2015/02/16

Dave

Filed under: Charlottesville,people — WmX @ 07:46
Dave Norris

I took me awhile to realize the photo above was of the former Mayor of our City. Gravitas!

2015/02/14

Our Town

Filed under: Charlottesville,neighborhood,Urban Planning — WmX @ 17:27
4 of 5 Council members

City Council came to our neighborhood Thursday night. They brought a delicious dinner, a good audio system, and a complement of City staff. Staff and Council engaged in an extended (1:29:00) exchange of substantive information with neighbors. Many people-hours go into holding such an event. People out on the town at night investing their time, the elected and the citizens, striving to make their City a place worth caring about Audio is available on the Woolen Mills Neighborhood Association website.

2015/02/09

Pipebot

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 07:32
pipe robot

Yuk: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the intrepid pipebot. Its five-year mission: to explore dark, reeking, bacteria laden, nasty-nasty wastewater pipe, to seek out inflow and infiltration, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

2015/02/03

Jim Tolbert

Mr. Tolbert at work

Neighborhood Development Services director Jim Tolbert is headed south to a new job in Georgia.
Jim has been in charge of the department that oversees the fate of neighborhoods so we’ve had much contact over the years.
His is a critically important, tough position which he has handled with grace and good humor. I will miss him.

Jim’s last official words to me were encouraging, about getting long standing zoning issues rectified. That work now falls to his successor.

Following Mr. Tolbert’s departure I hope we can find an owner’s manual for the City.


30 x1028 px box

The city, sixth-largest in the state with a 2010 population of 93,853, wanted to separate itself from what it saw
as wasteful government spending in surrounding communities. The city benefits greatly, though, from the number of Fortune 500
companies headquartered there, boasting an extremely high per capita income, with the median family household income,
according to a 2008 census estimate, approximated at $129,810, and the average family income $169,815.–Huffington Post

Sandy Springs, Mr.Tolbert’s new town, has a considerably different socio-economic profile and governmental services structure than Charlottesville.

2015/01/10

city litter

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 12:54
few leftovers

aftermath of lunch at Mel’s Cafe

2014/12/17

Lumbersexual?

Filed under: Charlottesville,culture — WmX @ 09:50
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Should the City of Charlottesville honor “Lee-Jackson” Confederate generals day with a holiday? It’s a state holiday in Virginia. City Councilors say they want to hear from the public. Weigh in at council@charlottesville.org.

Sandy Hausman at WVTF covers ever evolving male trends, lumbersexual.

2014/11/15

canopy street

Filed under: Charlottesville,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:26

willow street NOLA
In 1975, under the leadership of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation director, Gene German,
George Briggs and Clare Byrd developed “Guidelines For A Street Tree Planting Master Program For Charlottesville Virginia”.

“Our peace of mind, our emotions, our spirit-
even our souls– are conditioned by what our eyes see.
There is a feeling abroad in this land today that ugliness
has been allowed too long, that it is time to say
‘Enough,’ and to act.”- Mrs. Lyndon Johnson
Opening remarks to a conference on Natural
Beauty called by President Johnson in the White House

(from the preamble to the plan,page vii)

2014/11/01

Midterm election

Filed under: Charlottesville,politics,signs — WmX @ 10:47

UR missing
Politics, Charlottesville style.

2014/10/24

Clear Width

Filed under: Charlottesville,neighborhood,Urban Planning — WmX @ 10:35

sidewalk pole
The sidewalk on the east side of Meade Avenue is a five foot sidewalk but there are 19 obstructions to users of
that sidewalk between Meade Park and Meade Avenue’s intersection with High Street.
The sidewalk’s minimum width is 29”. The average obstructed width is 39”.

2014/10/08

Sad Town

Filed under: Charlottesville,damage,signs — WmX @ 14:16

Charlottesville Police Dept front door

People still looking for Hannah Graham. No joy in CHO.

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