Interested in serving on City Council representing the Bayside District?

As you know, Virginia Beach and the Bayside District lost our long time serving Mr. Louis Jones recently. The citizen appointed by City Council will hold office until Dec. 31, 2022 and must reside in the Bayside District.

Start here to learn more about applying to City Clerk Amanda Barnes.

3 items the potential candidate might be interested in advocating for for the Bayside District and Bayfront:

Helping enhance resiliency for SLR & storm water management plus helping leverage resources at Brock Environmental Center for Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads & Virginia.
Accelerating the completion of Phase 4 in Ocean Park.
Actively engage with SDCC, BAC, Civic Leagues & bayfront residents.

“It’s just the latest actions in what has become a perennial and frustrating issue in the coastal community.”

News at WAVY.com about yet another change in STR regulations.

Mayor Bobby Dyer, council members John Moss, Aaron Rouse and Sabrina Wooten voted against the new requirements for all current and future short-term rental operators.

“After a long night of debate, the city council voted to table the motion until July 13.”

Coverage at WTKR.com.

“They would not be allowed in other parts of the city unless they’re grandfathered in, but people living in different areas could petition the city to become an overlay district.

During hearings for individual short-term rental applications, people voiced their general support and opposition for short-term rentals in the city.

REQUESTED BY VICE-MAYOR WOOD AND COUNCILMEMBER TOWER, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 102 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SHORT TERM RENTAL OVERLAY DISTRICTS – NORTH END AND OCEANFRONT RESORT

View new proposed Short Term Rental(STR) Ordinance City Council will vote on soon.

Learn more about STR at VBGov.com.

“I know we are all tired of talking about STRs, but what you are proposing tonight is not the answer,” said Elaine Fekete, a member of the Virginia Beach Short-Term Rental Alliance (VBSTRA.)

News at WAVY.com.

‘We’re getting close’: Virginia Beach City Council defers vote on new short-term rental rules