News and Press Releases

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

For media inquiries or questions regarding press releases, please contact:

Charlottesville Office of Communications
Brian Wheeler, Director of Communications
434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org

To watch live streaming video of Charlottesville's Own TV10, the City's news and information channel, click here

 

Security Cameras Being Installed on Downtown Mall

Post Date:03/30/2018 4:09 PM
mall-camera-squareThe City of Charlottesville has begun the first phase of a project to install security cameras on the Downtown Mall. The initiative is part of the city's long-term plan to improve security in the downtown area.
  • Seven security cameras are being installed in a four-block area at locations near City Hall, the Charlottesville & Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Market Street Parking Garage where the City already has wired data infrastructure connections.
  • The cameras are for investigative purposes only and there will be no active monitoring of the camera feeds. A video server in the City’s IT data center will store any given day’s footage for a maximum of 30-days.
  • The budget for this project (equipment and installation) is $54,148.85.
Future phases -- which would extend coverage on the Downtown Mall to areas where the City does not currently have wired data infrastructure -- are in development.

 

Photo: Security camera installed on Charlottesville City Hall earlier this week.

Return to full list >>