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Chris Taylor

Virginia Beach City Council Member

Official Biography
Councilmember Chris Taylor was elected in November 2022 as the District 8 representative. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, he is a graduate of First Colonial High School and Virginia Wesleyan University. He has been appointed to the Bayfront Advisory Commission, Community Criminal Justice Board and Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, and serves as a City Council liaison for the Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Health Services Advisory Board, Housing Advisory Board, Military Economic Development Advisory Committee, Open Space Advisory Committee, Resort Advisory Commission and School Modernization Special Project.
Chris is a partner at Smoothie Stop Café, a family-owned business focused on offering healthy alternatives with five locations in Hampton Roads. He is responsible for a strategic growth plan across multiple cities for the business and has been recognized as one of Inside Business’ Top 40 under 40.
An involved resident of the community in which he grew up and resides, Chris is a youth basketball coach with the King’s Grant Recreation Association and YMCA of South Hampton Roads. He and his wife, Kim, have been married for 7 years and have two children, Caleb and Christian.
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Voting Record by Agenda Item

Item Description:
Ordinance to AUTHORIZE the Dedication of a 2,679 square feet (0.06150 acre) Utility Easement to Dominion Energy Virginia over City-owned property at 1525 Salem Road re serve HRSD facilities
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Resolution to AUTHORIZE the City Manager to EXECUTE a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Navy at Navy Bases located in Virginia Beach re coordination of law enforcement
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Resolution to AMEND the Cost Allocation Agreement between the Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Ordinance to ESTABLISH Capital Project #100664 "5/31 Memorial"; TRANSFER $1.2-Million from the General Fund Vacancy Savings to Capital Project #100664; AUTHORIZE the City Manager to negotiate a design contract with Dills Architects, PC and APPROVE the 5/31 Memorial site
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $4,660,479 from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to the FY 2022-23 Public Works Operating Budget and TRANSFER 4,660,479 to the FY2022-23 Capital Improvement Program as pay-as-you-go funding re Capital Project #100401 "Street Reconstruction II"
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $784,142 reimbursement from Mancon, LLC; APPROPRIATE $1-Million from the City Garage Internal Service Fund Balance and TRANSFER $1-Million from capital outlay accounts to the FY2022-23 City Garage Internal Service Fund Operating Budget re increase cost of parts
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
DAVID C. & MERIL B. GERSTENMAIER for a Street Closure re fifteen (15)-foot portion of an unimproved, unnamed alley adjacent to 650 South Atlantic Avenue & Lot 22, Block 20, Croatan Beach DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
BORN PRIMITIVE, LLC/MODERN SAVAGE INVESTMENTS, LLC for a Modification of Proffers to a Conditional Change of Zoning re office warehouse at Southeastern corner of the intersection of Virginia Beach & North Oceana Boulevards DISTRICT 6 (formerly District 6—Beach) Approved February 24, 2004 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Modified/Proffered, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
B AND B ASSOCIATES OF VIRGINIA, INC/INDIAN RIVER APARTMENTS, LLC for a Change in Nonconformity re expansion of apartment complex at 1008 Mineola Drive DISTRICT 1 (formerly District 2—Kempsville) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
JOE WHITE/PEMBROKE SQUARE ASSOCIATES, LLC for a Special Exception for Alternative Compliance re allow for wall signage larger than what is permitted by the Central Business Core (CBC) Form Based Code at 4564 Virginia Beach Boulevard DISTRICT 9 (formerly District 4—Bayside) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
OCEAN CHILLIN, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 303 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 300 DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RE
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
MICHAEL BIONDOLILLO/ HELEN A. LEWIS for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 2113 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 2C DISTRICT 6 ( formerly District 6— Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:

Chris Taylor

Virginia Beach City Council Member

Official Biography
Councilmember Chris Taylor was elected in November 2022 as the District 8 representative. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, he is a graduate of First Colonial High School and Virginia Wesleyan University. He has been appointed to the Bayfront Advisory Commission, Community Criminal Justice Board and Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, and serves as a City Council liaison for the Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Health Services Advisory Board, Housing Advisory Board, Military Economic Development Advisory Committee, Open Space Advisory Committee, Resort Advisory Commission and School Modernization Special Project.
Chris is a partner at Smoothie Stop Café, a family-owned business focused on offering healthy alternatives with five locations in Hampton Roads. He is responsible for a strategic growth plan across multiple cities for the business and has been recognized as one of Inside Business’ Top 40 under 40.
An involved resident of the community in which he grew up and resides, Chris is a youth basketball coach with the King’s Grant Recreation Association and YMCA of South Hampton Roads. He and his wife, Kim, have been married for 7 years and have two children, Caleb and Christian.
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Yes Votes

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No Votes

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Abstain

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Absent

Voting Record by Agenda Item

Item Description:
Ordinance to AUTHORIZE the Dedication of a 2,679 square feet (0.06150 acre) Utility Easement to Dominion Energy Virginia over City-owned property at 1525 Salem Road re serve HRSD facilities
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Resolution to AUTHORIZE the City Manager to EXECUTE a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Navy at Navy Bases located in Virginia Beach re coordination of law enforcement
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Resolution to AMEND the Cost Allocation Agreement between the Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Ordinance to ESTABLISH Capital Project #100664 "5/31 Memorial"; TRANSFER $1.2-Million from the General Fund Vacancy Savings to Capital Project #100664; AUTHORIZE the City Manager to negotiate a design contract with Dills Architects, PC and APPROVE the 5/31 Memorial site
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $4,660,479 from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to the FY 2022-23 Public Works Operating Budget and TRANSFER 4,660,479 to the FY2022-23 Capital Improvement Program as pay-as-you-go funding re Capital Project #100401 "Street Reconstruction II"
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $784,142 reimbursement from Mancon, LLC; APPROPRIATE $1-Million from the City Garage Internal Service Fund Balance and TRANSFER $1-Million from capital outlay accounts to the FY2022-23 City Garage Internal Service Fund Operating Budget re increase cost of parts
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
DAVID C. & MERIL B. GERSTENMAIER for a Street Closure re fifteen (15)-foot portion of an unimproved, unnamed alley adjacent to 650 South Atlantic Avenue & Lot 22, Block 20, Croatan Beach DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
BORN PRIMITIVE, LLC/MODERN SAVAGE INVESTMENTS, LLC for a Modification of Proffers to a Conditional Change of Zoning re office warehouse at Southeastern corner of the intersection of Virginia Beach & North Oceana Boulevards DISTRICT 6 (formerly District 6—Beach) Approved February 24, 2004 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Modified/Proffered, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
B AND B ASSOCIATES OF VIRGINIA, INC/INDIAN RIVER APARTMENTS, LLC for a Change in Nonconformity re expansion of apartment complex at 1008 Mineola Drive DISTRICT 1 (formerly District 2—Kempsville) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
JOE WHITE/PEMBROKE SQUARE ASSOCIATES, LLC for a Special Exception for Alternative Compliance re allow for wall signage larger than what is permitted by the Central Business Core (CBC) Form Based Code at 4564 Virginia Beach Boulevard DISTRICT 9 (formerly District 4—Bayside) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
OCEAN CHILLIN, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 303 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 300 DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RE
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent:
Item Description:
MICHAEL BIONDOLILLO/ HELEN A. LEWIS for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 2113 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 2C DISTRICT 6 ( formerly District 6— Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Yes:
No:
Abstain:
Absent: