Review of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Waste management fee
Star Rating - 11/13/2013
The city is now charging a fee for trash pick up that was previously paid from a 'General Fund'. It seems that the G.F. is now going for: Tourism Investment Program Fund - This reflects the merging of the Tourism Growth Investment Fund and the Major Projects Fund. Both of these funds received dedicated revenue streams to fund tourism and other economic developed related capital projects. Specific major projects include: $203.3 million for a completely rebuilt Convention Center on the
existing site; $32.3 million for a new performance theater; and $3 million to expand the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center parking facilities. I thought tourism was supposed to help the citizens, not hurt.
karen | Virginia Beach, VA
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