- February 4 – Charlottesville became the first city in the country to pass a drone resolution. In a 3-2 vote, members of the Charlottesville City Council (2012-2013) passed a resolution placing a two-year moratorium on the use of drones within city limits. 
- February 12 – The Charlottesville Planning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend denial of a rezoning for the Belmont Point subdivision. 
- May 20 – Charlottesville City Council approves human rights ordinancethat prohibits discrimination within the City. The ordinance established the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights, along with an appointed commission.
- May 21 – City Council voted 3-2 to approve the rezoning and critical slopes waiver for Belmont Point  The Councilors who voted for the project were Dave Norris, Satyendra Huja and Kristin Szakos. The no votes were from Kathy Galvin and Dede Smith. 
- August 19 – Charlottesville City Council adopts Comprehensive Plan update 
- September 10 – Randy Lee McKinstry, 18, dies when his motorcycle slams into a GMC Yukon on East Rio Road that was turning left into Pen Park. Police say speed was a contributing factor, and this is the sixth traffic fatality in Albemarle this year.
- December 8 – Richard "Dick" Hamilton Barrick - former Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney (aged 83) 
- http://www.nbc29.com/story/20963560/charlottesville-city-council-passes-anti-drone-resolution | Charlottesville Becomes First U.S. City to Pass Anti-Drone Resolution | Posted: Feb 05, 2013 12:04 AM EST Updated: Mar 11, 2013 4:42 PM EDT
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