NORFOLK, Va. – Plans for a new casino in Norfolk are still getting a lot of pushback.
In September, the Pamunkey Indian tribe and the city agreed to develop a resort hotel and casino on city land at Harbor Park.
The group said they were disappointed in how the city council handled the original vote, saying it lacked transparency and didn’t have the appropriate public input.
“The purpose of this filing is to initiate a citizen petition that if signed by enough voters, it will require the city council to reconsider their actions,” said Andrew Sacks, the attorney for Citizens for an Informed Norfolk. “If the council does that and repeals the earlier ordinance, then we start from scratch.”