Fenwick puts on another dredge fest
The former City Council candidate with the engineering degree has decided to put on another public information session on the value of dredging the Rivanna Reservoir instead of spending over a hundred million building a dam (or even a dam extension, as Charlottesville's mayor now wants to explore). But after conducting dredge events in September and October, why is Bob Fenwick planning another? "It’s just to correct some of the misinformation out there," says Fenwick, noting that dredging foes have been attempting to scare the public by claiming that dredging will stir up heavy metals. And he notes that there's a Chamber of Commerce-organized water discussion whose panel includes far more dredge foes than fans. "This," says Fenwick, referring to his own event, "is to balance the scales, to educate the community not to be ramrodded by a bunch of baloney." Fenwick's event is Sunday, January 24, from 1:30 to 3:00 at CitySpace. The Chamber event is Thursday, January 28, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Holiday Inn on Emmet Street.