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The City Manager position in Charlottesville is currently vacant.  The acting City Manager is [[Maurice Jones]], who oversees a city staff with over 931 full-time equivalents<ref>http://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9698, O'Connell's March 3 presentation to Council, retrieved on 2008-03-26</ref> spread across several departments.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:06, 26 April 2010

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Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of 40,745[1]. It is home to the University of Virginia which provides another 9,000 part-time residents. Charlottesville is located on 10.4 square miles of land and is completely surrounded by Albemarle County. Charlottesville is also the County seat, though it is an independent city with a separate government.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the two jurisdictions as one of 363 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the nation. Its 2005 population of 188,016 ranked 212th in the nation[2]. The MSA also includes Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson Counties.

Government

Charlottesville's city government is run by a City Manager who is supervised by a five member City Council.

City Council

Main article: City Council

Councilors are elected every other November to four-year terms. The next election is scheduled for November 3, 2009. The seats currently held by Councilors Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro will be on the ballot. The Democratic candidates for those two seats will be Norris, seeking re-election, and Kristin Szakos who defeated Taliaferro in the party's primary caucus this spring. There are also two independent candidates who will appear on the ballot: Bob Fenwick and Paul Long. In addition, Independent Andrew Williams will be running as a write-in candidate after he failed to gather enough signatures to be listed on the ballot.[3]

Departments


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Staff

The City Manager position in Charlottesville is currently vacant. The acting City Manager is Maurice Jones, who oversees a city staff with over 931 full-time equivalents[4] spread across several departments.

Other staff include:

Government association memberships


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Charlottesville's government is a member of Virginia First Cities.

Neighborhoods

Main article: List of Charlottesville Neighborhoods

Charlottesville is home to several neighborhoods, both formally defined by the planning department, and informally defined within the community.

Infrastructure

The Department of Public Works buys water from the RWSA and the Utility Billing Office charges residents directly.

The City builds it own roads.

The City voted to approve the lease-purchase of two ambulances so that it can begin providing its own ambulance service in 2008. Previously, emergency medical service (EMS) was provided by the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad[citation needed].

Legal Agreements


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Charlottesville's government is bound by legal agreements with other area governments and some notable private enterprises:

Awards

Main article: List of superlative awards

Charlottesville is repeatedly listed among "best places to live" rankings in many publications.

Authors Bert Sperling and Peter Sander selected Charlottesville as the best place to live in the United States for the year 2004[citation needed].

Economy

Jobs

The City has an Online Jobs Board.

Tourist attractions

Tourism is a significant part of the area economy[citation needed]. Major attractions include:

Notes

  1. http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=154, City website, retrieved on 20080326
  2. Web. Bearfacts, Charlottesville, VA, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, retrieved 24 Jan 2010.
  3. http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/after_setback_council_hopeful_announces_write-in_campaign/41370/ Daily Progress article on City Council election candidates
  4. http://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9698, O'Connell's March 3 presentation to Council, retrieved on 2008-03-26

External links

City of Charlottesville official government website