Wesley Bellamy to Run for Charlottesville City Council

Dozens gathered at Tonsler Park to support Wesley Bellamy. The 26-year-old says his goal is to help move the city forward. Full Story
Marsha Maines

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 13, 2013
Interesting. Someone running on an Education platform that cannot issue a statement utilizing proper grammatical syntax? Lovely. Let's see how awake the electorate is.
who cares

Palmyra, VA

#2 Mar 13, 2013
Perfect post Maines. Simply said but PERFECT!!
Sumsa

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 13, 2013
"Developing some of the small businesses within the city, furthermore helping out with education, which everyone knows I'm on the forefront of, that's one of my big sticklers,"
What a bright young man!
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 13, 2013
Can't wait for some history.
tiffany bellamy gerald

Longs, SC

#5 Mar 13, 2013
Pay it forward cousin. Your family supports you n has your back. CHARLOTTESVILLE HISTORY IS IN THE MAKING!!!
John Teller

Natural Bridge Station, VA

#6 Mar 13, 2013
He might not be a rocket scientist, but it would be nice to have someone who doesn't live off their trust fund on council. I doubt he will champion building a hotel for homeless people by the downtown mall.
Intelligence

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Mar 13, 2013
Why is there a national alliance of black educators? What is the point of race based groups anymore? But it would be nice to see a fresh face on clowncil.
Interested observer

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 13, 2013
John Teller wrote:
He might not be a rocket scientist, but it would be nice to have someone who doesn't live off their trust fund on council. I doubt he will champion building a hotel for homeless people by the downtown mall.
What a great idea! Use that monstrosity of a money pit and convert it to low-income housing for the elderly. It would be a boon for the downtown merchants, actually get stores that people actually use on a daily basis; boon for taxis; close to City Market and those Market Street markets, close to community events. Could include satellite offices for agencies that assist elderly people, have exercise spaces.

Well why not, beats having people that only drive up prices for the working people.

Yes and Good Luck to Wes Bellamy!
Interested observer

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Mar 13, 2013
money pit = Landmark Hotel
Tex

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Mar 14, 2013
this candidate is long overdue on the scene
Cruz

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Mar 14, 2013
"Developing some of the small businesses within the city". Just a thought but Why not look at developing some larger Businesses in the city? The city could use some major job providers inside the city limits. Would like to know what peoples thoughts are on this.
jogger

Hillsville, VA

#12 Mar 14, 2013
Is he a city resisdent........? or like our city manager...lives in county but supposedly owns city property.........by the way when will the city manager move to the city.....as he is required to do....?
ActionJackson

Bassett, VA

#13 Mar 14, 2013
Ok Wesley..your heart is in the right place but just rememeber.."teach a man to fish in order to fend for himself...give a man a fish day after day & he'll look for more welfare day after day" Yea, not exactly the quote but you get the idea. EMPOWER not deflower!
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 14, 2013
Cruz wrote:
"Developing some of the small businesses within the city". Just a thought but Why not look at developing some larger Businesses in the city? The city could use some major job providers inside the city limits. Would like to know what peoples thoughts are on this.
Cville and the county are a microcosm for the country. We had major employers here once before but the labor was outsourced(shipped overseas) and now we make little or nothing. Check the news and you will see major firms around the country laying off thousands. We've become a service based economy with tight fisted corporate structures. The city is lucky to have had someone occupy the old Martha Jefferson Hospital.
just a bro

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Mar 19, 2013
Wow...so this is the best that the Democratic party has to offer from the black community! Someone that has not yet proven themselves even within the community in which he is a member. When will the black community stop letting white folks state who are our leaders.
just a cracker

Richmond, VA

#16 Mar 19, 2013
just a bro wrote:
Wow...so this is the best that the Democratic party has to offer from the black community! Someone that has not yet proven themselves even within the community in which he is a member. When will the black community stop letting white folks state who are our leaders.
When they start to take getting an education seriously, otherwise we listen to disjointed thinking like this guy.
King Ralph

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Mar 19, 2013
Cruz wrote:
"Developing some of the small businesses within the city". Just a thought but Why not look at developing some larger Businesses in the city? The city could use some major job providers inside the city limits. Would like to know what peoples thoughts are on this.
Attracting larger businesses is much harder than growing smaller businesses. They require better tax incentives, better roadway infrastructure than what Charlottesville has, and needs to know that there are local people who have any specialized skills that they might need.

As far as I know, the trend is still businesses moving out of the Downtown and "historic" areas because everything about those areas is a joke.
bro4life

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jun 8, 2013
What a shame and insult that the C'ville community may elect a someone of the African American community that is mostly style and very little substance. Mr Bellamy has made statements about the so-called academic advancement of his H.Y.P.E students that just are not true. There may be 24 young people on a list somewhere but a couple of unscheduled and random visits on several occasions only saw 5 to 10 at the most in attendance. Mr Bellamy is taking credit for participating in long-standing events at Westhaven and other places that others started long before he arrived. Mr. Bellamy did not even develop the first H.Y.P.E. proposal that got monies from city council...someone on staff did his work. And don't get me started on the promises Mr Bellamy is already making to black leaders and others as he has determined that he is already on council. While I'm not confronting his heart intention, I do have concerned about Mr Bellamy methods. Mr Bellamy is very young and immature in his thinking and thoughts, and this just what our city council needs? Come on, I support diversity on council just not at the cost of real quality.

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