Update 2/27/14 – Turns out this was requested by the Albemarle County Police Department but it was not funded by the County. More to come …
Maybe I’m mis-reading the County budget (I don’t often look at them, so I reserve the right to be wrong). Does this mean that they’d like to put a police station in the old Crozet Library/train station but acknowledge they cannot due to the budget, or something else?
Unfunded public safety requests include a robot to sniff for bombs, a police substation for Crozet, and a “mobile surveillance unit.”
From the Albemarle County Proposed Budget: (update — broken link. Thanks, Albemarle County.)
Crozet Police Substation: Request for the renovation of the old Crozet Library, with costs for site upgrades, furnishings, and police equipment. A substation supports geo-policing, improving response time and balancing police presence in western Albemarle. Work space also available to Social Services and Fire Rescue staff. Substation is not staffed 24/7 and provides only limited facilities for police operations.
Looks like the Crozet Police Substation scored 193 – Appendix A, p. 284 (update — broken link. Thanks, Albemarle County.)
Personally, I really thought there would be more public input. Maybe there was and I missed it. At least that’s how I remember from the last CCA meeting I attended in September.
Editorial comment: And this is why I feel that the only ones who truly know what’s happening in government are those who are either in government or paid to be involved with government. /editorial