Maurice Cox Not Seeking Council Reelection

Mayor Maurice Cox, a two-term City Councilor, has announced that he is not seeking reelection to Council this May, citing an interest in spending more time with his family and his career. Cox has made major changes in the city’s approach to transit, development, and architecture in the past eight years. With Kevin Lynch having announced that he’s running for a second term, that leaves only Councilor Meredith Richards to announce her intentions, something that is expected next week. Liz Nelson has the story in today’s Progress.

5 thoughts on “Maurice Cox Not Seeking Council Reelection”

  1. Remember the City Council nominating convention at the county office building on Feb 7 at 1PM . Best to get there at 12:30 to register. Come out and support your council candidates! Doors close at 1PM then there are short speeches by each candidate. Then your vote!

  2. I’m sorry to hear that Mayor Cox won’t return to Council. I respect his vision and creativity. He’s been a leader in shifting Charlottesville from the car-oriented, affluent suburb/poor downtown model to a more balanced, efficient, healthy, and fair city. He will be missed.

  3. The MallMayor embraces this announcement by Maurice Cox, as it’s long overdue. Although Maurice (and Lynch) had a nice vision for C’ville, it’s been totally out of touch with reality and logic. Let the market step in (along with direction from the MallMayor) and fix the problems these two granola munchers caused.

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