CIty Council votes to defer CIvic Engagement policy indefinitely. Will discuss milestone timeline at Nov 24 City Council Workshop.

View proposed Civic Engagement Resolution in PDF.

Civic Engagement discussion starts at about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Civic Engagement public testimony & vote starts at about 36 minutes.

“At the last general membership meeting, the OPCL voted to match Ocean Park residents’ contributions to the Stop Westminster Canterbury legal fund.”

View info at

If you would like to make a matched contribution, use the link below and forward your email confirmation to the OPCL Treasurer or board member by Jan 31.

OPCL is matching up to $1,000.

Learn more about The Lawsuit & GoFundMe info here.

$19,505 has been raised so far.

Public Works – Stormwater Engineering has scheduled a virtual open house meeting for the Lake Bradford / Chubb Lake (CIP 7-053) project on Thursday, November 12, 2020 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Email update:

Folks/Bradford-Chubb Project Followers: 

The City of Virginia Beach’s Public Works – Stormwater Engineering has scheduled a virtual open house meeting for the Lake Bradford / Chubb Lake (CIP 7-053) project on Thursday, November 12, 2020 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  For information to join the meeting virtually, please visit the project website:

Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis this meeting will not be held in-person and instead we will utilize a virtual platform to host this meeting and continue providing project updates and introduce the upcoming construction projects.

As most of you know, we held an open house/public meeting in November 2019 to hear from residents in the area regarding their flooding concerns and to assist in developing a program of drainage improvements.  We received valuable input and feedback from the community and are looking forward to our continued coordination.

Since we met last November, the City and RK&K have made progress on the drainage study and develop a concept of improvements to help mitigate flooding.  This concept requires further analysis and the drainage study is anticipated to be completed by the end of next summer.

This will be an informal open house public meeting and will begin with a 30 minute presentation providing an update on the Lake Bradford/Chubb Lake Drainage Study as well as introduce the upcoming Lake Pleasure House Outfall and Lake Bradford Dredging construction projects.  Public Works representatives from the City of Virginia Beach will be available to answer questions via the virtual platform following the presentation.

After the presentation, we request attendees complete an online survey to provide feedback on the presentation as well as any comments or concerns for the upcoming construction projects.  A link to this online survey will be provided on the project website.  Our previous survey was very successful and provided valuable input on flooding concerns in the area.

Again, we want to thank each and every one of you who have participated in some way:  attending the meeting, marking maps, taking the survey, emailing us your thoughts and comments, and all the other ways you have contributed.  We feel strongly that this can be a very successful project with your suggestions and feedback.  

Please contact us at with your comments and questions.  Also, go to our website at for updated information. 

If you have any pictures of flooding, please email them to  Please include the location, date, and time the picture was taken.

Again, thank you for your participation in this project and we look forward to continue working with all of you.  Please stay safe during this difficult time.


Matthew Richardson, Project Manager

Lake Bradford / Chubb Lake Drainage Study (CIP #7-053).

Public Works – Engineering

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“ The council doesn’t have enough votes for this action as three of 11 council members have declared conflicts of interest and can’t vote on issues related to Westminster-Canterbury.”

Local coverage of THE LAWSUIT against WCCB & City of Virginia Beach continues at Virginian-Pilot:

“If this decision is allowed to stand, it could set a precedent for City Council to ignore zoning regulations in any neighborhood in any part of the city,”

13NewsNow continues local press coverage of the Shore Drive community coming together to stop the precedent setting subjective approval that clearly violates the City’s Zoning Ordinance & other development guidelines of Virginia Beach.

View story including video at

“hold city council accountable for what the codes, and rules and guidelines are”

Visit GoFundMe to learn more now.


“There were many more people who were interested in participating in the action but as a practical matter, the number of clients needs to be manageable and these 4 Petitioners are very representative of those adversely effected [sic] by Westminster Canterbury’s approved expansion,” Lauer wrote.

First coverage at

In the last six days, a GoFundMe launched to raise money for the petitioners has raised more than $13,000.

Visit GoFundMe FUNDRAISING page.