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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, July 11, 2012
6:02:35 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

Call to Order / Roll Call
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order. Councilman Hobbs and Councilman Stuart were not present at roll call but arrived at 6:02 p.m.
Public Comment
  Jane Hobbs, Kedric Gurley, and Brian Riddle spoke on the Our Choices Advocacy Council and in opposition to the use of the word 'retarded.'

Rudy Langford stated he was opposed to the taxi rate increase, opposed to the tethering ordinance and spoke on the death of Bryant Weiford.

John and Cassie Ezzell, Stephine Craven, and Shelley E. Peterson spoke on the death of Bryant Weiford.

Paula Howell, Linda Seely, Hannah Schein, Misty Collins, Amber Hogg, Emily Allen, and Jeff Bryan spoke in opposition to tethering.

Ernest Ferguson, Saskia Reneau, Sheree Hardy, Carolyn Jackson, Brandy Arone, Frank Azzalina, Winder Bill and Desmond Ray spoke in favor of a taxi fare increase.

Edwin M. Boone recited his poem Insight, read from a Daily Press article on former Councilman Ross Kearney, spoke on the Purchasing and Procument Oversight Committee, and also on the Harbor Square apartment complex purchase.

Frank J. Ottofaro, Jr. spoke continuing his father's fight of eminent domain and requested the renaming of Power Plant Parkway.

Hugh Bassette spoke on the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority and problems with the weatherization and energy efficiency loan program.
  The meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.