Not surprisingly, Crozet’s growth is the primary issue in this year’s election.
Obligatory Ann Mallek quote:
â€œ[Residents are] being very frank with me and almost everyone feels run over by the change thatâ€™s happened,â€ Mallek said. â€œAll the promises that were made have been empty so far.â€
Obligatory David Wyant quote:
â€œI think Crozet could be one of the nicest communities there is when it eventually builds out,â€ he said. Wyant said he worked to get a park included in the Old Trail development and for school improvements in Crozet. He also was involved in plans for a downtown library and is working so that the area can enjoy mass transit.
I would love to hear more about Crozet’s mass transit plans.
So far, Mrs. Mallek has $15,010 and Mr. Wyant has $10,680, both of whom I expect will be collecting and spending (much) more. Both candidates, surprisingly have received relatively few contributions from Crozetians.
But if the issue is that there are all of these new people in Crozet now, then by definition there are a lot of people there who don’t know David Wyant and his family.Â So I doubt that the fact that Wyant’s family has been in the area for generations will win it for him.
The real issue is, “Why didn’t you or anyone else notice that you got the growth estimates all wrong?Â Can’t anyone there do math?”