Snook announces run for city council seat

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local attorney has tossed his hat into the race for a seat on the Charlottesville City Council.

Lloyd Snook posted on his Facebook wall that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for one of the three seats that are up for grabs this year.

“It has been apparent for the last few years that Charlottesville's government has been dysfunctional at the highest levels,” wrote Snook in his post.

He explains he will have three goals, with the first being restoring a semblance of order at the top.

Snook also says he wants to be part of the effort to address problems in the city that cannot be solved with “town-like solutions.”

Finally, he wants to take a look at how property zoning and affordable housing impact the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Snook also points out recent news about officer retention at the Charlottesville Police Department, saying the leadership issues on the city council are having impacts and consequences beyond City Hall.

He will hold a campaign launch event at Bashir's Taverna on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

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