Thursday, December 10, 2009

RAC December 10, 2009

Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met this afternoon. The meeting lasted about an hour.

The RAC elected new Officers for 2010. Preston Midgett will become Chairman, with Ken Taylor now term limited out. Preston has served as Chairman of the RAC's Transportation, Parking, and Pedestrian Committee (TPPC) for a few years now. Gerrie West will continue as Vice Chair.

Due to questions raised around the Laskin Gateway Project, there will be a procedural change on communicating positions. Only positions endorsed by the full RAC will be forwarded, with those bearing the RAC Chairman's signature.

Michael Jenkins moves forward with assembling Dome site redevelopment financing. He expects to have everything in line by Spring, with the Dome site entertainment complex due online in the Spring, 2012.

Fun fact: as part of the convention center's green status, all wasted food is bundled and sent to hog farmers to feed their animals. Thus, zero waste footprint.

Finally, there are preliminary discussions with a company hoping to obtain a City franchise to provide WiFi in the Resort Area. The scope is still under discussion, but I thought those of you with laptops would want to know it may be in the pipes.

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