Wednesday, April 8, 2009

City Council Visits CCO

This evening 9 members of the Virginia Beach City Council took time to answer questions from civic league representatives at the April meeting of the Council of Civic Organizations (CCO), Virginia Beach's civic league federation.

The most questions of the night were on the issue of - ahem - animal control. Among other areas of interest were the Lake Edward neighborhood, jobs creation, street and pedestrian issues, group homes in residential neighborhoods, and getting information to residents.

I was expecting VBTAers to show up and angrily confront City Council. (So was VBPD: two police officers were stationed at the ready.) In hindsight, I wish they had been there, as they would have seen how far out-of-touch they are with the residents the VBTA claims to represent. First, there were zero questions on taxes. Second, no one directly attacked light rail. There was one question on the reported "look back" clause for the Circuit City property, then a question on the price paid for the Norfolk Southern Right-of-Way.


thesh00ter said...

wow it's amazing how much rift raft doesn't occur when they're around. lemme ask u something, do u think all those people making those highly intelligent comments on VP website supporters of the VBTA? or are they just haters?

thesh00ter said...

they're not around

typing to fast

Anonymous said...

In a bad economy, the VBTA realizes just how irrelevant they are.

Avenging Archangel said...


Some are, some aren't.

Anon 7:50,

Bad economy or not, the VBTA is sliding into oblivion. Can the group be saved? Given that they don't seem to have learned the lessons of November 4, I doubt it.

thesh00ter said...

lol, Henry i don't know if your at liberty to answer this but, what is your occupation? you seem to be a leader of some sort.

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt that the VBPD was there because of the VBTA.

They are pretty harmless (physically) as most of them seem to be retired government employees.(That is interesting in itself)

Avenging Archangel said...

Anon 1:49,

1. VBPD normally isn't at CCO meetings.

2. City Hall security is regularly beefed up when the VBTA is expected out in force.

That's why I think so.