The poll is over and 67% were against term limits for the Virginia Beach City Council. 23% supported a limit of only two terms, the proposal floated by Wally Erb. 10% favored no more than three terms. I derived that one from Ohio's cap of 12 years in the state legislature.
As I said previously, I think the idea recognizes the acute advantages of incumbency, but attacks it in a ham-handed manner. A ward system for Virginia Beach would be a more natural way of leveling the playing field.
So I now ask about Virginia Beach imposing an 1% piggyback income tax. The idea comes out of the Blue Ribbon Budget, Tax, and Spending Task Force's Report. It would be revenue-neutral, allowing the Property Tax rate to be cut. Enacting it would require state legislation.
Interestingly, so far no public statement by the Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA) on the issue.