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chris wilkening in Ward 2 February 21, 2024, 6:49 PM

What is your zip code? 23517
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
great home, resilient, example 2 world
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) Either on the way to being an even better city one ready for a future of global warming and internatioal econimic competition or on the decline.
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
I live in Ghent and would like to seem more infill and more dense building, the more people in an area the more fun amenities the area can support., With more housing we also need some to be lower income, I want to live in an area with people from all walks of life.
2. What is something in your neighborhood that you are proud of, and you would like to see more of in Norfolk? For example, great neighborhood parks; walkability; a very active community; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
I choose to move to Ghent 1 year ago, it has been great. I would love even more walk-ability and bikeability. Driving should be a last resort for day to day activities where you live. , The one thing I cant directly get to from Ghent is a nature park, we have several parks but nothing like the Noland Trail or Sandy Bottom.
1. What do we need to add to our streets to make them safer and more walkable? For example, more street trees for shade; more transit options closer to where people live; traffic calming at key intersections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
more and better bike lanes, extend light rail to ghent, ODU the base, make public spaces designed for people not for cars.
2. What improvements do you think will make Norfolk more pleasant and people-oriented, place to walk around, gather with your neighbors? For example, more meaningful public art on the streets, more youth-oriented spaces, neighborhoods with local retail & services, etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
parks are good, free public events, places to bump into your neighbors while enjoying outdoor events
1. Thinking on improvements that can be implemented within the next 10 years, what would help you get around Norfolk and your neighborhood better? For example, improved bus routes and frequency; more incentives for carpooling; safer pedestrian connections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
fewer coal trains at peak drive times, easier connection for pedestrians and bike between ghent (and west ghent) and down town, make neon district more inviting to pedestrians and bikes
2. By 2050, what improvements could help Norfolk become more connected, more walkable, and safer for all users? Where specifically could these projects go? For example, protected bike lanes in certain areas; additional trails; extend the light rail; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
extend light rail to ghent, odu, the base., protected bike lanes running north south and east west along the citys major roads, make roads for the movement of people not just a place for cars
1. What are some improvements or initiatives that might make Norfolk greener and more sustainable? For example, more public access to the waterfront; expansion of the trail network; more nature-based infrastructure; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
more access to water front, more benches and picnic tables in parks
2. What are your thoughts on how we can work towards a more resilient Norfolk by 2050? For example, restore living shorelines; improve drainage systems; create stormwater parks; etc.
Give us three ideas!
create parks in areas that commonly flood
1. How can we better support Norfolk’s entrepreneurs and small businesses in the next 5 years? For example, provide support creating business plans; create entrepreneurship opportunities for young professionals; provide grants to assist small businesses; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
education, continue to support local universities., make norfolk a place people want to live in, cant hire good local talent if no one wants to live here
2. How can we grow healthy industries that provide jobs to Norfolkians? For example, create mixed-use developments on existing brownfield land; bring transit to target areas; attract businesses that provide specialized training within the first year of hiring; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
help make areas people can live and work in, make it easy for people to get around, extend light rail to places people live and work

Name not shown in Ward 2 February 20, 2024, 12:49 PM

What is your zip code? 23517
1. What do we need to add to our streets to make them safer and more walkable? For example, more street trees for shade; more transit options closer to where people live; traffic calming at key intersections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
The train is increasingly becoming more of a nuisance. It blocks intersections for well over the legal limit of five minutes. Almost daily blocking traffic during 5PM rush hour for an hour or more. Just the other day I was headed home on Colonial Ave at 5PM. I could see my house just a couple of blocks a , Away. Seeing there was a train I rerouted up 21st street to the Monticello underpass. It took me 20 minutes on 21st from Colonial to Monticello. And in total 30 minutes to get home after seeing my house two blocks in the distance. I am aware of the reporting website by the federal dept of transportation. I don’t have any faith that the federal government cares in the slightest about citizen reports of these violations, as they are already aware of Norfolk Southern’s illegal practices. My only suggestion and reason for participating in this survey is to say maybe City Council can work the Police Department to put an officer by the tracks to document a complete timeline of the trains throughout the day. I also see children walking to school being held up by the train. I also own and operate a cafe by the train tracks. It affects our business in a very negative way on many occasions. We will have no new customers walking in for 30 minutes and then all of a sudden we are bombarded with 20 people walking in. This results in lost business because we cannot accommodate everyone at once in a manner that adheres to our high standards.

Name not shown in Ward 5 February 19, 2024, 9:28 AM

What is your zip code? 23518
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Hospitable to, Knowledge , Workers
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) City gov’t should be attuned to the giant cultural shift from technology workers who live and work on the coasts to the new knowledge worker who chooses to live somewhere because they like it. Attracting these workers requires awareness of lifestyle choices (ease of access to airport, recreation, beaches, harbors for large boats, availability of restaurants and good entertainment)without being a burden to the city budget. These workers bring money, taxes, and open up jobs for low income people-like child care, house care, lawn care, maintenance, boat repair-the list goes on and on. If you concentrated on making Norfolk a great place to live, all the other concerns flow downstream. When there is prosperity, everyone benefits. Prosperity today has a new package-its the knowledge worker-not casinos or real estate. Don’t miss tge trend and condemn Norfolk to poverty for the next 50 years!

Willis Tomblin in Ward 5 February 18, 2024, 12:20 AM

What is your zip code? 23518
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Be safer. , A leader. , Opportunistic

Maureen Brown in Ward 3 February 17, 2024, 10:30 AM

What is your zip code? 23509
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Inclusivity, Prosperity, Harmony
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) By 2050, Norfolk's transformation into a city of Inclusivity, Prosperity, and Harmony will also encompass groundbreaking solutions to homelessness, ensuring that the issue is addressed with compassion, innovation, and effectiveness. The city will achieve a significantly reduced number of homeless individuals through comprehensive, result-driven strategies that focus on dignity, support, and long-term stability for its most vulnerable citizens. A cornerstone of this approach will be the widespread implementation of affordable housing options, including the innovative use of tiny homes. These compact, efficient residences will be integrated throughout the city, offering safe, dignified living spaces that are both environmentally sustainable and economically viable. In a pioneering move, Norfolk will encourage homeowners to embrace community and solidarity by allowing the placement of tiny homes on their properties. This initiative will be particularly focused on supporting veterans and low-income seniors, two groups that often face significant challenges in securing stable, affordable housing. By mobilizing the community to take an active role in addressing homelessness, Norfolk will not only provide immediate relief to those in need but will also foster a sense of belonging and care among its residents. This strategy will further Norfolk's vision of being a city where every individual, regardless of their circumstances, is valued and supported. The impact on the homeless population will be profound, as access to housing is recognized as a fundamental step towards stability, health, and the opportunity to participate fully in the community's life. Norfolk's commitment to solving homelessness through inclusivity, prosperity, and harmony will serve as a model for cities worldwide, proving that thoughtful, community-driven approaches can create meaningful change and build a future where everyone has a place to call home.
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Empowering homeowners to install tiny homes on their properties offers a triple-win solution: it drastically reduces homelessness by providing affordable housing options, boosts homeowners' incomes through rental opportunities, and increases tax revenue, funneling more resources back into Norfolk for the benefit of all residents. This innovative approach not only fosters community solidarity and support for the most vulnerable but also strengthens the economic foundation of the city, creating a more prosperous, inclusive, and harmonious Norfolk for generations to come.

Julian Facenda in Ward 2 February 15, 2024, 6:47 PM

What is your zip code? 23508
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Neighborhoods, Schools, Historic
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) Without visionary leadership, the city is on track to be "another rust belt" city. The city has a very bad reputation for maintaining its assets (buildings, schools, streets). Ideally, Norfolk would be know as a city that provides its residents excellent neighborhoods with well maintained streets, safe sidewalks and strong code enforcement on housing and parking. Schools should be known for their academic excellence and programs that will allow students to succeed whether in college or in the trades. Norfolk needs to embrace its strong naval history and connection to NATO. The city needs to do a great deal more in preserving its historic character.
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Code maintenance to include housing, parking, sidewalks and streets. , A historic overlay for Colonial Place and Riverview., Underground utilities - they will provide better service in climate situations and significantly improve aesthetics.
2. What is something in your neighborhood that you are proud of, and you would like to see more of in Norfolk? For example, great neighborhood parks; walkability; a very active community; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Walkability., Dog friendly., Economically diverse.
1. What do we need to add to our streets to make them safer and more walkable? For example, more street trees for shade; more transit options closer to where people live; traffic calming at key intersections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
First, repair the existing sidewalks to make them safe to walk on. I have fallen a couple of times due to uneven surfaces., Ban bicycles from streets with a speed limit over 25 MPH. The typical cyclist does not maintain a speed over 25 MPH and increases hazards for walkers., A fully connected, off-street network of walkways that connect adjoining neighborhoods so that bikers and walkers can traverse the city away from busy roads.
2. What improvements do you think will make Norfolk more pleasant and people-oriented, place to walk around, gather with your neighbors? For example, more meaningful public art on the streets, more youth-oriented spaces, neighborhoods with local retail & services, etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Seriously, PUBLIC ART????? Stop wasting our money. The NEON District is nothing but a joke. The focus should be place in developing the 35th Street corridor and surrounding housing with attracting artists and their families to live. This would feed into a better connection to Lafayette Park and Colley Avenue. , Once again the Waterside District and Town Point Park places of significant social and family based activities like it once was., Move City Hall to MacArthur Mall and sell the existing property for a high-rise development to bring more people into the area.
1. Thinking on improvements that can be implemented within the next 10 years, what would help you get around Norfolk and your neighborhood better? For example, improved bus routes and frequency; more incentives for carpooling; safer pedestrian connections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Restore the vehicular traffic lanes that have been replaced by the seldom used, and poorly maintained bike lanes They merely add to the "rust belt city look"., Many Virginia localities have made public transportation free. Why not Norfolk?, Well thought expansion of light rail.
2. By 2050, what improvements could help Norfolk become more connected, more walkable, and safer for all users? Where specifically could these projects go? For example, protected bike lanes in certain areas; additional trails; extend the light rail; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Ban bike lanes., Create an integrated walking/biking network throughout the city, Improved public transportation - free.
1. In the next 5 years, how can Norfolk better leverage its cultural and historic assets? For example, showcase Norfolk history; preserve unique neighborhood identities; creative activities for children and teenagers; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
New leadership. Hopefully visionary., Maintain city property. The city was donated two historic homes that were allowed to deteriorate to a point they had to be disposed of. That's shameful!, Code enforcement, maintenance and placing an emphasis on historic preservation. Tearing down Maury High School should have NEVER been a consideration.
2. How can we build more opportunities for Norfolk’s artists, makers, and cultural producers into the physical environment of the city? For example, integrate public art into our streets; revitalize historic performing venues & make them affordable, create tours; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Restore and renovate Scope and Chrysler Hall., Stop wasting money on the NEON district - it completely lacks any historic character. Create an Arts District along the 35th Street corridor., Reduce the "industrial character" of the 26th/27th Street corridor.
1. What are some improvements or initiatives that might make Norfolk greener and more sustainable? For example, more public access to the waterfront; expansion of the trail network; more nature-based infrastructure; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
You suggest "more public access to the waterfront", but you are building 10 foot high sea walls. Think about it!! , A fully integrated biking/walking network that easily connects all neighborhoods., Create a storm water collection network.
2. What are your thoughts on how we can work towards a more resilient Norfolk by 2050? For example, restore living shorelines; improve drainage systems; create stormwater parks; etc.
Give us three ideas!
If "living shoreline" actually work, then definitely expand., Storm water collection network., Identify places where earthen berms or levees will provide the most benefit.
1. How can we better support Norfolk’s entrepreneurs and small businesses in the next 5 years? For example, provide support creating business plans; create entrepreneurship opportunities for young professionals; provide grants to assist small businesses; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Creating business plans and entrepreneurship opportunities is NOT the city's job. Focus on your responsibilities., If you have money for grants, spend it on activities that create HOME OWNERSHIP., Equitable treatment - The veterans who owned Legacy Lounge were screwed, but Armed Forces Brewing got open arms!! UNACCEPTABLE!!
2. How can we grow healthy industries that provide jobs to Norfolkians? For example, create mixed-use developments on existing brownfield land; bring transit to target areas; attract businesses that provide specialized training within the first year of hiring; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Focus on clean energy jobs., Focus on the port capabilities., Provide transportation infrastructure to support the above.

Ariel Bastos outside Norfolk February 15, 2024, 3:41 PM

What is your zip code? Other - Aveiro, Portugal, 3810-089
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Water managemen, Ecological prot, Population prot
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) https://generativedrive.org/about-us/f/revolutionizing-urban-green-spaces-the-future-of-water-parks , https://generativedrive.org/about-us/f/revolutionizing-water-management-a-future-forward-approach?blogcategory=Water+Solutions
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
climate resilient, water resilient, energy efficient
2. What is something in your neighborhood that you are proud of, and you would like to see more of in Norfolk? For example, great neighborhood parks; walkability; a very active community; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Watch our platform we have multiple proposals to revitalize coastal areas

Name not shown in Ward 4 February 15, 2024, 12:56 PM

What is your zip code? 23523
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) A city with Tiny Houses instead of these conjoined shapeless poor quality apartments
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Plant large trees to clean the air and have , Have food, acorns pine seeds for wildlife and birds, Stop Cremating in Berkley.
2. What is something in your neighborhood that you are proud of, and you would like to see more of in Norfolk? For example, great neighborhood parks; walkability; a very active community; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Clean up the Marshes to encourage , Fishing. Stop the shipyards from dredging , Dredging.
1. What do we need to add to our streets to make them safer and more walkable? For example, more street trees for shade; more transit options closer to where people live; traffic calming at key intersections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Install new water and sewer lines..., Put sidewalks. Stop people from , Letting their grass cover the curbs.
2. What improvements do you think will make Norfolk more pleasant and people-oriented, place to walk around, gather with your neighbors? For example, more meaningful public art on the streets, more youth-oriented spaces, neighborhoods with local retail & services, etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Stop building on every lot. Allow spaces for gardens and green spaces., Bring the trains to the neighborhood and highways , Let youth and unemployed get paid to pickup trash.
1. Thinking on improvements that can be implemented within the next 10 years, what would help you get around Norfolk and your neighborhood better? For example, improved bus routes and frequency; more incentives for carpooling; safer pedestrian connections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Let's make the train to nowhere go all over the city., Let's make Norfolk a place where you don't have to have a vehicle, Use existing tracks and add more tracks on major highways
2. By 2050, what improvements could help Norfolk become more connected, more walkable, and safer for all users? Where specifically could these projects go? For example, protected bike lanes in certain areas; additional trails; extend the light rail; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Yes EXTEND LIGHT RAIL to replace Buses and car., Have trains go the main highways. Let there be enough and frequently , Frequently. Let's put away the cars like on Tangier Island.
1. In the next 5 years, how can Norfolk better leverage its cultural and historic assets? For example, showcase Norfolk history; preserve unique neighborhood identities; creative activities for children and teenagers; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Make the schools teach Art in the Recreation , Centers., Let theater be in the daytime.
2. How can we build more opportunities for Norfolk’s artists, makers, and cultural producers into the physical environment of the city? For example, integrate public art into our streets; revitalize historic performing venues & make them affordable, create tours; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Let's build things., Make shoes, clothes, hats, petticoats., Have tours of our new factories.
1. What are some improvements or initiatives that might make Norfolk greener and more sustainable? For example, more public access to the waterfront; expansion of the trail network; more nature-based infrastructure; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Use old abandoned buildings to grow vegetables , Plant more large and fruit bearing trees., Let's stop building on every lot. Let's build small and tiny houses.
2. What are your thoughts on how we can work towards a more resilient Norfolk by 2050? For example, restore living shorelines; improve drainage systems; create stormwater parks; etc.
Give us three ideas!
Replace water and sewer infrastructure., Have ground covers and gardens stop grass, Improve and have where there are none adequate draining systems.
1. How can we better support Norfolk’s entrepreneurs and small businesses in the next 5 years? For example, provide support creating business plans; create entrepreneurship opportunities for young professionals; provide grants to assist small businesses; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Let's innovate. Make products that are good for the community., Let's make coats and comfortable. Shoes, Let teach practical things in school that lead to jobs.
2. How can we grow healthy industries that provide jobs to Norfolkians? For example, create mixed-use developments on existing brownfield land; bring transit to target areas; attract businesses that provide specialized training within the first year of hiring; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Start by teaching students the value of work., Bring back Trades., Let's make a decent petticoat. A nice coat.

Colin Lewis in Ward 4 February 14, 2024, 1:21 PM

What is your zip code? 23504
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Education Hub., Financial Hub. , Entertainment.
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) a city with a renewed vision and purpose for the Hampton Roads region
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
i would like to see, more affordable housing built to improve the housing stock for the city., with amenities. drug store, grocery store etc. , within walking distance
2. What is something in your neighborhood that you are proud of, and you would like to see more of in Norfolk? For example, great neighborhood parks; walkability; a very active community; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
active civic league , walkability to the tide light rail station, walkability to Norfolk State University Games
1. What do we need to add to our streets to make them safer and more walkable? For example, more street trees for shade; more transit options closer to where people live; traffic calming at key intersections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
LED Lighting., repair broken sidewalks. , trim back old growth trees that have grown between power lines
2. What improvements do you think will make Norfolk more pleasant and people-oriented, place to walk around, gather with your neighbors? For example, more meaningful public art on the streets, more youth-oriented spaces, neighborhoods with local retail & services, etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
improved street scapes, improve public park land scapes. , upgrade public athletic facilities!
1. Thinking on improvements that can be implemented within the next 10 years, what would help you get around Norfolk and your neighborhood better? For example, improved bus routes and frequency; more incentives for carpooling; safer pedestrian connections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
better bus routes , additional route destinations for the Tide Light Rail, more bike routes.
2. By 2050, what improvements could help Norfolk become more connected, more walkable, and safer for all users? Where specifically could these projects go? For example, protected bike lanes in certain areas; additional trails; extend the light rail; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
connect the Light Rail with Chesapeake Suffolk and Portsmouth, connect the Light Rail with Naval Station Norfolk, Connect Light Rail with Norfolk International Airport
1. In the next 5 years, how can Norfolk better leverage its cultural and historic assets? For example, showcase Norfolk history; preserve unique neighborhood identities; creative activities for children and teenagers; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
History work shops for

Terry Jackson in Ward 4 February 14, 2024, 11:04 AM

What is your zip code? 23504
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Norfolk? What would you like Norfolk to be known for? In one to three words, tell us what you envision for the future.
Elite City, Better Housing, No Public House
By 2050, Norfolk will be… (tell us what you think in as many words as you would like!) Better than Virginia Beach
1. What are your top priorities for housing in your neighborhood in the next 10 years? For example, climate resilient housing; resilient utility assistance; zoning changes to allow granny flats; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Remove public housing., Expand luxury neighborhoods downtown, Lower real estate taxes for everyone. They are struggling financially.
2. What is something in your neighborhood that you are proud of, and you would like to see more of in Norfolk? For example, great neighborhood parks; walkability; a very active community; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Very quiet., Clean walk ways, safe from criminals
1. What do we need to add to our streets to make them safer and more walkable? For example, more street trees for shade; more transit options closer to where people live; traffic calming at key intersections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Get rid of low income areas., Tear down unkept neighborhoods like Huntersville., Replace public housing with million-dollar homes.
2. What improvements do you think will make Norfolk more pleasant and people-oriented, place to walk around, gather with your neighbors? For example, more meaningful public art on the streets, more youth-oriented spaces, neighborhoods with local retail & services, etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Get rid of high crime areas, Clean neighborhoods regularly, Have office patrol often.
1. Thinking on improvements that can be implemented within the next 10 years, what would help you get around Norfolk and your neighborhood better? For example, improved bus routes and frequency; more incentives for carpooling; safer pedestrian connections; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
The train needs to extend further. Stops should be at Norfolk airport, military base, and colleges and universities., Lower toll cost.
2. By 2050, what improvements could help Norfolk become more connected, more walkable, and safer for all users? Where specifically could these projects go? For example, protected bike lanes in certain areas; additional trails; extend the light rail; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Dismiss criminals, More police patroling, Get rid of low income areas.
1. In the next 5 years, how can Norfolk better leverage its cultural and historic assets? For example, showcase Norfolk history; preserve unique neighborhood identities; creative activities for children and teenagers; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Definitely aim for downtown, ocean view, and desirable neighbors with the lowest crime rate., Have city events for children in desirable areas.
2. How can we build more opportunities for Norfolk’s artists, makers, and cultural producers into the physical environment of the city? For example, integrate public art into our streets; revitalize historic performing venues & make them affordable, create tours; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Pricing is key., Have a seasonal tour bus. Paint a HRT bus.
1. What are some improvements or initiatives that might make Norfolk greener and more sustainable? For example, more public access to the waterfront; expansion of the trail network; more nature-based infrastructure; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
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2. What are your thoughts on how we can work towards a more resilient Norfolk by 2050? For example, restore living shorelines; improve drainage systems; create stormwater parks; etc.
Give us three ideas!
Clean the ocean and Elizabeth River. The water is filthy
1. How can we better support Norfolk’s entrepreneurs and small businesses in the next 5 years? For example, provide support creating business plans; create entrepreneurship opportunities for young professionals; provide grants to assist small businesses; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
Waive business taxes for the first 3 years with income less than $150,000 annually., Have business trainings and guidance.
2. How can we grow healthy industries that provide jobs to Norfolkians? For example, create mixed-use developments on existing brownfield land; bring transit to target areas; attract businesses that provide specialized training within the first year of hiring; etc.
Give us up to three ideas!
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