Martin administration seeks $497K to buy property for police headquarters plan

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Two months after unveiling a plan to replace the city’s aging and contaminated police headquarters, the Martin administration is moving closer to purchasing a property that has been targeted as part of a development site for the project. In the second step of a three-step approval process, the Board of Finance last week unanimously approved […] [Read More]

Stamford developer donates $25K to hire special assistant for mayor

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Call it the season of giving. In an unusual demonstration of philanthropy, a Stamford businessman has donated $25,000 towards hiring a special assistant for Mayor David Martin. Richard Freedman, a housing developer who is also a Democrat on the Board of Finance, said he was inspired to make the contribution after hearing the mayor publicly […] [Read More]
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Voters head to the polls in Stamford

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STAMFORD — As of 2 p.m. 15,483 voters have cast ballots at the polls — or about 26 percent of the city’s 58, 477 registered voters, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Lucy Corelli. There was an early report of a problem with a scanner at one of the polling places, but Corelli said it […] [Read More]
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Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

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The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all proceeds up to $1 million and 0.5 percent for all revenue over that sum. The plan has been opposed by Realtors […] [Read More]

Poll: Is the city’s new tax rate fair?

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The Board of Finance voted Tuesday to increase the property tax rate 3 percent for the 2014-15 budget year. Your exact tax rate depends on which taxing district you live in, ranging from 2.99 to 3.12. What do you think? Did they get it right this year? Take our poll below. Read the article: Stamford […] [Read More]

Board of Finance budget cuts: The full list

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STAMFORD — Board of Finance Clerk Lorraine Gilden has provided a complete list of the Board of Finance’s reductions to Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal. Finance board members slashed $7 million in total from the mayor’s $515.4 million proposed operating budget, tentatively lowered the general property tax increase for next fiscal year from 4.9 to 3.5 percent. […] [Read More]

Board of Finance reduces mayor’s proposed budget increase

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  STAMFORD — The Board of Finance cut $7 million from Mayor David Martin’s proposed operating budget Thursday, tentatively lowering the property tax increase to 3.5 percent for next fiscal year. Martin, who was elected in November and took office Dec. 1, unveiled his first budget proposal in early March. The original $515.4 million spending […] [Read More]
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Board of Finance set to cut budget

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STAMFORD — The Board of Finance will meet tonight to go over Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal and vote on possible reductions. Under city Charter, the finance board can cut, but not add or redistribute funding to the mayor’s spending package. The six-member board typically goes through the budget page by page identifying places where […] [Read More]
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