Jeffrey Kerekes, a co-founder of NHCAN has announced his intention of running as a clean elections candidate for Mayor of New Haven. Read about it here:
Is this New Haven’s near future? Do you think the new budget addresses the problems we face as a city?
Read this NYT article.
This year’s New Haven Budget employs the exact gimmicks that would “make ENRON blush”.
Check this out: CNN Report on Cash Strapped Cities. Pay attention to Corey Booker’s thoughts on not only budget shortfalls but the unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities. This is HIGHLY relevant to New Haven.
Excellent Critique on the Yale Daily News By Nathan Zelinsky:
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This is an interesting idea about how to deal with the public pension problems such as we have here in New Haven. New Haven has used these same overly optimistic (if not delusionally) high return ratios to reduce the amount it has to contribute each year. This op-ed suggests one way for finding our way out of the huge pit our Mayor dug.
Contact Rosa DeLauro about this op-ed and ask her to sponsor such a bill.