An independent candidate is joining the race for City Council, Rachana Dixit writes in today’s Daily Progress. Andrew Williams, 22-year-old State Farm employee and part-time PVCC student, is interested in government efficiency, affordable housing, and the water supply plan. As an independent, he’s got to get 125 signatures from C’ville voters to get on the ballot for the November election. There are three Democrats vying for their party’s nomination: incumbents Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro, plus challenger Kristen Szakos. Charlottesville Democratic Party chair Jennifer McKeever says that she expects more independents to step up to the plate.