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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, August 08, 2012
6:01:42 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. Vice Mayor Wallace was not present at the meeting. Councilman Tuck was not present at roll call but arrived at 6:20 p.m.
Public Comment
  Katherine Gasparis-Dermanis spoke on behalf of the Buckroe Improvement League thanking the city for assistance with the Buckroe Arts in the Parks event and notifying people of a school supply drop they will be hosting.

Rev. Marcellus L. Harris, Jr. spoke on behalf of the Coalition for Justice on Civil Rights and requested that the city Police Chief step aside with Major Ronald Davis being appointed to be acting Police Chief in the interim. They will have additional recommendations after the Ad Hoc committee reports.

Scott Butler of Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park spoke in favor of the Wherry Quarter resolution scheduled for a vote in the evening session.

Hugh Bassette spoke on behalf of the Old Northampton Neighborhood Association expressing their displeasure with the closing of the Police sub station in their area.

Tony Casparriello spoke about a recent shooting death involving Hampton Police officers and training costs for police officers.

Edwin Boone spoke about acceptable forms of identifications for voters.

David Braunbeck spoke welcomed the new members of City Council, Councilman Hobbs and Councilwoman Snead. He asked Council to use their conscience and listen to the citizens of Hampton.

Adrian Whitcomb spoke in favor of adding the Wherry Quarter area to the National park area. He also used a Power Point presentation.

Andreas Johnson of 1113 Mallory spoke in opposition to the flouridation of water.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.