ICYMI: Don’t break Norfolk School Board into wards

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss why I believe the elected school board Norfolk's voters approved Tuesday should be elected at-large and not by ward. I've lived here long enough to see that the ward system has not been good for Norfolk. Yes, it got a third … Continue reading ICYMI: Don’t break Norfolk School Board into wards

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Talking Election Day on Hearsay

The monthly editorial roundtable on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis today at noon should be interesting. I'll be joining Donald Luzzatto from The Virginian-Pilot, Brian Colligan from The Daily Press, and John Fredericks from "The John Fredericks Show," a radio program. Tune in!

Norfolk: Vote Yes on elected school boards

My latest op-ed, entitled "Big question on Norfolk's Nov. 4 ballot," appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. I think the title above is better 😉 The question, the very last item on the ballot next Tuesday, is a simple one: Shall the method for selecting the school board be changed from appointment by the governing body … Continue reading Norfolk: Vote Yes on elected school boards

Your comments: Norfolk’s 2015 Legislative Priorities

The Norfolk City Council has posted its draft 2015 legislative priorities document and is inviting public comment. In this year’s draft priorities package, Council has identified public education, flooding mitigation, and enhanced mobility as the city’s three highest strategic priorities. Considering the substantial state cuts already absorbed by the city over the past several years, … Continue reading Your comments: Norfolk’s 2015 Legislative Priorities

Southside Hampton Roads voter guides

The Virginian-Pilot has compiled a voter guide for Southside Hampton Roads. The guide includes both federal and local candidates - remember, three localities have local contests on the ballot - and has not only profiles of the candidates but also video interviews, if the candidate chose to participate. This has to be one of the … Continue reading Southside Hampton Roads voter guides

Norfolk elected school boards forum Thursday

When Norfolk voters take to the polls next month, there will be a question on the ballot (sample ballot - CD2, CD3) regarding elected school boards. This Thursday, October 23, there will be a panel discussion on the ballot question. The forum will be from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Norfolk Technical Center (1330 N. … Continue reading Norfolk elected school boards forum Thursday

Reminder: 2nd CD candidate forum tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that the 2nd Congressional District candidates forum is tomorrow - Saturday, October 18 - at 10am. Doors open at 9:30am. The forum will be held at the Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center (Corner of 49th Street and Elkhorn Avenue) on the campus of Old Dominion … Continue reading Reminder: 2nd CD candidate forum tomorrow

Suffolk candidates forum 10/16

The Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP, in cooperation with the Zeta Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. and the Suffolk Retired Teachers' Association, are hosting a forum for city council and school board candidates this week. When: Thursday, 10/16, 6pm - 8:30pm (Meet & Greet begins at 5:45pm) Where: Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., … Continue reading Suffolk candidates forum 10/16