“The Lynnhaven Inlet could see dramatic, and costly, changes in order to protect Virginia Beach from sea level rise in the coming decades.”

View article including some of the proposed plans at Pilotonline.com:

“This is probably the biggest threat that faces our city. We really need to take this seriously,” City Councilwoman Rosemary Wilson said at a meeting Tuesday night. “These are huge, huge numbers. It’s very frightening.”

The city is still months away from deciding how to move forward.

No doubt you are aware the probability of your taxes going up to pay to mitigate for sea level rise is roughly 100%.

More about Dewberry study

Dewberry sea level rise study update to City Council Informal Session video from May 7 2019 at SDCC.info.

“Dewberry” Search results at SDCC.info.

Comprehensive Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flooding Response Plan​ at VBGov.com.

Current Public Hearing Schedule

June 5, 2019 – Princess Anne High School (Lynnhaven)

We are working with the City to have a Public Hearing located in the Bayfront area.

Dewberry sea level rise study update to City Council Informal Session video from May 7 2019

This is a very detailed presentation

Current Public Hearing Schedule

The same information will be available at each of the 5 public meetings. The presentation at the beginning (approx. 10 minutes) will be focused on the watershed (Atlantic, Lynnhaven, Elizabeth and Southern) will be tailored to the location. The revised dates and locations for the meetings are as follows:

May 29, 2019 – Virginia Aquarium (Atlantic Ocean)
May 30, 2019 – Kempsville High School (Elizabeth River)
June 3, 2019 – Kellam High School (Southern)
June 5, 2019 – Princess Anne High School (Lynnhaven)
June 6, 2019 – Creeds Elementary School (Southern)

“However, staff is conducting an analysis of the daily storm water rate with the intention of developing options that would reduce the regressive nature of a single rate for all residences across the city so that residences that generate less runoff (due to less impervious surfaces) would pay a lower rate. “

HOW GREAT WOULD THAT BE !?

View the info at VBGov.com.

The FY 2019-20 budget increases the funds designated for these areas in the six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by 41%.

City Budget Public Hearings Scheduled – Last Chance for Input on Tuesday April 30th

City Budget Public Hearings Scheduled
The City Council will hold two public hearings in April. Citizens can register to speak prior to the start of the public hearing. Speakers are limited to three minutes.

• April 24 – 6:30 p.m. – Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road (note, original (March 26) release incorrectly had start time as 6 p.m.)
• April 30 – 6 p.m. – City Council Chamber, 2401 Courthouse Drive

Comment by email
To send a comment to the entire City Council, contact citycouncil@vbgov.com
To send a comment to an individual City Council member, find email addresses here.
Got a question? Send it to budget@vbgov.com.

Review the budget
To review the complete budget, visit www.VBgov.com/budget.

• Open Budget – An online app that lets citizens review, compare, download, visualize and analyze data at the line-item level. http://www.VBgov.com/budget
• Full text of the budget – In three documents: executive summary, operating budget and six-year capital plan.

“Budget Director David Bradley said if the council accepts the increases, it would cost the average resident about $15 more a month, or an additional $180 per year.”

That’s additional $180 / year.

News at Pilotonline.com:

About 23 percent of the proposed budget would go toward funding stormwater. To compare, in 2017 — the year Hurricane Matthew hit — the city had set aside just 9 percent.