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Town Meetings are an opportunity for City Council Members to receive input and comments from citizens throughout the City regarding concerns, requests, suggestions or observations on the condition and affairs of the City.
Given the size and diversity of the City of Chesapeake, Town Meetings provide a vital forum to allow citizens to take an active role in their local government.
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The meetings do not routinely have a specific topic. Discussion is open to whatever areas the attending citizens wish to touch upon. Meetings last for 90 minutes and citizens may come at any point during that time that is convenient for their schedule. Members of both the City Council and City staff attend each Town Meeting. No minimum quorum of Council Members is required for the meeting.
Town Meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday during the months of February, June and December.
2019 Town Meeting Dates
- February 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.– Western Branch High School, 1968 Bruin Place, 638-7900
- June 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. – Great Bridge High School, 301 West Hanbury Road, 482-5191
December 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. – Indian River High School, 1969 Braves Trail, 757-578-7000
Town Meetings rotate throughout all areas of the City. They are typically held in public libraries, community centers, public office buildings or schools.
Notice of meeting dates, times and locations is provided, in advance, on the City's website home page, in the Virginian-Pilot clipper, and through signs posted in the area surrounding the meeting site. A complete schedule of town meetings may also be obtained from the City Clerk's Office at 757-382-6151.
City staff will be on hand at each Town Meeting to either directly answer questions or gather information for a follow-up response. City Council members will also be in attendance to answer questions and discuss concerns one-to-one with citizens. All topics discussed at the Town Meetings will be logged and a summary of issues and responses posted to the City website following the meeting. Inquiries which cannot be responded to at the meeting will receive prompt follow-up by staff, typically within 30 days.
Town Meetings allow citizens to present concerns and express opinions on an individual basis. They are not intended as forums for public debate or City Council deliberations.
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Any Chesapeake resident interested in making the City a better place to live and work should attend a Town Meeting.