Tuesday, April 23, 2024

What’s more important than the issue of flooding in Virginia Beach? It goes cluck, cluck

VIRGINIA BEACH — Newly-elected City Councilwoman Sabrina Wooten will have a joint town hall meeting with fellow Councilwoman Jessica Abbott Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kempsville Recreation Center.

This is Wooten’s first town hall with her constituents since being sworn in as councilwoman on Nov. 20. She decided to hold the meeting with Abbott because of mutual interests in their districts.

“Our districts are close together and we have some similar concerns, so it just makes sense,” Wooten said.

Some those common concerns, Wooten said, include stormwater issues and traffic.

The town hall will be live streamed on Facebook, and will also be using an online public input tool to allow online participation.

Online participation on the town hall’s Facebook event has already taken place, as Abbott conducted a poll asking Facebook users “what issues are most important to you.”

At the top of the list are “backyard hens,” or the reforming of city ordinances to allow hens to be kept in the backyards of Virginia Beach residents. Second to backyard hens was flooding.

According to the town hall’s Facebook page, the meeting will “begin promptly at 6:30 with a brief introduction from Wooten and district updates from both reps.”

Afterwards, both representatives will take questions and address the issues of concern to residents.

Wooten was elected to the Centerville District in November after former Councilman Bobby Dyer resigned his post to run for mayor.

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