Monthly Archives: May 2023

Four of five Democrats explain their views on housing at campaign forum

There are 39 days until Virginia’s political parties hold primary elections to decide who will represent them on the general election ballot in November. Early voting has been taking place for a week now. 

Three days ago in partnership with the Free Enterprise Forum, I helped moderate a campaign forum for candidates seeking to be one of three Democratic nominations for City Council. 

Left to right: Lloyd Snook, Michael Payne, Bob Fenwick, Natalie Oschrin. Candidate Dashad Cooper informed us earlier in the day that he would not able to attend 
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NDS Director lays out next steps for Charlottesville zoning  

Charlottesville City Council and the Planning Commission will hold another work session on the zoning code on May 23. The topic will be the third module as well as a review of requests for changes to the draft zoning map. 

“Next week we will have module three out and I believe the comment period is through mid-June,” said James Freas, the city’s director of Neighborhood Development Services. 

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Greene County hires Fairfax official as new administrator

A government official with 28 years of experience in a northern Virginia locality has been named as the next administrator of Greene County. 

Catherine Schafrik is currently the director of human resources in Fairfax County, where she has also served in information technology, transportation planning, and budget management. 

“We are very pleased that someone of Ms. Schafrik’s caliber will join our team as the next Greene County administrator,” said Board Chair Dale Herring. “We look forward to working with her and to many years of success as we work together to ensure the best possible future for Greene County and its citizens.”

Catherine Schafrik
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