Vivian Paige caught Norfolk’s City Council trying to double the signatures required for citizens to put a referendum on the ballot. Currently, you need at least 4,000. The public hearing to change that minimum to 8,000 is Tuesday. Nice, huh?
That’s almost the entire voting population of Norfolk in the last municipal election. Someone in the city thinks it’s pretty unlikely to get 100% of municipal voters to agree on much of anything, so the move to require all of them to sign a petition isn’t surprising, nor is it out of character.
It is shameful, though. Also up for a vote is elimination of a recall procedure.
Looks like May’s election for Norfolk City Council could be decided by tomorrow’s public hearing. Wonder who on Council will step up and pull these offensive anti-citizen initiatives?