VB Election System Community Engagement Starts Sat. March 25th

This is an opportunity for residents to have a say in policy development and decision-making.  City Council has requested that residents be provided an opportunity to provide their input as to how they want to elect their City representatives.

Community Meetings are the first step of the process. There will be 12 meetings over a 10 day period for citizens to learn how we reached the current voting structure and have the opportunity to provide feedback and future recommendations.

Meetings will be held in person and virtually. The list of meetings is shown in the image below.

If you plan to attend a meeting, it is recommended that you register online at the following link. You can also learn more about the additional steps being taken as part of this community engagement effort there.


“This project first appeared in the FY 2007-08 CIP. On January 9, 2007, City Council established this project with the appropriation of FY 2005-06 fund balance from the General Fund.”

Not to bury the lede:

Shore Drive is a major east-west arterial in the northern portion of the City. The existing roadway carries 38,800 vehicles per day with a current capacity of 36,900 vehicles per day. Without this project, the roadway will continue to experience vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian safety incidents, and restrict traffic volume due to inadequate stormwater drainage.

🟢 The City Manager’s Proposed City Budget at VBGOV.com.

Welcome to “The Gateway to Virginia Beach” until years & years & years past 2029 according to current City priorities.
City Manager Proposed Budget Presentation

A few highlights of Proposed City Budget include:

Economic & Tourism Development

EV-22-0001 $200,000
Shore Drive Study Update
This project provides an update to the Shore Drive Corridor Plan (2000) and the Shore Drive Corridor Design Guidelines (2002). Flood mitigation strategies from the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for JEB Little Creek and JEB Fort Story (2019) as well as the bond referendum projects will be integrated into the update creating a broader, more comprehensive Shore Drive Plan. The Bayfront Advisory Commission will be utilized as a steering committee for the development of the update, public input, coordination, and engagement with the local community. The updated plan/guidelines will include: determination of existing conditions; development of a community wide public input survey; identification of issues and opportunities; development of specific land use recommendations by corridor segment; and development of architectural/landscaping/signage/public infrastructure guidelines.

To bury the other lede:

By the way, with this current proposal YOUR real estate taxes will probably jump over 10% based on recent new assessments.

OPVRS Earns Platinum Transparency Recognition

Congratulations OPVRS!

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad is proud to announce that it has earned the Candid (formerly Guidestar) Platinum Transparency rating for the year of 2023. This puts OPVRS in the top 0.1% of nonprofits globally.

Check the news on their blog. Start here to DONATE.