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September 27, 2009

Rodney Thomas - Board of Supervisors 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 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Candidate Interview
Candidate: Rodney Thomas (R)

On November 3, 2009, voters in the Rio Magisterial District go to the polls to elect their representative on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.  This recording is Brian Wheeler’s September 10, 2009 interview with Rodney Thomas (R).  Mr. Thomas is challenging incumbent David Slutzky (D).

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TIMELINE FOR PODCAST:

  • 00:46 - Introduction from Brian Wheeler
  • 01:26 - Question 1 - Describe your past experience.
  • 02:30 - Question 2 - Plans for transportation and Regional Transit Authority.  
  • 03:41 - Question 3 - Views on what Places29 Master Plan should contain.
  • 04:50 - Question 4 - Views on expansion of county growth areas.
  • 05:50 - Question 5 - How he would direct budget process.
  • 07:00 - Question 6 - Should Board explore capping population growth?
  • 08:11 - Question 7 - Views on water supply and Lower Ragged Mountain Dam.
  • 09:10 - Question 8 - Area of improved partnership with the City.
  • 10:03 - Question 9 - Priorities in economic development and growth areas.
  • 10:50 - Question 10 - Do you support the 1990 Three Party Agreement (transportation)?
  • 11:37 - Question 11 - Views on revisiting past Board decisions.
  • 12:30 - Question 12 - Views on revision of 1982 revenue sharing agreement with City.
  • 13:32 - Question 13 - Do you support 50-year water supply plan?
  • 14:20 - Question 14 - Top priority if elected.
  • 14:54 - Question 15 - Views on strategic plan and necessary steps in meeting goals.
  • 15:55 - Question 16 - Primary responsibility of Board.

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