BAC Thursday NOV 17 330pm at OPVRS. Join us!

Thanks to Hank for the Agenda.

Two important items:

1) Discussion of proposed Noise Ordinance – City Attorney Mark Stiles will be available to answer questions regarding the City’s proposed changes to the Noise Ordinance.

Commercial Area Pattern Book Status Update – this is about guidelines for future redevelopment of Bayfront area & VB.

BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION(BAC) meets at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad(OPVRS) at 3769 E. Stratford Drive. (enter on side opposite Shore Drive)

Resident-Suggested Changes to Proposed Noise Ordinance

Share your input to improve Proposed Noise Ordinance changes!

From Hank:

We will be discussing the Noise Ordinance at BAC next week, but there are a few things related to that that are happening prior to Thursday that I wanted to remind everyone of. There will be two public meetings about the proposed noise ordinance on Wednesday, 11/16 at Princess Anne High School. The first meeting is from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and the second meeting is 6:30-8:00pm.

Also, the online survey will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 11/13, so if you are so inclined, please head over to: and provide your input.

From Councilman Moss:

For reference, the current noise ordinance can be found at (Select Code Library, then Virginia, then Virginia Beach; the relevant section is Chapter 23, Article II (Section 23-63 through Section 23-73 of the City Code (not the City Charter)).
This item appeared on the City Council agenda for October 18; City Council voted to defer the matter to December 6, 2022. It will appear on City Council’s agenda that day and you will have an additional opportunity to speak to the entire City Council prior to the vote on the item.
If you have any questions concerning this issue, please contact Ms. Bloom at (757) 385-6279.

View PDF below from Councilman Moss.

“Chesapeake Bay region loses ground in effort to increase tree canopy”


In the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed:

The community with the BIGGEST LOSS was Virginia Beach, that state’s most populous city. It lost more than 1,700 acres — more than three times the next biggest decline.

Learn more at Bay Journal.

Urban Forest most recent info at