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September 14, 2007

Crozet residents host the White Hall Supervisor candidates

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(left to right) Ann Mallek (D), David Wyant (R), and David Wayland

On September 13, 2007, the Crozet Community Association hosted a candidate forum for the two candidates seeking the White Hall seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.  About 60 residents gathered in the Crozet Fire Station to hear David Wyant (R) and Ann Mallek (D) present their campaign platforms.  The forum was moderated by David Wayland, President of the Crozet Community Association.

The format of the forum was such that each candidate had fifteen minutes to make a presentation followed by a five minute rebuttal by the first candidate.  Wayland flipped a coin and Mallek, winning the toss, gave her opening statement first.  Afterwards, Wayland entertained questions from the audience.  The evening was dominated by growth and development issues in Crozet.  Each candidate had two minutes for closing remarks.

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20070913mallek_2Highlights of the audio:

  • 00:51 - Introduction by David Wayland
  • 03:31 - Opening statement by Ann Mallek (D)
  • 13:13 - Opening statement by David Wyant (R)
  • 28:20 - Rebuttal by Ann Mallek (D)
  • 33:30 Questions from the audience begin
  • 34:41 - Question about the candidates' views on the Crozet Master Plan approved in 2004.
  • 41:38 - Question about how much control the Supervisors have on the timing of transportation infrastructure like the proposed Eastern Avenue and improvements to Jarmans Gap Road.  If they do not have enough control, can new developments be denied instead?
  • 48:00 - Did the County forget obligations to Crozet when it was designated long ago as a growth area?  How do you view those commitments, financial or otherwise, today?
  • 20070913wyant51:49 - Candidates asked about Old Trail Village rezoning and Crozet's population estimates.  How do you explain the increase in estimated population documented in the Master Plan from 12,000 to 24,000?
  • 1:00:28 - Why does the Board of Supervisors approve new commercial development along Route 250 when that competes with Downtown Crozet?
  • 1:04:57 - What should the County do when the growth areas are fully developed?  In their answers, candidates addressed the question of whether Albemarle's growth areas should be expanded.
  • 1:15:35 - Closing remarks by David Wyant (R)
  • 1:17:09 - Closing remarks by Ann Mallek (D)

Brian Wheeler

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