Monthly Archives: December 2022

Deeds and Hudson appear at legislative forum

Creigh Deeds has never faced a primary challenger in the more than 20 years he’s been in the Virginia Senate. Now he is running in the new District 11 but he will have to get more votes than Delegate Sally Hudson in that contest. She is forgoing her current seat to make the challenge.

The two appeared last week at a legislative forum held last week by the University of Virginia. This event was not a debate but offered a glimpse into their different approaches to being a legislator. 

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Draft Capital Improvement Program available for Charlottesville’s FY24 budget

This afternoon, Charlottesville City Council will hold a budget-related work session, including a report on the budget surplus from FY2022. I’ll have that in future editions of the program as part of ongoing coverage of the development of the next budget.

One of the biggest topics in that conversation will be the need to float a large amount of municipal bonds in order to help finance the reconfiguration of Charlottesville City Schools. The draft five-year Capital Improvement Program is now available for the public to review. (spreadsheet) (fancy viewer)

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Fluvanna County to create internal city attorney position

For over three and a half decades, Fred Payne has served as the county attorney in Fluvanna on a contract basis. Payne will soon retire and Fluvanna is proceeding in a new direction. 

“A decision has been made to move forward with creating a County Attorney Department to have in-house staff assistance as the County continues to grow,” writes County Administrator Eric Dahl in a staff report. 

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