Former Charlottesville city planner Satyendra Huja announced his candidacy for City Council today, Seth Rosen writes in today’s Progress. Huja is seeking the Democratic nomination, touting his 31 years charting the city’s development path. He oversaw or spearheaded some significant city improvements in his career, including the Downtown Mall, CTS, revitalizing West Main, several parks, JAUNT, McGuffey, and Meals on Wheels. Like most of the candidates thus far, he’s advocating for expanding the availability of affordable housing, also supporting more sidewalks and bike paths, protection of our natural resources, significantly expanding the frequency of bus service, and slowing the rate of tax increases.
Courtesy of Charlottesville Tomorrow, here’s the video of Huja’s announcement:
For more about Satyendra Huja, see his website.