Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Employee parking at Oceanfront now 50 percent cheaper

VIRGINIA BEACH — Employee parking at the Oceanfront is now 50 percent cheaper.

The City Council voted on consent Tuesday to slash monthly rates for employee parking passes in half — from $20 to $10. The move takes affect immediately. It follows complaints from Oceanfront workers after the city raised the cost from $25 annually this year.

Resort Advisory Commission members called the increase a mistake earlier this month, and soon after Councilman John Uhrin, who represents the Oceanfront, asked the City Council to reduce the price.

Resort Administrator Mike Eason said after the vote that the city will extended permits that were already purchased for $20 by an additional month to make things fair.

Beach officials believe the latest change will reduce the current city budget by $22,000 and the proposed 2017 budget by $91,000.

Uhrin said he would like some other parking issues at the Oceanfront to be reexamined and for the Council to receive an update next month on the ongoing efforts to improve the situation.

Have a story idea or news tip? Contact City Hall reporter Judah Taylor at Judah@wydaily.com or 757-490-2750.

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