City Council denies plea

danger — Students regularly have to cross two lanes of traffic by intersection where Kung Jin Oh was hit in order to get to their destination. Photo credit: Josh Janney

Proposal for a crosswalk near the Annex shot down despite recent accident The Lynchburg City Council has rejected Liberty University’s pleas for a crosswalk to be installed at the intersection of Odd Fellows Road and Albert Lankford Drive, despite growing concerns that the intersection is a safety risk for pedestrians …

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Registration approaches end

LUXURY — Students enjoy convenience of voting in Vines Center. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Efforts made to avoid low student voter turnout on election day During the 2014 Lynchburg City Council race, several people, including Montgomery Pace, chairwoman of the College Republicans of Liberty University, sacrificed much of their time to motivate students to vote. When only 198 showed up at the Liberty precinct, …

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Election impacts

Falwell encourages students to vote With Lynchburg City Council Elections approaching May 10, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell said he would like to encourage students to participate in the local political process. “It only takes a small turnout to make a difference during these off-season elections, 3,000 votes is all …

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Tax increase rejected

City Council looks at new stormwater management fee The meals tax suggested in Lynchburg’s budget proposal was taken off the menu by City Council. Lynchburg council met Tuesday, April 10, to discuss the 2013 fiscal year operating budget proposal during a private work session. At that time, the council unanimously …

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Council takes on hard issues

Liberty University is still on track to receive its own polling location, following approval by the City Council during an open hearing Oct. 25. The redistricting changes must be approved by the federal government, but the polling location should be in place for spring elections. Only students who are registered …

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Community meetings pushed forward

City Council gives Lynchburg locals a voice in the redistricting process Lynchburg City Council is currently hosting a set of community meetings as it moves forward in the redistricting process. Before the plans are voted on for approval, the meetings give citizens a chance to speak with members of council …

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Redistricting not yet on the docket

Potential changes would impact campus voting A new redistricting plan for the City of Lynchburg has been proposed by city staff and the electoral board, but has not yet been put on the docket for approval by City Council. If Lynchburg undergoes a redistricting of its local wards, it would …

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