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Posted on: June 18, 2018

New Datasets Expand NorfolkOpenData Portal Again

Trash becomes data treasure; shedding light on streetlights

NORFOLK, VA –  Keep Norfolk Beautiful can tell you exactly how many cigarette butts volunteers collected from city coastlines last year. KNB tallies the number of fast food wrappers, quantities of balloons, even the plethora of plastic ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2018

City Council actions on the June 12, 2018 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: June 12, 2018

The Work Session and Formal Session videos for June 12 City Council are now available.

The current City Council video is available here

Posted on: June 8, 2018

Norfolk City Treasurer Alert to Tax Scam Attempts

Norfolk City Treasurer’s Office has been notified of unsolicited calls attempting to collect taxes over the telephone.

Norfolk City Treasurer’s Office has been notified of unsolicited calls attempting to collect taxes over the telephone.  The Norfolk City Treasurer’s Office does not solicit payments over the phone.  If a Norfolk taxpa...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2018

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for June 12 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Deputy City Attorney Cynthia Hall appointed to Virginia Housing Commission

Gov. Ralph Northam announced on May 25 that he had appointed Norfolk Deputy Attorney Cynthia B. Hall to a seat on the Virginia Housing Commission.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced on May 25 that he had appointed Norfolk Deputy Attorney Cynthia B. Hall to a seat on the Virginia Housing Commission. Hall is a deputy city attorney in the city of Norfolk and has worked with the city for 29 years. As deputy ...Read on...
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Whole Foods Market Support Efforts to Increase City of Norfolk’s Tree Canopy

Whole Foods Market in Virginia Beach is working to make the community a greener plane, one tree at a time.

Whole Foods Market in Virginia Beach is working to make the community a greener plane, one tree at a time. On Friday, June 1, Store Team Leader Josh Spille helped City of Norfolk staff members Amanda Verdin and Mark Hoar load fruit and flowering trees don...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2018

Request for Proposals for FY19 Human Services Grant

Mandatory pre-proposal meeting one week from today

NORFOLK, VA –The City is seeking partners that provide resources to Norfolk's at-risk populations of children, families, the elderly and disabled, impoverished, and those experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Human Services Grant (H...Read on...
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Interstate Construction to Briefly Interrupt Light Rail Service in June and July

Norfolk – Construction on the new westbound exit ramp for Interstates 64 and 264 will  briefly interrupt some weekend light rail service between Military Highway and Newtown Road in June and July.   The service interruptions wi...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Real Estate Tax Relief Program Accepting Applications

Community Information Sessions to be Held Across the City

The Real Estate Tax Relief Program for Senior or Disabled Residents is accepting 2018 applications now through June 1. Norfolk homeowners who live in their homes may qualify for tax relief or deferment of taxes if they meet certain eligibility criteria:

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Information Technology

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

City Data Sets Now Available Through NorfolkOpenData Portal

Residents now have city data sets at their fingertips to improve neighborhoods, build businesses, and stay informed.

The City of Norfolk’s new open data portal, called NorfolkOpenData, offers a world of information anytime, free of charge, with...Read on...

Norfolk's OpenData Portal
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Norfolk Open Data Update

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Milestones achieved on the journey thus far include: 

  • July 2017 – City Council adopts Open Data Policy.    
  • Summer 2017 – First meetings with citywide Data Liaisons.  These staff are responsi...
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Norfolk Open Data Home Page
Posted on: December 6, 2017

IT Launches SOS Cybersecurity Alert Email Campaign

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Cybersecurity is a serious concern for our City. Every day, IT staff work diligently to protect our network from cyberattacks. But we know we can’t do it alone – everyone on Team Norfolk must remain vigilant. Cybercriminals use snea...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Norfolk Named One of Top Three Digital Cities in the US

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The Center for Digital Government has named Norfolk the third best Digital City in the US (for midsize cities within our population range).  The IT Department’s investment in implementing a comprehensive technology strategy has paid off...Read on...

Press Release
Posted on: December 7, 2017

IT Helps Protect the Public by Providing Advanced Technology to First Responders

These improvements have two goals: enhance the safety and response time for first responders and better align Norfolk’s equipment with that of our Hampton Roads partner cities to improve intercity communications.   The first i...Read on...
Posted on: November 11, 2017

Public Wi Fi Project Completed for Grand Opening of Dickens' Christmas Village

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Last week, the Department of Information Technology, in partnership with Nauticus, completed installing public Wi Fi at the Decker Half Moone Cruise Terminal.  The installation team was working against a tight deadline.  The annual Dicke...Read on...


Police

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Police charge a man after a woman dies at the hospital

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police have charged a man with murder after a woman died at the hospital early this morning. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, around 3:20 a.m., police responded to the 5400 block of Cape Henry Avenue for an assault in p...Read on...