City Council Sets Special Electronic Meeting on April 28 to Obtain Input on Real Estate Tax Rate, Consider Agenda Items and Receive COVID-19 Updates

City Council Sets Special Electronic Meeting on April 28 to Obtain Input on Real Estate Tax Rate, Consider Agenda Items and Receive COVID-19 Updates
April 24, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 24, 2020) — On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., the City Council will hold a virtual meeting to receive a COVID-19 update and briefings on COVID-19 federal and state funding housing assistance, followed by a virtual public hearing at 6 p.m. to obtain public input regarding the real estate tax assessment rate, as well as consider the items listed on the agenda.A proposed real property tax increase caused by an increase in the annual assessment will be discussed. Citizens wishing to make comments must register with the City Clerk's Office prior to 5:30 p.m. on April 28 and register for the WebEx. On April 7, 2020, the City Council approved an ordinance that allows public budget hearings to be held online during the COVID-19 pandemic in compliance with the Governor's Executive Order limiting gatherings of groups.Citizens are encouraged to submit their comments to the City Council prior to the Special Meeting via email at citycouncil@vbgov.com. Any citizen wishing to comment during the April 28 Special Meeting should follow a two-step registration process:Register at https://vbgov.webex.com/vbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9e996de65fa8cd1d1d2b84cc19537222Register with the City Clerk's Office by calling (757) 385-4303 or via email at ABarnes@vbgov.com prior to 5:30 p.m. on April 28, 2020 This public hearing will be live-streamed on VBTV, VBgov.com/media and Facebook.com/CityofVaBeach. The proposed budget and amendments are available at VBgov.com/budget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, City staff presented a revised FY 2020-21 Budget and Resource Management Plan on Tuesday, April 14. It can be viewed on VBTV (Cox channel 48 & Verizon channel 45), online at VBgov.com/media and on Facebook.com/CityofVaBeach. For the latest information, please visit emergency.vbgov.com/coronavirus and follow us on facebook.com/CityofVaBeach, twitter.com/CityofVaBeach and instagram.com/cityofvabeach.###