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Hampton wants residents’ input on budget

Tough economic times, especially declining real estate values, will force difficult decisions on the city's budget. We want citizens to be a part of those discussions. Here are some opportunities for residents to ask questions and discuss what services they think are most important.
Scheduled public polling forums
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Hunter B. Andrews School, 3120 Victoria Blvd.
Saturday, March 3, 9-11 a.m., Phoebus High School, 100 Ireland St.
Wednesday, March 7, 6-8 p.m., George Phenix School, 1061 Big Bethel Rd.
Saturday, March 10, 9-11 a.m., West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Rd.
Online polling:
Opens Feb. 29 through March 11
Online chats:
Noon on Thursdays: March 1, March 22 and March 29 at

City Council:
Wednesday, April 25: 7 p.m. Public hearing on the FY13 budget
Wednesday, May 2: 1 p.m. Budget work session, 7 p.m. Public hearing on budget
Wednesday, May 9: 6 p.m. Regular public comment session, 7 p.m. Adoption of FY13 budget

Organizational chats:
Schedule a city speaker for your neighborhood association or civic group meeting by calling 311, or 727-8311 from a cell phone, or email
In addition, Hampton City Channel will air frequent shows about budget issues during March, and some interviews will be available online as well. Watch on Cox 47 or Verizon 23.

Keep up with budget input at