Public input meetings scheduled for Charlottesville Climate Action Plan

Last week, the Charlottesville City Council got a briefing on the draft Climate Action Plan, as reported in the October 11, 2022 edition of this newsletter. At the end of a work session last week, Councilors indicated they wanted to adopt the plan as soon as possible and make it part of the Comprehensive Plan. But, there’s a process that needs to be followed.  (view the plan)

“So that would entail a joint public hearing with Council and the Planning Council and then it would come to the Council for a vote,” said James Freas, the director of the City’s Neighborhood Development Services Department. 

The draft Climate Action Plan is the result of a lot of previous planning (view the plan) (Credit: City of Charlottesville)

However, the city is taking additional comment on the plan through November 9 and have scheduled several public engagement opportunities to learn more.

First, there’s a contact form. And if you want to know more about the plan before you fill it out, there are four scheduled office hour periods you can drop in to converse with staff:

  • October 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. (virtual via ZOOM)
  • October 24 from noon to 1 p.m. (in person at City Space)
  • October 26 from noon to 1 p.m. (virtual via ZOOM)
  • October 27 from 4 p.m. to 6.p.m. (in person at City Space – directions) 

An exact date for the public hearing is not yet known. 

Before you go: The time to write and research of this article is covered by paid subscribers to Charlottesville Community Engagement. In fact, this particular installment comes from the October 13, 2022 edition of the program. To ensure this research can be sustained, please consider becoming a paid subscriber or contributing monthly through Patreon.

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