To:       Albemarle County Board of Supervisors


From:  Ridge Schuyler, Director of the Piedmont Program, The Nature Conservancy

Date:   12/23/2003

Re:      Rivanna River Basin Commission Legislation

The purpose of the (brief) presentation I will make before you on January 7, 2004 is to request a letter of support for state legislation that will enable the creation of a Rivanna River Basin Commission.  Senator Creigh Deeds proposes introducing the measure during the 2004 session of Virginia’s General Assembly.  The letters from the localities in the watershed will demonstrate that they are aware of the legislation and that they do not oppose its passage.  Please note that a locality’s support for the legislation does not commit the locality to join the Commission—the decision about whether to join the Commission will come at a later date after the legislation is enacted and the Commission enabled.


The attachments include the following:


§         Description and background of proposed legislation.

§         Rivanna River Basin Commission’s support of Albemarle County’s Comprehensive Plan.

§         Copy of proposed legislation.

§         Sample letter of support.

Staff memo

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