October 7, 2013
Democratic candidates for Charlottesville City Council are putting out their economic plan.
Candidates Kristin Szakos and Bob Fenwick released the information at an event at the Ix building in Charlottesville in front of a group of small business owners and employees.
"We want to make sure that the economic opportunity in Charlottesville is sufficient so that we have a wide range of jobs from the technical to the hands-on skill jobs," Fenwick said.
The two brought up four steps toward future economic development in the city, which includes recruiting business to the area, focusing on tourism, creating new jobs and helping out low-income adults.
"I think what we are looking at here is not only getting from good to great, but also making sure we open up opportunities in the city to folks who often don't have access to those opportunities," Szakos said.
There are 28 days until the election on Nov. 5. Szakos and Fenwick face Republican challengers Charles Weber and Michael Farruggio.