The next meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, Inc., 1180 Pepsi Place.
We all appreciate the amenities, cultural and historical richness of our community but those are the very things that attract others. Growth often increases road congestion, noise and property taxes. Can we avoid the tragedy of the commons? Liz Palmer, Chair of the Albemarle County Supervisors and Tim Keller, Chair of the Albemarle Count y Planning Commission will address three questions:
- Does growth pay for itself in Albemarle County? (In other words, do additional taxes generated by growth pay the additional costs of local government services associated with the growth?)
- Can government induced/supported economic development decrease our dependency on residential real property tax?
- Will better planning help us maintain our Albemarle County quality of life as we face population growth and increased property taxes?
Tim Keller serves as the at-large commission- er and chair of the Albemarle County Planning Commission. He is a founding principal of Land and Community Associ- ates and professor emeritus of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. Tim has di- rected a variety of innovative landscape planning and conser- vation projects throughout the United States and abroad
The program will be moderated by SSV Past President Bob McGrath.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC