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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Volunteers and sponsors sought for the Hampton Mayor's Book Club

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Aug. 2, 2018 - Healthy Families is looking for volunteer readers and sponsors for the Hampton Mayor's Book Club, which addresses early literacy and focuses on reading as a core value.

Supported through public and private partnerships, the book club is dedi...

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City Council
Posted on: June 13, 2018

‘Hidden Figures’ author receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from City Council

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June 13, 2018 -Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Storyof the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” was presented with the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday. The best-selling ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

City Council salutes outgoing members Will Moffett and Teresa Schmidt

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June 13, 2018 - City Council Wednesday honored its two outgoing members with resolutions commending them for their service to the citizens of Hampton.

Will Moffett, who served from 2010-2018, was noted for his involvement with Hampton's neighborhoods and o...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Proposed budget boosts public safety, education, employee support without tax increase

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April 11, 2018 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting’s proposed budget for next year adds funding in three key areas: fighting crime, boosting education and supporting employees. It does that without a tax increase by using cost-saving measures totaling mor...

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City Council
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Hampton forecasts revenue for next year, names new center for Mary Jackson

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March 14, 2018 - Hampton should have about $4.1 million more money to spend next year, predicted Finance Director Karl Daughtrey at City Council's afternoon work session. Of that, about $1.1 million is locked in for specific uses -- mostly schools -- and ...

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City Council
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Hampton University President Dr. Harvey receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from city

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Feb. 28, 2018 – In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the city, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was given the Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday by Hampton City Council.

The approximate equivalent of a “key to th...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Go online and tell the city which programs and services you value most for FY19

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Feb. 26, 2018 - Go online through March 8 and tell City Manager Mary Bunting about the programs and city services you value most for the next fiscal year.  The online poll will be open through March 8.

In most cities, developing a budget is an int...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

City Council honored longstanding Hampton businesses

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Jan. 29, 2018 - City Council recently honored eight longstanding Hampton businesses who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017. The businesses total 455 years of continued success in Hampton. The awards were part of the Council Spotlight Awards that r...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Council looking for volunteers to serve on Hampton boards, commissions

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Jan. 24, 2018 - City Council is looking for potential candidates to fill vacancies on Hampton's many boards and commissions, including the Wetlands Board, Clean City Commission and Neighborhood Commission. You must be a resident of Hampton to serve on any...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Hampton Council adjusts building requirements for lots limited by Chesapeake Bay buffer zones

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Jan. 10, 2018 - Hampton City Council approved a more flexible plan to help people build on lots that contain land where development is limited by the Chesapeake Bay buffer zones.Those buffer zones — mandated by the state Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act — ...

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City Council
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Council discusses spending priorities, audit report, dance school expansion

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Dec. 14, 2017 - City Council met all day on Wednesday, spending the morning discussing strategic priorities - big-ticket items that will likely require bond financing.

These are projects in addition to the traditional five-year capital projects. An analysi...

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City Council
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Council tightens rules on junk cars; residents have until Jan. 1 to comply

Oct. 25, 2017 - Backyard mechanics have about two months to get inoperable cars fixed, screened or at least start working on them.

In response to public complaints, City Council tightened restrictions on junk cars in residential areas. The new rules, which...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

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

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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

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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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City Council
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

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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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Approved budget for FY 2018 City Council
Posted on: June 15, 2017

City Council approves roadmap for downtown, expands rental district

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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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City Council
Posted on: May 15, 2017

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

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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: 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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