City Council to Consider Downtown Mall Ambassador Program
An ambassador program could start this fall on Charlottesville's downtown mall. The idea is to station four seasonal employees on the mall to help guide visitors. They would work 40 hours per week.
The ambassadors would be trained by both the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Charlottesville Police Department.
Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos said, "It's something that is a very appropriate way for a city like Charlottesville to kind of greet visitors and make the downtown feel safe."
The pilot program would cost about $80,000. The city's police department will continue to have its own kiosks on the mall to help curb rude and disruptive behavior. Charlottesville City Council will take action on the idea Tuesday.
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