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Come January 1st, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors will have both a Democratic majority and and a female majority.
The newest members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors have now been sworn in.
Liz Palmer, Brad Sheffield, and Diantha McKeel all took their oaths of office on Thursday afternoon.
They join Jane Dittmar on the board, which the democrats now control for the first time since 2011.
School Board members were also sworn in on Thursday, including new school board member Kate Acuff.
Congrats to our new elected officials!
At our nominating caucus last week, we nominated Liz Palmer and Brad Sheffield to be our nominees for the Board of Supervisors. Check out the Newsplex coverage below and check out the candidates web sites to learn more about them and how to help their campaigns.
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.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Starts: January 1, 2014 - 9:00 am
Location: Lane Auditorium, County Office Building
Description: Monthly morning meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Starts: January 8, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Location: Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County Office Building
Description: Agenda: FY 11/12 Resolution of Appropriations