Public berates council over city manager hiring process
The City Council said the closed search process was not ideal and said it plans to conduct a public search for a city manager once leadership has stabilized, possibly in 2022.
An online petition says such a move would help stabilize city government
The meeting, which starts at 1 p.m. Friday, will be a closed session to discuss prospective candidates for the city manager position, a public contract and legal consultation.
One public speaker said he was “shocked,” calling the police chief’s press conference “wildly inappropriate at the very least.” He asked the council to discipline Brackney.
Ralph Andersen & Associates of Rocklin, California will conduct the process.
Charlottesville City Manager Dr. Tarron Richardson saw many accomplishments during his 16-month tenure with the city, May 2019-September 2020.
Eight consulting firms submitted proposals to lead Charlottesville’s search for a new city manager.
At a six-hour work session Tuesday, officials went over what they would like to focus on as the city's new guiding document takes shape.
Undeniably, Tarron Richardson walked into a volatile time in Charlottesville when he became city manager last year. Yet, Mr. Richardson’s tenure also has been marked by an unusual level of discord.
Charlottesville City Manager Tarron Richardson has resigned, ending a 16-month tenure that saw him often at odds with officials.
Event planned for Market Street Park on Wednesday could violate an ordinance put in place after August 12, 2017 and another in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic led to a slew of charges for safety measures, but also resulted in some savings, as planned conferences were canceled.
The dialogue between the city manager and the Charlottesville Fire Department is very disturbing.
How ironic that a Charlottesville march in support of “defunding” the police should, in fact, be partly policed by state troopers decked out in riot gear.
The promotion of the president of Charlottesville's firefighter association, Greg Wright, did not go through amid a public fight between Wright and Charlottesville City Manager Tarron Richardson.
Mayor Nikuyah Walker raised some concerns about the funds for operational changes and asked if some of that money could be reallocated toward community and employee support.
A street-modification proposal to help pedestrians and bicyclists social distance was submitted to City Manager Tarron Richardson on May 5. Mr. Richardson has been reviewing them ever since, a city spokesman said late last week. Now that we're in Phase II, the ideal time for trying the experiment has been lost.
Charlottesville's City Council will conduct a final vote on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1, at its meeting Monday.
Charlottesville’s aspirations to be a world-class city require a significant paradigm shift in its Neighborhood Development Services. The department needs a new, customer-service-focused philosophy, along with accountability and an innovative spirit of cooperation.
Tanesha Hudson claims that Charlottesville firefighter Greg Wright's email to the City Manager Tarron Richardson is racist. To her, Wright's assertion that Richardson is "ignorant" is tantamount to a racial slur. Today, calling someone ignorant does not automatically need to be characterized as a racist remark. The definition of “ignorant” can be: lacking knowledge, information, or awareness.