by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 27, 2017 12:17 pm | Comments (5)
A budget-watching alder has put the finance department and every other department proposing capital spending increases for the next fiscal year on notice: Be ready to defend those requests as well any projects that still have open balances.
Continue reading ‘Capital Budget Showdown Looms’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2017 7:46 am | Comments (12)
Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed budget for her office is the same as what alders approved last year. Alders still had a question: How has the adminisitration managed to raise pay for executive staff with minimal to no increase in her budget and without their approval?
Continue reading ‘Mayor’s Office Pressed On Exec Raises’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 17, 2017 12:25 pm
A hearing about the city’s top lawyer’s budget turned into an examination of why his office is taking over the labor relations department, when he plans to fill a top vacancy there, and whether he’s assuring that city officials are up to date on how to properly handle and dispose of official public records in the wake of a still ongoing controversy over a high-profile firing.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 17, 2017 8:08 am | Comments (6)
New Haven’s Democratic registrar of voters promised to have more poll workers and more signage on the next Election Day with a $20,000 bump in her budget.
But first she’ll have to figure out why she’s sitting on a projected surplus of more than $200,000.
Continue reading ‘Where Did That $204,731 Come From?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 14, 2017 3:43 pm | Comments (7)
Hoping for a three-year streak, supporters made their pitch for increased funding of the city’s library system.
Continue reading ‘Library Supporters, Local 3144 Pitch Alders On Budget’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 1, 2017 9:16 am | Comments (15)
Mayor Toni Harp proposed a $554.5 million general fund budget that she said would “pay the bills and keep the lights on” without raising taxes — assuming the cash-strapped state ups its annual aid to the city by $30 million.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 27, 2017 3:37 pm | Comments (12)
New Haven government will spend more money this coming fiscal year, but will keep taxes the same as last year — at least in the proposed budget Mayor Toni Harp plans to unveil Tuesday afternoon.
Continue reading ‘Harp: No Tax Hike’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 14, 2017 8:53 am | Comments (13)
East Rockers who live near State Street saw their property values shoot up. Those nearer to Whitney Avenue didn’t.
That’s because the impact of the city’s latest revaluation come down to location, location, location —- and often how close you live to new luxury apartments.
Continue reading ‘Luxury Apts. Raise Values, Blood Pressure’
by Staff | Feb 5, 2017 12:23 am | Comments (10)
New Haven’s building boom catapulted the city’s grand list — its total amount of assessed taxable property — to $6,915,801,814 this past year.
Continue reading ‘Grand List Grows 8.4%’
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2017 5:09 pm | Comments (28)
New Haven will need to find a way to pay starting cops more if it wants to stop the suburbs from stealing them, Mayor Toni Harp said Monday.
Continue reading ‘Harp Calls For Rookie Raises’