City Committee of 100 Meeting

Dems_Donkey_smSat, May 30,  10:30 am
Central Library on Market Street, in the McIntire Room on the third floor.
Thanks to support from the Friends of the Library, Central Library validates for 2 hours of parking in the Market Street garage

The meeting is open to the public.

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City Council Candidate Forums

There are 5 candidates running for 3 Charlottesville City Council seats. They are Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin, Lena Seville, Mike Signer, and Dede Smith.  The primary election will be June 9 — see below.

Candidate Forums are a good way to hear all the candidates discuss their views on important local issues.  Before the first candidate forum on April 22, the NAACP requested answers to 10 questions – responses can be seen on the NAACP website here. Below are some of the upcoming forums that are open to the public.

May 30 – Candidate Open House:

Saturday, May 30 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Central Library, McIntire Room (third floor)
Come and meet the June 9 primary candidates seeking the Democratic party’s three nominations for City Council. The candidates will each make a brief introductory statement, beginning at 11:30 am, and then will be available to talk one-on-one with voters at various locations in the McIntire Room for the remainder of the open house.

There will also be information tables for people interested in learning about the nonpartisan races that will be on the November ballot – School Board and Soil and Water Conservation Board; candidates for these offices must file all qualifying paperwork no later than June 9.

May 31: 

Martha Jefferson Neighborhood Assn., 4 pm. Location is 810 Locust Avenue (corner of Locust Avenue and Hazel Street), in the side yard (preceding the annual picnic, which begins at 5 pm).

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New Leadership at the DPVA

Congratulations to the new Chair of the DPVA, Susan Swecker, and the new Executive Director, Rebecca Slutzky.
Susan’s roots are in Highland County, and Rebecca hails from Albemarle County.
The new leadership is diving right in, announcing that the DPVA will be holding a “special event” on June 26, 2015. more info soon

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Two City seats open on the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Board

INCUMBENTS TO STEP DOWN:  OPPORTUNITY FOR CITY RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Rich Collins and John Conover encourage interested Charlottesville citizens to run for the non-partisan, elected positions to the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Their seats will be on the November general election ballot. We have enjoyed two terms but will not stand for re-election this year. We believe that democracy, like crops, thrives on turnover. The filing deadline is June 9. The term is four years. There is no compensation other than satisfaction.

The Thomas Jefferson District is made up of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Louisa and the City of Charlottesville. Each political subdivision elects two commissioners. It has become increasingly recognized that urban activities, primarily water runoff, impact our neighboring streams, rivers and the Bay.

The following links give some general information about the goals and work of the Soil & Water District.

http://www.bayjournal.com/article/conservation_districts_increasingly_serving_urban_areas

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/a-new-watering-hole/article_16655508-a41a-11e4-a0a0-b75860d08c00.html

If you would like to talk, contact either Rich or John. If you would like to attend a monthly meeting, they are on the 4th Wednesday, 10:00-noon and open to the public.

Rich Collins                                                        John Conover
rcc3f@me.com                                                   john@papercraft.com
973-7253                                                             293-5622

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Democratic Primary Election: June 9, 2015

PRIMARY ELECTIONDemocratic nominees for the three City Council seats on the November general election ballot will be selected by primary election on June 9, 2015.
(The incumbent Democratic officeholders in the 57th House of Delegates district and the 25th State Senate district have also selected a primary and will (if necessary) be on the June 9 ballot.)

There are 5 candidates running for 3 Charlottesville City Council seats. They are Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin, Lena Seville, Mike Signer, and Dede Smith.

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