News and Events

February 21, 2013

City Council convened at 5 PM today to meet in closed session for the announced purpose of discussing candidates for city manager, city attorney, and city auditor.

February 19, 2013

Portsmouth City Council will hold a special public work session at 5 PM on the sixth floor of City Hall to review aspects of the Downtown-Midtown-MLK Expressway Extension Project. More detail is available from the published agenda.

February 4, 2013 (updated February 9, 2013)

The Board of the Virginia Port Authority will host a public hearing on Public-Private Partnership Transportation Act proposals for operating the Virginia Ports from 5 to 8 PM in the Nauticus Museum Theater, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk.
The video recording of the public hearing is available on YouTube at Port of Virginia PPTA Hearing, February 4, 2012.

February 1, 2013

Well, there they go again but in a good way: the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge management has extended the “Dollar Discount Days” originally announced in conjunction with the temporary closing of the Gilmerton Bridge through the end of March. That amounts to a “twofer” for automobiles with E-ZPass on board — i. e., a round trip for the price of a one way. Every other class of user also enjoys the one dollar discount, just not the same percentage. (You do the math — the price list is posted at SNJB travel fees.)

January 12, 2013

The Portsmouth Taxpayer Alliance will hold its monthly meeting this Saturday at First Friends Church, 5307 Portsmouth Blvd., located between Long John Silver’s and Sturtevant Funeral Home. (Parking is behind the church.) The doors open at 8:45 AM, and the meeting begins at 9. The main topics for discussion will be the recent city council decision not to televise non-agenda speakers and the city manager’s budget preview at the most recent council work session. For more information, call 673-0884 or 646-7240.

January 3, 2013

The operator of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (SNJB) has posted notice on its Facebook page and website that beginning at 5 AM on Monday, January 7, and continuing until the reopening of Gilmerton Bridge or January 21, whichever comes first, special pricing will be in effect for all patrons. As a gesture of neighborliness during the expected Gilmerton closure time frame, SNJB management will provide travelers a free day on January 7 and a dollar off regular toll rates for next thirteen. Additional information is available at SNJB Special Pricing or SNJB Facebook Pricing Event.

January 2, 2013

2013 City Council group photo

(L-R: Council Members William Moody and Curtis Edmonds, Mayor Kenneth Wright, Council Member Elizabeth Psimas, Vice Mayor Paige Cherry, Council Members Danny Meeks and Marlene Randall.)

After meeting in closed session for the better part of two and a half hours, Portsmouth City Council assembled formally in the council chambers to elect Council Member Paige Cherry as Vice Mayor and appoint Deputy City Attorney George Willson as Interim City Attorney. Council then approved board and commission liaison assignments for all members, after which they adjourned.

December 28, 2012

  • Paradise Creek Park will open informally for public use with a bird walk from 8 to 9:30 AM and guided tours at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM. Participants in the bird walk will need reservations. For directions and detailed information, please visit the Paradise Creek web page of the Elizabeth River Project website.
  • The Oath of Office Ceremony for Mayor Kenneth Wright, Council Member Curtis Edmonds, Sr., and Council Members-Elect Danny Meeks and Elizabeth Psimas will take place at Willett Hall beginning at 6 PM, December 28. (See City of Portsmouth Announcement.)

3 thoughts on “News

  1. I sincerely hope that they were wise enough to stick with the current team at the top, who have proven credentials and actually care about the city they live in at a time when we are all at great risk. Auditor is up for grabs and I hope they choose wisely there, too.

    • Right you are, ma’am. This section has become an “orphan”. I have removed it from the top menu. I should probably do more of the same with the other topics. Thank you for calling it to my attention.

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