Growth and Development update with Brian Wheeler

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow is a guest every Tuesday on WINA’s “Charlottesville-Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot to talk about growth and development issues in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

On the July 14, 2008 show:

* Plans for the downtown mall– The rumors that trees on the downtown mall will be removed is… partly true. Brian explains that, as well as the brick work.
* St. Anne’s Belfield news– Brian STAB’s efforts to move their middle school students to their lower school campus.
* Dredging task force– Brian explains the makeup of the task force investigating dredging of the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. Betty Mooney, a member of Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply Plan called in to object to the composition and goals of the task force.
* Two new parks have been designated in Albemarle– On July 2, the County Board of Supervisors designated Byrom Park and Preddy Creek Park as new public hiking and biking parks.
* Albemarle website ranking- Albemarle County has received the ninth spot in a ranking of the top information-technology-utilizing counties in the country with populations under 150,000 people.