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Intergovernmental Relations
City of Norfolk

In this year’s draft priorities package, Council has identified public education, flooding mitigation, and enhanced mobility as the city’s three highest strategic priorities.  Considering the substantial state cuts already absorbed by the city over the past several years, the Council is asking the Governor and 2015 General Assembly to:  (1) hold the city harmless from any additional state funding cuts or cost shifting away for shared services; (2) provide enhanced public education and accreditation improvement support; and (3) direct the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to conduct a study on how the Commonwealth distributes transportation funding.

This year Council has assigned priority to several legislative initiatives that were considered during the 2015 General Assembly Session, for example:  (1) Creation of a Governor’s School for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; (2) Norfolk Public Schools Technical High School; (3) Behavior and Mental Health; (4) Water Quality Funding; (5) and a requirement limiting the amount of deferred roadway maintenance that can be included on a Public-Private Transportation Project.

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Bryan Pennington

Ph: 757-664-4467

City Hall Building
810 Union St.
Suite 306
Norfolk, VA 23510