On March 28, 2006, the City of Charlottesville’s 10th & Page Neighborhood Association held the

first 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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00:44 — Introduction

by Gate Pratt, 10th & Page Neighborhood Association President

Opening remarks

02:00 — Dave Norris (D)

04:45 — Julian Taliaferro (D)

09:08 — Rob Schilling (R)


Questions from audience


12:45 — 1. Question directed to Mr. Norris/Mr. Taliaferro: What city committees, boards, or commissions have you served on in the past 5-8 years?

Dave Norris responds

Julian Taliaferro responds

Rob Schilling responds

15:57 — 2. Question directed to Mr. Taliaferro: Resident asks about how responsive the candidate will be to constituent concerns if elected.

Julian Taliaferro responds

20:03 — 3. Question directed to all candidates: Would our property taxes decrease if City of Charlottesville reverted to a Town as part of Albemarle County?

Rob Schilling responds

22:22 — 4. Question directed to Mr. Schilling: Resident asks about Mr. Schilling’s position on tax relief for elderly and disabled in City budget.

Rob Schilling responds

24:43 — 5. Question directed to Mr. Schilling: Resident asks about Mr. Schilling’s position on funding for public safety and law enforcement.

Rob Schilling responds

27:05 — 6. Question directed to all candidates: Resident comments on changing character of neighborhood then asks what solutions candidates will consider to cut expenses in City budget?

Julian Taliaferro responds

Dave Norris responds

Rob Schilling responds

33:55 — 7. Question directed to Mr. Norris: What are you proposing to help people out of poverty?

Dave Norris responds

Julian Taliaferro responds

Rob Schilling responds

37:17 — 8. Question directed to Mr. Schilling: What will impact be on residents that lose their jobs if certain government services are privatized?

Rob Schilling responds

38:54 — 9. Question directed to all candidates: How much does a City Councilor get paid?

Rob Schilling responds

39:07 — 10. Question directed to all candidates: Where I can I find more information on candidate positions on affordable living choices for our citizens?

Dave Norris responds

Julian Taliaferro responds

Rob Schilling responds


Closing statements


42:10 — Rob Schilling

44:53 — Julian Taliaferro

46:45 — Dave Norris

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