Recently City Council received a briefing from the voter registrar’s office about the upcoming election and the plans to accommodate the new mail-in voting. For the first time ever in Virginia we will have no excuse absentee voting. Virginia's General Assembly has also recently passed measures that will create ballot drop boxes and set aside $2 million for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots. As of 08/18/20 there are 312,170 registered voters, of which approximately 40,000 have already requested an absentee ballot.
Last week, there was a public hearing on adding a public referendum on district voting on the ballot. It was an engaging discussion as we heard from residents’ opinions about district voting. I believe that we need to hear from you, the voters, on a direct referendum vote during the General Election on November 3. … Continue reading District Voting Referendum
Last week, the Planning Commission voted to support a Conditional Rezoning of the Thalia Wayside Village Shoppes. The applicant seeks a Conditional Rezoning of the subject property from the B-2 District Community Business District to Conditional B-4 Mixed-Use District to redevelop much of the site. The submitted proffered concept plan depicts the retention of the … Continue reading Thalia Redevelopment Survey
This past Tuesday Council considered an ordinance to prohibit tents on the beach, I have received several calls and emails about a quote that was referenced in many news outlets and I wanted to take a moment and provide some context of the quote as well as expound on my position on the ordinance that … Continue reading “Criminalizing Homelessness”