Blue Ribbon Commission Delivers Final Report to City Council
Blue Ribbon Commission Delivers Final Report to City Council

Monday night, Charlottesville City Council heard the Blue Ribbon Commission's final report.

December 18th, 8:03 PM EST
Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission Shares Draft Proposal
Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission Shares Draft Proposal

Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission shared its initial draft proposal with the public on Thursday. People were also given a chance to share their thoughts during public comment.

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 10:51 PM EST
Commission Votes 6-3 to Keep Confederate Statues in Charlottesville
Commission Votes 6-3 to Keep Confederate Statues in Charlottesville

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Monuments and Public Spaces voted 6-3 Tuesday evening to let the statues dedicated to Confederate leaders remain in place.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 9:15 AM EDT
Charlottesville's BRC Reveals Cost of Statue Removal and Placement
Charlottesville's BRC Reveals Cost of Statue Removal and Placement

Charlottesville's Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials, and Public Spaces is sharing how much it might cost to remove two of the city's confederate statues and some of the legal ramifications that come of it. 

Friday, October 7th 2016, 12:13 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Reviewing Information and Ideas
Blue Ribbon Commission Reviewing Information and Ideas

Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission is reviewing its ideas and information gathered to decide how to address Confederate monuments in the city.

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:04 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Provides Update to Charlottesville City Council
Blue Ribbon Commission Provides Update to Charlottesville City Council

The Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials, and Public Spaces is closing in on what suggestions to make about the future of Civil War memorials in the city.

Monday, September 19th 2016, 5:00 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Set to Give Update on Historical Landmarks
Blue Ribbon Commission Set to Give Update on Historical Landmarks

The Blue Ribbon Commission has been working diligently on their charge to give Charlottesville City Council a solution to the controversy over historical landmarks in the city.

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 4:57 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Gives Tour of Controversial Landmarks
Blue Ribbon Commission Gives Tour of Controversial Landmarks

The Blue Ribbon Commission is opening up the discussion about Charlottesville's historical landmarks.

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 6:19 PM EDT
Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission Holds First Public Forum
Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission Holds First Public Forum

The Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission got input on the city’s Confederate monuments for the first time Wednesday night.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 9:49 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Elects Leaders
Blue Ribbon Commission Elects Leaders

At its third meeting on Thursday night, Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission elected a chair and vice chair.

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 9:54 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Holds Second Meeting
Blue Ribbon Commission Holds Second Meeting

The Blue Ribbon Commission held its second meeting on Thursday. The group is looking at what other cities are doing to address issues similar to the ones in Charlottesville.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 9:22 PM EDT
Charlottesville's Blue Ribbon Commission Holds First Meeting
Charlottesville's Blue Ribbon Commission Holds First Meeting

Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission met for the first time Thursday to discuss Charlottesville’s Confederate memorials and how to honor both race and history.

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 9:49 PM EDT
Blue Ribbon Commission Ready to Tackle Confederate Statues Issue
Blue Ribbon Commission Ready to Tackle Confederate Statues Issue

The newly appointed Blue Ribbon Commission is ready to discuss the issue of Confederate memorials in Charlottesville. They say the first step to find a solution is to listen.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 10:02 PM EDT
City Council Announces Blue Ribbon Commission Members
City Council Announces Blue Ribbon Commission Members

Charlottesville City Council has announced the nine members of the Blue Ribbon Commission that will study Charlottesville’s Confederate monuments.

Monday, June 6th 2016, 10:19 PM EDT
Applications to Serve on Cville Blue Ribbon Commission Due May 27
Applications to Serve on Cville Blue Ribbon Commission Due May 27

Applications are due May 27 to serve on Charlottesville's Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Monuments and Public Spaces. The commission will research options for Confederate monuments in the city.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 10:01 AM EDT
PLACE Task Force Wants Spot on Blue Ribbon Commission
PLACE Task Force Wants Spot on Blue Ribbon Commission

The PLACE Design Task Force, which discusses design in Charlottesville, wants a spot on the city’s new blue ribbon commission. 

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 3:30 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council Approves Commission to Study Monuments
Charlottesville City Council Approves Commission to Study Monuments

Charlottesville City Council unanimously approved an idea to set up a commission to study the city’s monuments and how to honor history and race. 

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 10:40 PM EDT
City Council to Approve Creation of Blue Ribbon Commission
City Council to Approve Creation of Blue Ribbon Commission

Charlottesville City Council is preparing to set up a commission to study the city's Confederate monuments.

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 4:40 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council to Decide on Special Commission Monday
Charlottesville City Council to Decide on Special Commission Monday

City leaders in Charlottesville are trying to figure out how to handle a controversy over confederate monuments.

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
Charlottesville City Council Holds Public Hearing on Lee Park Statue
Charlottesville City Council Holds Public Hearing on Lee Park Statue

Charlottesville City Council heard from dozens of people on both sides of the debate of what the city should do with its monuments to members of the Confederacy.

Monday, April 18th 2016, 11:25 PM EDT
Council to Discuss Civil War Era Monuments, Protests Planned
Council to Discuss Civil War Era Monuments, Protests Planned

Opponents of Charlottesville's effort to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee are planning a rally for Monday afternoon. Charlottesville City Council is trying to decide where the city, and its history, goes from here.

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 5:53 PM EDT
Cville City Council Taking Up Resolution to Deal with Monuments
Cville City Council Taking Up Resolution to Deal with Monuments

The debate over what to do about confederate monuments is coming to a head in Charlottesville. 

Friday, April 15th 2016, 4:48 PM EDT
People Show Support for, Opposition to Lee Statue in Charlottesville
People Show Support for, Opposition to Lee Statue in Charlottesville

A peaceful rally calling for the removal of the statue at Lee Park in Charlottesville turned into a shouting match as people voiced their opinions on the issue.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 11:29 AM EDT
Teen Starts Petition to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue from Charlottesville's Lee Park
Teen Starts Petition to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue from Charlottesville's Lee Park

As supporters and opponents take to social media and the internet to voice concerns over Lee Park, Charlottesville City Council has planned to take up the issue at an upcoming meeting in April. 

Monday, March 21st 2016, 5:07 PM EDT