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Contacting City Council During COVID-19

Until further notice, all city buildings, including City Hall, will remain closed to the public. Employees continue to report to work remotely. City Council members may be reached via their email or the City Council inbox ( You may also leave a question or concern by calling 757-664-4268. Phone messages will be monitored during normal business hours.

Meetings - COVID-19 Update


 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Norfolk will hold the following meetings on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020, in the City Hall Building, 810 Union Street:  

1.         4:30 p.m. Informal Meeting

2.         6:00 p.m. Formal Meeting    

These meetings will be held as an electronic meeting pursuant to and in accordance with Ordinance     48,061 and the Governor’s amendments to the General Assembly’s 2020 budget bill (HB29) found at section 4-0.01(g).  

This meeting will be conducted by the following electronic communication means: telephonically and electronically through WebEx. The public may participate by providing their comments in email to the Clerk’s Office in advance of the hearing or by WebEx phone or video.

The public may electronically obtain a copy of the meeting notification/agenda for the meeting on or before Friday, September 18, 2020, online at  

There will be no public comment at the informal meeting.   

Comments at the formal meeting will be limited to agenda items only.  

The formal meeting will not include a “new business” session.    

In order to comply with State and Federal recommendations, occupancy will be limited. Public access to listen to or observe the meeting in real-time without attending the meeting in person will be available through these platforms:

  1. For Norfolk Residents on NorfolkTV-48
  2. Through livestream on the City’s website:

     3. Through WebEx Video:

Informal Meeting: 4:30 p.m. 

Meeting Number:  172 860 6624

Password:  council2020#

Formal Meeting:  6:00 p.m. 

Meeting Number:  172 856 5336

Password:  council2020#

4. Through WebEx Phone:


Informal Meeting: 4:30 p.m. 

Access Code:  172 860 6624

Password:  council2020#

Formal Meeting: 6:00 p.m. 

Access Code:  172 856 5336 

Password:  council2020#

The City Clerk will be responsible for receiving comments from the public before the formal meeting. Anyone who wishes to submit a comment on an agenda item and not attend the meeting in person may participate by videoconference, phone or email by following these steps prior to the meeting:

  1. Email or call 757-664-4253 and leave a name and phone number.  A staff member will call back.
  2. For email comments: provide name, agenda item and comment. The Clerk will note your email and agenda item for the formal record.
  3. To participate  by phone:  email or call 757-664-4253 and provide name, agenda item and phone number.  A member of the Clerk’s staff will call when Council is ready for your comment.  The speaker will have up to 3 minutes to address Council telephonically.
  4. To participate by videoconference: either email or call 757-664-4253 and provide name, agenda item and phone number, prior to the meeting. 

A member of the Clerk’s staff will unmute you when Council is ready for your comment.

 Note: Persons needing special assistance, such as a handheld microphone or ASL        interpreter, or any other accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act are    asked to call the City Clerk's Office at 664-4253 at least three days before the meeting.

Richard A. Bull
City Clerk

Virginian Pilot – Friday, September 18, 2020

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The City Council:

  • Establishes policy for the city
  • Approves the budget
  • Levies its taxes
  • Appoints the:
    • City Assessor
    • City Attorney
    • City Auditor
    • City Clerk
    • City Manager

The council also appoints members to the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Planning Commission and other boards and commissions, as well as city representatives to regional and other boards and authorities.

Vision Statement

  • Norfolk is a national leader in the quality of life offered to all its citizens.
  • This is achieved through effective partnerships between city government and its constituents.
  • As a result, Norfolk is a physically attractive, socially supportive, and financially sound city.
  • Here, the sense of community is strong.
  • Neighborhoods are designed so that people of all ages can know their neighbors and travel the streets and sidewalks safely.
  • The sense of community exists citywide.
  • Norfolk is known nationally as a strategically located place where there are abundant and fulfilling employment, recreational, and educational opportunities.