Monday development/zoning roundup in Stamford

Welcome to the first installment of the development/zoning roundup, which previews weekly Stamford Zoning Board meetings. Meetings take place on Mondays at 7 pm in the cafeteria of the Government Center. Here is the rundown of just some of the projects/issues set to go before Stamford’s Zoning Board this evening: Medical facility coming to Turn […] [Read More]

Public hearing on Stamford and Darien sewer rate hike tonight

                A state regulatory officer and a city official tour Stamford’s wastewater treatment facility several years ago. Stamford and Darien water users will get a chance to speak out tonight about a proposed 3.4 percent rate hike that will in part allow the Water Pollution Control Authority to carry out repairs and capital projects. The […] [Read More]

Stamford transportation committee to discuss Complete Streets law for Stamford

The transportation committee of the Board of Representatives will discuss publishing a Complete Streets ordinance for Stamford at their regular meeting Monday night. [Read More]

Waterside has new city representative

STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives voted Monday night to approve the appointment of Virgil de la Cruz to represent Waterside’s District 2 neighborhood. De la Cruz sits on the Waterside Coalition’s Board of Directors and the Democratic City Committee. He replaced former District 2 city Rep. Ben Velishka, who resigned in June to spend […] [Read More]

Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What do you think of the mayor’s direction? [Read More]

Stamford’s master plan

A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]

Cummings Park/West Beach master planning hearing on Tuesday

The city will hold the first of three planned public hearings Tuesday night to get input on potential changes to Cummings Park and West Beach. Input at the meetings will be added to a master plan for the 79 acre Cummings Park and 26-acre West Beach which are close by each other. In addition to […] [Read More]

Poll: Was Stamford right to OK off-track betting?

Bobby Valentine’s application to open off-track betting venue in Stamford hurtled through the Board of Representatives this week – probably one of the faster approvals of such a controversial matter before the board in recent memory. City representatives did impose a few conditions on the deal, however, including earlier closing times, and a requirement that […] [Read More]

Board of Reps to take final vote on OTB authorization

Bobby Valentine holds a mock-up of Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, which would include off-track-betting. STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives will vote tonight on whether to authorize off-track-betting at Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, which would open at the Atlantic Street building that formerly housed Rack ‘N Roll. Monday’s meeting is open […] [Read More]

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

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]