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November 04, 2011

Audio & Video of Albemarle Supervisor candidate forum - Scottsville District

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2011-election-DPx476On November 1, 2011 at Monticello High School, Chris Dumler (D) and Jim Norwood (R), the two candidates vying for the Scottsville District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, participated in a candidate forum co-sponsored by Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress.
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The candidate forum participants

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  • 00:00:52 -- Welcome and introduction fromm moderator Brian Wheeler
  • 00:03:55 -- Opening statement from Jim Norwood (R)
  • 00:07:27 -- Opening statement from Chris Dummler (D)
00:10:54 -- Quick answer question #1 - Do you support the current water plan?
  • 00:11:20 -- Quick answer road question #2 - Do you support the Western Bypass?
  • 00:11:40 -- Quick answer road question #3 - Will you consider raising the Albemarle County property tax in the next budget yet?
  • 00:12:27 -- Moderator question #1 - Albemarle County's vision statement calls for a world class education system. What does that mean to you?
  • 00:17:11 -- Moderator question #2 - What role should local government play to stimulate economic vitality? Do you support Albemarle's economic vitality plan?
  • 00:21:50 -- Moderator question #3 - The sale of Biscuit Run to Virginia removed 800 acres of land from the county's growth area? Do we need to replace that land?
  • 00:26:36 -- Moderator question #4 - Do you believe the Western Bypass project is consistent with our character of community?
  • 00:30:25 -- Moderator question #5 - Please describe the experience that qualifies you to be on the Board of Supervisors?
  • 00:34:49 -- Moderator question #6 - How should the city, county and University of Virginia work together to enhance our community and economic vitality?
  • 00:39:30 -- Moderator question #7 - Should the county expand the growth area into rural areas to make room for more light industrial land? Does it matter if those areas are in the watershed?
  • 00:44:54 -- Audience question #1 - Albemarle County just ended its association with ICLEI and pulled out of the Cool Counties initiative. Do you believe that human activity is to blame for climate change?
  • 00:49:20 -- Audience question #2 - Would you be willing to review the county's procedures for community development?
  • 00:53:26 -- Audience question #3 - Have you submitted each of your campaign finance statements on schedule? Have you had to submit any amendments?
  • 00:54:25 -- Audience question #4 - The proposed 42-foot earthen dam at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir appears to provide much more water than the community needs. Would you support a dredge-first policy?
  • 00:58:50 -- Audience question #5 - Will you fully support the county's continue participation in the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library? 
  • 01:02:36 -- Audience question #6 - Do you support the Occupy Wall Street protests? What is your opinion of the Occupy Charlottesville protests?
  • 01:04:37 -- Audience question #7 - Do you support bus service to Scottsville? How would you pay for it?
  • 01:08:55 -- Audience question #8 - Where are you in your career and how can you do this job well given your position in life?
  • 01:12:30 -- Norwood's first question for Dumler - Isn't the bypass that has been approved an opportunity for the University of Virginia?
  • 01:15:06 -- Dumler's first question for Norwood - If you were on the Board of Supervisors, would you approve the spot rezoning of Somerset Farm across from Mill Creek? Have you had conversations with developer Wendell Wood? Do you have a plan to expand Route 20? Expand enrollment at Monticello?
  • 01:18:04 -- Norwood's second question for Dumler - There's been a lot of talk about who is best suited to carry the torch to replace Lindsday Dorrier. Yet your donors are the same as Cynthia Neff who is a liberal. The same people who supported Lindsay are supporting me. How can conservative and independent minded voters be assured?
  • 01:21:22 -- Dumler's second question for Norwood - Albemarle could experience a $1 million fiscal shortfall. How would you approach this, given that you've said you won't raise taxes?
  • 01:24:13 -- Dumler's closing statement
  • 01:26:36 -- Norwood's closing statement
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