I hadn’t. Huge thanks to Waldo for getting the Revenue Sharing Agreement. You can download it at Scribd.
The revenue sharing agreement between Albemarle and Charlottesville is a pointed point of consternation and disagreement and highlights the political (dysfunctional) relationship between the two Governments. This agreement and the relationship between the governments matter. To home buyers, sellers, residents (and Residents) – so many services are separate, but so many are and are perceived to be shared. Schools are clearly separate. (Albemarle – Charlottesville) Everything else is seemingly a matter of branding.
Three of my favorite starting points are:
But have you actually read the agreement?
Inlookers, Charlottesville is surrounded by Albemarle, and to most people who don’t live in CharlAlbemarle, they are one and the same.
Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of 40,745. It is home to the University of Virginia which provides another 9,000 part-time residents. Charlottesville is located on 10.4 square miles of land and is completely surrounded by Albemarle County. Charlottesville is also the County seat, though it is an independent city with a separate government.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the two jurisdictions as one of 363 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the nation. Its 2005 population of 188,016 ranked 212th in the nation. The MSA also includes Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson Counties.
* Google News Search by location is pretty nifty. Have a look at their sorta-accurate historical timeline of the revenue sharing agreement .