It is no surprise that different metro areas are well known for specific industries – Hampton Roads is recognized for its defense, tourism, and shipping industries, while Charlotte is known as a financial center, San Jose for its tech industry, Orlando and Las Vegas for their hospitality industries, and so on. As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the country, industry employment within metropolitan areas have had vastly different experiences.
HRPDC staff presented a brief overview of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA) and how the real estate community can help pave the way for smoother communications between local government staff and new waterfront homeowners who may not be aware of the CBPA requirements for home improvement projects.
askHRgreen.org and the region’s 17 jurisdictions have come together to encourage residents in the 757 to recycle right in the new year. The new “Start Smart, Recycle Right” campaign includes three animated videos featured at https://askhrgreen.org/start-smart/. The video series takes viewers through the recycling journey, highlights what’s recyclable in Hampton Roads, and how contamination can compromise the recycling process.
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) fully comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. HRPDC's website, www.hrpdcva.gov, and HRTPO's website, www.hrtpo.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. HRPDC public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Requests made within seven days will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by HRPDC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be in writing and filed with HRPDC's Title VI Administrator and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on HRPDC's Title VI program, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please call (757) 420-8300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.