JPA Pedestrian Improvements – The City is assessing community opinion of the pedestrian crossing improvements along Jefferson Park Avenue at Stribling Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. They administered an in-person survey last month and have posted an electronic version to gauge people’s opinions on the temporary changes currently in place, their effects, and participant preferences. This is an opportunity for you to contribute directly and concretely (no pun intended) to safety, respect, and public wellness in our community. The survey is still available on line at: https://www.surveymonkey.
Charlottesville City Council Candidates Forum – The Fry’s Spring and Johnson Village Neighborhood Associations will be holding a joint City Council Candidates Forum in the auditorium at Johnson Elementary from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, October 15th.
Charlottesville School Board Candidates Forum – The FSNA, Jackson-Via and Johnson Elementary PTO’s will be hosting a School Board Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6 to 7:30 in the Johnson Elementary Auditorium. Light refreshments and child care will be provided.
Cleveland Avenue Litter Pickup – The Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association has taken on Cleveland Avenue under the Adopt-a-Street program and periodically we ask for volunteers to help pick up roadside litter. The litter removal originally scheduled for Sunday, September 15th had to be postponed. We will announce once the cleanup has been rescheduled.
CVILLE MATCH – The Cville Match program seeks to advance commercialization efforts of local companies by providing matching funds to recipients of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and the Commonwealth Research and Commercialization Fund (CRCF) grants. In addition, Cville Match provides matching funds to City based recipients of the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP is administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and is designed to help Virginia based traded-sector companies create new jobs in the commonwealth. Qualifying City-based companies are eligible to receive a local match once federal/state funds have been approved. Match amounts are up to $25,000 per-company, per-grant, subject to funds availability. Funding is provided by the Charlottesville Economic Development Authority. Additional program information and an eligibility checklist please is available at: https://www.
City Operations Website – The City of Charlottesville maintains an interactive web map of active projects: https://gisweb.
City/County/UVA Announce Regional Coordination on Climate Initiatives and Invite Public Participation – The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia – building upon a history of commitments on sustainability and climate action – will be embarking on a collaborative community outreach effort as each entity begins to update their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and develop climate action plans (CAPs). The results of these efforts will serve to guide climate action in the Charlottesville area for the next 10-30 years. To enable broad community engagement and participation in informing these commitments, the three organizations are coordinating their outreach efforts across their sustainability offices. Residents, businesses, and area stakeholders are encouraged to get involved and participate in this collaboration – starting today. The community is encouraged to go to www.ClimateActionTogether.
DMV Select now open in Charlottesville City Hall – The City of Charlottesville has opened a DMV Select office in the main lobby of City Hall. The public can now complete various vehicle-related transactions such as license plates, titles, and registrations with the help of City employees during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Home Improvement Incentives, Credits and Rebates
MyCville App -MyCville is a simple and intuitive online and smart phone application that enables the residents of Charlottesville to request services and identify quality of life and environmental issues and report them to the appropriate department for quick resolution. Learn more at: http://www.
Charlottesville City Crime Map – The new crime map can be accessed at: https://gisweb.