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April 11, 2006

Candidate Interview: Dave Norris

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As part of Charlottesville Tomorrow's coverage of the 2006 Charlottesville City Council Elections, we interviewed each candidate to discuss topics related to quality growth and development. Each candidate was asked the same 15 questions, only some of which were provided in advance. Charlottesville Tomorrow does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns.

Excerpts from these interviews will be included in our upcoming Voter Guide being mailed to Charlottesville voters.  In the meantime, we are publishing the complete audio files and transcripts.  This will be as close to a fireside chat as you can get with the candidates before election day!

Brian Wheeler

** Complete Election Coverage on Charlottesville Tomorrow's Website **Dave_norris

Candidate: Dave Norris (D)

Listen to podcast: Download Norris_interview.MP3
Read transcript: Download Transcript as PDF

  • 1:46 -- Qualifications to be on City Council.
  • 4:45 -- Opinion of current water supply plan to build a pipeline from Ragged Mountain Reservoir to South Fork Rivanna Reservoir.
  • 6:32 -- Opinion of how Albemarle County developments will impact priorities for the City of Charlottesville.
  • 9:02 -- Top priority for City Council if elected.
  • 12:13 -- Overall transportation priorities.
  • 14:24 -- Suggestions for ways City government can reduce traffic congestion at major intersections.
  • 16:41 -- Response to suggestion of creating a "transportation district" and a new sales tax to support funding area transportation projects.
  • 19:29 -- Response to affordable housing issues.
  • 21:48 -- Opinion of how UVA's development projects will impact City of Charlottesville and thoughts on level of co-operation between the City and UVA.
  • 24:34 -- Views on working more closely with County and UVA to operate a regional transit system.
  • 25:46 -- Response to Downtown Mall area issues of development, transit and parking, and the mall's distinctive character.
  • 29:34 -- Response to addressing concerns of city park facilities and urban green spaces.
  • 30:49 -- Response to meeting objectives in City's comprehensive plan and suggestions for changes.
  • 33:10 -- Response to City Council's statement that "new development must be high quality and sustainable" and ways to realize that goal as indicated in the City 2020 Vision.
  • 36:46 -- Candidate endorsement statement.


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