I hope you are enjoying a very fast and hot summer! We had incredible storms in the last few weeks and the humidity has been a doozy! Today I woke up and could see out of my windows — what a novel experience.
Norfolk City Council held one formal meeting in July, and now we head into “recess.” I find recess to be such a misnomer as it only means we don’t have meetings on Tuesdays for a few weeks. However, the work of a member of council continues on a daily basis! You would be amazed at how many emails come my way daily that require close and timely attention. I appreciate that residents, businesses and others feel that they can reach out and ask me for assistance as their representative on Norfolk City Council. We hold our next formal meeting on Tuesday, August 29 and it will be a full agenda!
Norfolk Police Department Chief Mark Talbot continues his strong community engagement. In my June recap email I shared that Chief Talbot and I did a ride-along in Ward 2 for him to become familiar with the area. In July, Chief Talbot attended a community forum at Lambert’s Point Recreation Center to share his thoughts and vision for NPD and the community. There were close to 50 residents and many from NPD who attended the forum. He is very good 1:1 and in these larger settings as well.
The Railyard District is coming along nicely in the Lambert’s Point neighborhood. This is a new commercial area off of Hampton Boulevard south of Old Dominion University. The area was dormant for a very long time with old buildings. However, there is great work being done to revitalize and reuse these buildings and many tenants are slated to move into the area in the coming months. One of the first stores to open was Nothing Bundt Cakes. Those bundt cakes are decadent and delicious. If you are near 26th & Hampton Blvd stop in and buy a cake! I look forward to sharing more about the Railyard District as construction wraps up shortly.
Have a good end of your summer.