Monthly Archives: March 2022

Timmons Group hired to build software for city’s planning department

The city of Charlottesville has hired a civil engineering firm to build a new software platform to help speed up the development process. The Timmons Group will be paid $902,337.50 over five years for the work, according to material obtained from the city’s procurement office.

The city issued a request for proposals (RFP) in November 2020 seeking a firm to provide a GIS-Centric, cloud-based Enterprise Land Management software system. 

“The City realizes that part of the modernization effort of becoming a “Smart City” includes strategically aligning People, Process and Technology in order to manage work more efficiently and effectively,” reads the RFP. 

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Chamber of Commerce explores the State of the Community: Charlottesville edition

On February 18, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce held its first ever State of the Community event with speakers from Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia. Elizabeth Cromwell is the president and chief executive officer of the Chamber. 

“These institutional anchors are responsible economic development decisions that affect all of us in our businesses,” Cromwell said.

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Council directs staff to plan for return to in-person and hybrid meetings

At their meeting on March 7, 2022, Charlottesville City Council discussed a potential return to in-person meetings.

Dr. Denise Bonds of the Blue Ridge Health District said she would like to see a hybrid-option for people to participate. (staff report)

“Because it is still quite risky for some individuals who are immunocompromised, who can’t get vaccinated for whatever reason, or who have been vaccinated and are just not mounting a strong immune response, it’s really critical that those individuals still have they opportunity that they’ve had over the last two years with Zoom meetings to participate,” said Dr. Bonds. 

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