One of the issues in the race was the future of the Meadowcreek Parkway. The group Democrats for Change formed to oppose its construction. That group also sought to move to a directly-elected Charlottesville mayor. 
Republicans who ran that year also opposed the parkway. The committee nominated Jon Bright, Elizabeth Fortune and John Pfaltz. The Democrats nominated incumbents Maurice Cox and Meredith Richards as well as newcomer Kevin Lynch. 
|Maurice Cox (D) incumbent||2,931||56.15|
|Meredith Richards (D) incumbent||2,734||52.38|
|Kevin Lynch (D)||2,723||52.16|
|Jon Bright (R)||1,946||37.28|
|Elizabeth Fortune (R)||1,793||34.35|
|John Pfaltz (R)||1,701||32.59|
|Kevin Cox (I)||740||14.18|
|Stratton Salidis (I)||317||6.07|
|Source: City of Charlottesville|
Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.
- Web. City Council candidates prepare for race, Michael Loatman, Cavalier Daily, March 9, 2000, retrieved May 13, 2018.
- Web. Official Results May 2, 2000 City Council Election, city website, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 6 May 2011.