of safety and workload concerns, HUD has allowed communities to make changes in the execution of both the sheltered and unsheltered January 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) count.[10]

February

  • February 1 – Deer culling to begin and continue during March. Since first implemented in 2018, the deer culling program has removed an average of 92 deer annually.
  • February 1 – Albemarle Architectural Review Board reviews preliminary plan for Rio Hill Shopping Center renovations [11]
  • February 9 – Students and community members gathered at O’Hill field this Tuesday afternoon and marched to the steps of the Rotunda as part of a demonstration organized by U.Va. Beyond Policing to demand justice for 18-year-old Charlottesville resident Xzavier Hill and for the release of dashcam footage of his death. An estimated 100 people attended the march.[12]
  • February 12 – City Attorney John Blair, will finishes his final day as acting city manager on this Friday.[13][14]
  • February 12 – Deadline to apply for Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board is on this Friday at 5 p.m. Charlottesville City Council reviews applications on a quarterly basis, unless a deadline is posted otherwise and/or Council determines a vacancy needs to be filled sooner.[15]
  • February 15 – on this Monday, Chip Boyles will become the next city manager.[16]Boyles’ appointment is not permanent; by 2022, a more formal search would be conducted for a more permanent City Manager. [17]
  • February 17Albemarle Board of Supervisors approves rezoning for Premiere Apartments [18]
  • February 19 – last day for Charlottesville Deputy City Manager Letitia Shelton who announces her resignation on January 7.[19]
  • February 26 – Pedestrian injured by vehicle during Black Lives Matter 757 protest occupying City intersection at 10th and West Main Street.[20]
  • February 26 – A grand jury unanimously ruled that Virginia State Police were justified in using lethal force against 18-year-old Charlottesville resident Xzavier Hill following a high-speed chase on Interstate 64 that ended in Goochland County, Va. in the early morning hours of January 9th.[21]
  • February 27 – Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the 100 block of 4th Street SE for the report of a suspicious device.[22]

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December

Election 2021

Deaths

Images

References

  1. Web. FES Quarterly Report - January 2021, Quarterly Report, Albemarle County Department of Facilities and Environmental Services, January 2021, retrieved January 20, 2021.
  2. Web. Charlottesville's remaining deputy city manager resigns, CBS19 News, January 7th, 4:50 PM EST; Updated: January 7th, 8:06 PM EST, retrieved January 8, 2021.
  3. Web. BRHD COVID-19 Vaccination Plans: PHASE 1 A begins, Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD), January 7, 2021, retrieved January 23, 2021.
  4. Web. January 12, 2021: Louisa schools to go virtual for two weeks; Scottsville discusses response to racist fliers, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions, July 12, 2021, retrieved January 18, 2021.
  5. Web. U.S. 250 Bypass Crash Claims the Life of Albemarle County Man, Charlottesville Police News, Posted on: January 14, 2021, retrieved March 2, 2021.
  6. Web. [nto-phase-1b-of-covid-19-vaccine-distribution/ Blue Ridge Health District moves into Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution], WFXR | WWCW | WFXRtv.com Roanoke, VA, retrieved January 22, 2021.
  7. Web. Breezy Hill development denied by Albemarle supervisors, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 22, 2021, retrieved January 22, 2021.
  8. Web. BRHD COVID-19 Vaccination Update, January 21, 2021, retrieved January 23, 2021.
  9. Web. UVa Research Park returns to North Fork moniker, Daily Progress Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 3, 2021, retrieved February 11, 2021.
  10. Web. POINT IN TIME COUNT, Homeward, Richmond, VA, 2021, retrieved 1/12/2021.
  11. Web. New Vision for Rio Hill, BRW Architects, Preliminary Plan for Albemarle Architectural Review Board, BRW Architects, retrieved January 31, 2021.
  12. Web. ‘Justice for Xzavier Hill’ march organized by U.Va. Beyond Policing held to demand dashcam footage be released, The Cavalier Daily, February 10, 2021, retrieved March 2, 2021.
  13. Web. Charlottesville City Council appoints new city manager, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 14, 2021, retrieved January 15, 2021.
  14. Web. Charlottesville City Council Appoints Chip Boyles City Manager, A STATEMENT FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNCIL, City of Charlottesville, Government Websites by CivicPlus, Posted on: January 14, 2021, retrieved January 22, 2021.
  15. https://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/boards-and-commissions
  16. Web. Charlottesville City Council appoints new city manager, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 14, 2021, retrieved January 15, 2021.
  17. Web. Who is Chip Boyles, and how did he become city manager?, Cvilletomorrow.com, Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 9:21 PM, retrieved February 8, 2021.
  18. Web. Red Carpet Inn site to be redeveloped for housing for homeless, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, February 18, 2021, retrieved February 23, 2021.
  19. Web. Charlottesville's remaining deputy city manager resigns, CBS19 News, January 7th, 4:50 PM EST; Updated: January 7th, 8:06 PM EST, retrieved January 8, 2021.
  20. Web. Pedestrian injured by vehicle during Black Lives Matter 757 protest occupying City intersection, Charlottesville Police News, Posted on: February 26, 2021, retrieved March 2, 2021.
  21. Web. Grand jury unanimously rules shooting of 18-year-old Charlottesville resident Xzavier Hill was justified, The Cavalier Daily, March 1, 2021, retrieved March 2, 2021.
  22. Web. Suspicious device removed from Downtown Mall, Posted on: February 27, 2021, retrieved March 2, 2021.
  23. Web. Howard Hanna Real Estate expands to Virginia, Pittsburgh Post-Gazettet, MAR 4, 2021 6:45 AM, retrieved Marach 4, 2021.
  24. Web. Charlottesville City Council appoints new city manager, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 14, 2021, retrieved January 15, 2021.
  25. Web. BOARDS & COMMISSIONS, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 2, 2021.
  26. Web. January 11, 2021: Juandiego Wade announces Charlottesville City Council candidacy, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions, January 11, 2021, retrieved January 11, 2021.
  27. Web. School Board member Wade announces bid for City Council, Charlotte Rene Woods, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 11, 2021, retrieved January 11, 2021.
  28. Web. School Board member Wade announces run for City Council, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 11, 2021, retrieved January 11, 2021.
  29. Web. Project manager Pinkston announces bid for City Council, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Feb 7, 2021, retrieved Feb 9, 2021.
  30. Web. George Albert Cason Sr., Obituary, Daily Progress, February 7, 2021, retrieved February 13, 2021.
  31. Web. Montgomery Bird Woods 1935 - 2021, Obituary, Legacy, retrieved March 8, 2021.