Charlottesville–Right Now: Maurice Jones

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Mar 072011
 

Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones joined Coy to discuss issues pertinent to the City of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Dede Smith joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 252011
 

2.25.11 Dede Smith of Citizens For A Sustainable Water Plan joined Coy to discuss the latest news on the community water supply plan.

Charlottosville–Right Now: Rodney Thomas joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 082011
 

2.8.11 Member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Rodney Thomas joins Coy to discuss local politics. Today’s conversation centers on the new breakdown of the County’s budget, but Thomas also gives his thoughts on the public school class scheduling system, the proposed development at the Hollymead Town Center site, and (of course) the water supply plan. Richard Lloyd from Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply Plan also weighs in with some questions about dredging.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Mayor Dave Norris joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 072011
 

2.7.11 Mayor of the City of Charlottesville Dave Norris joins Coy to discuss tonight’s City Council Meeting. First on the agenda- for today’s interview at least- is the water supply plan including the issue of dredging. In addition, Mayor Norris touches on a bidding war over a piece of land in Charlottesville and talks about what else will be up for debate at tonight’s meeting.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Ann Mallek joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 012011
 

2.1.11 Chairman of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Ann Mallek joins Coy to discuss the latest on the water supply plan. In today’s conversation, Mallek responds to all of the noise surrounding the plan in place following the recent Charlottesville City Council vote in favor of the extended wall at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir. In addition, the Board of Supervisors Chair gives her thoughts on the issue of dredging and responds to questions from Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply Plan’s Dede Smith.

Jan 312011
 

1.31.11 Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply Plan’s Dede Smith joins Coy to discuss the latest on the water supply plan. In today’s conversation, Smith talks facts and figures surrounding the new addition to the dam at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir. According to the new information in place, extending the dam to 42 feet (as originally planned) instead of 30 feet (as was recently voted upon) is actually more financially prudent. Sound bites from an angry Ken Boyd at a recent Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting are also included. And finally, the question remains: to dredge or not to dredge?

Jan 252011
 

1.25.11 Mayor of the City of Charlottesville Dave Norris joins Coy to continue the conversation of the water supply plan. Mayor Norris spoke briefly with Coy last week about the recent vote which passed by a 3-2 margin in Charlottesville City Council for a new water supply plan, yet today he has a chance to respond in much greater detail. The Council had unanimously endorsed Mayor Norris’s phasing plan a couple of months ago, yet the tide has obviously turned.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Kristin Szakos joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 252011
 

1.25.11 Member of Charlottesville City Council Kristin Szakos joins Coy to explain the recent water supply vote. A few months ago, Szakos was open with her support of a phased approach- the proposal championed by Mayor Norris. However, last week, Szakos was one of the 3 members of City Council who voted in favor of the new water supply plan. In today’s conversation, Szakos explains her decision to vote as she did and also responds to the citizens who are calling her out individually for changing her mind. Finally, Szakos provides her thoughts on the merits of dredging.

Jan 212011
 

1.21.11 Member of The Charlottesville City Council Satyendra Huja joins Coy to discuss the water supply plan vote. After it had appeared that City Council were a unified front in favor of their water supply plan, a surprise vote a couple of nights ago pushed forward a different plan which caught even Mayor Dave Norris off guard. Mr. Huja was one of the members of the council who voted in favor of this new motion, which passed by a 3-2 margin, that will call for a brand new dam to be built at Ragged Mountain. In today’s conversation, Huja discusses the growth in water usage at UVA, and he also proclaims his support for proceeding with the plans for dredging. Listen in as callers react with their thoughts on the water supply plan and the recent vote.

Jan 192011
 

1.19.11 Former Charlottesville City Council member Kevin Lynch and Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply Plan’s Dede Smith join Coy to continue the discussion of the water supply news. Both Lynch and Smith were present at the vote last evening to rebuild the dam at Ragged Mountain, and both guests feel like the effort to push the motion to a vote was clearly planned a and describe it as a blindsiding of Mayor Dave Norris. The plan to extend the existing dam, championed by the Mayor, appears to have been abandoned, but the City Council did not necessarily side with the proposal of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Find out where we go from here, as well as all of the details of this new plan, the “third plan” as Coy calls it, in today’s conversation.

Jan 192011
 

1.19.11 Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris and Senior Editor of The Hook Hawes Spencer join Coy to discuss breaking news no the water supply plan. Last night, a motion asking for a brand new dam at Ragged Mountain passed in the Charlottesville City Council meeting. Hawes was present at the vote last night, and he says this plan is far more akin to the plan proposed by Albemarle County as oppossed to that which Norris was championing, and the merits of each proposal are considered. Last night’s vote seems to have caught the Mayor by surprise, and he reacts to the breaking news in today’s conversation. What does last night’s decision truly mean for the future of water in Charlottesville? Find out, here.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Dede Smith joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 182011
 

1.18.11 Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply Plan’s Dede Smith joins Coy to discuss the latest on the water supply debate. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors met with the Charlottesville City Council today to try to reach a compromise on the water supply debate, and according to Smith, who attended, very little compromise was made. Neither side is pushing for an extension of the 2006 plan, but now both Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville have their own ideas, respectively. Will the existing water reservoir finally be dredged? How well are the citizens truly being represented? Get all of the insight and reaction, here.