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January General Meeting

The first General Membership meeting of the new 2021 year kicked off on Thursday, January 14th on the Zoom platform. Danny Murphy took the helm in his first meeting as President. The meeting highlighted updates on STRs, Marlin Bay, and the LOVE sign as well as a preliminary look at the 2021 budget and By… Continue Reading →

Holiday Shopping!

Ocean Park T-shirts and hoodies make great gifts and benefit the efforts of your Civic League at the same time! These shirts and sweatshirts are awesome! T-shirts are $15 and hoodies are $40. The short sleeve cotton t-shirts colors are white, blue, gray and pink sizes S-XL. The sweatshirts are gray hoodies (no zipper) in… Continue Reading →

BAC hears Marlin Bay Apt. Presentation

The Bayfront Advisory Commission heard a presentation about the Marlin Bay Apt. project at it’s regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19th. The meeting location had been changed to the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Suite 5 1000 19th St. There was seating for 25 not counting staff and the Commission. Several Ocean Park residents spoke to… Continue Reading →

Westminster Canterbury Project

At the last general membership meeting, the OPCL voted to match the first $1000 of individual Ocean Park residents’ contributions to the Stop Westminster Canterbury legal fund. This contribution is made in support of the Shore Dr. Community’s opposition to the plan as currently proposed as the plan was developed without civic engagement or collaboration… Continue Reading →

November 5th General Membership Meeting

Minutes from the meeting can be reviewed here: Nov 5 General Meeting-Minutes-draft.doc The slate for the 2021 OPCL Board was presented to the membership for a vote. President: Danny Murphy “I am a native of Virginia Beach and longtime resident of Shore Drive. I graduated from both Virginia Wesleyan University and Old Dominion University. While… Continue Reading →

Speakers do Ocean Park Proud at City Council Meeting!

Tuesday night at the City Council Meeting many Ocean Park residents spoke movingly and eloquently against the proposal for the STR Overlay District. The Council heard speaker after speaker from Ocean Park who were well informed and who brought out many important points about how this proposal would adversely affect our community. People told their… Continue Reading →

Time is running out: make your voice heard now

The City Council of Virginia Beach will soon consider the proposal to change the regulations regarding Short Term Rentals. The proposal as it stands now will put Ocean Park in a STR Overlay District. This would allow any property owner to offer their property as a STR without needing to seek city approval or obtain… Continue Reading →

October News:

The General Membership Meeting agenda on Oct 8th included important updates on : Marlin Bay Apartments, Ocean Park Beach Replenishment, Short Term Rental Regulation changes, LOVE sign. Minutes will be posted shortly. The last months have made connecting and coming together as a community a considerable challenge. The work of the civic league has gone… Continue Reading →

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