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October 04, 2009

Kristin Szakos - City Council Candidate Interview

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As part of Charlottesville Tomorrow's coverage of the 2009 local elections for City Council and the Board of Supervisors, we have interviewed each candidate to discuss topics related to water, land use, transportation, their priorities, and their qualifications.

Excerpts from these interviews will be included in our upcoming non-partisan 2009 Voter Guide which will be mailed to each household with one of these races on the ballot.  In the meantime, we are publishing the complete audio recordings and transcripts of our interviews. 

Visit Charlottesville Tomorrow's Election Watch 2009 website for even more detailed information on the candidates including, bios, campaign finance reports, other videos and podcasts, and the schedule of upcoming candidate forums.

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2009 Charlottesville City Council Candidate Interview
Candidate: Kristin Szakos (D)

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On November 3, 2009, voters in the City of Charlottesville go to the polls to elect their representatives to two seats on the Charlottesville City Council.  This recording is Brian Wheeler’s September 1, 2009 interview with Kristin Szakos (D).  Ms. Szakos is being challenged by Bob Fenwick (I), Paul Long (I), Dave Norris (D), and Andrew Williams (I-Write In).

TIMELINE FOR PODCAST:

  • 00:50 - Introduction from Brian Wheeler
  • 01:30 - Question 1 - Describe your past experience.
  • 03:10 - Question 2 - Plans for transportation and Regional Transit Authority.
  • 09:22 - Question 3 - Should Council explore capping population growth?
  • 13:10 - Question 4 - Views on the growth of the County and UVA.
  • 15:51 - Question 5 - Views on Lower Ragged Mountain Dam.
  • 19:18 - Follow-up on question 5
  • 20:00 - Question 6 - One area of improved partnership with the County.
  • 23:07 - Question 7 - Priorities for economic and workforce development.
  • 25:55 - Question 8- What do you want to happen to old Martha Jefferson Hospital complex?
  • 27:27 - Question 9 - Vision for McIntire Park.
  • 30:00 - Question 10 - Do you support the 1990 Three Party Transportation Agreement?
  • 32:06 - Question 11 - Views on revisiting past Council decisions.
  • 33:40 - Question 12 - Views on revision of 1982 revenue sharing agreement with City.
  • 35:25 - Question 13 - Do you support 50-year water supply plan?
  • 37:47 - Question 14 - Top priority if elected.
  • 43:00 - Question 15 - Views on strategic plan and necessary steps in meeting goals.
  • 45:02 - Question 16 - Primary responsibility of Council.

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