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Check out yesterday’s coverage from Brad Sheffield’s announcement for the Board of Supervisors.
From the Daily Progress:
“It’s all about moving forward in small, incremental steps,” Sheffield said outside the Albemarle County Office Building on Tuesday. “And those small steps add up to that bigger vision that we’ve created that ultimately moves us forward.”
“I’ve decided to run because I really do believe that when we make decisions for Albemarle County, we need to be making decisions that leave a legacy for our future generations,” Sheffield said. “We need to make sure we’re putting together those plans and making common-sense decisions that prepare us for the opportunities.”
“The self-described “planning nerd” offered his experience as what best qualifies him for the Board of Supervisors. Sheffield is an assistant director at JAUNT and has undergrad and master’s degrees in planning from UVA.”
“Sheffield says his platform will also focus on workforce development and public education. He is running against Republican incumbent Rodney Thomas.”
“I’ve spent the last 14 years developing the skills that allow me to understand what the county is going to face and how to make certain decisions,” Sheffield said.
Brad Sheffield will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Board of Supervisors from the Rio District on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 12 PM at the McIntire County Office Building.
Find out more about Brad at his web site.
Check out recent news coverage about Liz Palmer‘s announcement for the Samuel Miller district seat on the Board of Supervisors:
“Palmer’s campaign will focus on protecting the area’s resources, as well as supporting the schools.”
“I have experience working with environmental groups, the business community, and county and city government to realize large projects that take years to build,” Palmer said. “
“Plans for growth and school size don’t really match up. Their children are learning in trailers or they’re concerned they might not be able to take the necessary courses for college admissions,” said Palmer.”
“Albemarle County needs thoughtful, engaged leaders to share information and encourage public participation before decisions are made,” Palmer said in a news release on her website. “Effective supervisors must seek feedback and then follow through with quality, long-term decisions.”
“Through my experience in local government I have gotten a lot of knowledge about how government really works, how to engage the public, how to effectively address their concerns, making sure that they’re brought into the process early so we don’t have any surprises or midnight votes,” Palmer said Thursday.”
Find out more about Palmer’s campaign at http://lizpalmerforsupervisor.com/.
Liz Palmer will announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Board of Supervisors from the Samuel Miller District on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 12 PM at the McIntire County Office Building.
Find out more about Liz Palmer.
Thank you for your confidence to send me back for a second term representing the White Hall district. You are vitally important to success, by sharing your insights about problems and solutions in our community.
Unlike some radio hosts, I believe “Community” is a good word, conveying a sense of caring about neighbors, local business success, our children’s futures and the protection of the environment which helps us to lead healthy lives. None of us is alone on an island; we are all connected to sink or succeed together.
Beginning Tuesday, March 13, I will host three citizens’ town halls.Police Dept officers and school board members will be in attendance. In addition to the budget details, I ask for feedback on any other issues of interest. I will gather topics every 30 minutes to prevent leaving issues unaddressed. Please join me at an upcoming meeting:
- Tuesday, March 13. Town Hall with Pam Moynihan. Broadus Wood cafeteria. 7 pm.
- Saturday, March 17. 1 pm. Town Hall with Steve Koleszar at White Hall community Center.
- Monday, March 19. 7 pm at the Meadows, Crozet Ave. Town Hall with Eric Strucko and Ned Gallaway.
We will discuss the timetable for ordinance changes for rural area businesses such as bed-and-breakfast rooms in outbuildings and food service at farms, as well as changes to county process to “fast-track” applications to help our economic recovery.
There are many other questions. What are your thoughts on cost-recovery billing to insurance companies only for ambulance transport? Should changes be made to ordinances currently allowing burning of household trash in our backyards? Are you concerned about drug use in the school-age population?
Updates will also be provided about upcoming VDOT projects in the White Hall District.
Actions of the General Assembly as the session ends will affect the local budget. State government has passed us the bill to restore funding to the state retirement system by requiring an additional $1.4 M each year from Albemarle County. Sad the Governor did not repay the loan he took from the retirement system, calling it “surplus” and handing out bonuses to state employees.
General reductions in funding for schools, for mental health services as patients are returned to their communities, for maintenance of roads unless matched 50/50 by local funds, and cuts in funding for commonwealth’s attorney, sheriff, and jail budgets will hamper our ability to fund our local future. It is unknown today what the Governor will do as the bills pass and come across his desk.
What is known is that we all can work together. Many of you help me to be well informed about issues of particular interest to you. We will continue to work together to fund the completion of the Historic District application and the furnishings to the Western Albemarle Crozet library.
Thank you all for your assistance.
Read more at Supervisor Mallek’s web site.
White Hall Supervisor Ann Mallek will host three town halls for constituents in the coming weeks:
- Tuesday, March 13th, at 7 PM, at Broadus Wood Elementary School
- Saturday, March 17th, at 1 PM, at the White Hall Community Center
- Monday, March 19th, at 7 PM, at Crozet Meadows.
According to the Daily Progress:
Mallek is asking for feedback on the county budget and any other issues residents are concerned about. According to a news release, Mallek will gather topics at the start of each meeting.
You can find out more about Supervisor Mallek at her web site.
A number of letters to the editor have appeared in the Daily Progress in recent days supporting Cynthia Neff for Rivanna Supervisor.
First, Peggy Beattie writes, “In thinking about the future, choose Neff for Supervisor.”
I urge voters to support Cynthia Neff for Rivanna supervisor. She will provide open, accountable leadership. Her years of working for IBM provide good business experience for serving on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors.
Then Jason Halbert sends in “Neff a key to building a strong and sustainable economy”
It’s crystal clear that Cynthia Neff’s practical business experience and forward thinking will bring more companies and more jobs to Albemarle County. Leadership is not about pandering to paranoia, it’s about building a strong and sustainable economy for the future.
Finally, George Larie writes “Vote for Neff if you want transparent government”
She believes in open, transparent government, something we have not had recently by the majority of the current Board of Supervisors and including her opponent, Ken Boyd.
She detests the “midnight coup” in June by the Board of Supervisors in resurrecting the U.S. 29 Bypass without citizen input and without any data that would support building this very expensive road at federal and state taxpayer expense.
I urge citizens to vote for Cynthia Neff on Nov. 8.
Vote for Cynthia and all of our candidates on Tuesday. Email email@example.com if you have an hour or two to volunteer.
This year’s elections are critical! The future of Virginia and of Albemarle County hangs in the balance. Our efforts in 2011 can determine the results in 2012. In Richmond the slim Democratic majority in the State Senate has saved us from the radical right-wing agenda passed by the Republican controlled House of Delegates. If we lose that majority, a Republican controlled legislature would immediately attack both voters’ rights and women’s rights. In states like Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, any state where Republicans have complete control, they have done exactly that plus they have cut funding for education, police, fire protection and given tax breaks to corporations. If they gain a majority in the State Senate, Republicans will make voting more difficult and we could lose the 2012 election in 2011 a full year before the ballots are cast.
In our area we have two great State Senators – Creigh Deeds in the 25th district and Edd Houck in the 17th district. Both are very good men and very good senators. Their opponents are heavily funded by right-wing interest groups. The barrage of ads attacking Edd Houck and Creigh Deeds will get worse and worse as November 8th approaches. Every Democratic voter in our county must know what is at stake.
We face the same right-wing insanity with the county Board of Supervisors where Republican members are basing public policy on right-wing conspiracy theories and suspending rules at midnight to exclude the public from the process.
Our votes are all that we have with which to fight back. This year, 2011, we must get every possible Democratic voter to the polls. Failing to vote in 2011 could lose the election in 2012.
Help us turn out Democrats in Albemarle County. Contact Ben Brumleve to sign up to volunteer in the final days of the campaign. We need help going door to door to turn out Democrats and making reminder phone calls. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 264-6872 to let us know where and when you can help!
Bob McAdams is the Rio District Chair for the Albemarle Democratic Committee
For Immediate Release
Charlottesville: On Monday, August 15, Albemarle County Democrats came together in Lane Auditorium to nominate their candidates for this fall’s Albemarle County elections. Following speeches from Sen. Creigh Deeds and Del. David Toscano, along with the Democratic nominee for the 59th House of Delegates District, Connie Brennan, the County candidates addressed an enthusiastic crowd of Albemarle County voters.
The candidates addressed the need for more transparent decision-making in county government, the need to support education, and the call to maintain the high quality of life and dedication to public service that Albemarle residents expect from elected officials. All the candidates stressed the importance of local elections–the outcome of which most immediately impact quality-of-life issues such as schools and libraries, adequate police and safety personnel, and planning for the future of our community.
Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford commented on the candidates’ record of public service, and remarked on Democrats’ record of advocating for the rights of all people. Ann Mallek, incumbent Chair of the Board of Supervisors from White Hall district, remembered when the Board worked together to achieve the stated goals of the community.
Candidate for Board of Supervisors from Scottsville district Christopher J. Dumler told the crowd that “we deserve a government that’s responsive, actually listening to the citizens of Albemarle on the issues that really matter to them.”
Rivanna Board of Supervisors candidate Cynthia Neff pledged that she “will fight for open, transparent and effective local government while striving to preserve the quality of life for the community.”
While school board positions are non-partisan, two candidates have received the endorsement of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee: Scottsville incumbent Steve Koleszar reflected on what it takes to keep Albemarle’s public schools “world class”–with a 92% on-time graduation rate–in the face of reduced budgets. Candidate for the at-large seat, Ned Gallaway, a former teacher, said that our world-class schools help prepare our children to become critical thinkers and the creative innovators of the future.
Valerie L’Herrou, Chair of the Albemarle County Democratic Party, pointed out that Albemarle was fortunate to have such high-quality representation in the General Assembly as Creigh Deeds, Edd Houck, and David Toscano. She praised the work of incumbents Denise Lunsford, Ann Mallek and Steve Koleszar. L’Herrou said she was proud to have candidates of such high caliber: hard working, informed on the issues, and with a proven record of public service.
For more information: Valerie L’Herrou, Chair 434.996.1803 email@example.com
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Board of Supervisors Meeting
Starts: June 5, 2013 - 9:00 am
Location: Lane Auditorium, County Office Building
Description: Monthly morning meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
Democratic Committee Meeting
Starts: June 10, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Description: Monthly Meeting of the Albemarle Democratic Committee