Monthly Archives: May 2023

Council approves fund transfers for Buford renovation, Stribling Avenue upgrade

Paying for infrastructure is a complex process that involves a lot of financial planning and budget balancing. On Monday, Charlottesville City Council took action related to two ambitious projects.

“So you have a multi-year funding plan that’s been put together by staff in the last year or so with regards to the Stribling Avenue sidewalk and the Buford School reconfiguration projects,” said Sam Sanders, Charlottesville’s Deputy City Manager for operations. “In both instances we have been working with staff and identified a need to make sure that funds are available in this fiscal year.” 

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Early voting begins on Saturday for Democratic Primary

The Democratic Primary is on June 20 but community members who want to go ahead and vote can do so beginning this Friday. 

“Early voting will take place in the Office of Voter Registration during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday,” reads a press release sent out this morning by the Charlottesville Office of Voter Registration and Elections. 

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CAAR report: Slowest first quarter in real estate in seven years

The real estate market began 2023 with lower volumes than recent years according to the latest report from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors. 

“There were 688 homes sold in total across the area in the first quarter of 2023, down 23 percent from last year, the lowest first quarter sales total since 2016,” reads the executive summary for the CAAR Home Sales Report for the period between January 1 and March 31. “This is the slowest first quarter the CAAR market has had since 2016.”

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