Charlottesville-Right Now: Brian Wheeler

Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow joined Charlottesville Right Now to discuss growth and development issues. This week on ths show:

  • Brian and Coy excitedly discuss all of the pie happenings in the area. Long-time listeners may recall Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Pie Day 2008 which sought to answer the question “Who sells the best homemade pie in a local store?” Since then ,a group of citizens on Twitter asked “Who makes the best pie in Charlottesville?” That opens the pie debate to the public at large. Cvillepiedown was a sucess, and leads to plans for CvillePieFest in Crozet this September.
  • The Festival of the Photo will last from Thursday, June 11 to Saturday, June 13, 2009 – The Festival is a not for profit celebration of photography — created by photographers. With a program of exhibitions, workshops, interviews, outdoor screenings, and special events, the Festival attracts professional and amateur photographers from around the world to Charlottesville’s picturesque historic downtown.
  • The Downtown Mall renovations are more or less complete, and now feature City-provided wireless access to the Internet.
  • In last week’s show, Brian the community was waiting on two things – responses to Dredging RFP and report fro the expert panel on Ragged Mountain Dam design. This week the RWSA released the 13-page assessment by the “Independent Technical Review Team
  • Governor Kaine helps break ground on “innovative” Moores Creek treatment plant upgrade
  • Albemarle Republicans nominate Snow, Thomas as candidates for Board of Supervisors