The Progress is reporting that some county residents wore gags to last night’s City Council meeting, in protest of the highly-unusual gag order that prevents them from criticizing the proposed Ivy Landfill expansion. You can read the article on George Loper’s site, and don’t miss George’s insightful comments at the bottom.
According to the AP, some residents think that the April Dave Matthews Band concerts at Scott Stadium will be a little too loud. I’m not aware of a concert ever having been performed at Scott Stadium, but I’m guessing that folks in the neighborhood would be used to football games being pretty loud. What is terribly obnoxious, though, are those terrible new lights they put on during the stadium’s expansion. They can be seen all the way from Stony Point; I’d think that the astronomy department would hate them.
The City is holding a public hearing tonight about the expansion of pooper-scooper laws. The problem that they’re butting up against is that of enforcement: how do you ID the evidence? Ah, the glamor of being a Charlottesville City Councilor.
wrytous writes: According to a prominent local architect, Piedmont Housing Alliance, in conjunction with the City of Charlottesville, has plans to develop the Grove St./9th St. SW/10th St. lot — across from the new Connected Community Technology Center — into a mixed-use retail/residential development. While work has not yet begun, the City appears to be soliciting design proposals. No official word yet from Piedmont’s Executive Director Stu Armstrong or the Fifeville Neighborhood Association President
Joyce S. Henderson.
Is this a good thing? I’m curious what Ms. Henderson will have to say about it.