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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, May 08, 2013
5:59:55 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
not set, not set

Call to Order / Roll Call
  The Mayor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with all members of City Council being present.
Public Comment
  Gilbert Kawlewski spoke in opposition to the proposed tax increase.

Charlotte Dillow spoke on behalf of Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions and thanked the City for their support.

David Dietrich spoke on security in Hampton's schools and on the additions to the school division budget.

Frank Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on the Ottofaro case and requested the reason that his request to rename Power Plant Parkway has not been placed on the Council agenda.

Hugh Bassette indicated that he believes the .23 cent tax increase is too much and spoke about city assessments.

Edwin M. Boone spoke about the Peninsula Town Center's finances, the previous funding for the old Boys Club, and the boat tax.

Daniel Higgins spoke in support of the Old Hampton Community Center and expressed his desire that it remain open or, if closed, be replaced in the same neighborhood.

Henry Morgan spoke in support of the Manager's Recommended budget.

David Braunbeck spoke on several matters and on his desire to be appointed to a committee.

Thomas Sinclair spoke on the School Board and his desire to raise the money needed to fund the schools.
  The meeting was adjourned at 6:31 p.m.