City council juggling the books in violation of City Charter manipulates debt excesses around required referendum, says VNS Municipal Blogger Robert O'Connor in this week's 'Behind the 8-ball' blog.

Obviously it would be embarrassing to city officialdom to fly a project only to have the voters shoot it down.

Consequently, The Manipulators, our Virginia Beach City Council, years ago decided that they did not want to be subject to citizens’ inputs, wants and have successfully contrived a number of procedures to fund projects without the bothersome process of requiring a referendum as required by that city ordinance.

Read O'Connor's blog on how the council is screwing the public in violation of the law.