City council votes on future of memorial site, building renovation after Virginia Beach mass shooting

Posted at 10:16 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 20:46:29-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Hampton Roads is taking action in the aftermath of gun violence.

A memorial site’s future was at the heart of discussion among Virginia Beach City Council members Tuesday after the May 31 mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

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Tuesday night, city leaders decided to listen to the community before taking any action on creating a permanent memorial. They’ll get feedback throughout the rest of the summer and will have a proposal on what to do in the fall.

The council also voted 11-0 to approve more than $3 million that will be used to renovate Building 2 where the shooting happened.

The city government is inviting citizens to provide their input about the temporary memorial, establishing a permanent memorial and the future of Building 2 in a survey, which will be open through July 26. You can access the survey from both your computer and smartphone here.