July 13, 2022

Three Applicants Selected to Advance to Fill Bayside District Seat

The Virginia Beach City Council reviewed the nine complete applications submitted for the Bayside District City Council vacancy and shortlisted three individuals for interviews. They are:

  • Delceno Miles
  • Ronald Ripley
  • Charlotte Zito

Each candidate's application package is available for review at www.vbgov.com/HotTopics.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m., the City Council will hold a Special Session for public interviews in the City Council Chamber at the Municipal Center, 2401 Courthouse Drive, Bldg. 1. Candidates will be called in alphabetical order and given 10 minutes to make a presentation followed by questions from Council Members.

Citizens will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the City Council during the informal session starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Following public comment, the City Council will proceed to closed session for deliberation and make a formal vote on an appointment to fill the Bayside District vacancy during the formal session.

The citizen appointed by City Council will serve the unfinished Bayside District term and hold office through Dec. 31, 2022. State code authorizes the City Council to fill the vacancy until an election is held. Because the term finishes at the end of year, and a new 10-district election system is being implemented in the November 2022 election, residents will simply vote in November for Council Members representing new Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10. Districts 3, 5, 7 and the mayor will be elected in 2024. Citizens can learn more about their district here.

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