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In July of 2012, Black Market Moto Saloon applied for a Special Use Permit with the City of Charlottesville, VA to change their business zoning from Mixed Use Industrial to a Music Hall. This would allow the business to offer live, amplified music.
Charlottesville Planning Commission voted to approve this Special Use Permit with a list of restrictions to protect the neighboring residential area. On October 2nd, 2012, City Council denied the Special Use Permit, effectively ignoring the Planning Commission recommendation and the written wishes of over five hundred residents interested in the continued cultural development of Charlottesville.
The criteria given for the rejection was presented by Councilor Kathy Galvin and consisted of a very subjective interpretation of City Code and cited "non-harmonious use" and incompatibility with Charlottesville's still undeveloped Comprehensive Plan. Kathy Galvin, Dede Smith and Kristin Szakos were influenced by a small but politically outspoken group of individuals in the Woolen Mills area who consider the family friendly restaurant "adverse branding" to their neighborhood.
The standard options for recourse on this decision would be for the Moto Saloon to re-apply a year from now with another $1500 application fee. Another means would be an appeal of the decision in the Circuit Court of Charlottesville. Either way, the Moto Saloon would like your voice of support to be heard in this petition.
On August 3, 2012, the Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposed several rule changes. Among these are proposals to outlaw the use of the motorcycle grip while facing off, potentially requiring faceoff men to line up twelve inches apart, and prohibiting faceoff men (but not others) from taping the shaft/head area of the stick
Many of us have excelled at this art and are going to college next year to face off, and by making these rule changes all of our hard work during high school working moto grip will be for naught.
For the reasons set forth in the full Petition - which can be found at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwGud8_7Ny78ejN6LW9Pck5hZWs/edit we strongly believe that the proposed changes to the faceoff rules are imprudent, discriminatory, unfair and potentially dangerous.
These proposed rule changes will become effective for a mandatory two year period if approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP). It is our understanding that the PROP will meet by conference call to discuss these changes some time in September 2012.
We intend to send a complete copy of the signed Petition to the PROP by August 31, 2012, so that hopefully they will consider our views prior to approving these drastic and ill-advised changes to the faceoff rules.