Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met this afternoon. The meeting lasted about 105 minutes.
The big agenda item was a request to expand the horse riding on the beach franchise to year-round operations. It passed 14-1, with CCO representative Henry Ryto the lone "No" vote.
It will now require an Ordinance change by City Council.
Commissioners were given a look at a Locals Campaign to sell residents on the value of Tourism. The campaign would be paid for out of the Tourism Growth Investment Fund (TGIF). The RAC unanimously approved the concept; it will now require City Council approval.
The next round for the Resort Area Master Plan Charetes is tentatively scheduled for June 2 & 3.
The rollout for the new hybrid buses that will begin replacing the trolleys will be on May 21. The ceremony will be at 2 P.M. at 31st Street.
Commissioners accepted an offer for a Presentation on the TGIF at the June RAC meeting.
Sign of Summer: on the bus (Route 20) coming home, leaving Hilltop we had the Route 32 (Shopper's Express) in front of us. With it being May 1, today was the first day of the seasonal VBWave trolley service.