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Obviously nobody is expected to attend all of these meetings, but please attend some of them so that we can continue to put pressure on the Council and other parts of the city government, as well as inform other members of the public.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2:00 PM, 10th floor Conference Room, City Hall, Planning Commission Work Session on Draft Comprehensive Plan. This plan shows the City Farm as “Under Study,” despite the fact that it is zoned as park land and the Plan itself admits that there is a need for more waterfront park land. We need to let the Planning Commissioners know that we want to keep the City Farm as a park.

The Conference room is the same room where City Council holds its work sessions.

This is a work session, but it’s still open to the public. Our presence there will send a message in itself. Also we will be better informed about what to say when there is a public hearing at which we can speak.

What we get from meetings like this is a better sense of what members of the commission may think by the questions they ask and the statements they make. That helps the citizens when they approach members individually or speak to the whole commission at a public hearing.






2017 Newport News City Council Meetings at 7:00 PM on the dates below

January 10, 24; February 14, 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 13, 27;
July 11; August 8; September 12, 26: October 10, 24; November 14, 28; December 12, 26.

Generally there are Work Sessions on the same dates in the afternoon. The starting times vary. Some are open to the public. Go to the City Council website for current information or call City Hall at (757) 933-2311.
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2017 Councilwoman Saundra Cherry’s Town Hall Meetings
On the 2nd Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM (Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive NN 23606) and
3rd Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM (Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue NN 23607)
of each month. Contact Saundra Cherry (757) 532-7993. She sends e-mail announcements of her meetings.

2017 Councilwoman Sharon Scott’s Town Hall Meetings
On the 4th Monday of teach month, January – November, at the new Denbigh Community Center on Warwick Blvd. at Mercer Lane.

2017 Councilman Marcellus Harris has started having meetings each month, on the first and third Mondays of each month, so far the location has changed from meeting to meeting. You can find the latest information on his Facebook page,

Please note that any scheduled meeting is subject to change so it’s wise to check for cancellations or ask to be added to an e-mail list for updates.