Monthly Archives: January 2021

Tree Commission briefs Council on canopy decline, annual report

At their meeting on January 19, Charlottesville City Council got a briefing from the Charlottesville Tree Commission on their annual report.

“This past December marked ten years since Council established the commission with the charge to ‘protect and improve the urban forest in pursuit of a better quality of life for city residents and environmental and aesthetic benefits,” said Brian Menard, the chair of the Tree Commission.  

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Charlottesville City Council briefed on $5 million shortfall in current fiscal year

The fallout from the economic shutdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic means that Charlottesville is facing a tougher financial future than would have been expected. Last night, the City Council got an update on the city’s financial picture. Ryan Davidson is a senior budget analyst with the city. (read the report)

“There’s been a marked decline in many of our revenues and our new revenue projections are approximately $5 million than what we had previously presented to City Council,” Davidson said. 

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