Charlottesville’s Lobbying Efforts Fail To Pass Monuments, Gun-Related Bills In General Assembly

Charlottesville officials who paid a lobbying firm $50,000 in taxpayer money to push for legislation have come away largely disappointed.

Before the start of this year’s legislative session, the city agreed to pay Troutman Sanders for lobbying services, with an eye on legislation to give the city authority to remove its Confederate monuments and adopt specific gun restrictions.

City officials say there were at least seven bills related to those topics.

The Daily Progress reports that all of the bills were passed over or killed before they could reach the full Senate or House.