City Council

City Council Members


City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the city of Norfolk and is the final authority on City matters. The Council establishes general City policies; appoints the City Manager, City Auditor, City Attorney, City Assessor, the City Clerk, and members of boards, committees and commissions; enacts ordinances, resolutions, and orders; approves the strategic plan and annual budget; and authorizes contracts on the City’s behalf.

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 (ccouncil@norfolk.gov). 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, DECEMBER 8, 2020, in the City Hall Building, 810 Union Street:  

1.         4:00 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  48,161 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, December  4, 2020, online at www.norfolk.gov.  

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: https://www.norfolk.gov/1119/City-Council-Meeting-Videos-Podcasts

 3. Through WebEx Video:  https://convoice.webex.com

Informal Meeting: 4:00 p.m. 

  • Meeting Number:  172 240 0951
  • Password:  council2020# 

Formal Meeting:  6:00 p.m. 

  • Meeting Number:  172 662 5492
  • Password:  council2020#

 4. Through WebEx Phone: 1-415-655-0002 

Informal Meeting: 4:00 p.m. 

  • Access Code:  172 240 0951
  • Password:  council2020# 

Formal Meeting: 6:00 p.m. 

  • Access Code:  172 662 5492
  • 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 ccouncil@norfolk.gov 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. Requests to speak on an agenda item are accepted by 3:00 p.m. the day of the Council meeting.
  4. To participate by phone:  email ccouncil@norfolk.gov or call 757-664-4253 and provide name, agenda item and phone number.  A member of the Clerk’s staff will call you when Council is ready for your comment.  (You will have 3 minutes to address the Council).
  5. To participate by videoconference: either email ccouncil@norfolk.gov or call 757-664-4253 and provide name, agenda item and phone number. (You will have 3 minutes to address the Council). 


1. Through WebEx Video: https://convoice.webex.com

Formal Meeting:  6:00 p.m. 

  • Meeting Number:  172 662 5492
  • Password:   council2020#

2. Through WebEx Phone: 1-415-655-0002 

Formal Meeting: 6:00 p.m. 

  • Access Code: 172 662 5492
  • Password:   council2020# 

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, December 4, 2020

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
  • PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Norfolk will hold the following meetings on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, in the City Hall Building, 810 Union Street:  

     

    1.         4:00 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     48,161 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, December  4, 2020, online at www.norfolk.gov.  

          

    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
  •  

    1. Through livestream on the City’s website:
  • https://www.norfolk.gov/1119/City-Council-Meeting-Videos-Podcasts

     

     

     

    1. Through WebEx Video: 
  •  https://convoice.webex.com

    Informal Meeting: 4:00 p.m. 

    Meeting Number:  172 240 0951

    Password:  council2020#

     

    Formal Meeting:  6:00 p.m. 

    Meeting Number:  172 662 5492

    Password:  council2020#

     

    1. Through WebEx Phone:
  • 1-415-655-0002 

    Informal Meeting: 4:00 p.m. 

    Access Code:  172 240 0951

    Password:  council2020#

     

    Formal Meeting: 6:00 p.m. 

    Access Code:  172 662 5492

    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 ccouncil@norfolk.gov or call 757-664-4253 and leave a name and phone number.  A staff member will call back.
  •  

    1. For email comments: provide name, agenda item and comment. The Clerk will note your email and agenda item for the formal record.
  •  

    1. Requests to speak on an agenda item are accepted by 3:00 p.m. the day of the Council meeting.
  •  

    1. To participate by phone:  email ccouncil@norfolk.gov or call 757-664-4253 and provide name, agenda item and phone number.  A member of the Clerk’s staff will call you when Council is ready for your comment.  (You will have 3 minutes to address the Council).
  •  

    1. To participate by videoconference: either email ccouncil@norfolk.gov or call 757-664-4253 and provide name, agenda item and phone number. (You will have 3 minutes to address the Council). 
  •  

    1. Through WebEx Video:
  •  https://convoice.webex.com

    Formal Meeting:  6:00 p.m. 

    Meeting Number:  172 662 5492

    Password:   council2020#

     

     

     

     

    1. Through WebEx Phone:
  • 1-415-655-0002 

    Formal Meeting: 6:00 p.m. 

    Access Code: 172 662 5492

    Password:   council2020#

     

     

    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, December 4, 2020

  • 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.