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.
--The Comfort Zone, a restaurant and popular danc...Read on...

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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...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Council plans to delay animal control items listed on tonight's agenda

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Sept. 28, 2016 - City Council plans to defer two animal control items on its agenda, so there will be no vote tonight. Council members asked for more time for community input.
The city attorney's office is recommending a change that would enhance the enf...Read on...

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: July 13, 2016

Council approves citizen-requested "no wake" in flooded neighborhoods

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July 13, 2016 - Hampton resident Carole Garrison had an idea last fall, after she tried to slow down cars and trucks zipping carelessly through her flooded neighborhood, pushing waters further toward homes. And Garrison isn't one to let go of a good idea....Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Mayor Donnie Tuck, Councilman Jimmy Gray sworn in


July 13, 2016 -- Donnie Tuck was sworn in as mayor, and Jimmy Gray officially joined Hampton City Council on July 13 in a ceremony that filled Council Chambers at City Hall.
Also sworn in were Council members: Linda Curtis, unanimously chosen by Council...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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