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From Melinda Luchun, of the City’s Communications and Technology office:

Join us for the City Manager’s Listening Tour on August 6, 2015 from 5:00-8:00PM at the Second Patrol Division, 2500 N. Military Highway. Please RSVP by reply to 664-4031.

We’d like to get as many people involved that would interested!

Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you there!

See also attached flyer.

City Manager Listening Tour August 6, 2015

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With questions remaining over what might happen at today’s City Council meeting regarding the “fugitive coal dust” issue, Paige Rose spoke with Joe Cooke about what he (now) expects to happen this evening. Her update follows:
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Clarification:  Coal Dust topic to be raised during the Public Comment session, at discretion of Council, AFTER formal agenda tonight
Mr. Joe Cooke, Larchmont resident, Sierra Club Chesapeake Bay chapter chair and head of the citizen action group promoting coal dust control measures to be taken by Norfolk Southern, has clarified that the coal dust topic is NOT on the formal agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting.
There WILL be a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) topic discussed at the Councils work session this afternoon (which takes place prior to the formal CC meeting), which is closed to public comments.
After Council’s formal agenda tonight, there will be a Public Comment session, at the discretion of the Council, when Mr. Cooke hopes to advise Council on the results of a recent coal dust lab study and urge Council to vote to prioritize approval for Councilmember Smeigel’s resolution for additional coal dust mitigation measures at the local  Norfolk Southern coal depot site. Please see the resolution below.
Concerned or interested residents may speak tonight at this Public Comment session, at Council’s discretion, held immediately following the formal City Council meeting.
*Please note this scheduling clarification, if you had planned to attend and speak at the City Council meeting tonight.

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Earlier this month I posted a notice about the second step in the Norfolk Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Project.  A series of meetings were held earlier this month where the consultants presented an overview of their efforts so far and solicited comments.

Please note that there is still a window of opportunity for you to submit any concerns or comments that you may have: about the proposed zoning ordinance re-write, re-write process, et al.   Even if you have not had the chance to review the consultants recent work, if you have a concern about the current state of zoning, land use, planning processes, specific land uses issues, etc. that you want to be sure are addressed in the re-write process — NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER YOUR CONCERN. As pointed out at our monthly meeting last week, all comments will/should be recorded by the consultant team, reviewed and responded to as the process moves forward.  The window for comment submission will be closing soon however.

from the earlier post, fyi:

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The attached two-page Zoning Ordinance Assessment brochure identifies the major themes which guided the team’s assessment efforts.  Norfolk VA Zoning Ordinance Assessment Brochure

The Zoning Ordinance Assessment — all 187 pages — is available here  http://www.zonenorfolk.com  along with other information about the process and info on other ways to get involved.  Note that if you cannot attend, or if you have comments latter, a questionnaire is available on the website to use to submit inputs.

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Yea-Haa!!!  It’s the Norfolk Zoning Ordinance Re-Write Two-Step, coming to the Chrysler Museum next Tuesday, the 7th of April, 2015.   So grab your pardner and do-si-do at the Public Input Meeting of the Zoning Ordinance Assessment from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Okay, okay.  It’s not really a two-step dance.  This is the second step in the Norfolk Zoning Ordinance rewrite process, following the initial project kickoff in Sept. — Oct. of last year.  A team of consultants has been beavering away since then to produce a Zoning Ordinance Assessment, which is the subject of Tuesday night’s public input meeting at the Chrysler.

The attached two-page Zoning Ordinance Assessment brochure identifies the major themes which guided the team’s assessment efforts.  Norfolk VA Zoning Ordinance Assessment Brochure

The Zoning Ordinance Assessment — all 187 pages — is available here  http://www.zonenorfolk.com  along with other information about the process and info on other ways to get involved.  Note that if you cannot attend, or if you have comments latter, a questionnaire is available on the website to use to submit inputs.

If you do wish to attend Tuesday meeting, you do not have to have a pardner, nor do-si-do.  Just wanted to make that clear….

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from the Downtown Norfolk Council:

Please take note of the DNC’s open house sessions next Weds. March 18th, 8:00 – 9:30 am and 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

you may view this directly here: http://www2.geomailer.net/message/view.php?id=36.9650.968875

The Downtown Norfolk Council is undertaking a market-based strategic plan for Downtown. Our goal is to develop a holistic vision to guide Downtown through the next five to ten year investment cycle, as well as specific tactics to link and enhance public spaces and assets. The final plan, to be unveiled in summer 2015, will set priorities for creating a fully connected and continuous urban fabric. We invite you, as part of the downtown community, to participate in this critically important process.

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