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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, January 11, 2012
6:25 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
  Councilman Kearney was not present due to a medical procedure.
Public Comment
  Carole Garrison spoke about the need for the dredging of Back River in the area of the Pastures neighborhood and presented a petition.

Julius Royal expressed his opinion that that the chaining of dogs doesn't make them mean and he hasn't had a problem with his dogs.

Frank J. Ottofaro spoke about the taking of property on Pine Chapel Road.

Hugh Bassette spoke on the City's budget on behalf of the Old Northampton neighborhood. He expressed that he would like some of the budget spent on the King Street Master Plan and on road resurfacing, specifically Kempton Street.

Edwin M. Boone requested the law showing the Mayor didn't have a conflict of interest in the city purchasing the Harbor Square Apartments. He commented on a candidate not showing up at a recent forum. He encouraged citizens to get out and vote.

Rudy Langford spoke of a need for a citizens police review commission. He also expressed his concern about gang activity in the city.

Robert Sigler spoke in support of Hampton University's request for approval of a Use Permit for an equestrian facility. He also expressed that he has always received excellent service from the city's staff.

David Dietrich spoke of the purpose of the public education system. He believes our school system is promoting mediocrity and not pursuing excellence.
  The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 p.m.