Dec. 3, 2013
The Blue Ribbon Commission is due to submit its report to Charlottesville City Council soon, and Councilman-elect Bob Fenwick thinks they will likely recommend increasing taxes.
Fenwick has another idea of how the city can raise revenue.
He is recommending the city dredge sediment out of the Rivanna Reservoir, and turn that sediment into top soil for Charlottesville to sell to gardeners, developers, and others.
"I'm saying not only can we sell the sediment to the community, and if they don't believe me just when spring comes around, and people go up to Lowe's or tractor supply or Southern States, they will buy bags of topsoil,” said Fenwick. “We have that here."
Click on the link on the side to learn more about Councilman-elect Fenwick’s proposal.