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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, March 14, 2012
6:43 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 acknowledged Marion Anderson, a Boy Scout who was attending the meeting working on his citizenship badge.

All members of Council were present at roll call.
Public Comment
  Dr. Angela Goodloe spoke on the Stepping Up America aviation program for young people.

Rudy Langford and Hassan E. Ali spoke about the taxi cab ordinances in both Hampton and Newport News.

Eddie Deerfield spoke about Frank Ottofaro's land taken in connection with the Power Plant.

David Braunbeck asked that Council listen to the citizens and also address Mr. Ottofaro's concerns.

Edwin Boone spoke about his attendance at the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee and the need for more use of minority businesses. He encouraged Council to provide jobs for young peoples and asked for a refund of an overcharge on his taxes. He encouraged citizens to be involved in the voting process.

David Dietrich spoke on two issues: civil rights and citizen government. He asked for a town hall forum for public debate.

Hugh Bassette spoke as President of the Old Northampton Neighborhood Association on the recent work completed on Kempton Street and the need for additional paving work in the neighborhood, specifically on Langley Avenue.

John Krulis asked people to think of Frank Ottofaro. He spoke on the Parade of Homes project in Buckroe and the land's current assessment as compared to the purchase price.

Brenda Moyer spoke on behalf of Frank Ottofaro who is now in extremely poor health at Riverside Hospital, ICU Room 4. She asked if someone would take one more look with a new set of eyes at the situation to see if there is any resolution.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m.