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Launching Project ENABLE, our first economic development strategic plan
Over the course of several years, Albemarle County worked with the community to develop the first economic development strategic plan, Project ENABLE, which was adopted at the end of 2018. With the plan in place, what does economic development look like in Albemarle County? Please view our video and read the plan to learn more.

Join us for "Climate Mondays"
We invite the community to participate in “Climate Mondays”! These are weekly workshops to learn about strategies to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions and weigh-in on what strategies could work well for our community. Each Monday from May 6* through July 29, will focus on a different issue or topic. Join us to share your perspective on the CAP development – come to one session, or plan to attend each week!

Pantops Master Plan Final Draft Review
We invite you to review the draft plan document and provide feedback on the final draft of the Pantops Master Plan, through Monday, May 6, 2019.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue will assume emergency medical service delivery for Southern Albemarle, effective immediately
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors announced this evening that Albemarle County Fire Rescue (ACFR) will assume responsibility for emergency medical service delivery for Southern Albemarle, effective immediately. This announcement follows a vote for the dissolution of the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS), which has increasingly relied on supplemental staffing from ACFR to meet minimum staffing over the past several months. This decision was reached through deliberations by the Board of Supervisors over the past several months and in recognition that consistent, reliable, and qualified EMS coverage for the Scottsville area and Southern Albemarle is paramount for such a critical public safety service.

Community Conversation Addressing Harmful Histories: A Discussion
Please join us on Tuesday, April 30, at 6 pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center ( 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903) for this discussion and a reception to follow.

Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Sets Calendar Year 2019 Tax Rate
The Board of Supervisors has adopted the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) budget for Albemarle County, at a total of $456,895,261. The Board also set the calendar year 2019 tax rate for Albemarle County, at $0.854 per $100 of assessed value of real estate.

Charlottesville-UVa-Albemarle Emergency Management Coordinator Given Top Honor
The region's Emergency Management Coordinator was awarded a prestigious honor during this year's Virginia Emergency Management Association Symposium in Newport News, Virginia.

Perrone Robotics TONY Shuttle performing live on-road testing in Crozet
Perrone Robotics, Inc. today announced that its advanced autonomous shuttle technology product (“TONY”, short for “TO Navigate You”) being launched for public operation in a Polaris GEM vehicle platform in Crozet, VA, has entered the final phase of testing before the pilot goes live in early spring. This testing phase involves live testing both on Perrone Robotics’ private test track and on the public roads that will be served by this project. While standard functional tests to detect and avoid pedestrians, vehicles, and other objects are in progress, Perrone Robotics is also developing and executing a series of novel autonomous vehicle safety tests as part of the process.