At their July 14 2009 meeting the Charlottesville Planning Commission approved the initiation of a staff study regarding regulation of yard sales. The study is in response to City Zoning Inspector Craig Fabio's concerns about unauthorized business activity in residential areas and excessive illegal signage.
At a planning commission work session on September 22, 2009 the commission decided not to consider a permit system, but rather to direct zoning officials to use other means to stop people from operating semi-permanent sales in their yard.
- Web. City Planning Commission agrees to study regulation of yard sales in Charlottesville, Julia Glendening, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 15, 2009
- Web. Charlottesville will not regulate yard sales, Sean Tubbs, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, September 24 2009 Also available at the Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center.