City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2015 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:26:13 EST Join City of Virginia Beach in its 17th Street Corridor Cleanup on May 2 The City of Virginia Beach Public Works Department, in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation and Police departments, is enlisting the help of volunteers for Keep America Beautiful’s Great American... Public Works Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:58:49 EST CALEA Formal Public Hearing A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. -CALEA® will arrive April 5, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s policy and... Police Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:03:27 EST 21st Annual Human Rights Awards Program to be Held April 29 at Convention Center The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission -HRC will hold its 21st annual Human Rights Awards Program on Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.  Aftera... Human Resources (City) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:08:41 EST Proposed 2015-16 City Budget Emphasizes Major Economic Initiatives City Manager James K. Spore today proposed a $1.87 billion budget for fiscal year 2015-16 that emphasizes several major economic development projects that will expand Virginia Beach’s economy.  The... Budget & Management Services Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:21:26 EST Virginia Beach Makes Budget Details Publicly Available Via Open VB The City of Virginia Beach has launched a new, cloud-based open budget application called Open VB. It is designed to promote greater accountability and transparency by making city government spending freely... Budget & Management Services Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:38:22 EST Thompson New Marketing and Public Relations Director -VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Last month, Caryl Thompson joined the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums as the marketing and public relations director. As such she will serve both the Virginia Aquarium... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:25:48 EST Library Seeks Input from Beach Residents Continuing its commitment to providing the highest quality library services possible, Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking input from Virginia Beach residents. Library Director Eva Poole wants to hear... Public Libraries Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:01:05 EST City of Virginia Beach Asks Residents and Businesses to Turn off Non-Essential Lights for One Hour on Saturday, March 28 The City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City Public Schools -VBCPS and numerous local organizations will join millions worldwide in switching off the lights in homes and businesses for one hour — Earth... Public Works Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:06:36 EST Green Ribbon Committee to Meet March 26 The Green Ribbon Committee will meet Thursday, March 26, at the Strategic Growth Area Studio, 4525 Main St., Suite 710, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The Incentives Subcommittee will meet Tuesday, March24,... Planning Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:22:23 EST Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Accepting Comments on Proposed Plans Regarding Federally-Funded Programs Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is currently accepting public comments onits proposed 2015-2020 Five Year Consolidated Strategy and Plan and 2015-2016Annual Action Plan. Both plans are required... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:46:11 EST Expect Heavier Traffic on Sandbridge Road March 28-29 as Dam Neck Reroutes Entrance The main gate of the Navy Dam Neck Annex on Dam Neck Road will be closed due to construction on Saturday, March 28, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this period, access to the base will be through the Sandbridge... Media & Communications Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:11:57 EST HRT to Host Public Hearings on Transit Extension Study Hampton Roads Transit will host four public hearings in April to allow public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement -DEIS of the Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study. The study explores... Strategic Growth Area Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:37:48 EST Calling for Artisans to Apply for Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s 40th Annual Art & Craft Festival, ARTISANS IN THE PARK -Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is looking for talented artisans to participate in the 40th Annual Art & Craft Festival Artisans in the Park at Great Neck Park -2513 Shorehaven... Parks & Recreation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:19:31 EST Nominate Outstanding Youth, Adults or Businesses for “Virginia Beach’s Best All Around” Awards -Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Office and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation are now accepting applications for “Virginia Beach’s Best All Around Awards.” Do you know youth... Parks & Recreation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:24:59 EST City Council to Explore Creating Broadband Internet Authority As part of its long-term effort to promote Virginia Beach as a hub of biomedical research, the City Council will explore creating a broadband internet authority – alone or as part of a regional group. The... Media & Communications Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:23:32 EST Tickets Still Available for the 2014 Excellence in Agriculture Banquet Tickets Still Available for the 2014 Excellence in Agriculture Banquet "A Celebration of Virginia Beach Agriculture"VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – March 18, 2015 – The Excellence In Agriculture Committee will be recognizing the Virginia Beach Department of Agriculture... Agriculture Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:36:38 EST Comedian Jim Jefferies Announces New “Freedumb” Tour VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Jim Jefferies, internationally renowned Australian comedian and actor, announced his new live tour, “Freedumb,” today. Following on the heels of his last sold-out North American tour,... Cultural Affairs Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:43:30 EST Memorial Service for Former Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf to be Rebroadcast on VBTV and Available on VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — March 17, 2015 — The memorial service that was held Monday, March 16 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, for the Honorable Meyera E. Oberndorf, former mayor of Virginia Beach,... Communications & Information Technology Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:47:38 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation to remove trees along Holly Road beginning March 19 -Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will be removing three hazardous trees and pruning five other trees on Thursday, March 19th, 2015, to ensure public safety. Traffic will be minimally... Parks & Recreation Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:34:48 EST Sister Cities Association of Virginia Beach to Hold its First International Promenade of World Fashion and Arts The Sister Cities Association of Virginia Beach -SCAVB will hold its First International Promenade of World Fashion and Arts on Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Oceanfront Ballroom, 3501 Atlantic... City Clerk Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:40:21 EST Celebrate Japanese Culture and Spirit at the 10th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival -Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation invites you to celebrate Virginia Beach’s international sisterhood with Miyazaki City, Japan, at the 10th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday,... Parks & Recreation Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:35:08 EST Oberndorf Memorial Service Set for 11 a.m. Monday at Convention Center A public memorial service for former Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19 th St. Oberndorf was the longest-serving mayor inthe... Media & Communications Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:14:24 EST City Files Petition to Document Public’s Rights at Chesapeake Beach The City of Virginia Beach filed a petition in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today, asking the court to confirm that the public enjoys a recreation easement over Chesapeake Beach, known locally as Chic’s... City Attorney Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:47:40 EST Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr.’s Statement on the Passing of Former Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf As mayor of the city that Meyera Oberndorf loved so dearly, I am truly sorry to hear of her passing.  There is hardly a person who has lived in Virginia Beach or done business in our city over the last... City Manager Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:50:19 EST David Broza – Live in Concert Coming to the Sandler Center The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with the Simon Family JCC is excited to announce David Broza – Live in Concert on May 21, 2015 at 7:00pm.   This live performance is a programof... Cultural Affairs Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:52:58 EST Bayfront Advisory Commission to Meet March 19 The Bayfront Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, March 19 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach from 2 to 5:30 p.m.   Subcommittee meetings will... Planning Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:31:59 EST Tree removal to be conducted along Sandbridge Road beginning March 17, 2015 -Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will be removing dead and declining trees along Sandbridge Road beginning March 17, 2015, weather permitting, and is expected to continue for... Parks & Recreation Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:31:31 EST VB Crews to Begin Milling and Paving on Dam Neck Rd. This Sunday Milling, paving and pavement marking work will take place on both eastbound and westbound lanes of Dam Neck road at night beginning this Sunday, March 15, 2015.   The work will be on the section of Dam... Public Works Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:29:02 EST Human Services Launches Third Cycle of Celebrating Families! The Behavioral Health and Wellness Prevention Services program with the Virginia Beach Human Services Department will launch the third cycle of Celebrating Families! classes on Wednesday, March 24. The... Human Services Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:44:10 EST Virginia Beach Names Hill as New Communications Administrator Julie Hill, former communications director for the City of Charlotte, was named today as the new communications administrator for the City of Virginia Beach. Hill will lead the city’s newly reorganized... Media & Communications Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:57:01 EST