NEW C-VILLE COVER STORY: Taxpayer state park

The Biscuit Run deal certainly spoke to the idea that when it comes to getting things done, it’s a straight-up question of who you know. Environmentalists applauded the deal that traded the specter of 3,100 new homes in southern Albemarle for the promise of a state park when Craig, joined by Dave Matthews Band fiddler Boyd Tinsley and then-Governor Tim Kaine, announced the state had purchased the property. And as Will Goldsmith points out in his comprehensive cover story this week, it’s very likely that in generations to come, when there’s a lovely park to enjoy only minutes from town, no one will care who made a phone call to which Richmond bureaucrat to fast track what plan nor whose wife sat on what board of directors with whom. Read the cover story here, and don’t forget to leave your comments.