Over three-quarters of you expect the new Virginia Beach City Council that took office last week to be better. 19% thought it would be worse, while 2% expect the same.
While I was one of the 77%, I was surprised by the margin of victory. For all the bad things you could say about the Will and Bill Era on Council, at least they weren't afraid to pull the trigger. The previous two Councils were struck with political paralysis, and little meaningful got done. With a backlog of issues that need to be tackled, there finally seems to be a sense of urgency to act.
The new question is how good are Virginia Beach's Budget priorities? In two separate meetings last week (I blogged on neither), two divergent groups raised concerns on where the City of Virginia Beach places it's Budget priorities. While I was the only attendee common to both, I neither raised the subject nor got it rolling in either meeting.