Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Council approves lifetime pet license, agrees to look at junk car rules


Oct. 12, 2017 - City Council agreed to allow residents to purchase a one-time, "lifetime" license for their pets, but they amended the staff proposal to create a discount  for pets who have been spayed or neutered.

The reason, noted Vic...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Council meeting to be at Jones; boat tour canceled due to forecast


Oct. 6, 2017 - City Council will meet Wednesday evening at Jones Magnet Middle School to consider expanding the special downtown zone and adding a lifetime license for pets, among other items.

Public hearings will be held on:

  • Rezoning 18 properties from man...
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Posted on: August 10, 2017

'For The Record' tackles some key Hampton topics, starting with crime


Aug. 9, 2017 - What is Hampton doing about crime? That's the first topic posted  Wednesday in a new page on the city's website called "For The Record." The information will be updated regularly to address some of the most pressing, cont...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

City Council meeting moves again; heads to Kecoughtan for Aug. 9 evening

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July 28, 2017 - First, City Council moved its summer meetings to Jones Magnet Middle School while the council chambers at City Hall undergoes renovations, including new seats and screens for visitors. Now, a broken air conditioner at Jones will cause Coun...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Hampton remains one of region’s safest cities; taking steps to combat increasing crime


July 12, 2017 - Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult gave City Council an update on crime at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Among the key results:

Hampton’s rate of violent crime remains below that of most of its neighbors. At 2.78 crimes per thousand people...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

City Council meeting moves to Jones; July 12 agenda includes Mallory St. development

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July 10, 2017 - Hampton City Council moves its July 12 meeting to Jones Magnet Middle School while its meeting room at City Hall undergoes renovations. Among the items on the July 12 1 p.m. work session agenda are briefings on:

  • The Safe and Clean initiativ...
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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Copy of Council-approved budget for FY 2018 is now available online


July 5, 2016 - A copy of the Council-approved city budget for fiscal year 2018 is now available online. The budget went into effect on July 1. It calls for spending a total of $467,844,000, a 1.0% increase from the FY 2017 budget. Priorities for 2018 incl...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City Council approves roadmap for downtown, expands rental district


June15, 2017 – City Council on Wednesday approved an updated Master Plan for the downtown area. The updates included recommendations from the downtown business group, Hampton First, other groups and residents and focused primarily on areas that ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Resident sought to serve on Planning Commission; reviews land use, zoning


May 15, 2017 - City Council is looking for potential candidates to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission, the board that reviews the city’s long-range plans, as well as land use and zoning.

The commission, which generally meets on the third Thur...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

City Council to consider housing at Shelton Home site, hotel; plus schools and budget

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March 6, 2017 - City Council has two public hearings on its Wednesday, March 8, agenda: A permit for a hotel at Peninsula Town Center and a rezoning for single-family housing on the site of the former Shelton Home.

The hotel won the backing of the Planning...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Wednesday City Council agenda includes budget, RV, transportation study briefings


Feb. 6, 2017 - Hampton City Council is scheduled to take up a number of items on Wednesday, from the budget timetable to regulations of RVs parked in residential areas to public comment and social media channels.

Wednesday afternoon's 1 p.m. work ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

City Council approves 2 live music permits, public pier in Phoebus

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Nov. 9, 2016 - Hampton City Council approved two live music permits, one for an established business that is moving and another for a new venture in the old Armory building at its Wednesday night meeting.
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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Chief tells City Council plan for increased focus on gun violence

Oct. 26, 2016 - Police Chief Terry Sult addressed City Council on Wednesday night, saying that his department was standing up a gun crime task force to focus additional resources on reducing violent crimes.
Sult noted that the last time he was before Cou...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Wallace named Distinguished Citizen, appointed to Development Authority

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Sept. 19, 2016 – Former Mayor George E. Wallace, who served Hampton for 38 years as both an employee and an elected official, has been awarded the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal for his extraordinary service. The award, established in 1964, is roughly...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

'Grandfathering' for elderly tax exemptions; details for new applicants

Hampton City Council voted March 9, 2016 to allow low-income elderly and disabled homeowners who were already in the city’s tax exemption program on or before July 2013 to continue to receive tax exemptions.

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Posted on: December 9, 2015

Council briefed on Hampton Roads crossing alternatives

Dec. 9, 2015 - Hampton City Council was briefed Wednesday morning on some Virginia Department of Transportation options for relieving congestion at crossings in the region, including the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. ...Read on...

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