Oceanfront Community to Help Shape Sustainability Plan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The City of Virginia Beach invites all residents, business owners, community leaders and other stakeholders who have an interest in how the city plans, manages, protects and promotes its current and future sustainability initiatives to participate in one of eight public input meetings, the sixth of which is scheduled on Monday, Nov. 21, 7 to 9 p.m., at Virginia Beach Middle School, 600 25th Street.  The community will learn and share its views on what sustainability is, the need to develop such a plan, the environmental, economic and social benefits that result from sustainable communities, and how important the public’s input will be in the development of the city’s first Sustainability Plan.

These meetings are the first step in an ongoing process to seek input and direction from the public to guide the city in the development of its first comprehensive Sustainability Plan.

The two remaining scheduled public input meetings are as follows:

  • Rose Hall District – Monday, Nov. 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Green Run High School, 1700 Dahlia Drive  
  • Princess Anne District (Rural Area) – Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., Creeds Elementary School, 920 Princess Anne Road

For additional information, please contact Clay Bernick in the Planning Department/Environment and Sustainability Office at (757) 385-4899 or visit www.VBgov.com/sustainplan.

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