Jeffrey Kerekes, Candidate For Mayor

June 14th, 2011

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:

New Haven Independent

WTNH Channel 8

Some Documents

March 4th, 2011

City of New Haven Proposed 2011-12 Budget

City of New Haven, Board of Ed Budget

Management Partners Gap Analysis for the Financial Review And Audit Commission

McGladrey Gap Analysis for the Mayor’s Ability to Pay Presentation

Broke Town, USA- NYTimes Reports

March 4th, 2011

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.

Bill Gates on Ending Government Gimmicks

March 4th, 2011

Gates Calls for ‘Clear and Honest’ Accounting of State Budgets.

This year’s New Haven Budget employs the exact gimmicks that would “make ENRON blush”.

Cash Strapped Cities

December 11th, 2010

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 of John DeStefano

November 17th, 2010

Excellent Critique on the Yale Daily News By Nathan Zelinsky:

http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2010/nov/16/zelinsky-just-say-destefano/

DeStefano

Some Background Documents on the Budget

November 15th, 2010

The biggest question about the Mayor’s new found position, is whether he will listen to the people? Here are some citizen driven reports and suggestion on the budget. Will he listen?

Blue Ribbon Panel
FRAC Report
Citywide Brainstorm

Mayor Starts Discussion on Budget

November 15th, 2010

Check out these two recent articles. We don’t know if there will be any substance to these claims by the mayor but we will have to wait and see.

NHI Article and the NH Advocate Article.

Our Latest Email: $1.5 Billion in School Construction Without A Plan

September 16th, 2010

Click to view our latest email newsletter. We send them out infrequently (and regularly during the budget season). Sign up below on the right hand column.

NY Times Op-Ed On Fixing Public Pensions

September 16th, 2010

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.