Chances to weigh in on county's Comprehensive Plan, budget
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Albemarle County residents have multiple chances to weigh in on some important topics.
The county is holding pop-up events to hear from people about the work to update its Comprehensive Plan.
Residents can share their thoughts on a variety of issues, such as land use, housing, transportation and more.
One such pop-up event was held Tuesday at the Cismont Market, but there are two more events planned for this week.
One will take place Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Crossroad Corner Shops.
The second will be held Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Crozet Library.
Additionally, people can host their own community meetings about the Comprehensive Plan.
They can ask for a Community Chat Kit with information on hosting a Comprehensive Plan discussion and then submitting the results of that discussion to the county so that pertinent information can be included in the plan.
Submissions from these chats will be accepted until April 14.
And the county has extended the deadline to respond to an online questionnaire on the Comprehensive Plan until March 17.
County leaders are also working on the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, and there will be some town halls taking place in various parts of the county concerning that.
As of Tuesday, the first of these town halls is scheduled to take place March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Yancey Community Center.
Supervisors Donna Price and Jim Andrews will be on hand to talk to residents about spending priorities.
Another town hall will take place March 27 at 6:15 p.m. in the Kessler Conference Room at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital with Price and Supervisor Bea LaPisto-Kirtley.
There will be a third town hall on March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Forest Lakes Community Room with LaPisto-Kirtley.
The county is expected to schedule even more town halls, all of which will include a short presentation on the budget and then a chance for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.