January 13, 2011
Wednesday's Town Hall meeting was the third in a series of meetings. Residents from the 10th and Page, Midtown, and Starr Hill neighborhoods had the chance to share their thoughts with Charlottesville City Council. Residents weighed in on issues affecting their quality of life.
All five city councilors were present at the meeting.
"No one has ever said that the City of Charlottesville is perfect, we can always improve. So we want to hear from citizens on what they think we could be doing better," said Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris.
Councilors said they were glad the issues were discussed, even if it meant they had to take some heat from residents.
"We heard a lot of good issues about traffic, parking, housing, opportunities for ex-felons. Some meaty issues that we can try to get our arms around," said Norris.
The unpaved parking lot near the Amtrak Station was one of the issues discussed. Although the holes have been filled, business owners said the lot still is not in great condition.
"We will be getting in touch with the owners of the lot next week. We look forward to seeing the lot through in the next couple months," said Peter Castiglione, of Maya Restaurant.
The next Town Hall meeting will take place on February 10th for the Venable and Jefferson Park Area neighborhoods.
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