Monthly Archives: April 2015

Council Candidates Responses

On April 23, 2015, PHAR, along with the NAACP and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center co-hosted a candidates forum focused on improving the health of the African American community in Charlottesville.

All 5 announced candidates were in attendance and answered a variety of questions regarding the police, education, city planning, and jobs.

In addition to the questions asked at the forum, candidates submitted answers to a questionnaire sent in advance. NAACP Candidate Forum 2015 Questionnaire responses

See, in their own words, what the different candidates have to say about
– The Human Rights Commission
– Public Housing Funding and the Residents’ Bill of Rights for Redevelopment
– the Strategic Investment Area, mixed-income housing, and affordable housing
– the ABRT process (funding for non-profits)
– Jobs vs. Entrepreneurship
– Diversity on City Boards and Commissions
– The Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force
– City of Second Chances
– and more!

Read their responses by following this link: NAACP Candidate Forum 2015 Questionnaire responses

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Council Candidates Forum on African-American Community This Thursday!

You Are Invited!
Join PHAR, NAACP and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for this very important event!

City Council
Candidates Forum

“How will Candidates Improve the Health of the
African-American Community?”

Thursday April 23

6:00-7:30 pm

At the Jefferson School
African American Heritage Center in the Auditorium

Join moderator Karen Waters-Wicks and candidates for city council:
Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin, Lena Seville, Mike Signer, and Dede Smith

Sponsored by: Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP, PHAR, and
the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

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Drastic Changes to CRHA Budget will Hurt Residents!

CRHA has proposed drastic changes to policies that will negatively impact our most vulnerable residents, and violate the Residents Bill of Rights for Redevelopment.
budget flyer 4.20.15
Show Up, Speak Up and Speak Out MONDAY April 20 at 3 pm (Basement Conference Room at City Hall), and MONDAY April 27 at 6 pm (City Council Chambers at City Hall).

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