Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow joined Charlottesville Right Now to discuss growth and development issues.
Brian reports on his field trip to Pennsylvania on which he saw many signs advertising interesting kinds of pie. Brian will be a judge for the Fall Charlottesville Piedown. Caller Kathy reports back with a definition of what shoofly pie is.
Brian reports on the smaller version of the new Whole Foods that will be built on Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow joined Charlottesville Right Now to discuss local elections and growth & development issues. This week on the show:
Brian and Coy discuss the best meals they’ve had recently, including the best places to have lunch in Charlottesville
This year’s local elections are getting underway, and Charlottesville Tomorrow is beginning to track the various candidates on their Election Watch 2009 page. Two candidates have declared in the County, and one will declare in the City this Saturday. Rodney Thomas will seek the Republican nomination for the Rio District, and John Lowry will run for the Samuel Miller District but has not yet officially announced. Kristen Szakos is running for the Democratic nomination for two seats on the Charlottesville City Council.
2008 was another big year for growth and development stories in our community, according to Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow. For the third year in a row, he listed the top ten stories on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot. Visit Charlottesville Tomorrow to see the full list.
Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, joined Coy Barefoot on the December 16, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about transportation and other infrastructure topics. This week:
Brian describes his grandmother’s molasses cookie recipe
Transportation funding from the state is going to decline even further, according to Albemarle County Supervisor Dennis Rooker (Daily Progress)
Delegate David Toscano is carrying legislation to the General Assembly to create a Regional Transit Authority and a funding mechanism to pay for it (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
Brian gives an update on the community water supply plan. The issue is sure to come up in next year’s City Council and Board of Supervisors’ elections (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about growth and development issues in Albemarle County and Charlottesville. This week on the show:
Brian and Coy discuss their respective Thanksgiving holidays
Brian Wheeler is the Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a non-partisan organization that covers growth and development issues in our community. He appears on Tuesdays on Coy Barefoot’s program.
On the October 7, 2008 edition of the show:
In praise of Netflix, which Brian recently began using
Will there be a second Pie Day? Brian also reports that Charlottesville Tomorrow’s photographs from the first one are now visible in Google Earth.
Brian comments on Bill Crutchfield’s second letter calling for a fresh look at the community water supply plan (The Hook)
Recently, the RWSA approved the creation of a panel of dam experts to determine how to proceed with the new dam at Ragged Mountain Reservoir, now that cost estimates are approaching $100 million. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
Site plan work for Albemarle Place is proceeding under a new development. Additional sewer capacity is needed for the development to be built. Will Edens & Avant pay their fair share?
The Eastern Connector study has been put on hold. In part, the City and County have different views of what the purpose of the road would be. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
One reason the Eastern Connector is on hold (but not the only one) is a lack of funding. The City and County are discussing the possibilities of creating a Regional Transit Authority which would also have the power to raise money for road projects. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)