Rooker predicts tax rate will be lowered, but overall taxes will increase to address County’s needs

Charlottesville TomorrowThis morning, Albemarle County Supervisor, Dennis Rooker (I-Jack Jouett), appeared on WINA’s Charlottesville Live with Jane Foy and Rob Schilling, and spoke with callers about tax rates, the budget, and expanding businesses in the community. The highlight of the radio program was when Mr. Rooker predicted the County’s tax rate would be lowered in this year’s budget and then Keith Drake, Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Party, called in and debated the exact meaning of that statement and the effect on local taxes. [Read more on Charlottesville Tomorrow’s blog]

Supervisors discuss open government and procedures for ‘other business’ matters

Charlottesville TomorrowAt the February 7, 2007 meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors there was a discussion about improving the public’s access to matters raised under the category of other business.kj This has typically been a time reserved late in the meeting for ad-hoc informational items and committee reports, the details of which are not published on the meeting agenda. The Board reached consensus to move other business and committee reports both to the beginning of future meetings for the benefit of the public who are often in attendance at the start but not at the very end of a meeting. [Read more on Charlottesville Tomorrow’s blog]

Wake-Up Call: Talking Virginia wine with Tim Gorman of Cardinal Point Winery

Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate the annual renewal of our area’s agriculture with a discussion of Virginia wine? Pete Ronayne sits in for a vacationing Rick Moore for a talk with Tim Gorman, the vineyard manager of Cardinal Point Winery. Gorman gives the vineyard’s history and talks a bit about the science of vitaculture.

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