Monday, January 17, 2022

Virginia Beach Council to consider reducing price hike on Oceanfront passes

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city is one step closer to slashing in half the price of monthly Oceanfront parking passes.

Councilman John Uhrin on Tuesday handed out an ordinance to the City Council that would immediately drop the price of the passes from $20 to $10. Employees need the passes to park in the resort area during work. Uhrin’s suggested price reduction still keeps the fee markedly higher than it has been in previous years. Before Jan. 1, employers bought annual passes for $25 for employees. This year, workers have been paying $2o each month.

The cost surge was implemented along with other changes to solve parking issues at the Oceanfront. They prompted a backlash from the public, and Resort Advisory Commission members last week called them a mistake.

The council is set to vote Tuesday on the ordinance.

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