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City Manager's Messages

News and updates from the City Manager.

Jun 03

City Manager's Message June 2: Surprise Fun!

Posted on June 3, 2022 at 12:11 PM by Dacia Walker

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend – it is so hard to believe that it is June already! With the start of summer, the Peninsula Pilots have begun their season. I am pleased to announce that we have single-game tickets available for city employees on a first-come, first available basis....

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Apr 14

City Manager's Message April 13: Manager's Recommended Budget and pay raises

Posted on April 14, 2022 at 12:40 PM by Don Mann

My Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 will be released in full on Friday, but earlier today I presented a preview of the highlights to City Council. As is customary, I am writing you to share the key sections that pertain directly to our City team. At the beginning of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget process, both City Council and I prioritized needs for this year’s budget. Two things — increasing employee compensation and the reduction of property tax rates — rose to the top.

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Mar 03

City Manager's Message March 2: Masks optional; regular Covid-19 testing ends

Posted on March 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM by Don Mann

I want to thank all of you for your patience and compliance with the ever-changing COVID-19 workplace safety guidance. I am pleased to announce that based on the steady decrease in COVID-19 case counts, new guidance from the CDC and actions taken by the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry pertaining to the Standard, a comprehensive COVID-19 workplace safety policy document that included safety requirements for employers, the following changes to the City’s policies and programs relating to COVID-19 are effective immediately:

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