On September 28, 2011, Charlottesville Tomorrow and

The Daily Progress

co-sponsored a candidate forum for the two candidates running for the Rivanna District seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors.

Local residents came to the Hollymead Elementary School to hear the candidates respond to questions posed by the moderator, the audience, and each other.

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The candidate forum participants

    Kenneth C. Boyd (R)

    Cynthia Neff (D)

    Brian Wheeler, Moderator

Photo: Andrew Shurtleff, The Daily Progress

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      0:03:48 — OPENING STATEMENTS

      0:10:00 —


      Water plan

      As the primary approach for adding to our long term water supply, do you favor dredging and water conservation before construction of a new or taller dam at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir, YES or NO?

      Western Bypass

      Do you support construction of the 6.2 mile Western Bypass as currently proposed for U.S. Route 29, YES or NO?

      Property Taxes

      Will you consider raising the real estate property tax rate in the next county budget to invest in capital funding priorities, YES or NO?


      0:12:10 —

      Economic Vitality Plan

      What role should local government play to stimulate economic vitality?  Do you support Albemarle’s economic vitality plan and are there areas you recommend for improvement?

      0:15:35 —

      City-County-UVA relations

      How should the city, county and the University of Virginia work together to enhance our community’s unique character and economic vitality?

      0:18:55 —

      Western Bypass

      Do you believe the Western Bypass project is consistent with the character of our community and the public’s vision for transportation in Albemarle County?

      0:22:44 —

      Growth area boundary adjustments and/or expansions

      Should the board consider boundary adjustments for Albemarle County’s designated growth areas to create new locations for business on land currently zoned as rural areas?  Does it matter if the land is in the watershed of the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir?

      0:27:20 —


      Albemarle County’s vision statement calls for a “world class” public education system.  What does that mean to you and how will you support that goal?

      0:30:38 —

      Your priorities

      What is your top priority for action by the board of supervisors if you are elected?

      0:33:46 —

      Your qualifications for Board of Supervisors

      Please describe your past experience that qualifies you to be on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors.

      0:37:20 —


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