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What is cvillepedia?

cvillepedia is a new resource on government in Albemarle County and Charlottesville, and we need your help!

Have you ever wondered what the relationship is between the City of Charlottesville and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority? Why are the Central Grounds for the University of Virginia technically in Albemarle County? Why do County residents pay taxes to the City of Charlottesville through the revenue sharing agreeement? The answer to these questions can often be hard to find.

That's where cvillepedia comes in. cvillepedia is a wiki created by Charlottesville Tomorrow to document the history and explain the structure of civic life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our goal is to create a destination for all residents to learn about how government works in our community.

To contribute to cvillepedia, the first thing to do is to log in or create an account. If you've used or contributed to the popular Wikipedia project, you can just review our contribution guidelines and start editing. If you're new to the "wiki" system, please take some time to learn more about cvillepedia and peruse the help section for tips on wiki markup, using templates, and other more advanced features. There's also a cheatsheet for quick markup reference.

If you're looking for articles to work on, there are plenty of wanted pages to start or article stubs to expand. Let's get rid of those red links!

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Charlottesville Tomorrow's mission is to inform and engage the public by providing clear, non-partisan information and research on land use, transportation, and community design issues with the confidence an informed public will make decisions that will protect and build upon the distinctive character of the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.


"Wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” Thomas Jefferson, 1789

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