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City of Virginia Beach 2015 www.vbgov.com webforms@vbgov.com (VBgov Web Team) webforms@vbgov.com (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2479/join-city-of-virginia-beach-in-its-17th-stree Public Works Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:58:49 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2479/join-city-of-virginia-beach-in-its-17th-stree 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2478/calea-formal-public-hearing Police Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:03:27 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2478/calea-formal-public-hearing 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2477/21st-annual-human-rights-awards-program-to-be Human Resources (City) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:08:41 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2477/21st-annual-human-rights-awards-program-to-be 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2475/proposed-2015-16-city-budget-emphasizes-major Budget & Management Services Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:21:26 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2475/proposed-2015-16-city-budget-emphasizes-major 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2476/virginia-beach-makes-budget-details-publicly Budget & Management Services Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:38:22 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2476/virginia-beach-makes-budget-details-publicly 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2474/thompson-new-marketing-and-public-relations-d Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:25:48 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2474/thompson-new-marketing-and-public-relations-d 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2473/library-seeks-input-from-beach-residents Public Libraries Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:01:05 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2473/library-seeks-input-from-beach-residents 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2472/city-of-virginia-beach-asks-residents-and-bus Public Works Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:06:36 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2472/city-of-virginia-beach-asks-residents-and-bus 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,... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2471/green-ribbon-committee-to-meet-march-26 Planning Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:22:23 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2471/green-ribbon-committee-to-meet-march-26 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2470/housing-and-neighborhood-preservation-accepti Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:46:11 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2470/housing-and-neighborhood-preservation-accepti 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2469/expect-heavier-traffic-on-sandbridge-road-mar Media & Communications Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:11:57 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2469/expect-heavier-traffic-on-sandbridge-road-mar 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2468/hrt-to-host-public-hearings-on-transit-extens Strategic Growth Area Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:37:48 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2468/hrt-to-host-public-hearings-on-transit-extens 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2467/calling-for-artisans-to-apply-for-virginia-be Parks & Recreation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:19:31 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2467/calling-for-artisans-to-apply-for-virginia-be 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2465/nominate-outstanding-youth-adults-or-business Parks & Recreation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:24:59 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2465/nominate-outstanding-youth-adults-or-business 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2464/city-council-to-explore-creating-broadband-in Media & Communications Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:23:32 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2464/city-council-to-explore-creating-broadband-in 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2466/tickets-still-available-for-the-2014-excellen Agriculture Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:36:38 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2466/tickets-still-available-for-the-2014-excellen 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,... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2463/comedian-jim-jefferies-announces-new-freedumb Cultural Affairs Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:43:30 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2463/comedian-jim-jefferies-announces-new-freedumb Memorial Service for Former Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf to be Rebroadcast on VBTV and Available on VBgov.com 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,... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2462/memorial-service-for-former-mayor-meyera-e-ob Communications & Information Technology Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:47:38 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2462/memorial-service-for-former-mayor-meyera-e-ob 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2461/virginia-beach-parks-recreation-to-remove-tre Parks & Recreation Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:34:48 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2461/virginia-beach-parks-recreation-to-remove-tre 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2460/sister-cities-association-of-virginia-beach-t City Clerk Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:40:21 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2460/sister-cities-association-of-virginia-beach-t 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,... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2459/celebrate-japanese-culture-and-spirit-at-the Parks & Recreation Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:35:08 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2459/celebrate-japanese-culture-and-spirit-at-the 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2458/oberndorf-memorial-service-set-for-11-am-mond Media & Communications Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:14:24 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2458/oberndorf-memorial-service-set-for-11-am-mond 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2457/city-files-petition-to-document-publics-right City Attorney Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:47:40 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2457/city-files-petition-to-document-publics-right 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2456/mayor-william-d-sessoms-jrs-statement-on-the City Manager Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:50:19 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2456/mayor-william-d-sessoms-jrs-statement-on-the 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2455/david-broza-live-in-concert-coming-to-the-san Cultural Affairs Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:52:58 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2455/david-broza-live-in-concert-coming-to-the-san 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2454/bayfront-advisory-commission-to-meet-march-19 Planning Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:31:59 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2454/bayfront-advisory-commission-to-meet-march-19 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2453/tree-removal-to-be-conducted-along-sandbridge Parks & Recreation Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:31:31 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2453/tree-removal-to-be-conducted-along-sandbridge 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2452/vb-crews-to-begin-milling-and-paving-on-dam-n Public Works Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:29:02 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2452/vb-crews-to-begin-milling-and-paving-on-dam-n 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2451/human-services-launches-third-cycle-of-celebr Human Services Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:44:10 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2451/human-services-launches-third-cycle-of-celebr 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... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2450/virginia-beach-names-hill-as-new-communicatio Media & Communications Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:57:01 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2450/virginia-beach-names-hill-as-new-communicatio