Last Publish on 11/16/2010 12:50:41 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
6:52 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
Public Comment
  Wade Palmore, Jesse Wilkins, Richard Shaw, Ben Boisvert, Nathan Boisvert, Clyde Williams and T. J. Johnson spoke on the Hampton River Dredging Project.

Rev. Jim Rudisill spoke on behalf of the homeless.

Rudy Langford spoke concerning the Frank Ottofaro and C. C. Spaulding Drive matter placed on the afternoon agenda by Councilman Tuck. He indicated that he will give a press conference on the matter on Friday at noon in front of the Hampton Circuit Court.

Rev. Marcellus L. Harris, Jr. spoke about cases of police misconduct and a proposed citizen review board for the operation of the police department.

Edwin M. Boone spoke about the spending of $30 million dollars on a courthouse where a vote was taken during an afternoon work session where citizens are not allowed to speak.

Eddie Deerfield spoke about freedom of speech and his belief that citizens who address Council should have their comments be put into the Council minutes in their entirety.

John Krulis spoke on tax abatement and encouraged citizens to read the reverse side of their taxes so they will be aware of the tax abatement process.

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

Charlotte C. Dillow spoke on behalf of HELP and LINK and thanked the City of Hampton for their efforts with respect to assisting the homeless population.

Hugh Bassette thanked the City for the renaming of the street for Mr. Simpson but expressed his displeasure with Council's action on the Ottofaro matter in the afternoon session.