From: Virginia Flagger <>
Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Subject: Va Flaggers: Charlottesville City Council/Lee-Jackson Day Update

On Tuesday, February 17th, Charlottesville City Council met, in spite of inclement weather, and the first of two required readings of the proposed ordinance change that would eliminate the City Lee-Jackson Day holiday was held. We were unable to attend, due to the road conditions, but watched by live feed, and only one person mentioned the ordinance change during the public speaking portion of the meeting.

Tomorrow night, Monday, March 2nd will be the 2nd and final reading, as well as the vote by City Council.  All indications are that this prejudicial and discriminatory ordinance change will pass, as comments by Councilors have been overwhelmingly in support of and with sympathy for those who spoke for the removal of any and all things Confederate from the city.

See attached documents for the agenda, guidelines for speakers, background information, and text of proposed ordinance change.

The meeting begins at 7:00.  Anyone wishing to speak during the public speaking time must arrive early at 6:30 to sing up for one of the 12 available slots.

There is still time to send one more email and/or make one more phone call before Monday evening.

Charlottesville City Council Contact Info:

Contact Information:
Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja
(434) 977-5094 (H)
(434) 981-8948 (C)
Vice Mayor Dede Smith
(434) 882-2933 ©
Kristin Szakos
(434) 987-1042 (C)
Kathy Galvin
(434) 249-6404 (C)
Bob Fenwick
(434) 249-3406 (C)

To contact all the City Councilors with a question or comment CLICK HERE.
To contact Paige Rice, Clerk of Council, call 434-970-3113 or CLICK HERE.

On February 19th, the NBC affiliate in Charlottesville spoke with Va Flagger Barry Isenhour, and ran this story when plans to seek land for a Memorial Battle Flag were leaked to the press…

We hope to see many of you in Charlottesville tomorrow evening…

Susan Hathaway

?Upcoming Events:

Monday, March 2nd:   2nd reading of City Council's proposal to eliminate the Lee-Jackson holiday in Charlottesville.  Sign up to speak at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00.

Thursday, March 5th:  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7th:  Flagging the VMFA 200 N. Boulevard, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 28th – Sunday, March 29th:  Fork Inn/Sutherland’s Tavern Heritage Days.  We will have a booth at the event, and will be partnering with the Army of Northern Va Mechanized Calvary to raise a roadside flag that weekend.

Saturday, April 4th:  Last Capitol of the Confederacy Sesquicentennial Ball – Danville, VA

Saturday, May 9th:  Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – Save the date!  More details to follow!

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