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Something amazing happened in Virginia Beach yesterday (January 10th, 2019).

Staff from the Virginia Beach Housings Resource Center were conducting a survey of the local area along the tree line of a parking lot and discovered two trash bags. Wrapped inside of one of these trash bags was a homeless man sleeping on the ground.

This story could have had a very different and tragic outcome, especially as temperatures are dropping, were it not for the dedicated persistence of the City of Virginia Beach staff members. Even in this chilly weather, my hat is off to them and just wanted to say “well done.”

Last night, this aging Veteran of our Armed Forces had a hot meal, a warm bed and a safe environment in which to sleep and today, staff have begun working to find the resources and services that will be needed to help this gentleman start a new path in life.

With so much going on in the world, you might not have heard about this story. But I wanted to ask you to join me as I applaud the efforts of the staff and volunteers who help those less fortunate in our community.

If you or anyone you know might be in imminent danger of losing their home, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932. A specialist will screen calls and determine the nature of the housing crisis. Depending on the situation, referrals may be made to Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation for further assessment. The most vulnerable homeless families and individuals will be sheltered and housed at the Housing Resource Center or at nonprofit facilities in the community as space is available.

Regent University Graduate and former student of Bobby Dyer explains why he thinks Bobby Dyer will be the best choice for Mayor of Virginia Beach.

Voter for Bobby Dyer on November 6th 2018.

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First of all, let me start by saying I respect all of my colleagues that I serve with and I respect those in the community who have contacting me concerning appointments.

I agree we need changes in our appointment process, and they should be applied fairly and equally. The City Attorney has stated, and no one on Council has disputed, that no illegal conflict of interest exists in the appointment of Dorothy Wood. Do I think there need to be changes in the way the Development Authority conducts its business? Yes, and I supported new appointments to the Authority, which does have term limits. But I also think it’s wrong to target and attack individuals because of their relatives or their employers and create unwritten litmus tests which are selectively applied. Everyone appointee should be held to the same standards, and they should be equally applied and known in advance by the public and applicants alike.

I would favor instituting written standards to apply to all appointed Boards and Commissions so that every appointment has the same rules and the same scrutiny, and standards aren’t selectively applied. Let’s raise the bar. As many of you know, I assume people have the best of intentions and I prefer to work to change processes to make sure everyone has a level playing field. I think we can do that here so that no one can assume they are being targeted or treated unfairly.

Thank you for allowing me to explain my thoughts on the issue of appointments.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Virginia Beach: Candidate for Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby dyer has earned the prestigious endorsement of the Virginia Beach Professional Firefighters Association, local 2924.

The Virginia Beach Professional Firefighters represents the interests of our professional firefighters who answer thousands of calls for help in our city each and every year. The Virginia Beach Professional Firefighters address the concerns of these brave men and women such as pay, benefits, equipment and staffing at all of our Engine and Ladder Companies throughout the City of Virginia Beach.

Proud to support Bob Dyer for mayor. His long term support for public safety has resulted in our endorsement and support.” William Bailey, President, VBPFA #2924

Councilman Dyer is seeking the office of Mayor after the resignation of Mayor Will Sessoms in May of 2018.

I am thrilled to have earned this endorsement and look forward to earning the support of more of our city’s First Responders during this unique election where we have the opportunity to make substantial changes in how our city government conducts business.” Bobby Dyer

To support Bobby Dyer’s campaign to become the next Virginia Beach Mayor, you can help with an online contribution.

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