Virginia Beach City Council workshop highlights College Beach Weekend

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Even without power, Tuesday’s City Council workshop still went on.  

College Beach Weekend is just around the corner and the city wanted to hash out final safety concerns.
 
The city says it sent out fliers to everyone living in the 23451 zip code to let them know to avoid main roads and highways because they will be crowded.
 
10 On Your Side also spoke with the chief of police about crowd control.
 
“We understand that sometimes that becomes chaotic when you have cars and individuals crossing the street at the same time because when night clubs and bars let out in one specific area you have a cross with pedestrian traffic,” said police chief Jim Cervera.
 
Cervera says they’ve learned that pedestrian and vehicle traffic needs to be separated.
 
“We have gotten to the point where we can reroute pedestrians to get them to parking lots quicker than normal, we have officers along the entire route so they can get to the parking lot,” said Cervera.
 
10 On Your Side went to two community forums held over the last two weeks, where officers asked for observers to volunteer to keep an eye out for trouble.
 
Officers say 39 locals have already signed up for 73 shifts.

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