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Plan to charge sidewalk cafes still facing opposition

The Board of Representatives last week voted to move ahead with a plan to introduce a square footage charge for downtown restaurant owners who use city sidewalk space for cafes. The proposed ordinance

Stamford reps vote to lower proposed fees for sidewalk cafes

Amid a growing cry of protest, city legislators have revised a preliminary plan to increase a permit fee for sidewalk cafes. On Tuesday night, the Board of Reps’ legislative and rules committee voted

Downtown group opposes plan to increase sidewalk cafe fees

The Downtown Special Services District has come out against a proposed fee hike for restaurant owners that use sidewalk space for additional seating. The draft ordinance, which was introduced earlier

Stamford set to change rules on demolition

The rules for demolishing buildings in Stamford are set to get tougher. The city’s legal department, with input from the Historic Preservation Advisory Council and city representatives, is working on

Fee hike proposed for outdoor restaurant seating in Stamford

City restaurants who offer sidewalk seating may be in store for a fee hike come this spring. The city is seeking to increase the application fee for outdoor seating from $100 to $200 as well as charge

Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

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

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.

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

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

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