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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Civic Recognition & Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:31:52 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
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. Councilman Tuck arrived just after the roll call.
Invocation - Councilman Moffett
  The invocation and Pledge of Allegiance will be given at the 7 p.m. session.
Pledge of Allegiance
Ceremonial Items - "Spotlight on Citizens" - Hampton Housing Blitz
  Brian Marchese, Hampton's Social Media Coordinator, introduced Jonathan McBride, Housing and Neighborhood Services Division Manager, who shared that the Hampton Housing Blitz program began on May 18, 2002, and two such events have been held each year since that time with over 82 homes have been impacted.

Additional speakers included Latoya Tyler of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula Greater Williamsburg; Bryce Johnson, Principal of Bassette Elementary School; Craig Meadows of Lifepoint Christian Church; Ty and Bill Wharton of Wharton Construction; and Keenan Williams of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Following the presentation on Hampton's Housing Blitz, Mayor Wallace recognized scouts from Boy Scout Troop 99 of St. Mark's Church. The Boy Scouts were visiting the City Council meeting in connection with their work on their communications merit badge.
  Kelleen Townsend spoke in support of the Hampton BMX track.

Edwin M. Boone signed up to speak but chose not to.

Joe King and Harvey London spoke on the Garden City Culture Society.

Joan Charles spoke critically of Hampton's All America City application and of the I Value budget campaign.
  The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.