Brian Wheeler on the water supply plan, budgets and the Virginia Public Access Project

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow joins Coy Barefoot every Tuesday afternoon on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to discuss growth and development in Albemarle County and Charlottesville. This week on the show:

  • Brian discusses his conversation with David Poole of the Virginia Public Access Project. VPAP tracks the finances of candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the City of Charlottesville.
  • There’s lots of news on the water supply plan this week. First, Mayor Dave Norris is suggesting a new direction for the community water supply plan, as reported by Charlottesville Tomorrow. There was a conversation at the Democratic Breakfast where Norris discussed the plan with Albemarle County Supervisor David Slutzky. Coy and Brian discuss how population growth plays a factor into preparing for the community’s water supply needs. Norris wants the existing dam at Ragged Mountain to have 13 feet added to it, while the current plan calls for a new dam to raise the reservoir’s height by 45 feet.
  • Regardless of what plan is ultimately implemented, the RWSA continues to raise its rates to help cover the costs. Charlottesville Tomorrow reported on the proposed increases.
  • Brian gives updates on the City and County budgets for the next fiscal year