Charlottesville Community Engagement audio recap for April 20, 2024

This website is nearly 19 years old, and doesn’t really have any original content of its own. But without the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, there is no way I would have ever been able to be where I am today—in an era of never-ending experimentation!

For most of its time, Charlottesville Community Engagement has been a newsletter and podcast. The recent creation of a radio version that airs on WTJU Radio on Saturdays at 6 a.m. has disrupted much of the workflow. This week, the WTJU Rock Marathon pre-empted my show. That gave me some extra time on Saturday to produce this edition.

Here’s what you will hear:

  • Charlottesville City Council adopts a budget that reflects a move toward unionization of the city’s workforce, higher salaries for city employees, and lower education funding from the state due to increasing property values (read the story)
  • There’s a problem with excessive dog waste being left at the city’s newest park (read the story)
  • Charlottesville’s parks and recreation officials want your input on the next master plan to guide the future of public spaces in the city (read the story)
  • The city has a plan to fix drainage issues in Oakwood Cemetery and will further discuss the issue on April 24 (read the story)
  • Albemarle and Charlottesville both need more lifeguards for the summer season (read the story)
  • Charlottesville’s Planning Commission gets an update on the new Development Code (read the story
  • Albemarle Supervisors have comments on recent deployment of the HART team and a bomb threat at Planet Fitness (read the story )
  • The Albemarle Department of Social Services helps a lot of people each year and Supervisors get a briefing (read the story
  • Albemarle Supervisors weigh in on expanded uses in the rural area as part of the Comprehensive Plan process (read the story)

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