WINA AM 1070’s Charlottesville Live morning program is inviting all of the candidates running for the Charlottesville City Council to come on the radio to share their background and priorities. On August 3, 2007, Democratic candidate Satyendra Huja was the guest of host Jane Foy. This recording by Charlottesville Tomorrow is produced with the permission of WINA.
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Huja recently ended a 31-year career with the Charlottesville City Government, stepping down as Director of Strategic Planning. In that position, he says he helped on a number of city improvement projects, such as the restoration of Court Square and a revitalization program for the 10th and Page Neighborhood. In general, he says the quality of life in Charlottesville improved during his time working for the City. Huja thinks things can be even better if the City and County share more services, such as transit, parks, and public safety.
1:35 – Huja lists accomplishments he made as Director of Strategic Planning
2:35 – Huja says why he left retirement to seek public office
4:50 – Huja outlines his priorities as a candidate
5:50 – Huja weighs in on the possibility of a regional transit system and other City-County partnerships
8:00 – Huja describes why he helped launch Charlottesville’s Art In Place program
10:45 – Huja discusses what he’d like to accomplish while on City Council if elected
11:50 – Huja on completing the area’s transportation network
13:06 – Huja on relieving property tax burdens for low-income City residents