Last Publish on 3/27/2013 6:50:37 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Civic Recognition & Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5:30:44 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
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Call to Order / Roll Call
  Vice Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Ward was not present at the meeting.
Invocation - Councilman Will Moffett
  Councilman Moffett gave the invocation.
Pledge of Allegiance
Ceremonial Items - "Spotlight on Citizens"
  This segment highlighted the work of Hampton's Clean City Commission (HCCC) volunteers. Information was presented by Debbie Blanton, Clean City Coordinator, and Samuel Endicott, Chairman of the HCCC. Several members of the HCCC and volunteers were present and recognized by City Council to include John Golden, Laura Luth, Shirley Boyd, Pat Parker, Loye Spencer, Michelle Thornton, Shenelle Jones, Melanie Paul with her dog, Molly, known as the Spokesdog for the HCCC, and Cris Ausink. Those present but who did not speak were John Moyer, Marilyn Burney, and Cynthia Faison Harris, HCCC staff member.
Public Comment
  Dr. S. William Berg spoke on the need for school nurses.

Eddie Deerfield spoke about the hiring practices of the City Manager, questioned the need for the Citizens Unity Commission, and requested that the Power Plant Parkway be renamed to Frank Ottofaro, Sr. Parkway.

Ryan T. Fontes spoke in support of saving the Greenman House and other historic places from demolition.

Edwin M. Boone expressed dissatisfaction with the budget process.

David Braunbeck spoke on the recent decisions made on the public comment period.

Elizabeth McCoury, the Executive Director of the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District, thanked the City Manager for her recent presentation to them and expressed thanks to the City Council for their service.

Johnnie Carroll spoke about the cigarette sting and a court hearing.

Following public comment, Councilman Hobbs recognized his sister who is visiting from Alabama.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.