On April 10, 2006, the NAACP hosted the

second candidate forum for the May 2nd City Council Elections

. Complete election coverage can be found on Charlottesville Tomorrow’s

Election Watch website

.


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00:54 — Introduction by Dr. Rick Turner, President of Charlottesville/Albemarle NAACP

Candidate speeches on education, affordable housing, and health care

01:44 — Dave Norris (D)

09:15 — Rob Schilling (D)

24:34 — Julian Taliaferro (R)


Question and Answer session


36:02 — 1. How would you empower teachers in the face of this litigious environment and in the face of school board pressure for SOL performance?

    36:24 — Dave Norris

    38:10 — Rob Schilling

    39:51 — Julian Taliaferro

40:56 — 2. How would you change the city’s current spending priorities?  what major changes in spending policy would you make?

    41:11 — Dave Norris

    42:33 — Rob Schilling

    44:15 — Julian Taliaferro

45:39 — 3. How would you improve public transit?  And when can we look forward to Sunday bus service?

    46:03 — Julian Taliaferro

    47:23 — Rob Schilling

    48:58 — Dave Norris

50:26 — 4. How do you feel about the issue of a district or ward system for the election of City Council members?

    50:35 — Julian Taliaferro

    51:33 — Rob Schilling

    53:11 — Dave Norris

54:13 — 5. With the newly elected School Board, what policy role should City Council play in developing school policy?

    54: 24 — Julian Taliaferro

    55:01 — Rob Schilling

    56:09 — Dave Norris

57:14 — 6. Can City Council influence action by the University of Virginia related to student housing,

increased health care for low income residents, and use of cars by students? If so, how?

    57:39 — Julian Taliaferro

    58:50 — Rob Schilling

    1:00:14 — Dave Norris

1:01:57 — Concluding remarks by Dr. Rick Turner