As part of Charlottesville Tomorrow’s coverage of the 2009 local elections for City Council and the Board of Supervisors, we have interviewed each candidate to discuss topics related to water, land use, transportation, their priorities, and their qualifications.

Excerpts from these interviews will be included in our upcoming non-partisan

2009 Voter Guide

which will be mailed to each household with one of these races on the ballot.  In the meantime, we are publishing the complete audio recordings and transcripts of our interviews.


Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Election Watch 2009 website

for even more detailed information on the candidates including, bios, campaign finance reports, other videos and podcasts, and the schedule of upcoming candidate forums.

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2009 Charlottesville City Council Candidate Interview

Candidate: Dave Norris (D)

On November 3, 2009, voters in the City of Charlottesville go to the polls to elect their representatives to two seats on the Charlottesville City Council.  This recording is Brian Wheeler’s September 3, 2009 interview with Dave Norris (D).  Mr. Norris is seeking re-election and is being challenged by Kristin Szakos (D), Bob Fenwick (I), Paul Long (I), and Andrew Williams (I-Write In).

Download the transcript


    00:50 – Introduction from Brian Wheeler

    01:30 – Question 1 – Describe your past experience.

    04:22 – Question 2 –

    Plans for transportation and Regional
    Transit Authority.

    09:00 – Question 3 –

    Should Council explore capping population

    10:51 – Question 4 –

    Views on the growth of the County and

    13:11 – Question 5 – Views on Lower Ragged Mountain Dam.

    15:48 – Question 6 –

    One area of improved partnership with
    the County.

    18:18 – Question 7 –

    Priorities for economic and workforce

    22:23 – Question 8 –

    What do you want to happen to old Martha
    Jefferson Hospital complex?

    25:40 – Question 9 – Vision for McIntire Park.

    30:24 – Question 10 –

    Do you support the 1990 Three Party Transportation

    33:39 – Question 11 – Views on revisiting past Council decisions.

    37:50 – Question 12 –

    Views on revision of 1982 revenue sharing
    agreement with City.

    42:34 – Question 13 – Do you support 50-year water supply plan?

    45:50 – Question 14 – Top priority if elected.

    51:00 – Question 15 –

    Views on strategic plan and necessary
    steps in meeting goals.

    55:33 – Question 16 – Primary responsibility of Council.