VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Hurricane Matthew flooding fallout in Virginia Beach has inspired a new slogan for a group that opposes the expansion of the light rail into the city.
In the wake of the destruction created by Hurricane Matthew, City Treasurer John Atkinson, who has spearheaded the effort to stop the light rail expansion, tells 13News Now that he believes the city council is spending too much money and time focusing on the issue.
He is now asking for the "Council use your BRAINS. We need DRAINS. Not TRAINS."
Atkinson and others who oppose the expansion rallied over the weekend in the Windsor Woods neighborhood. That community was one of the hardest hit in Virginia Beach during Hurricane Matthew.
Last week, residents of Windsor Woods held a meeting with city leaders on the drainage issue. At times, emotions ran high, as residents asked the city for help.
Virginia Beach residents will be voting on whether the light rail will be expanded into the city or not, on November 8th.