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Fair Haveners Debate Democracy’s Details

by Allan Appel | Mar 14, 2019 3:05 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel PhotoShould all city employees be prevented from serving on boards of the community management teams? Would that include, for example, both a clerk-typist eager to be part of her community as well as the head of a city department who makes policy and decisions?

Those suggestions for bylaw changes were duly noted by the corresponding secretary of the Fair Haven Community Management Team (FHCMT)  ... who is a city teacher.

Oh, and is a teacher a city employee?

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2-Year Capital Borrowing Plan Pitched

by Thomas Breen | Mar 12, 2019 7:48 am | Comments (4)

Thomas Breen photoThe city plans to borrow money every two years, rather than every single year, to pay for cop cars, tree trimming, computer upgrades, and other long-term capital improvement projects.

According to the city’s finance staff, that every-other-year borrowing model could save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars and hundreds of staff work hours every biennium.

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