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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
6:33 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
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. All members of Council were present.

The Mayor and City Manager made some announcements concerning the 7 p.m. session indicating that the Taxi Cab ordinance will be deferred and a compromise has been reached with the School Board where the proposed increase in the real estate tax will not be needed so that public hearing is no longer necessary.
Public Comment
  Frank J. Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on the taking of property on Pine Chapel Road.

John Krulis made remarks on the recent election.

Hassan E. Ali and Frank Azzalina signed up to speak on the taxi cab ordinance but chose not to since it will be deferred.

Hugh Bassette spoke on the neighborhood loan program.

Rudy Langford congratulated members of Council on re-election, service, etc. and congratulated the City Manager on the work on this year's budget. He also complimented the City Attorney, Cynthia Hudson, and the Director of Parks and Recreation, Jim Wilson.

Sanket Acharya spoke in opposition to an increase in the cigarette tax rate.

Edwin Boone recited his poem, Insight. He also spoke on the upcoming election for Commonwealth's Attorney.

Charlotte Dillow spoke on behalf of Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions (HELP) and thanked the City of Hampton for their support.
  The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m.