Another sign of failed City policies is the near doubling of homicides in Norfolk. The City Manager and her assistants are trying to preserve substandard housing stock in crime ridden areas like Denby Park so they can proceed with their plans of tearing down Public Housing in the Saint Paul’s Quadrant area. The Greater Wards Corner Partnership will not stand still or remain quiet while the City Manager and Council continue on this course. Click on this link for the Pilot Online story.
I received the following email from Elyse Kalfus, President of the Greater Wards Corner Business Association:
Louis I have reserved room 202 at the Workforce Development Center on Tuesday January 15th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm to discuss the Wards Corner Comprehensive Plan. Hopefully we will be able to get a better attendance on a week night. This meeting is to discuss the plan the city has proposed, what people think or would like to see, and what our plan of action will be to get this plan put in motion now. It is time to become pro-active, and stop sitting by and letting the City Council do little in Wards Corner. We are a Gateway, not a dumping ground for what the City Council members don’t want to see in the other parts of the city, and it’s time to get organized and take action to make what our dreams of what Wards Corner should be a reality. We need to get all the civic leagues in our area to get their member at this meeting. Please post this meeting on Wards Corner Now, I will send notices to all the civic leagues involved.
Please alert your civic leagues of this very important meeting.
Pilot Online reports that a man was shot in front of the Game Stop store in Southern Shopping Center. In an unconfirmed police report, a suspect was apprehended in Denby Park this afternoon.
Below is a link to a draft of Norfolk’s 2008 Legislative Priorities: