As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020, I wanted to take a moment for well wishes and reflection. 2019 was a challenging year in many ways and I know many of us were eager to see it come to an end, but I hope we are all looking to the bright future ahead of us.
2020 is the start of a new year and a new decade, one I hope is ripe with opportunity for all. The City of Virginia Beach has big decisions ahead. We will be placing a new City Manager, a process that is sure to set the tone of our path moving forward. We will consider a bond referendum for flooding and storm water infrastructure projects, discuss election reform (specifically district voting), begin a new budget cycle for FY 20-21, adopt a new Comprehensive Plan, and of course, begin a new election cycle for all levels of government (including 5 members of our City Council).
Additional priorities (not all):
- Implementing a Storm Water Fee Reduction Program for residential properties.
- Improving the City’s Traffic Calming Program
- Televising Open Mic
- Food Truck Ordinance
- Back Yard Hen Ordinance
I’d love to hear what is on your mind and what issues you would like to see Council address.
Happy New Year and Welcome to the 20s!