There were two big votes at Tuesday night's meeting of the Virginia Beach City Council.
First, a proposed parking swap with Bruce Thompson was authorized on a 6-5 vote. There were only two speakers in opposition: Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA) Chairman John Moss and VBTA Vice Chairman Reid Greenmun.
Second, a ban of LED signs was approved on a 6-5 vote. Spearheading the ban were Virginia Beach's garden clubs.
That led one Councilman to quip afterwards, "The garden clubs have more clout than the VBTA."