With passenger train solution now running all the way through Chesapeake and cargo train tasks in the increase, the necessity for grade divided highway train crossings is crucial to make certain crisis usage of the increasing industrial areas across the Elizabeth River, in addition to extremely populated domestic areas. The town plus the Norfolk Portsmouth Beltline Railroad jointly funded the style regarding the Freeman Avenue overpass and are also looking for construction money through different state and programs that are federal. Further, the City happens to be creating the 22nd Street Bridge which serves as a crossing for the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Additional financing is required to design and build overpasses at major crossings such as for instance Freeman Avenue and Portlock path.
The town highly opposes any proposition to cut back yearly road upkeep re payments to your 83 Virginia neighborhood governments that own and keep their particular roads.
LOCAL petrol income tax FLOORING
The town supports an amendment to Virginia Code § 58.1 2295 which will establish a floor that is protective for the 2.1 % (2.1%) local wholesale cost per gallon gasoline income tax much because was done for the statewide fuels taxation in §58.1 2217. Such a flooring concept is really important to produce an even more stable, specialized revenue source necessary for long haul funding of regional jobs in Hampton roadways and Northern Virginia. It is estimated that this kind of flooring would raise around $20 million or maybe more per year when it comes to Hampton Roads area.
brand brand NEW – SOLICITATION
The town supports legislative initiatives that could lawfully limit lawyers along with other people from sitting on general public right of means, including medians, where doing this is more likely to produce a safety hazard that is public. The City recognizes the necessity to balance safety that is public First Amendment liberties of free message and thinks that an acceptable narrowly drawn compromise can be done provided the compelling government fascination with ensuring the security of motorists and pedestrians alike.
Offer the animal cruelty initiative that is legislative by Virginia Beach to amend area 3.2 6570 to permit people whom seriously punishment friend animals become faced with a course 6 felony, no matter whether the pet endures or if the defendant was formerly convicted of the identical criminal activity in the previous 5 years. Presently, animal cruelty arises to a course 6 felony as long as your pet dies or there are more aggravating circumstances; otherwise it really is limited by a course 1 misdemeanor. A Class 6 felony is punishable by 1 5 years in prison and/or an excellent all the way to $2500. It will be the “lowest” course of felony.
URBAN AREAS PROTECTION INITIATIVE (UASI) UPDATED
The UASI designation when it comes to Hampton Roads region ended up being restored in 2017. The HRPDC demands help from our state and federal lovers to boost the degree of UASI funding supplied to the Hampton Roads area.
PROTECTION BELT REQUIREMENT
An amendment to Section 46.2 1094 regarding the Code of Virginia is essential to safeguard the full life and well-being of citizens associated with the Commonwealth as well as others traveling regarding the roadways within Virginia. Presently, Virginia Code Section 46.2 1094 needs individuals who’re at the very least 16 several years of age and cycling in the front seat of the automobile to put on a security gear; nonetheless, legislation enforcement officers are prohibited from enforcing this part, unless they usually have cause to cease or arrest the motorist regarding the automobile for a few other breach. Putting on seatbelts has which may save your self life. To produce this rule area more efficient in saving everyday lives, police force officers must be authorized to enforce Virginia Code Section 46.2 1094, without very very first being expected to discover that another legislation happens to be violated. The town supports the development of legislation that addresses the presssing problem of distracted driving.
NEW – WIDENING and DEEPENING OF HAMPTON ROADS HARBOR CHANNELS
Virginia is among only a few U.S. East Coast ports that will currently handle ultra large container vessels and it is into the position that is best to attract very very first in, final out solutions that need the deepest stations. The deepening and widening of Virginia’s channel to 55 legs is important towards the Commonwealth’s capacity to attract initial in and last down services over other East Coast ports ensuring rate to marketplace for importers and exporters. These solutions will play a vital part in company development, job creation and generation of taxation income for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As well as fostering more company and increasing security, accommodating bigger vessels also provides the capacity to go cargo more inexpensively sufficient reason for less emissions, reducing the effect on the surroundings. The town of Chesapeake supports the Commonwealth’s investment of resources to deepen and widen the Port of Virginia.
COAL COMBUSTION BY PRODUCTS UPDATED
Any coal combustion residuals (“CCR”) should be removed to a permitted, lined landfill meeting Federal criteria for this class of waste in order to ensure against accidental discharge and contamination of groundwater. Elimination of CCR and closing of CCR landfills and area impoundments, including surface that is inactive, should always be in conformity with governing Chesapeake ordinances, State and Federal legislation, along with applicable State and Federal requirements, and also the EPA’s Final Rule for the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electrical Utilities (“CCR Final Rule”). The closing and post closing of every CCR landfill or area impoundment, including surface that is inactive, must also maintain conformity with any conditional use license granted by the town of Chesapeake.