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Board of Supervisors and City Council Approve Two New Regional Partnerships

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council today approved two critical partnerships to advance regional efforts in transportation and economic development during a joint meeting of the two bodies. 

The Board and the Council both voted unanimously to join JAUNT in forming the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership (RTP), created to provide a venue for continued communication, coordination and collaboration between transit providers, localities and other stakeholders.  Also in a unanimous vote, both the Board of Supervisors and City Council voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration between Albemarle County and Charlottesville to support regional economic development efforts including business retention and expansion, access to employment opportunities and upward mobility for local residents among other initiatives. 

These two new joint partnerships, together with MOUs regarding the environment, affordable housing, education and transportation approved last year, recognize the vital importance of regional collaboration in areas of mutual interest.  “We appreciate the strong foundation of cooperation and new possibilities created by these new formal working partnerships with City Council,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Diantha McKeel in commenting on today’s meeting.  “Our shared community benefits immensely when our two governing bodies focus efforts on areas where we can work towards mutual goals.”

Memorandum of Understanding for Collaboration Between the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle Regarding Economic Development

Memorandum of Understanding on the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership (RTP)

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