Posts Tagged ‘Power Centers’
Control Group? Who or what is a control group? And what do they do? The Control Group is our Virginia Beach City Council supported by the power centers of our city. In Virginia Beach, power centers are organized around developers, real estate companies and tourism related businesses. Power Centers are oriented to and driven to accomplish specific self-serving goals, to control the decision-making process and guide the process to the desired goal. Read the rest of this entry »
Of course, medical care as presented in Obamacare has nothing to do with transportation in light rail. The similarity between Sessomslightrail and Obamacare is the process by which these projects have been dumped on the American people. Read the rest of this entry »
The “reshaping” of Virginia Beach as described by city manager Jim Spore in an article in the Virginian-Pilot on May 31 and comments by Mayor Sessoms in a June 4th article provide examples of the reach of the Virginia Beach Power Centers and further demonstrates that in Virginia Beach “it is too late now .” Read the rest of this entry »
Have the Political Power Centers in Virginia Beach taken full control of the government of our city? Is it too late now for the citizens of Virginia Beach to take that power back and once again establish control of our own government?
Yes, it probably is too late, but we must try one more time. 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 »
Before discussing power center political impact on tourism major projects and light rail, this is an update to the first power center politics article.
VNS readers remember that in the first article no one, no organization stands accused, yet, of attempting to influence city Council decisions. However, and this is a large “IF“ -“If the influence of Power Centers results in decisions that favor the few individuals in the Power Centers rather than benefit all citizens, than we have become corrupted.”
In the Virginian-Pilot on Tuesday, July 7 an article referenced financial contributions from the Virginia Beach Towne Bank board of directors. It stated, “Thirty-two directors combined to give Sessoms $70,000 of the record $620,000 he raised.” As a reminder, Will Sessoms was elected and is the mayor of Virginia Beach and continues as President of Virginia Beach Towne Bank. So, during the campaign, thirty-two directors of the bank gave their president $70,000 for his campaign.