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We must be as bold as to do something.

Today City Council will meet for our regularly scheduled workshop and then go into a special session called by the Mayor. The topic relates to last week’s vote on the Council’s raises for out appointed positions (the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, City Real-estate Assessor, and City Auditor). My position remains unchanged. The citizens…… Continue reading We must be as bold as to do something.

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May 31st Independent Investigation- Update

The team that will be conducting the independent investigation of the May 31 tragedy held a press conference today to discuss the procedure they will be implementing and has established the following ways for individuals to reach out with any information regarding the tragedy: 877-208-5650 virginiabeach@hillardheintze.com The team is also in the process of scheduling…… Continue reading May 31st Independent Investigation- Update

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The People’s Budget FY 19-20

When Councilman Moss and I collaborated again this spring in creating an alternative budget to what our City Manager has given to Council, our priorities have remained steadfast as they did in last year’s budget cycle. Our priorities are:
The people of Virginia Beach have the first right to the wages their family has earned;
The quality of life of the people of Virginia Beach should not be diminished in favor of the seemingly insatiable urge of our representatives to spend frivolously on projects that do not enhance the livability of our community;
The long-term sustainability and livability of the people of Virginia Beach is an utmost consideration and we must take the necessary steps to strengthen the long-term resiliency of our Community for a Lifetime;
The ‘needs’ of the people of Virginia Beach must be budgeted before the ‘wants’ of councilmembers