This particular location is located within the 5 mile perimeter that the NSA Northwest Annex Navy Base has deemed as having the potential to create electro-magnetic interference with the Military ROTHR Relocatable Over The Horizon Radar. Locating a business within this 5 mile perimeter can create interference issues for both the military’s radar and has the strong potential of creating intermittent technology issues for a business. (See page 69 of report link below).
Dwight Parker is up for re-election in May 2020. We are not sure if he meant to vote FOR the mega-site… or if he thought he was hitting snooze. Luckily Mayor West allows citizens to clap and that woke Steve Best up in time. Ike (who was struggling with a few “touch and gos”) and Ritter (fully awake and listening) are both up for re-election in May 2020.
Mayor West will also be up for re-election then. He physically got up and walked around to whisper in someone’s ear during one public speaker’s comments and left the chambers in mid sentence during another speaker. Mostly awake… but clearly disinterested.
This information was requested by a citizen who was unfamiliar with who is who on city council. Perhaps we need poll workers to hand out sample ballots. Republican, Democrat or AWAKE!
How did Chesapeake City Council vote?