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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE
HELD ON Friday, February 3, 2012, AT 9:00 a.m. AT THE Wintergreen Lodge, Route
664, Wintergreen, Virginia.
THE PROPOSED AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS:
City Council Retreat
BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR BY Paige Barfield
WINTERGREEN LODGE – February 3, 2012
Council met in special session on this date with the following members present:
Ms. Galvin, Ms. Smith, Mr. Norris, Ms. Szakos, Mr. Huja. City staff members Maurice
Jones, Aubrey Watts, Leslie Beauregard, Ric Barrick, and Paige Barfield were also
present. The session was facilitated by Becky Clay Christensen.
Ms. Christensen opened the meeting with a review of goals and expectations for
the day. Council agreed to review their priorities, work as a team, understand and hear
each other, build relationships, and provide direction regarding the budget gap for the
City and for schools.
Council reviewed the Vision Statement and provided feedback on wins,
challenges, and changes for each vision statement item. Council discussed their priorities
and decided to work to narrow the list to four or five items for specific focus over the
next two years. Council identified the following priorities as their focus points:
 Reduce poverty by increasing sustainable employment among less skilled and
educated residents
 Provide comprehensive support system for children
 Build interconnected network of multi-modal transportation, including bikeways,
trails, transit system
 Develop City Market District Downtown
 Redevelop City corridors
 Cultivate healthy streams and rivers through effective stormwater management
practices
Lastly, Council discussed how they would prefer to interact and work together
going forward and gave staff direction on editing the Council Vision and Council
Priorities documents. Staff will report back to Council with a draft of edits for their
review.

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