Archive for the ‘Virginia Beach’ Category
Show us the money: To support and fund the current Virginia Beach tourism projects; to support the planned tourism projects (the headquarters hotel for the convention center, and entertainment venue for the old Dome site); and for the major projects planned for our future – all the light rail costs and the redevelopment of the Strategic Growth Areas. Read the rest of this entry »
The city council of Virginia Beach should show us the sources of the money for the major projects planned for our future: the headquarters hotel for the convention center, an entertainment venue for the old Dome site (tourism-related projects); all the light rail costs and the redevelopment of the Strategic Growth Areas. Read the rest of this entry »
In 2011, our Virginia Beach City Council will continue to ignore citizens and pile more of the same onto the citizens of Virginia Beach. “More” includes projects council wants: headquarters hotel for the convention center, an entertainment venue for the old Dome Site, light rail, increased debt and increased real estate taxes. Read the rest of this entry »
What? Is what lost?
Is representative government in Virginia Beach Lost? Have the citizens of Virginia Beach, uninformed, misinformed and paying no attention to city government, ceded our representative government to Virginia Beach power centers (our local lobbyists)? Have we handed our government over to the developers, real estate agents, lawyers and others? Read the rest of this entry »
We have a Great Divide in Virginia Beach. We, the citizens of Virginia Beach, have been pushed to one side of the Great Divide by the combined force of the local Power Centers. The Great Divide is the difference between citizens needs and Power Center wants. Read the rest of this entry »
What is a lackey? A lackey: a servile follower. And, Servile: slavishly submissive.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on October 3, 2010 that Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms will support Dave Redman and Rita Bellito in the city council elections this November. At the Republican Party Breakfast in July, the mayor said that he would support Barbara Henley and Jim Wood in the November elections. Read the rest of this entry »
Is there a reasonable alternative to a light rail system?
Light Rail is the central factor of a process called Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Once light rail is accepted as an integral part of the redevelopment developers build stations, apartments and condos along the corridor. People who live in those buildings get on the light rail and go to an office or other place of work and return home later. Read the rest of this entry »
During the discussion of light rail, even the proponents of light rail admit that it will not reduce traffic congestion. A proponent of light rail, Mike Barrett, in a recent e-mail stated that “I agree, light rail transit does not significantly reduce congestion.” In another e-mail he called light rail an “alternative.” “Fact is, light rail will simply be an alternative to the automobile, but most will continue to use their cars in the I-264 corridor.” Read the rest of this entry »