Mayor Martin's budget

Poll: Will you watch Stamford’s public hearing online?

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This year the city is live streaming the public hearing on the city’s budget on Tuesday evening. Assuming actually attending isn’t your cup of tea, will you tune in to hear what your fellow residents have to say? Take our poll below. Mayor David Martin has proposed a $530.8 million budget for the next fiscal […] [Read More]
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Poll: Should Stamford give up city leaf collection?

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A new city stormwater dumping law prohibits piling leaves up around storm drains, but that’s where they end up at collection time. Does it make sense to keep the leaf collection service going then? Would you be willing to give up leaf collection if it would save money on your tax bill? Take our poll, […] [Read More]
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The mayor's proposed 2015-2016 budget lays on the conference room table following Mayor David Martin's budget presentation to the press at the Stamford Government Center in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, March 9, 2015. His proposed budget carries a 3.81 percent tax increase.

Poll: Is Stamford mayor’s proposed tax hike fair?

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Stamford Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal released Monday night would raise property taxes 3.81 percent. Last year he proposed a budget that would have raised taxes 4.99 percent, and the city’s Board of Finance and Board of Representatives knocked that down to just under 3 percent. Is this year’s proposal fair? Take our poll below: [Read More]
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Poll: What’s the best way to handle Stamford’s freezing weather?

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Apparently Stamford has ways to go with this unbelievably cold weather. What’s the best way to handle it? Take our poll below: Content loading… Please enable javascript! What’s the best way to handle this unusually cold winter? What’s the best way to handle this unusually cold winter? Ignore it Complain about it Blame the president […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Polls, Weather
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Poll: Are the sidewalks getting shoveled well enough?

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  With winter dragging on and the storms seem to be hitting us weekly, there’s hardly time to get cleaned up from one storm before next arrives. And then there’s the question of where to put the snow. The city still requires businesses and residents to keep the sidewalks shoveled, though. Are they keeping up? […] [Read More]
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Poll: Was the plowing worse this week than last?

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Content loading… Please enable javascript! Was the plowing in Stamford better or worse this week? Was the plowing better or worse this week? Better Worse About the same Snow cleanup in Stamford Last week for the failed blizzard the city’s Department of Public Works put all plow hands on deck. This week when we got […] [Read More]

Poll: Should Stamford accept $25K gift to hire mayor’s assistant?

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City representatives opted to punt Monday rather than decide whether to accept a $25,000 gift from developer Richard Freedman to pay for a special assistant to the mayor. Members voiced concerns about the appearance of a conflict of interest. Do you think the city should accept the gift? Take our poll below. Read more about […] [Read More]
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Poll: Did you spend too much on Christmas gifts this year?

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Content loading… Please enable javascript! Dollars and sense Did you spend too much on Christmas gifts this year? Yes No I’m a Scrooge every year. Dollars and sense With the price of gas so low, you might have felt flush this Christmas season. Did that fool you into blowing your budget for Christmas presents? [Read More]
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Poll: How far do you plan to travel for Thanksgiving?

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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]