BAC Outreach meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center

Mark your calendars !

June 7, 2018

Dear Community Representative:

Thank you again for expressing your willingness to participate in the Bayfront Advisory Commission’s Outreach ’18 communications initiative. Please bring your neighborhood’s most pressing concerns.

This spring’s Outreach meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. It will be in a second-floor meeting room yet to be assigned by the hotel but a lobby sign should direct you that day.

Although you are receiving direct word, this is a public meeting and will be legally advertised as such. If you have colleagues from other neighborhoods who had not signed up in advance, please notify them that they are welcome, too.

The purpose of this meeting is for the BAC to receive input from you about your most pressing concerns. The over-arching purpose is to assist the Commission with its priorities for the year ahead.

Commission members do not expect to be prepared to provide status updates other than what has officially come before the body. This is a listening meeting more than a telling meeting. But, every effort will be made to find out answers, to schedule future presentations, to connect you with the proper city entity or whatever else is possible to help you in your community.

Thank you again for your interest.

Regards,
Kal Kassir, Chairman
Bayfront Advisory Commission

Virginia Beach Community Emergency Response Team (VBCERT) Course Starts June 4

Virginia Beach Community Emergency Response Team (VBCERT) Course Starts June 4
Six-week course educates citizens on disaster preparedness

Virginia Beach, Va. (May 21, 2018) — The City of Virginia Beach Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course that starts Monday, June 4 and runs through Saturday, July 14. This six-week course (two days a week) educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety and suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations and disaster psychology.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, VBCERT members provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site.

Additional information and registration can be found at VBCERT or by calling Cookie Ketchum at (757) 385-2914 or Douglas Duggan at (757) 416-8782.

Most classes except the Practical will be held at the Fire/EMS Training Center, 927 So. Birdneck Road, from 6 – 10 p.m. The Practical will be held on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. also at the Fire/EMS Training Center. The Fingerprinting/EOC night will be held at Precinct One (Building 11) and the Emergency Operations Center (Building 30).

June 2018 Class
• June 4, 2018 – Orientation
• June 6, 2018 – Disaster Preparedness
• June 11, 2018 – Weather & Team Organization
• June 13, 2018 – Disaster Medical Operations I
• June 18, 2018 – Fingerprinting, Eoc & Terrorism Awareness
• June 20, 2018 – Disaster Medical Operations Ii
• June 25, 2018 – CPR Certification
• June 27, 2018 – Fire Suppression & Hazardous Materials
• July 9, 2018 – Light Search And Rescue Operations
• July 11, 2018 – Disaster Psychology /Radio Training
• July 14, 2018 – Practical Evolution/Mock Disaster

All classes will be held at the Fire/EMS Training Center, 927 So. Birdneck Road, from 6 – 10 p.m. except the Practical which will be held on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. also at the Fire/EMS Training Center.

New Baylines issue includes Route 35 updates!

May Baylines 2018 (5 page PDF)

Shuttle Route 35 debuts May 20

A shuttle-bus linking the Bayfront and Oceanfront, with service every 30 minutes, launches Sunday, May 20. This represents an expansion of last summer’s pilot service, both in distance and frequency.

Fares are $2 each way for adults, $1 for seniors age 65+ and free for children under age 17 with a paying adult. Under 17 without a paying adult may ride for $1. Day passes, allowing unlimited rides on the route, sell for $4.50 for adults, $2.25 for seniors age 65+. Three-day, half-fare passes are also available.

Advance passes may be purchased at the following retail locations:
• Sunsations at 500, 812,1116, 1400, 2300, 2500, 3020 and 3300 Atlantic Avenue
• Virginia Gift Shop at 702, 1706 and 2412 Atlantic Avenue.
• Sports Alley at 2900 Atlantic Avenue
• Virginia Beach Visitors Bureau at 2100 Parks Avenue
• First Landing State Park Campground Visitor’s Center at 2500 Shore Drive and
• Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center at 2800 Shore Drive
Exact-change fares can be paid at each shuttle stop.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to get to the Oceanfront” as well as for Oceanfront residents and visitors to sample Bayfront attractions, said Kal Kassir, chairman of the Bayfront Advisory Commission.

Last year’s pilot program stretched only between the Lesner Bridge and 19th Street and ran every 45 minutes. Ridership was high enough that the city and Hampton Roads Transit agreed to make it a permanent summertime route. Shortening the gap between buses to every 30 minutes and extending the route to allow passengers to connect more easily with other HRT routes should increase ridership, officials have said.

Route 35 will run daily through Labor Day. From Sept. 7-30, the bus will run Friday-Sunday only.

Visit VBGov.com to view SHORE DRIVE CORRIDOR:PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE APRIL 19, 2018BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION

REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC SPEED FEEDBACK DISPLAYS EVALUATION: SHORE DRIVE TEST CASE

The Traffic Engineering Division of the City of Virginia Beach (CVB) has conducted a test to evaluate the effectiveness of “Real-Time Electronic Speed Feedback Displays” (RTESFDs) at improving compliance with the posted speed limit. Shore Drive in the Cape Story area was utilized as the test case area and the CVB’s existing trailer mounted RTESFDs were utilized for the evaluation. The purpose of the study was to determine if the devices are effective at improving compliance with the posted speed limit, and if so, to what degree is speed of traffic modified, and is the change sustainable. Locally, the City of Norfolk has utilized these devices, however before and after data were not collected so the performance could not be evaluated.

The draft of this report can be read by clicking this link SHORE DRIVE ELECTRONIC SPEED DISPLAY SIGNS – Draft FINAL REPORT

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.

Watch Budget Presentations Online:​​

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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