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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 11, 2011
6:00 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 indicated there are 24 citizens signed up to speak. She also indicated that the cards will be available to speak at the 7 p.m. meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. She also asked that individuals please not duplicate their remarks at both sessions.
Public Comment
  George Baisley, Joan Charles, Eddie Deerfield, and Frank Edgar, Sr. spoke on their concerns with the budget.

J. R. Locke, Bill Thomas, Rhonda Scales, Steve Hagwood, and Sharon Durrette-Hunt spoke on the Hampton University Incubator.

Wanda Jordan-Artis spoke in opposition to recent changes to the taxi cab ordinance.

David Braunbeck spoke on his difficulties with Hampton Roads Transit.

A. G. Womble, Robert V. Doggett, Jr., F. C. “Conky” Sorrell, and Neal Lineberry, Sr. spoke in favor of continued funding for the Woodlands Golf Course.

Linda Counts spoke in support of Councilman Tuck's proposal to reduce taxes and on fiscal responsibility.

Julia Templeman and Brian Fuller of the Hampton Youth Commission spoke on behalf of the Hampton Teen Center.

Kenny Taylor spoke on funding of the Hampton Fire Division.

Frank Ottofaro, spoke on the taking of his property on Pine Chapel Road.

Pat Uribes spoke in opposition to the proposed tax reduction.

Edwin M. Boone spoke on the recent reggae festival held at Buckroe and the lack of parking.

B. K. Allen spoke on Arts in the Park which is scheduled for June 11, 2011.

Steven L. Brown spoke on behalf of the Citizens Unity Commission.

Tony Caspariello thanked the Fox Hill station of the Hampton Fire Department and many neighborhood groups for their response to a recent fire at his home.
  The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.