How to Share Your Feedback and Review Budget Details City Council will vote on the budget on May 15; here are ways you can get more information and provide feedback.

How to Share Your Feedback and Review Budget Details at VBGov.com.

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City Council will vote on the FY2018-19 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program during the May 15 meeting at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers (2401 Courthouse Drive).​

Start here to review current budget proposals at VBGov.com.

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Familiar with Seaview Beach & Amusement Park ?

This website and corresponding research paper were funded with a 2017 Research Grant from the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission.

The website and research paper includes fascinating details and photos from yesteryear.

Start here to view the fascinating story.

In 1947, Life Magazine published a photo essay on Seaview Beach calling it “Virginia’s best-known Negro resort.” The magazine reported that up to 10,000 tourists visited the beach on the weekends. Images showed well-to-do African-American professionals enjoying social life at the beach and adjacent amusement park.1This was contrary to much of the negative media coverage of African Americans at the time and casts a light on a hidden upper-class population in Virginia.

“But a push to fund improvements that will benefit residents who bike, run, and walk could make Shore Drive more popular and safer.”

View article at Pilotonline.com.

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Photo Credit: Stephen M. Katz | The Virginian-Pilot

In 2007, Virginia Beach leaders divided the Shore Drive project into four phases. The first, between Treasure Island and Marlin Bay drives, was completed in 2008.

The newest phase the city wants to fund is still a ways off from construction – it’s scheduled to start in 2023.

Hopefully, it can be done sooner, said Vice Mayor Louis Jones, who represents that part of the city.