June 9, 2021

Help Shape the Priorities for Virginia Beach Flood Protection Program

​Protecting Virginia Beach from flood waters is the focus of a new survey now available at https://publicinput.com/FloodProtection. Residents are encouraged to provide their thoughts about a range of topics, from existing and proposed flood protection initiatives and funding options to general knowledge questions. The City Council will receive the results to use as part of deliberations about a potential public referendum this fall.

Council is considering a broader strategy with more aggressive timelines for implementing projects to help mitigate flooding and the effects of sea level rise. Incorporating citizen feedback into the planning is key for staff who are developing the overall plan.

"Our goal is to find a long-term, sustainable solution to our recurrent flooding issues," said Mayor Robert M. "Bobby" Dyer. "The public's input about how to address this issue is key to developing a plan that will provide the best overall flood protection solutions for the city."

To complete the survey, visit https://publicinput.com/FloodProtection. It will be open for responses through Sunday, June 27.

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