VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The “no cursing” signs at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront will soon be no more.
George Kotarides, president of the Atlantic Avenue Association, tells WAVY the association has been working for months to ask the city to remove the signs.
“We felt like they were not very welcoming and a bit of an eyesore,” he said.
Kotarides believes they are not welcoming to visitors and do not influence people’s behavior.
The association worked with the Resort Advisory Commission of Virginia Beach, which presented the city with the proposal. The city agreed to have the signs removed.
He said, “They agreed after a little while that the signs should come down so we’re really thankful for the city for doing that.”
Kotarides wants to auction off the signs and use the money to improve the Atlantic Avenue area.
“Maybe flowers, public art, things like that for the community to enjoy rather than just tossing the signs in the trash,” he said.
10 On Your Side is still working to learn the time frame for the removal of the signs.