A yet-to-be hired firm will now be charged with creating separate plans that envision the two parks with and without the statues.
Also on Tuesday, councilors plan to focus on other initiatives related to public monuments and racial equity.
City Manager Maurice Jones said Mayor Mike Signer threatened his job and that of city Police Chief Al Thomas on two separate occasions.
The jobs of Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas and City Manager Maurice Jones are safe for now, three city councilors said Thursday after a closed-door meeting.
Almost as soon as the city had finished covering the Lee and Jackson statues with black tarps, a protester arrived at Emancipation Park and tried to cut the shroud off the Lee statue.
Others say action should occur within legal channels
A spokeswoman for Del. David J. Toscano said he is planning to file a bill “proposing to allow localities to remove monuments if they choose to do so.”
After shouting down councilors, a banner reading "Blood on your hands" was held over the City Council dais and the council's live audio and video feeds were cut.
Galvin reversed course on a vote from earlier this year, calling for the removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, and the removal of the statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson in Justice Park.
Signer seeks review of ordinances, says Heyer will be memorialized
A North Carolina man carrying a Confederate flag and a semi-automatic rifle stood in front of the Robert E. Lee statue at Emancipation Park Tuesday morning as several protestors shouted at him to leave.
Attorneys say the plaintiffs want to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill that would have made the war memorial statute operate retroactively.
The city’s request will require the selected firm to replace an existing plaque recognizing the former site of a slave auction block with a new one
Mayor Mike Signer and Councilor Wes Bellamy saw a “leadership” opportunity in moving ahead with renaming the parks.
Monday’s council meeting was briefly halted as police officers escorted left-wing agitators out of the room.
City Council will vote Monday on new monikers for Lee and Jackson parks.
Once at Lee Park, the protesters hung a banner reading “Community Defense Against All Forms of Fascism” on the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The committee agreed to avoid recommending names in honor of individuals, instead choosing names that reflect either concepts or the nearby area.
Each cause has been driven by several key people or organizations that are now further in the spotlight.
“Hate only begets hate.”
The council has been asked to expedite those plans in order to transform the Lee and Jackson parks into “anti-racist spaces.”
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is trolling the trolls after he lashed out at torch-toting white nationalists who protested in his city.
The Saturday night “alt-right” torch rally at Lee Park has been condemned by four of the five candidates running for governor in Virginia.
Gubernatorial candidate also calls for statewide commission on racial healing
“There are two members of this City Council who do not have our backs.”
There was rare silence from Corey Stewart, a Republican who has made protecting the statue a key part of his campaign platform.
“We will not let you come in and take over, and have your way.”
The Republican gubernatorial candidate drew national attention with a tweet Monday in which he said that “Nothing is worse than a Yankee telling a Southerner that his monuments don’t matter.”
The Virginia Municipal League does not provide coverage in lawsuits filed as a consequence of an alleged violation of a Virginia statue.
City officials are looking at a ruling in Danville to argue that the statute cited in the lawsuit doesn't apply to the Lee and Jackson statues and parks.
The lecture, a partner event to the Virginia Festival of the Book, marked the start of a two-day symposium for UVa's Center for Cultural Landscapes.
Controversy over Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue illustrated the conference's theme of monuments as “Lightning Rods for Controversy.”
An attorney for City Councilor Wes Bellamy has filed a motion to dismiss a petition seeking his removal.
Protesters shouting “White supremacy has got to go!” drowned out Stewart's interviews and conversations.
A lawsuit against the city over the vote is expected to be announced later this week.
A resolution calls for the commissioning of a new monument to honor the city’s enslaved population.
Vote riles many from community at meeting.
Last week, the city councilor abstained from voting on a motion to move the city’s statue of Robert E. Lee to McIntire Park.
Councilor Bob Fenwick said he wants to negotiate with councilors to gain support for several measures he’d like fund in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
City staff is recommending that the council adopt a lethal approach to cull the deer population.
Among its recommendations for City Council was to name new streets, bridges and buildings for people or ideas that represent the city.
Commissioners also discussed what legal implications the city might face if it does act upon a recommendation to move the statues.
“It has been a benefit. The city pays more attention to its markers and memorials — it only helps.”
As some buildings in Charlottesville are torn down to make way for new ones, a number of residents are wondering whether two of the city’s mos…
The commission was created by the City Council in the aftermath of calls for the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee.
Two councilors say adding responsibilities to the commission could bog down the process and cause commissioners to lose sight of the original proposal.
Monday's City Council meeting was undoubtedly the most attended council meeting of the year.
The debate, as well as the desire to build up or tear down a memorial, is common in societies as they change over time, according to researchers in sociology, political science and architecture.
The Charlottesville City Council agreed Monday to consider convening a commission that will explore how statues can be handled.