Now that Virginia Beach has forged into an urbanization mode, it can't be undone. Flexibility and consideration to meet the ever growing demands of core services must be balanced with increased revenue streams. It is a fact of life. The thrust of urbanization is not known to be an economy of scale, but advocates the need for new and accommodating solutions. Moss and DeSteph’s Spartan approach may sound appealing to the uninformed but this standstill mentality fails to look ahead and mitigate unknown economic permutations.
The only austerity that I advocate is that of the lawful conduct of our local government business. The completeness of recorded correspondence is sketchy at best, where germane documentation, whether hard copy or electronic, escape the archives through negligent routing to the recording custodian. City Council is notorious, as is the City Manager, of failing to route all city business for archival and inclusion on the custodian’s index.
The “Conservative Coalition” city council candidates are attempting to overcome well funded incumbents with insufficient funds to prevail in a traditional campaign. I would purport that unless one can come up with six digits they are wasting anything less. The nominal contributions given to a candidate are often squandered on over bought brochures, obnoxious signage placed in the public right-of-way, and funding entrance fees to festive merry-making political events
To prevail in this climate take thinking out of the box, and expending as little as possible. On the cusp of a new age of electioneering, signs, mailings, and brochure distribution are expenses that are unnecessary with the access to the voter through social networks, internet websites, Youtube productions, emailing, and cell phone text messages.
Out of the 3 mayoral candidates I am the only one that promises to seek assistance during the General Assembly sessions with a physical presence; unencumbered financially, and devoid of employment or business interests, I have the time to maintain regular Mayor’s office hours offering an open government, open door policy.
I wouldn't put much credence in the on-line poll. In the effort to skew the result, ardent supporters vote multiple times. By using diverse browsers, several user names, and most popularly clearing their "cookies", this deceptive practice is prevalent in on-line polls. Also, a candidate was advertising with a link to vote for one of the other. The only poll that counts is the one on Nov 6th. What ever derogatory remarks or suppositions are directed at me makes no difference. I’m in it to the end. Deal with it.
Wally Erb - wallyformayor.com
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