agenda has been released

for the first meeting in 2007 of the

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

.  The first item of business on January 3rd will be the election of the Board’s Chair and Vice Chair.  Supervisor Dennis Rooker (Jack Jouett) served as Chairman during 2005-2006 and he indicated at the last meeting of 2006 that he did not expect to be in that seat for 2007.  Many expect current Vice Chairman Ken Boyd (Rivanna) to ascend to the Chairmanship.

At 2:00 PM, the Board is scheduled to hold a

public hearing


adjustments to the current FY2007 budget

.  The Board routinely makes these appropriations throughout the year, however, the recommended appropriations in this batch include two controversial items brought forward by Ken Boyd in December.

On December 13, 2006, Mr. Boyd made some

public remarks

to clarify the intent of these two initiatives characterizing them as “accounting entries” and not policy changes.  The Supervisors voted 4-2 to bring these expenditures forward for public comment.

Brian Wheeler


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