Courthouse transparency: Dull, Holmes, Mead call special meeting of Staunton City Council

STAUNTON — Three city council members have called a special meeting of the Staunton City Council next week in regards to the Augusta County Courthouse in an apparent bid to improve public transparency and feedback about the plan.

Last month, city council decided to postpone a vote on moving the county court operations to Verona, until they knew more on the subject. During that meeting, citizens were not able to speak or ask questions.

This was a day after the Augusta County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in favor of the memorandum of understanding with the City of Staunton to move the Augusta County Courthouse from downtown Staunton to Verona.

At the end of November 2021, it was announced that Verona could be the new home for the Augusta County courts.