Our Work

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A partial list of issues we’ve worked on that affect our quality of life including safety in the Shore Drive Community:

  • COVID-19 2020 WORK
  • Pleasure House Point
  • Long Creek Wetlands
  • Shore Drive safety improvements
  • Shore Drive Safety Task Force 2006
  • Shore Drive Safety Initiative (SDSI) 2010
  • Lobbied for Community Rating System
  • Shore Drive Demonstration Projects’ feedback
  • Lesner Bridge Replacement
  • Shore Drive & Lesner Bridge design feedback
  • Infrastructure improvements like sidewalks, crosswalks, storm water…
  • Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility
  • SB926
  • Beach Replenishment
  • Beach Walkways
  • Preserving the 350+ year old Sea Ranch Live Oak
  • Helping Live Oaks become the City Tree
  • The City Marina
  • Adopt a Highway
  • Development, Zoning, Conditional Use Permitting…
  • Osprey Point Park
  • SDCC.info – founded 2003
  • Our eNewsletter Shore Drive Advocate

6 thoughts on “Our Work

  1. ABATE and CURE NOISE POLLUTION & EXCESSIVE EXHAUST

    Property owners need the City to build Sound Barrier Walls with dense plantings between East Lesner Bridge and the strip malls.

    PROBLEM TO BE ABATED and CURED,
    Property Developers being permitted by City Council and City Planners to grossly build out not allowing a deep enough set back,
    as well as building out illegally onto dunes between Lesner Bridge and North Greatneck Road.
    This changed forever air currents, causing excessive beach sand loss and increasing pollution destroying the shore lines as well as devaluing properties. Now City Tax Payers have to be additionally crushed with ANNUAL SAND REPLENISHMENT because of gross decisions made by City Council, and City Planners.
    Stop removing trees and grass setbacks. No more concrete and tacky fountain ideas.
    (WHAT is with this snowflake on Lesner Bridge?!) Get REAL!

    There is not enough green roadside, and if it exists it is not properly implemented.
    (Just look at how they butchered all the Magnolia Grandiflora at Hilltop!!!)

    There is too much concrete and CHEAP tacky architecture with vinyl siding.
    Now we are daily plagued by the plastic ghetto development slammed up against Lesner Bridge where Duck Inn used to be.
    An absolutely obscene destruction of beach front land, heinous beyond words.
    Yet ANOTHER EXAMPLE (like Lynnhaven Dunes Development)
    of City corruption with some pernicious property developer allowed to NOT have proper setbacks from the
    RPA: RESOURCE PROTECTION AREA and the RMA: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AREA LINES!

    GONE FOREVER OUR BEACH thanks to these corrupt complicit City people and their Developer cronies.

    Shore Drive’s water line is consumed with diesel exhaust and noise pollution.
    When one comes off the beach our hair and skin reek of diesel grease.

    It is impossible for Shore Drive residents to naturally sleep in there own properties any longer.
    Residential Properties have been devalued because of the exhaust filth and excessive 24/7 traffic noise pollution.
    The Trump Administration lifted emission controls which means we must lower traffic speed along Shore Drive,
    and find ways to choke out traffic to other highways.

    Then there are the pedestrian deaths… not great for tourism.

    City Police are slack to negligent in enforcing speed limits from the Ocean Front to Little Creek’s main gate.

    Police and Coast Guard refuse year after year to ticket illegal motor boat traffic AND
    illegal beaching of motor boats on Shore Drive beaches, especially between Lesner Bridge and Westminster retirement development.

  2. In the long view, the city (our City Council) must have and support a “vision”of what they want Virginia Beach to become. Short term (1 to 5 year) expenditures that do not support or add to the overall value of Virginia Beach are wasteful and ineffective. Putting emphasis on tourism may make the Oceanfront merchants and hotel people happy, but those dollars are effective only work during the tourist season.

    How does our city government support our military and its missions? If our military missions are decreased, the military population decreases impacting businesses, schools, housing prices, and major employers in Hampton Roads. Why did the real estate values and employment numbers during the great 2008 recession NOT take a major dive like the rest of the country? Our economy only decreased about 4% compared to the rest of the country at 8%. Our military and the industries that were supported provided a stable economic and employment base. So, why does the city and state support off shore wind power with large towers that would interfere with training and military missions? The military doesn’t want towers in their training and operating areas.
    If the city fails to adequately support our military, I know of other cities that would gladly provide support. Is supporting our military’s missions EVEN in the city’s long term Master Pan, or does the city only give it lip service and print space with poor follow through? How many of our City Council members have met and discussed the military’s needs with the officials who control the missions and expenditures? Does our city’s efforts enable the military or do we hamper them? Mutual air show disaster planning and training and sharing fire equipment is good, but how can the city better improve our support for the area’s military? Our city’s Master Plan and City Council’s efforts should fully support our military, not put up road blocks and wind towers in their face.

  3. The city has a budget that includes spending $ 100, 000 on flag poles and colorful flags—how functional!!! How about spending money on cleaning up the beaches regularly and providing portable restrooms for the beach like the oceanfront. Is the Bay not as important? There is constantly a problem of crabbers leaving trash on the beach after their overnight presence—should owners in the area be responsible for picking up their mess!?!

  4. I think it is, as always, a matter of priorities as there is never enough money (our tax dollars at the current tax rate) to accomplish all that has to be done. It is called a budget. The city has a budget just like the rest of us, but ask yourself if you are getting your fair share of return for your tax dollars. That is where the debate should focus. That is where citizens need to speak up at civic meetings and before the City Council. Are we along Shore Drive getting a fair share of return for our tax dollars? Some would say yes while others have the opposite opinion. We must have reasonable representation from City Council for our tax dollars.

    The mayor and the City Manager set the budget and it is approved by city council. What’s in the budget and how does it impact you? When you consider the expenses of future city projects like Light Rail, Convention Center, Parachute Practice Facility, loss of public parking at the Oceanfront, and the costs in tax payers’ dollars to support these projects, you might wonder if your dollars are being spend wisely, or are they supporting somebody’s agenda and political payback. It is all in the debate and in the politics of city government. Obviously, nothing would be done that would illegal, but are your concerns being heard? Some neighborhood’s concerns can be at the detriment of some other neighborhood. Where is the line between the “fair and reasonable” versus the “special interest”? It is all in the debate and the discussion. If we do not get involved in the discussion and if we do not hold our city representative accountable, then the debate will fall on deaf ears.

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  6. Since our beginnings in 1984, we have had many City of VB promises for stormwater drainage services on Sea Shell Road. Postponed year after year, & now drowning even more at times with the newer COA’s draining into our parking lot, we learn that this project “fell through the cracks” with VB personnel changes, that there are no moneys, no timeline, etc. CAN we revive this_ beyond the 09/29 WVEC coverage after the Sept. 2011 storm?
    THANK YOU.
    Sincerely,
    Bay Breeze Villas COA _Board President_757.427.6576

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