With the election results largely in for the Norfolk City Council, Randy Wright has conceded while Paul Riddick has apparently won reelection. Those two have been Norfolk's Commissioners on the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (TDCHR), the governing board of Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). That in combination produces a very interesting situation.
The Chairmanship of the TDCHR rotates by city. For FY 2010 it should have been Norfolk, but Randy Wright passed, wanting the gavel when Norfolk's Starter Line came online. Wright has served as Vice Chairman to Virginia Beach's Jim Wood. The Chairmanship is now slated to go to Norfolk in FY 2011. However, Wright now won't be a City Councilman come July 1.
That leaves us with a situation where either Norfolk keeps Wright on as a Commissioner after he leaves Council (Virginia Beach did with Will Sessoms at first), Riddick becomes Chairman, a Norfolk newcomer takes the gavel, or Norfolk passes again. This should be fun!