by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 7, 2014 8:22 am | Comments (57)
Mike Stratton didn’t get to say as much as he wanted during a hearing Thursday night on the proposed new city budget, but he held forth at length afterward, sharing the details of a plan he claims would save taxpayers $105 million.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 28, 2014 4:25 pm | Comments (87)
As she unveiled a proposed $510 million budget, Mayor Toni Harp asked New Haveners to pay more taxes, so the city can move from short-term fixes to a “sustainable financial future.”
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 26, 2014 4:38 pm | Comments (28)
Two days before unveiling a budget proposal, Mayor Toni Harp Wednesday gave New Haveners the tools to explore why their tax bills may go up.
In addition to learning how much their taxes may rise, New Haveners can now click on a colorful line graph and ...
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 25, 2014 8:15 am | Comments (9)
The school board voted to ask for an extra $5.3 million in city taxpayer money to keep the schools running next year—and prepared to make cuts if that money doesn’t come through.
by Paul Bass & Melissa Bailey | Feb 21, 2014 12:42 pm | Comments (51)
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp issued an advance warning to city taxpayers Friday: the mill rate may soon go up.
by Allan Appel | Feb 13, 2014 12:51 pm | Comments (22)
New Haven has $457,500 to spend on new signs. Should we buy one, trend-setting big LED sign that reveals the exact number of free nearby parking spots?
Or a bunch of traditional signs for drivers at major intersections like Ella Grasso Boulevard and Route 34? Or on neighborhood thoroughfares like Grand Avenue?
Or newfangled maps to direct walkers, to let visitors know that it’s only a short walk to from downtown to Frank Pepe’s?
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 13, 2014 11:14 am | Comments (17)
Faced with the new mayor’s first big request, city lawmakers refused to get on board—until the administration can explain why it needs seven new staffers, and how it will pay for them.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 11, 2014 8:14 am | Comments (18)
Mayor Toni Harp rejected a new school spending plan as soon as it was proposed, arguing city taxpayers cannot afford to spend an extra $5.3 million a year on education.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 6, 2014 8:34 am | Comments (22)
When the governor opens the new legislative session Thursday, he will propose millions of new dollars for New Haven—and, according to one person familiar with the plans, an $8 million statewide boost in “PILOT” reimbursements.
“It looks like a pretty good budget,” New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said Wednesday.
by Paul Bass | Jan 21, 2014 8:11 am | Comments (12)
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp is planning a new four-person grant-writing office that she expects to pay for itself.