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Virginia Beach Tea Party A fiercely non-partisan group dedicated to the U.S. (and VA) Constitutions, free markets & community-based solutions.
100% volunteer organization dedicated to the vision, values and principles of our nations Founders. We are fiercely non-partisan. Policy Statement - Virginia Beach Tea Party The Virginia Beach Tea Party does not condone nor will it tolerate racism, sexism, or religious intolerance or bigotry in any form within the ranks of its membership or at any of its sanctioned events. Such beliefs, attitudes, and related activities are contrary to the basic rights of all humankind as outlined in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
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Going out to buy school clothes and supplies for virtual learning?
08/07/2020
Virginia Sales Tax Holiday | Virginia Tax

Going out to buy school clothes and supplies for virtual learning?

Virginia's 3-Day Sales Tax Holiday | August 7 - 9, 2020 When is it? August 7-9, 2020. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm. What is it? During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footw...

Pandemics we are the first state with an app for that, are you going to get it?
08/06/2020
Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google

Pandemics we are the first state with an app for that, are you going to get it?

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. state to use new pandemic...

Civil discourse among concerned Virginians
08/04/2020
About

Civil discourse among concerned Virginians

Serious conversation with civility Born Karen Starling, I am now very happily married as Karen Starling Greenhalgh. With grown children I enjoy spending time with, and two grandchildren who love to…

A “universal service fee” (actually a tax) will be applied to your energy bills starting in 2021. Link for SCC Oct 3rd p...
08/03/2020
How Discount Power For Poor Will Raise Your Bill | Bacon's Rebellion

A “universal service fee” (actually a tax) will be applied to your energy bills starting in 2021. Link for SCC Oct 3rd public hearing:
https://scc.virginia.gov/pages/webcasting

Virginia’s two major electric utilities estimate that as many as 150,000 of their poorest residential customers will see their monthly bills reduced next year using money extracted from all their other customers on their own power bills.

Virginia Educators United is calling for schools across the state to only reopen virtually this fall and not reopen unti...
08/03/2020
State Won't Be Approving School Reopening Plans

Virginia Educators United is calling for schools across the state to only reopen virtually this fall and not reopen until it's SAFE! Should we still being paying taxes for schools that are not physically opening?

Public schools and private day schools for students with disabilities in Virginia have to submit reopening plans to the state before they begin fall instruction, but there isn’t an approval process for these plans.

08/02/2020
United We Stand

Jarome Bell speaks at Portsmouth United We Stand rally while a handful of counter protesters try and Interrupt him. The police did escort them away and a few were arrested.

Facebook live on Stop the Flooding Now page
08/01/2020

Facebook live on Stop the Flooding Now page

Please join us this evening at 8:30pm to chat with Virginia Beach Councilwoman Jessica Abbott concerning Hurricane Isaias. Councilwoman Abbott is a FEMA-certified Flood Insurance agent.
** We will try to take your questions**

Chief Zucaro speaking at the TLP breakfast meeting which was Facebook live on Robert K. Dean page
08/01/2020

Chief Zucaro speaking at the TLP breakfast meeting which was Facebook live on Robert K. Dean page

Do schools need more funding if they are only doing virtual learning?
07/31/2020
Sen Warner Calls For More School Funding, Hits Back At Trump

Do schools need more funding if they are only doing virtual learning?

Virginia Senator Mark Warner says the Trump administration cannot make funding for schools conditional on physical reopenings. Warner is also calling for more funding for K-12 schools than in the current GOP plan.

07/30/2020

Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Relief Program Applications Now Accepted Through July 31
https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=4893&title=real+estate+and+personal+property+tax+relief+program+applications+now+accepted+through+july+31

Virginia Beach Health Department
Free COVID-19 Community Testing Friday, July 31, 2020,
from 10 a.m. to noon
First Lynnhaven Baptist Church
2744 Robert Jackson Drive, Virginia Beach
https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=4914&title=virginia+beach+health+department+announces+free+covid-19+community+testing

What do you think if this passes?
07/30/2020

What do you think if this passes?

This morning, Republicans are actually having to defend keeping mandatory minimum sentences in Virginia for extremely heinous criminal acts including forceful sodomy of a child and child pornography. Are you kidding me?

07/29/2020

School Board votes 8-3 in favor of Virtual learning this Fall

07/28/2020

City Council voted 5-6 against the referendum for District voting

July 28, 2020, 6 PM  City Council will vote on whether you get to decide by referendum to have District Voting.Citizens ...
07/27/2020
District Voting Referendum

July 28, 2020, 6 PM City Council will vote on whether you get to decide by referendum to have District Voting.
Citizens may comment either in person or virtually. If you would like to speak in person, please call the City Clerk’s office at 757-385-4303 to sign up. Be advised that there is limited seating available in the City Council Chamber to ensure social distancing, as recommended by the CDC. If you wish to make comments virtually on an item, please follow the two-step process provided below:
• Register for the WebEx at: https://vbgov.webex.com/vbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e78593e702f121a299896a2634064f6a8
• Register with the City Clerk’s Office by calling (757) 385-4303 or via email at [email protected] prior to 5:30 p.m. on July 28, 2020

Link for full Agenda
https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/city-clerk/city-council/Documents/BookmarkedAgenda.pdf

Last week, there was a public hearing on adding a public referendum on district voting on the ballot. It was an engaging discussion as we heard from residents’ opinions about district voting. I bel…

Dyer, who responded to the governor on Thursday, was the only mayor to voice support for specific measures.*Mandating si...
07/26/2020
Governor asks mayors how they’re combating spread of coronavirus; mayors respond with some recommendations

Dyer, who responded to the governor on Thursday, was the only mayor to voice support for specific measures.
*Mandating signage for face coverings in all brick-and-mortar retail, restaurants and personal care and grooming businesses
*Reducing social gatherings from the current limit of 250 to 50 or 50% occupancy, whichever is less
*An 11 p.m. curfew for business to discourage gatherings, with discontinuation of alcohol sales at 10 p.m. and a full curfew at midnight
*Partnering the Virginia Department of Health, Alcohol Beverage Control and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to enforce new rules
*Authorizing the state fire marshal in the governor’s executive orders to enforce occupancy limits
*Implementing a campaign by public health and local leadership around measures to prevent COVID-19 transmission.*

Three Hampton Roads mayors provided Gov. Ralph Northam with their steps to curb the coronavirus while also emphasizing the need for assistance from all levels of government.

Will this happen in Virginia Beach? The VBEA is planning a rally Tuesday July 28th 5pm to support Superintendent Spence ...
07/25/2020
Welcome to Illinois — KERRY:

Will this happen in Virginia Beach? The VBEA is planning a rally Tuesday July 28th 5pm to support Superintendent Spence proposal for virtual learning in the fall semester. The Schoolboard meeting is at 6pm you can sign up to speak in person or online on the issue by completing the on-line form or contacting the School Board Clerk at 263-1016 by noon
Form link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IuOyTIOcxEufuvgmlT-OVyJjRBY5nDFNi7yGwpfLCStUN0xDSThNSFo2MDdBMkFHVVc0Wk5KQkpDNC4u
VBEA event link:
https://sh1.sendinblue.com/adu13afto5t7e.html?t=1595525256&fbclid=IwAR0IqtKYP8NvxZkwvh21ngqhts-0kENvXHN-0uXgxcZzgNId1VuivKoqtcM

The illegal but successful threats not to return to work by teachers associations in Fairfax County Virginia have forced Virginians to confront the issue of public employees’ willful refusals to perform the duties of their employment.

Businesses are dying #ReOpenVirginia
07/24/2020
Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance - Imprimis

Businesses are dying #ReOpenVirginia

The coronavirus lockdowns demonstrated our leaders’ ignorance of economic interdependence. After the riots, that ignorance has been shown to run far deeper. It is an ignorance about government’s most fundamental obligation: to safeguard life, liberty, and property. It is an ignorance about human...

$1 trillion from the CARES Act remains unspent why should we add any more to the National debt? #FlattentheFear #ReOpenV...
07/23/2020
Tea Party rises up against McConnell's $1 trillion relief plan

$1 trillion from the CARES Act remains unspent why should we add any more to the National debt? #FlattentheFear #ReOpenVirginia

The debate over the size of the next coronavirus relief bill is reopening the same divisions within the Republican Party that spawned the Tea Party movement more than a decade ago, putting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a delicate spot.

July 23: Confederate MonumentThe City Council is also moving forward with the legal process to remove and relocate the C...
07/23/2020

July 23: Confederate Monument
The City Council is also moving forward with the legal process to remove and relocate the Confederate monument located at the Municipal Center in front of the old courthouse. The public hearing, which is required by law, is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center located at 1000 19th St. Seating will be arranged to allow for physical distancing of attendees and, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 63, a face mask/covering is required.

City leaders are currently working to identify private property to which the 115-year-old monument may be relocated. The Council is interested in hearing from the community on the matter and is legally bound to consider offers from interested parties. Therefore, once the Council votes to relocate the statue, it will then invite interested parties to submit proposals, as required by law. The City Council will evaluate all submittals in making a final relocation decision.

Individuals may provide written comments by sending an email directly to [email protected]. Those who prefer to speak in person at the meeting may contact the City Clerk’s office at (757) 385-4303 to sign up, or register with the Clerk immediately prior to the hearing. Any citizen wishing to make comments virtually during the public hearing should use the following two-step process:
Register for the WebEx at: https://vbgov.webex.com/vbgov/onstage/g.php…

Then, call to register with the City Clerk’s Office at (757) 385-4303 or via email at [email protected] prior to 5 p.m. on July 23, 2020
For those who need assistance at this meeting because of physical disability or visual impairment, please call 385-4303. If hearing impaired, call TDD – 711.

The hits just keep coming for local businesses who are barely surviving as the state’s trust used to pay for unemploymen...
07/22/2020
Several Hampton Roads restaurants shut down by state over weekend for not following COVID-19 rules

The hits just keep coming for local businesses who are barely surviving as the state’s trust used to pay for unemployment benefits is expected to have a $750 million deficit by the end of 2020 due to the huge increase of unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the VEC, $6.3 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid out to Virginians this year. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch. Are the mask police over reacting?

Under Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, which began July 1, Virginians still aren’t allowed to sit at bars or congregate inside. Customers who aren’t together must be separated by six feet inside restaurants and bars, and employees interacting with customers must wear face masks covering ...

Public Comments: on TOLLING in HAMPTON ROADS July 23, 2020 9:00 a.m.AGENDA1. Action on Adoption of the Hampton Roads Exp...
07/22/2020
Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board

Public Comments: on TOLLING in HAMPTON ROADS
July 23, 2020 9:00 a.m.

AGENDA
1. Action on Adoption of the Hampton Roads Express Lanes Network (HREL Network) Concept of Operation and Approval of the Master Tolling Agreement with the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission for Tolling on the HREL Network Located in the Hampton Roads District.All board members will be participating remotely. The public may view the meeting via live stream by clicking the "View video" button at the following link: http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/public_meetings/live_stream/default.asp. There will be opportunity for public comment during this meeting. Public comment can be submitted by calling the
following telephone number 1-252-777-0685 followed by PIN: 776 721 164# when it is announced that public comment will begin. A caller may be placed on hold until others who have called in earlier have had opportunity to speak.
In the event there is an interruption in the broadcast of the meeting, please call (804) 729-6495.
Board members:
Shannon Valentine - Chairperson
804-786-8032
804-786-6683 fax
Stephen C. Brich, P.E.
Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation
804-786-2700
804-786-2940 fax
Jennifer Mitchell
Director, Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT)
804-371-4866
804-225-3664 fax
John Malbon - Hampton Roads District
[email protected]
Jerry Stinson - Bristol District
[email protected]
Mary Hughes Hynes - Northern Virginia District
[email protected]
703-528-7870
Alison DeTuncq - Culpeper District
[email protected]
434-964-2098
Bert Dodson Jr. - Lynchburg District
[email protected]
W. Sheppard Miller III - At Large Urban
[email protected]
Carlos M. Brown - Richmond District
[email protected]
Cedric Bernard Rucker - Fredericksburg District
[email protected]
Stephen A. Johnsen - At Large Rural
[email protected]
757-621-5541 – c
757-787-4638 – h
F. Dixon Whitworth, Jr. - Staunton District
[email protected]
E. Scott Kasprowicz - At-Large Urban (Vice Chair)
[email protected]
Raymond D. Smoot, Jr. - Salem District
[email protected]
Marty Williams - At-Large Urban
[email protected]
Greg Yates - At-Large Rural
[email protected]

Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board

Should Virginia Beach have District Voting?  City Council public comment tonight on whether we should have a referendum ...
07/21/2020
Abbott: Let Virginia Beach citizens say via referendum whether district voting should change

Should Virginia Beach have District Voting? City Council public comment tonight on whether we should have a referendum to let residents decide. You can speak on the issue at City Hall 6pm tonight or email all of them at [email protected]

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — The Virginia Beach City Council may consider putting a referendum on the November ballot that could lead to big changes to the way people choose local elected le…

CITY COUNCIL 6pm JULY 21 CITY HALL BUILDING 12401 COURTHOUSE DRIVED. PUBLIC COMMENT1. REFERENDUM re DISTRICT-BASED VOTIN...
07/20/2020

CITY COUNCIL 6pm JULY 21
CITY HALL BUILDING 1
2401 COURTHOUSE DRIVE
D. PUBLIC COMMENT
1. REFERENDUM re DISTRICT-BASED VOTING FOR SEVEN (7) CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES
Heres the link for the full agenda:
https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/city-clerk/city-council/Documents/BookmarkedAgenda.pdf

Mayor Bobby Dyer has been posting a daily report.Sunday's VB COVID update. Daily test count 1,617. 146 positive tests fo...
07/19/2020

Mayor Bobby Dyer has been posting a daily report.
Sunday's VB COVID update. Daily test count 1,617. 146 positive tests for a daily rate of 9%. 61% under 40. 75% under 50. 4 new hospitalizations (2.7%), all over age 60 and 2 over 80. 1 death over age 80.
You can also get the daily updates from the CDC showing the over 10 week decline in deaths.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/
You can get the stats from all over the world at
https://www.worldometers.info/
The 15 day shutdown was to give hospitals time to prepare for those infected by COVID-19. So now that we have flattened the curve is it time to #FattentheFear?
https://flattenthefear.com/

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