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Charlottesville and Albemarle Governments Clash. Again.

For anyone interested in a prime example of the City of Charlottesville’s and County of Albemarle’s occasionally dysfunctional relationship, Rachana Dixit and Brandon Shulleeta have great story in today’s Daily Progress . … The clash over money between Charlottesville and Albemarle County is turning into a political civil war, with warnings that each step from here will undermine collaborations that would cut expenses and instead possibly cost taxpayers big bucks down the road.

…Many county officials say it’s unfair that a state formula that determines education funding for localities — based largely on localities’ wealth — fails to account for the revenue-sharing agreement. Bell’s amendment proposal would count the money Albemarle pays Charlottesville toward the city’s wealth instead of the county’s wealth — which would increase state education funding for Albemarle in fiscal 2012 by $2.6 million and decrease Charlottesville’s state education funding by that same amount. …

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Bundoran Farm on Virginia Public Radio

From Joe Barnes with Bundoran Farm : Virginia Public Radio recently aired a segment on Bundoran Farm and our efforts to preserve the character and use of the 2,300 acres of this legacy landscape, promote on going environmental stewardship and craft a great place for people to live in and enjoy the countryside of Charlottesville, Virginia and Albemarle County region.    WVTF’s Sandy Haussman reports on this new model of conservation development we refer to as “Preservation Development.” In addition to providing as high level overview of the development concepts, you can hear first hand comments from Fred Scott, the previous owner of Bundoran Farm, Mary Tillman, one of Bundoran Farm’s Founding Stewards and Ed McMahon, a Senior Fellow with the Urban Land Institute. Here’s a link to the podcast

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