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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, September 14, 2011
5:59:30 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, 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
  The Mayor called the meeting to order. All members of Council were present.
Public Comment
  Eddie Deerfield and Edwin M. Boone spoke in opposition to the purchase of Harbor Square Apartments.

Hassan E. Ali and Rudy Langford spoke in opposition to changes to the taxicab ordinance.

David Braunbeck spoke about his unresolved transportation issues with Hampton Roads Transit.

Carole Garrison spoke about the need for funding for storm water projects and her opinion that unused storm water funds should not be returned to the general fund.

Robert Weimer spoke of the need for improvement to storm water retention ponds in Westview Lakes.

Hugh Bassette spoke about an upcoming ribbon cutting on Quash Street, requested progress on Simpson Street, in opposition to any move of the police station, and in commendation of the Mayor's efforts on Fort Monroe and the City Manager's preparation for Hurricane Isabel.

Frank J. Ottofarro spoke about the taking of his property at 11 Pine Chapel Road.

Joan Charles spoke about the unavailability of minutes from some Council meetings. She spoke in opposition to the purchase of Harbor Square Apartments. She spoke about the City's civic engagement efforts. She spoke in commendation of recent service by the Hampton Police Department and was complimentary of the City's September 11th ceremony.

John Krulis spoke about the shooting of Mr. Cooper. He was complimentary of the Hampton Police Department and first responders. He indicated he also would speak on Harbor Square later.

Clarice Baker spoke in support of North End Cab and Beverly Winns spoke in support of North End Cab employees.

William E. Webster applauded City Manager for being very informative and asked for an update on the work being done in Wythe in the area of Cherry Avenue.

David Dietrich asked when it would be possible to have a public debate between the citizens and the City Council and to have a public engagement opportunity.
  The meeting adjounred at 6:45 p.m.