In my weekly appearance today on Coy Barefoot’s
Charlottesville Right Now
(WINA AM 1070), we plan to briefly discuss some of the history of annexation, attempts to merge our localities, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle revenue sharing agreement. Please call in between 4:30 and 5:00 PM at 434-977-1070 to share your insights.
In my research, I have benefited from the recent discussion on
blog and the book
Albemarle: Jefferson’s County 1727-1976
which has some excellent information on the annexation of County land in the 1960s. I also came across this illustration of the “annexation monster” on
Rey Barry’s website
which he credits to local artist Charles Peale. Apparently, the monster was in wide circulation to convince County voters to support a revenue sharing agreement that would end the City’s annexation of County land.