In 2020, The DTM switched to a subscription-based platform at charlottesvilledtm.substack.com. However, we still maintain this developing story archive below.
Covid-19 Relief Efforts
7.10.20 – Need rent or mortgage relief due to the Coronavirus pandemic? The Thomas Jefferson Planning District’s Emergency Rent & Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) may be able to help.
6.30.20- Want to know if you’re eligible for Virginia’s new rent and mortgage relief program? Start here.
Trial: APD racial profiling case
Confederate statue removal
7.2.2020 – Fate of Charlottesville statues still awaits court decisions: City officials previously have stated that as soon as the injunction is removed, they will begin the process to remove the statues.
CPD Investigation of Spray Painters
6.25.20 – CPD PR: CPD Announces Charges Related to Vandalism on East Market Street
6.21.20 – On Market Street, people used colorful spray paint to write “Black Liberation Now,” “Defund and Abolish CPD, APD, UPD,” and other phrases onto the pavement in front of the police department.
7.16.20 – UVA Professor of Economics Dr. Ed Burton delivers analysis on the Charlottesville economy and it’s negative relationship with increased restrictions, and gives thoughts on the repercussions of not allowing children to attend school this fall. [radio podcast]