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.