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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 14, 2014
6:02:23 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Vanessa T. Valldejuli, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set

Call to Order / Roll Call
  The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. with all members of City Council present.

Prior to citizens speaking, Capt. Constable Heartless of the Blackbeard Festival led a band of pirates into Council Chambers to invite everyone to attend the Blackbeard Festival to take place in Downtown Hampton on May 31st and June 1st, 2014. They also dedicated this year's festival to Capt. Pernell Taylor.
Public Comment
  Chesley A. Sparkman will speak at 7 p.m. on a cell tower application.

Eric Marvin spoke in support of funding for the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Hampton Roads Sports Commission.

Frank Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on the Ottofaro case and renaming of a city street.

Pat Uribes spoke in opposition to the Foxcroft rezoning which is on the 7 p.m. meeting.

David Dietrich spoke on City Council policy.

John Krulis spoke on a variety of general topics.

Hugh E. Bassette spoke about taxes.

Dorothy Swygert spoke on Eaton Street renewal and beautification, displaced persons, and garbage collection at Mill Point Park.

Bob Viale spoke in opposition to inspection of rental units.

Ed Gwaltney asked that City Council leave senior citizen taxes alone.

Terry Vann will speak at 7 p.m. on the Foxcroft rezoning.

Ryan Taylor Fontes stressed the importance of the Newmarket Creek Park and Trail and asked Council to defer it but not to discard it outright.

Following the speakers from the public, Mayor Wallace asked the City Manager to provide additional information and statistics on the All America City award program.
  The meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m.