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 the show:

  • New candidates for Supervisor and City Council! City Democrats will hold an “unassembled caucus” on May 9. Madison Cummings will run for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors’ seat currently held by Sally Thomas, as reported by Charlottesville Tomorrow. Independents have until June 9 to get on the ballot, and there is one independent candidate who is exploring this possibility. City Republicans have not scheduled a nominating caucus.
  • Downtown Mall renovations are moving along well, and are on track to finish by the end of April
  • City Council discusses capital budget; Planning Commission’s call to cut Meadowcreek Parkway funding is omitted (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
  • An update on the Whole Foods planned for the corner of Hillsdale Drive Extended and Hydraulic