Last Publish on 8/14/2013 6:50:58 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
6:02:55 PM
W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, 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
not set, not set

Call to Order / Roll Call
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. All members of Council were present.
Public Comment
  Steven Brown spoke on behalf of the Community Action Coalition.

Marcellus L. Harris, Jr. spoke regarding the death of Marlon Dixon requesting an independent investigation. Others speaking on this topic were Lorraine Dixon-Brooks, Charmaine Dixon, and Derrick Williams.

The following individuals spoke in support of the proposed chicken keeping ordinance: Melissa Green, Carol Bartram, Rhonda Graves, Venesa Hill, Tina Chrismon, Melinda Webb, and Mitchell D. Monroe. Ms. Webb also spoke in favor of a curfew for teens. Mr. Monroe also requested that those citizens currently legally keeping chickens be grandfathered.

David Dietrich spoke on Constitutional issues to include the right to bear arms.

Frank J. Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on the Ottofaro case and also in support of the proposed youth curfew ordinance.

Robert F. Jackson, Jr. requested that Hampton provide a place for boxing to the public and that might help with some of the youth violence issues.

Teresa Godoy signed up but indicated it was her intention to speak at the public hearing on the Salvation Army request instead of during public comment.

Hugh Bassette spoke about Langley Avenue and the need for curb and gutter.

William E. Webster spoke on the need for curb and gutter in the Olde Wythe / Pear Avenue area.

Edwin M. Boone, asked the Mayor and Vice Mayor to explain where the jobs are they promised when they ran for election.
  The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.