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.

Visit

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 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Candidate Interview



Candidate: Rodney Thomas (R)


On November 3, 2009, voters in the Rio Magisterial District go to the polls to elect their representative on the

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

.  This recording is Brian Wheeler’s September 10, 2009 interview with

Rodney Thomas (R)

.  Mr. Thomas is challenging incumbent

David Slutzky (D)

.







Download the transcript



TIMELINE FOR PODCAST

:

    00:46 – Introduction from Brian Wheeler

    01:26 – Question 1 –

    Describe your past experience.

    02:30 – Question 2 –

    Plans for transportation and
    Regional Transit Authority.

    03:41 – Question 3 –

    Views on what Places29 Master
    Plan should contain.

    04:50 – Question 4 –

    Views on expansion of county
    growth areas.

    05:50 – Question 5 –

    How he would direct budget
    process.

    07:00 – Question 6 –

    Should Board explore capping
    population growth?

    08:11 – Question 7 –

    Views on water supply and Lower
    Ragged Mountain Dam.

    09:10 – Question 8 –

    Area of improved partnership with
    the City.


    10:03 – Question 9 –

    Priorities in economic development and growth
    areas.


    10:50 – Question 10 –

    Do you support the 1990

    Three Party
    Agreement

    (transportation)?

    11:37 – Question 11 –

    Views on revisiting past Board
    decisions.

    12:30 – Question 12 –

    Views on revision of 1982 r

    evenue
    sharing agreement

    with City.

    13:32 – Question 13 –

    Do you support 50-year water
    supply plan?

    14:20 – Question 14 –

    Top priority if elected.

    14:54 – Question 15 –

    Views on strategic plan and
    necessary steps in meeting goals.

    15:55 – Question 16 –

    Primary responsibility of Board.