I recently asked a member of the Albemarle County Planning Commission if they planned to go to the meeting of the
to hear David Slutzky give a presentation on a transfer of development rights (TDR) program. The response?
“What are the 5Cs?”
So I thought I would share in this posting a little more history on the
Citizens Committee for City-County Cooperation (aka The 5Cs)
. I’ll preface this by saying I have never been to one of their meetings and I don’t even know exactly who is a 5C member and who is not. The 5Cs are facilitated by Leigh Middleditch, Jr., an attorney at McGuireWoods.
In January, I did share a post
that included a podcast of Mr. Middleditch describing the origins of the 5Cs when he was giving a report to the MPO. The 5Cs had been approached to make recommendations on local transportation funding options. I just have not taken the opportunity to ask him for any further details or a membership list.
Today I received an e-mail announcing
Mr. Slutzky’s presentation to the 5Cs on Thursday, December 14th
. It included the following passage of interest:
“For those of you without an ‘institutional memory’, the 5Cs Committee was established in 1980 as a non-partisan group of city and county residents to support the then referendum on the novel Revenue Sharing Agreement as a replacement for annexation, a referendum that passed overwhelmingly and has served both jurisdictions well for the last 25 + years. The 5Cs was reconstituted about ten years ago and has been instrumental in fostering additional city-county cooperation in a number of areas.”
That is a little more than I knew yesterday. Maybe others can chime in with their knowledge of this group and its accomplishments and we can build some institutional memory on the Charlottesville Tomorrow weblog.