City Council Talks Transportation

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

December 4, 2006

Most people thought the big issue at Monday night's City Council Meeting would be the $10 million surplus the city announced it has.

There were a handful of public comments about the money.

City council will make their final decision on what to do with the cash later this month.

But the topic that got the most attention was transportation.

After some lengthy discussion about proposed funding for a project near Hydraulic Road and the 250 Bypass, the council talked about the importance of working with the county on roadway issues.

Several councilors made the point that much of the traffic in the city is caused by growth in the county.

And Vice Mayor Kendra Hamilton also pointed out the need to take part in state transportation sessions.

According to Hamilton, this year at Governor Kaine's transportation meeting, there were no representatives from the Charlottesville area. That, said Hamilton, must change.

Charlottesville City Council meets again on December 18.

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