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02/14/2020
VB411 - Virginia Beach's Recreation Centers

Miz Information has sent Field Correspondent Brandon Mitchell to the Kempsville Recreation Center to find out what all there is to do at the rec centers in Virginia Beach. As it turns out, they have more to offer than just exercise equipment. Tune into this week's episode for the 411! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Heads up Virginia Beach. If you travel Indian Creek Road, be aware of traffic detour from Feb. 12 - 14. Indian Creek Roa...
02/11/2020

Heads up Virginia Beach. If you travel Indian Creek Road, be aware of traffic detour from Feb. 12 - 14.

Indian Creek Road will be closed to thru traffic east of Baum Road and just west of 2324 Indian Creek Road Feb. 12-14 to accommodate stormwater pipe installation. Thru traffic between Chesapeake and Virginia Beach should utilize the marked detour, which includes Baum Road. and Crags Causeway.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE SHARE: The 2020 Census questionnaire takes 10 minutes and counts everyone living at your address on Ap...
02/08/2020
The Decennial Census Is Coming Up and New Rules Will Impact Active-Duty Military :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

IMPORTANT, PLEASE SHARE: The 2020 Census questionnaire takes 10 minutes and counts everyone living at your address on April 1, 2020. It guides how billions in federal funding is allocated to communities for things like hospitals, schools, fire stations, transportation projects, SNAP, WIC, Medicare/Medicaid and more. To ensure our community receives its fair share, everyone living in Virginia Beach, including active-duty military and non-citizens, needs to be counted. Look for an invitation to complete the Census in the mail starting this March. You may respond online, via mail or by phone.

 The Decennial Census Is Coming Up and New Rules Will Impact Active-Duty Military The U.S. Census Bureau’s goal in the 2020 Census is to count each person only once by determining how many people live at every residential address in the country.​ Page Content​​​An invitation to complete t...

Mark your calendars! Live! On Atlantic has published the 2020 festival and event schedule. Check it out!
02/07/2020

Mark your calendars! Live! On Atlantic has published the 2020 festival and event schedule. Check it out!

We’re excited to share with you the 2020 Live! On Atlantic Schedule!

02/07/2020

UPDATE: The Landfill and Resource Recovery expects to open tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.

HEADS UP: For the safety of visitors and staff, the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center is closed due to high winds. The Landfill will reopen once wind gusts drop below 30 mph.

Spring is coming! Get your garden ready with free seeds at the Central Library!
02/05/2020

Spring is coming! Get your garden ready with free seeds at the Central Library!

It's February and that means NEW SEEDS at Central Library's free Seed Library! Come grab February's selections:
Herb: Marjoram (related to, but milder than oregano)
Veggie: 'Scarlet Nantes' Carrot (sweet, tender, nearly coreless)
Flower: Lauren's Grape Poppy (2" dark purple/violet blooms)

VBFD will be doing live high-rise fire training at the Baymont Inn & Suites at 12th Street and Atlantic Ave. Traffic fro...
02/04/2020

VBFD will be doing live high-rise fire training at the Baymont Inn & Suites at 12th Street and Atlantic Ave. Traffic from 12th to 13th street may be blocked throughout the day. The department asks that you please drive carefully in this area.

This week the Virginia Beach Fire Department will be doing live high-rise fire training at the old Baymont Inn & Suites located on 12th ST and Atlantic Ave for the week. Traffic from 12th St to 13th St may be blocked throughout the day. Please drive carefully around this area. The VBFD thank’s you for your patience. Photo by the VBFD Multimedia Services Unit © 2020 - City of Virginia Beach Fire Department. All rights reserved.

Has your child outgrown their safety seat? During the month of February, you can recycle your old, expired and unsafe ch...
02/04/2020

Has your child outgrown their safety seat? During the month of February, you can recycle your old, expired and unsafe child safety seat and receive a $5 reward at AAA locations (limit of 2 rewards per person while supplies last).

Virginia Beach Locations:
5366 Virginia Beach Blvd. and
3352 Princess Anne Road, Suite 919.

During the month of February 2020, you can recycle your old, expired and unsafe child safety seat and receive a $5 reward at AAA locations throughout Hampton Roads!

This program presented by Drive Safe Hampton Roads is now in its 31st year of taking unsafe car seats out of circulation. Make sure to remove straps and harnesses before dropping them off.

The Virginia Beach locations are 5366 Virginia Beach Blvd. and 3352 Princess Anne Road, Suite 919.

02/01/2020
VB411 - The Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Miz Information is back for a new year to continue bringing truth and clarity to misconceptions and rumors. First up for 2020: The results are in -- what did residents have to say in the recently completed Citizen Satisfaction Survey? Miz Information has the 411.

The Public Utilities call center and walk-in customer service office is closed for the rest of the day. For emergencies ...
01/30/2020
Online Services :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

The Public Utilities call center and walk-in customer service office is closed for the rest of the day. For emergencies ONLY (burst pipe, need water service today, etc.), please call 311.

 Online Services There's never a wait online - just secure access to account information and Public Utilities service 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Page Content​Customers using the Firefox web browser may be unable to access Public Utilities Online Services. We are working to resolve this ...

Each year, Public Utilities conducts a Water Awareness Calendar Contest to help educate customers about ways to use wate...
01/30/2020

Each year, Public Utilities conducts a Water Awareness Calendar Contest to help educate customers about ways to use water wisely. If your budding artist would be interested in submitting an entry, visit www.VBgov.com/CalendarContest and submit their drawing by Feb. 28.

Calendar contest entries are due in LESS THAN A MONTH! Have your kiddos submit their entry by February 28 for a chance to be featured in the 2021 Water Awareness Calendar Contest! For contest rules, visit www.vbgov.com/calendarcontest.

Check out the new mural on the back of the Second Precinct. Isn't it awesome?!?! 👩‍✈️👨‍✈️🦁
01/29/2020

Check out the new mural on the back of the Second Precinct. Isn't it awesome?!?! 👩‍✈️👨‍✈️🦁

Our new 14 foot tall mural on the back of our Second Precinct at the Oceanfront.

* Lion represents strength, courage and valor of law enforcement officers and symbolized our protective role.

* the Thin Blue Line flag is a visual reminder of the police officers who form a "thin blue line" between the innocent and those intent on doing harm.

*Silver badge - represents the public trust with which we have the authority to act and to which we have the duty to remain true.

Thank You T.A.L.ENT.

01/27/2020
CBDA Luncheon 2020

Check out acting City Manager Tom Leahy as he speaks at the Central Business District Association luncheon on Thurs., Jan. 23. He takes a look back at 2019 and what to expect looking forward.

VA DEPT. OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: The Health Department is also recommendin...
01/27/2020

VA DEPT. OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK:
The Health Department is also recommending the following precautions: get a flu vaccine, wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, stay home when sick, clean and disinfect your home regularly and cover your mouth/nose when you cough/sneeze.
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

01/25/2020
2020 Census PSA: How Do I Take The 2020 Census? (:20)

Everyone living in the U.S. must complete the 2020 Census. You may take it online, by mail or by phone. If you don't respond, a Census Bureau employee will follow up with you at your home to assist you.
Ways to respond: 2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html
Questions asked: 2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html
Who to count: 2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html

In March 2020, every household will get an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire. The three ways to respond are: online/mobile, by phone call, or sen...

The newly completed Thalia Creek Greenway, though a scenic, natural buffer between Town Center and the nearby residentia...
01/24/2020

The newly completed Thalia Creek Greenway, though a scenic, natural buffer between Town Center and the nearby residential neighborhoods, acts as a barrier to active travel. To improve pedestrian access between Town Center and neighborhoods and advance the goal of making Virginia Beach more walkable, the City embarked on a mission to open up the Thalia Creek corridor. FMI:
https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/communications-office/citypage/Pages/Thalia-Creek-Greenway-Now-Open.aspx

SCAM ALERT!! Please share with family and friends.We want to remind everyone in our community that the Virginia Beach Po...
01/24/2020

SCAM ALERT!! Please share with family and friends.

We want to remind everyone in our community that the Virginia Beach Police Department, or any other legitimate law enforcement agency will NEVER call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants.

The Virginia Beach Police Department wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is active in our area.

We have received reports that people have been receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be members of our Police Department. The law enforcement impersonator has

Referred to the community member they are calling by name, and tells the community member they either have an outstanding warrant, or that they have missed a court appearance or jury duty.
The caller uses the name of a real VBPD officer.
The call appears to come from a legitimate VBPD phone number.
The caller will make demands for the community member to send payment by means of prepaid gift cards, prepaid debit cards or wire transfers in order to avoid jail time.

Scammers can generate a fake Caller ID (spoofing), which makes it appear that they are calling from a legitimate VBPD phone number in an attempt to gain the trust of whomever they are calling. When a payment is made to a scammer using prepaid gift cards or wire transfers in this fashion, it is very difficult to get that money back, as they typically access the funds right away.

We want to remind everyone in our community that the Virginia Beach Police Department, or any other legitimate law enforcement agency will not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants.


Tips to avoid becoming a victim of this type of scam include:


Ask for the callers' identity and contact us independently. Do not call the number that appears on your caller ID.
Do not discuss personal or financial information to unsolicited callers, or by e-mail.
Do not wire money or provide bank account numbers or other financial card numbers (credit, debit or any other prepaid cards) to anyone you do not know.
Stay private – regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers will often troll for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and other commonly used sites to make their stories more believable.
If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. If you are a resident of Virginia Beach and have fallen victim to one of these scams you are encouraged to call the Virginia Beach Police non-emergency number (757) 385-5000 to file a report.

HEADS UP: N. Lynnhaven Rd. will be closed from Virginia Beach Blvd. to Kings Grant Rd. starting at 7 a.m. on Sun., 1/26 ...
01/24/2020

HEADS UP: N. Lynnhaven Rd. will be closed from Virginia Beach Blvd. to Kings Grant Rd. starting at 7 a.m. on Sun., 1/26 for utility work. The work is expected to be complete by 9 p.m. the same day (weather permitting).

Traffic Alert - Starting at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, 1/26, utility work will result in the closure of N. Lynnhaven Road from Virginia Beach Boulevard to Kings Grant Road. The work is expected to be completed by 9:00 p.m. on the same day, weather permitting.

Advanced warning signs will be posted advising motorists of the utility work and detour routes. Residents will have access to their properties at all times.

There's a reason Virginia Beach is regularly ranked among the best large cities in the country. In this issue of the Cit...
01/24/2020

There's a reason Virginia Beach is regularly ranked among the best large cities in the country. In this issue of the City Page e-newsletter, we're listing some of the things accomplished in 2019 despite it being a really tough year. We look forward to doing even better in 2020!
https://www.VBgov.com/CityPage

We want to hear from you! There's still time to share your input about housing and neighborhood preservation needs withi...
01/23/2020
Housing Needs Survey - PublicInput.com

We want to hear from you! There's still time to share your input about housing and neighborhood preservation needs within the city. The Housing Needs survey is available through tomorrow, Jan. 24. 🏡🏠🏘https://www.publicinput.com/vbhousingneeds

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is developing its five-year strategy and plan for the department s federally-funded programs to create affordable housing opportunities address homelessness and provide home rehabilitation assistance for low- to moderate-income households. The d...

01/23/2020

ATTENTION PRINCESS ANNE DISTRICT RESIDENTS: Council Member Barbara Henley’s monthly meeting for January WILL NOT be in Building 19 as usual. Crews have been working on those rooms this month and the work has not been completed, therefore, the Jan. 23 meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in City Council Chambers in Building 1 instead.

ATTENTION: If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis, resources are available tomorrow...
01/22/2020

ATTENTION: If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis, resources are available tomorrow, Jan. 23, at the Housing Resource Center.

One-stop access to supportive services and resources will be available for families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis at Project Homeless Connect on Jan. 23. Learn more at www.vbgov.com/project-homeless-connect.

01/21/2020
2020 Census PSA: How Does the 2020 Census Affect Representation? (:30)

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD: The Census is a simple questionnaire that counts everyone living at your address on April 1, 2020. Our population count determines the number of seats we have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years. To ensure fair representation in Congress for our community, everyone living in Virginia Beach, including active-duty military and non-citizens, need to be counted. Look for an invitation to complete the Census in the mail starting this March. You may respond online, by mail or by phone. For more information, visit 2020Census.gov.

The census helps distribute the 435 seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states. Small states get one seat, and larger states get more (based o...

01/20/2020

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you know of a student in K-5 who also lives or attends school in Virginia Beach, we want them to submit their best dr...
01/18/2020
Water Awareness Calendar Contest :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

If you know of a student in K-5 who also lives or attends school in Virginia Beach, we want them to submit their best drawing for our next water awareness calendar, Deadline is Feb. 28.

 Water Awareness Calendar Contest Page Content​​​​​​​​Each year, Public Utilities conducts a Water Awareness Calendar Contest to help educate our customers about ways to use water wisely. The calendar's theme is "How I use water wisely in and around my home." Contest Entry FormCont...

FREE classes are starting soon. Learn how to save a life.
01/16/2020

FREE classes are starting soon. Learn how to save a life.

2020 Stop the Bleed classes are here! To register, please call our front desk at (757) 385-1999. Visit www.vbems.com/stopthebleed/ for more information!
#StoptheBleed #CityofVABeach #EMS

01/16/2020

HEADS UP MOTORISTS: VDOT has shared expected closures for the week of Jan. 19-25. It's a long list...

I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, Norfolk/Virginia Beach:
Alternating, single-lane closures on I-264 east from Newtown Road (Exit 15) to Witchduck Road (Exit 16) on Jan. 19-24 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Full closure of the on-ramp from Military Highway (Exit 13A) to I-264 east on Jan. 20-24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64:
Single-lane closure eastbound on Jan. 20-21 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Alternating, single-lane closures westbound on Jan. 20 and Jan. 24 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664:
Single-lane closure northbound on Jan. 22-23 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

James River Bridge, Route 17
Single-lane closures in both directions on Jan. 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-64, Norfolk:
Full ramp closure of I-64 east off-ramp to Tidewater Drive (exit 277B) Jan. 19-23 beginning as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64 Widening Project, Newport News / York County / James City County:
Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) Jan. 19-25, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Lane closures under flagger control on Rochambeau Drive near Bruton High School on Jan. 22-24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As of Jan. 15, a consecutive, long-term lane closure on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpasses, alternating each direction of traffic under temporary traffic signal control.
A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure on Route 143 Merrimac Trail north to I-64 west continues. Traffic will follow detour signage in place directing motorists to the Route 143 south on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.

I-64 Express Lanes:
Full closure of I-64 Express lanes in both directions on Jan. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m.

 I-64 Southside Widening, High Rise Bridge Expansion:
Alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (exit 281) and Greenbrier Parkway (exit 289):
Jan. 21-23, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Jan. 24, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Jan. 25, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Jan. 26, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Elizabeth River Tunnels (Downtown/Midtown tunnels):
Go to Elizabeth River Tunnels for maintenance schedules on the Downtown Tunnel (I-264), Midtown Tunnel (U.S. 58) and MLK Expressway (Route 164).

HRBT Expansion Project:
For future lane closures and project updates related to the HRBT Expansion Project, visit HRBTExpansion.org .

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When will the municipal center recycling center reopen? I've been there twice in the last month and it's been closed, with no visible signs of clean up.
So your sanitation department broke the wheel on our trash can, we were told sorry its not under warranty you gotta buy another and now there was a sticker on our can saying they wont pick the can up anymore unless we fix it. Talk about extortion, you broke it and now youre forcing me to buy another one.
My letter to City Counsel of VABCH and Public Works/City Managers. We are flooding on Newbridge on over to N. Muddy Creek. The water being pushed out of the Retention Ponds of Asheville Park is flooding us. That is fact, if you don’t believe me die the water and follow it. For the life of me I can’t understand why anyone would do that intentionally just to lower the level of the Retention ponds at Asheville Park. That is what Mr. Alered said to me on the phone. I ask him would you please shut the gate to allow the water to recede off the roads? Please, there is no reason to have this gate open. Ashville Park is dry, more than we are. The retention ponds are high but not nearly catastrophic. So why can’t you close the gate to keep the water off our roads. He had no intelligible answer, just that “we are going to leave it open, that’s what I decided”. “We will take it into consideration next time". You have to be kidding me. We have flooded roads and Mr. Alered, wants to wait until next time. His only reasoning for leaving it open was “to drain the retention ponds”. They are doing what they are designed to do”. Does it make sense to anyone that the gates be left open, in order to drain retention ponds, even though it is flooding roadways and citizens property. When there is no real reason to do so. Flooding our neighborhoods and roadways in order to lower level in the retention ponds is an egregious answer. Are there any pratically minded people that work for the city. Do any of you really think this is a good policy to follow? I just don’t see the reasoning? Can’t you at least lower the gate to Slow it down. How dare you as our representatives allow this to happen. Flooding a neighborhood for egregiously none reason. Regardless of the wind, this is the source of our flooding, Barbra and Leheay you are incorrect. Mr. Alered, practically agreed with it and could not argue that fact. All you have to do is go there and see it, and watch it. But again I say Die the water, and trace it. When you see it, becomes obvious. Those ditches are over the capacity they can hold. The source is Ashville Park. That is fact and hard to dispute it. Computer Data doesn’t give the true picture. I can’t for the life of me figure out why the City would do this to it’s citizens, for a small community. Unless City Employees and Elected Offciials live there maybe? Which I know they do. We pay taxes as well. More than any one house in Asheville park, being land owners. Mr Mayor, this is not good. The facts speak for themselves. Something needs to be done. Like closing the gate, a very simple act would allow the water to recede. Mr. Alered decision to not close it is eergregiously wrong, and should be held into account. This project is badly managed. It puts the City of Virginia Beach at Risk and in a bad lite with the Citizens. You do raise a person died from this very flood waters last year. A tourist. We vote as well. Please understand this is not about the small amount of standing water on my property. This is about the flooding of our Public Roads, and it’s not the wind this time. Now even if the wind is a problem why have the gate open? The water is being pushed North, so it can’t even get to the North Bay. It will and has get stuck right where I and many others live unable to recede. PLEASE FIX THIS! It’s not sea level rise, and this can be fixed very easily. Direct the Water to the Ocean. Now the BBRF doesn’t like that idea, neither does Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. I think they like the flood waters, for the grasses, birds, fish, ect.. People pay large amount of money to hunt birds. I am happy the Back Bay is coming back, after the Salt intrusion. But I don’t like you all flooding us for that reason. Divert the water to the ocean. It can be done. it can be done now and yes we can afford it. You can keep salt water out of the bay as well. Back Flow Valves, work. BTW we do have a FLOODING PROBLEM not a RESILIENCE PROBLEM! I do listen and calling it anything less than a FLOODING PROBLEM is an insult to all VABCH Citizens. A flooding problem cause by our own City with our Own money. EGREGIOUS!!
What a great idea!! We don't even need more money. Just spend the see money for wildflowers and clover instead of grass. And stop punishing those who plant wildflowers.
Where can we see what the proposed changes will look like when the Princess Anne Rd to Sandbridge Rd project is complete?
Why have the term dates (beginning and ending) been removed from the bios of the City Council members on the city website?
What is the point of having a 5pm prior day cut off for bulky item pick up requests, if you’re just going to pick a random time, MANY HOURS before official cut off, to just stop accepting the requests (per customer service rep)?! It’s included in trash service we pay for, but even when we follow the guidelines, we can’t use it?!
0900 on a Wednesday morning and this is what it looks like thanks to the abomination of the Kempsville intersection. Just a snap shot of the regular morning traffic. Good job VB government. Good job.
Live stream link for special session this evening?
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