As part of an Albemarle County efficiency review, the public will have an opportunity weigh in on the allocation of Albemarle County’s resources at a forum to be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm. The forum will be held in the Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building on McIntire Road.

Dr. William Bosher on right (File Photo)

Comments collected from this forum will assist in a resource management review commissioned by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. A consultant team, led by Dr. William Bosher and Lane Ramsey, from the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute (CEPI) was hired to conduct the study. While each of the county departments evaluate their performance and efficiency internally, both the Board of Supervisors and County staff agreed

last Spring

that operations could be enhanced by a one-time external review as well.

Albemarle County Public Schools went through this process with CEPI last year, and the Charlottesville Public Schools have hired consultants to examine their own resource usage during the 2008-09 school year. The City of Charlottesville is

undergoing a similar review

with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. The results will be presented to the City Council in early 2009. At this date, there have been no similar public forums for the city announced.

Albemarle County is scheduled to complete the study by the end of the year and present the results to the Board of Supervisors shortly thereafter.

Daniel Nairn

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