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Board of Reps budget hearing tonight

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STAMFORD — Three Stamford nonprofits will appear before the Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee tonight to defend their budget proposals, some of which have already been reduced by the Board of Finance. Mayor David Martin had awarded the Ferguson Library a $710,000 budget increase, but finance board members reduced that amount by half, to $355,000. […] [Read More]

Board of Reps considering Office of Operations budget tonight

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  STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee is working its way through Mayor David Martin’s $515.4 million budget proposal for next fiscal year. Tonight, committee members will begin its review of the Office of Operations’ $42.7 million spending package. City Fleet Manager Michael Scacco, Solid Waste and Recycling Supervisor Dan Colleluori and Land […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps meets tonight

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives will meet tonight and is set to vote on a slew of board and commission appointments. The Appointments Committee endorsed 13 of Mayor David Martin’s nominations for seats on several boards, including the Water Pollution Control Authority, Environmental Protection Board and Historic Preservation Commission. It’s now up to the […] [Read More]

Mayor Martin’s proposed capital budget

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A look at the mayor’s proposed capital budget gives a sense of what his priorities are as he begins his first term in office. Here’s the complete list of projects that were included in this upcoming fiscal year’s capital budget:   [Read More]
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Public hearing on the proposed budget tonight

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STAMFORD — Taxpayers of Stamford, tonight is your chance to voice your support/concern/outrage over Mayor David Martin’s proposed $515.4 million budget (5 percent property tax increase) for next fiscal year. The spending package, which elected officials will finalize next month, will affect your July and January tax bills. The Board of Finance and Board of […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps committee to discuss electric parking rules

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Transportation Committee will discuss the city’s parking policies for electric cars tonight. Stamford offers charging stations for electric vehicles at several of its municipally owned parking garages around the city. There are no established time limits for using these stations, Advocate columnist Angela Carella recently reported. The Transportation Committee […] [Read More]
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You can live-stream next week’s budget hearing

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  STAMFORD — Now there’s no excuse for missing next week’s budget hearing. Board of Finance Chairman John Louizos announced this afternoon that the annual public hearing on next fiscal year’s proposed budget will be streamed live online. The finance board will also accept written comments from members of the public who cannot attend the […] [Read More]

Poll: Mayor’s proposed tax increase

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Stamford set to hire payroll manager

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives has given city officials the final approval necessary to hire a full time time and attendance manager to oversee the city’s payroll. City Reps. unanimously voted Monday to approve a $27,860 appropriation to fund the payroll manager’s position through the end of this fiscal year, which ends June 30. The […] [Read More]
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Former state House Speaker joins Police Commission

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  ABOVE: Ralph Serafino and Moira Lyons STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin filled the vacancy on the Police Commission by nominating former state Speaker of the House Moira Lyons for the position. Martin had originally nominated Stamford constable Ralph Serafino for the commission. The nomination was controversial, however, because Serafino was arrested (but never convicted) […] [Read More]