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New this year, Norfolk residents can participate in an Open Forum on the Proposed FY2011 Budget. Just go to the Budget section on the front page of the City website (www.norfolk.gov) click on Open Forum and comment on the proposed FY2011 Budget. The Open Forum will be available until May 7 (NOTE: this is a new date).

The Budget section also links to the proposed budget broken down by department, function and personnel, as well as the proposed Capital Improvement, education, utilities, environmental storm water, parking, outside agencies and constitutional officer budgets.

A pdf and video of City Manager Regina V.K.Williams’ April 20 presentation of the FY2011 Proposed Budget to City Council is available, as well as a Budget in Brief.

The comments will be summarized and provided to City Council to augment comments that will be received at the Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 5.

You are encouraged to comment on the budget in one or more of 4 ways:

  • Open Forum (available online through 11 p.m. May 7)
  • In person, Wednesday, May 5, 6 p.m. Budget Public Hearing, Granby H.S.
  • Mail (Budget, Suite 1000 City Hall, 810 Union Street, Norfolk, VA 23510)
  • E-mail (ccouncil@norfolk.gov)

Galina Burley
Bureau Manager
City of Norfolk, Department of Neighborhood Preservation, Community Outreach
757-664-6773
galina.burley@norfolk.gov

UPDATE: Here is a direct link to the Open Forum

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Ghent Neighborhood Concerns to be heard April 20th, 2010

Many Ghent, West Ghent and Ghent Square residents have raised concerns regarding a possible new regional crisis center on Redgate Avenue in Ghent. It has been learned that the Norfolk Community Services Board (“CSB”) is currently in negotiations with Sentara to lease the former Discovery Day Care building in the 800 block of Redgate Avenue to use as a regional crisis center. The NCSB representatives have confirmed that the Redgate Avenue building is one of several possible locations under consideration. Interested or concerned residents are encouraged to attend a presentation by the Norfolk Community Services Board on the proposed use of the site on TUESDAY APRIL 20th at 7pm at Taylor Elementary School hosted by the West Ghent Civic League.

It has been reported that this regional facility would house individuals with behavioral issues in varying degrees of crisis, ranging from people unable to make decisions for themselves to those in eminent danger of harming themselves. It is also reported it will service individuals not just from our city but from the entire region and that some of the individuals will require a police escort to this facility. Current zoning does not allow the proposed use and any such proposal would require City Council approval to rezone the property.

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