Talk:Paul Beyer

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I restored the deletion of all references to the 2011 election as they are part of the city's history. Perhaps we don't need the level of detail, but a wholesale deletion is on the spirit of cvillepedia. --Seantubbs (talk) 13:50, 12 February 2015 (CST)

Content removed for discussion/relocation

The content added by user User:Spiffco. Because it overwrote significant existing content, it was relocated here for discussion and the prior content was restored. The user did not provide an email address which would have allowed me to discuss this before taking this action. --BrianWheeler 16:10, 25 August 2011 (EDT)

Huntley Development

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The website for the Huntley neighborhood describes the development as such:
"Only steps from the University of Virginia, the Medical Center and the heart of downtown Charlottesville, Huntley offers community, sustainability and classic design with a modern flair. Part of the historic Huntley Hall estate, this city neighborhood encourages outdoor living with seven acres of dedicated open space along the forested creek bed. Amenities include a custom built community playground, walking, biking and bird watching trails that connect into the Rivanna Trail loop, and a Homeowners Association that provides full lawn maintenance."
The zoning and development issues surrounding Huntley have been the most controversial in Charlottesville. Jim Tolbert, Charlottesville's director of neighborhood development, singled out Huntley as the most controversial development project in the city. In a 2008 interview with The Hook, Tolbert stated that the Huntley subdivision was "hands down," a "difficult site" with 110 by-right homes under the old zoning rules, a contractor who started work without permits, and a neighborhood up in arms. "Today," he says, "it would be three to four houses at best."[1]
I don't think we can state this is "the most controversial [development] in Charlottesville." The Tolbert reference indicates it is one of the most controversial in his tenure. That should be clarified. and is best done on the Huntley PUD article.--BrianWheeler 16:10, 25 August 2011 (EDT)
In 2010, Beyer approached the Charlottesville planning commission once more with a request to deviate from the city's approved plan in a way that would require the elimination of more trees from the neighborhood's property. Members of the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association pleaded with the commission to deny the request. "When they received permission to build this giant development of in-fill housing, [Beyer] knew perfectly well that there was challenging topography,” said Andrea Weider. She added that the neighborhood fought hard to require that the trees be spared when the original rezoning was granted by City Council. Weider argued that if the Commission granted the request, they would be fundamentally changing the parameters of the original PUD.[2]
The Huntley development, which currently has built 26 homes of its 110 home allotment, has major problems with run-off into the surrounding areas. Dede Smith, who recently claimed victory over Beyer in a city council primary, documented the issues with water and sediment run-off on video:
Again, in general, I think much of this material would be more appropriate on the Huntley PUD article. For starters I have connected Paul Beyer to that development on that article.--BrianWheeler 16:10, 25 August 2011 (EDT)

Democratic Primary for City Council

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"His entry as a Democrat surprised some, who claimed he was a closeted Republican candidate, owing to the fact that 2008 election records show that his mother Diana S. Beyer donated $500 to Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain[3]."
Partisanship by family association? This assertion and specific claims need to be backed up by specific references. --BrianWheeler 14:45, 25 August 2011 (EDT)
  1. Web. [1]
  2. Web. Huntley Trees
  3. Web. Diana S. Beyer donates $500 to McCain's 2008 Presidential Race, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, retrieved August 20, 2011.

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For future ref. you can undo severa edits at once by going back and edit/save the version of the article you want to go back to. Much less churn-y. -- B.S. Lawrence 17:06, 25 August 2011 (EDT)