local news Norfolk, VA – (Local News) – The Office of the Mayor, an Emmy Award winning comedy show on NBC, was the topic of conversation in the Norfolk area.
In Norfolk, local news is on the decline.
Norfolk Mayor James T. McPherson has promised a massive cleanup of the city’s sewer system and announced plans to spend $6 million on a new public art project.
More than 40 percent of Norfolk residents are still without power, and the area’s schools are closed.
McPhersey’s promise to fix the city was met with mixed reactions from residents in the area.
The mayor’s office said the mayor is not planning to address the subject in his State of the City address next week.
The state is also still dealing with the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Some residents who live near the school have started a petition drive asking for a full state of the town meeting.
The petition asks residents to hold a town hall meeting for the next week, as well as ask the mayor to come out and discuss the situation.
“I would like the governor to address these issues in public,” resident Jim Sutter said.
State officials have also announced a plan to create an economic development agency to help revitalize the region.