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May 23, 2006

The "Annexation Monster"

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AnnexmonstIn my weekly appearance today on Coy Barefoot's radio show, Charlottesville Right Now (WINA AM 1070), we plan to briefly discuss some of the history of annexation, attempts to merge our localities, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle revenue sharing agreement.  Please call in between 4:30 and 5:00 PM at 434-977-1070 to share your insights.

In my research, I have benefited from the recent discussion on Jennifer's Charlottesville blog and the book Albemarle: Jefferson's County 1727-1976 which has some excellent information on the annexation of County land in the 1960s.  I also came across this illustration of the "annexation monster" on Rey Barry's website which he credits to local artist Charles Peale.  Apparently, the monster was in wide circulation to convince County voters to support a revenue sharing agreement that would end the City's annexation of County land.

Brian Wheeler

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