The seven candidates for three seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
gathered at Westminster Presbyterian Church on October 18, 2007, for a forum hosted by several non-profit environmental and transportation groups in our region. Over fifty people attended.The co-sponsors were Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation, the Rivanna Conservation Society, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and Citizens for Albemarle.
Candidates took questions on the impact of population growth on the community, how to slow traffic growth on the region’s roads, and how to protect the quality of ground and surface waters in Albemarle County.
The moderator is Len Schoppa, President of the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation. The format for this forum was fairly unique. There were no opening or closing statements. After each of the three questions prepared by the organizers, Len Schoppa briefly summarized the ideas that he heard, and asked a follow-up question.
For a detailed timeline and list of questions and answers, please visit Charlottesville Tomorrow.