Last Publish on 4/11/2012 8:13:14 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
5:58:22 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Will Moffett, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council

Call to Order / Roll Call
  The meeting convened at 6 p.m. Councilman Kearney was unable to be present as he is continuing to recuperate from surgery.
Public Comment
  William E. Webster, John Krulis, Brenda Moyer, Eddie Deerfield, Eric Moyer, Frank J. Ottofaro, Jr., Jonathan Deerfield, Jim Yacobi, Linda Counts, and Hugh Bassette spoke on behalf of Frank Ottofaro, Sr.

Johnnie Carroll spoke on the need for change in Hampton.

Edwin M. Boone spoke on transparency in government.

Carole Garrison spoke on the preservation of Fort Monroe's beaches for public use.

Archie Allen spoke about the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership and Parks and Recreation. He complimented the condition of the medians in downtown Hampton and also the renovations at Mill Point Park.

Rudy Langford thanked the Mayor for the extension of speaking time given to several speakers tonight. He spoke on behalf of the Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights in support of Frank J. Ottofaro, Sr.

David Dietrich spoke about public safety and the public schools and expressed his opinion that the City Council is not a representative government.

Vice Mayor Wallace spoke briefly about his relationship with Frank Ottofaro, Sr. and that, while they disagreed on a particular issue, they frequently had friendly conversations on other topics. He suggested that the City of Hampton post on-line the City's position with respect to this matter.
  The meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m. The Mayor announced the evening session would begin in five minutes.