Archive for the ‘Budget’ Category

Some Documents

Friday, 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

Cash Strapped Cities

Saturday, 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.

Some Background Documents on the Budget

Monday, 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

FRAC Report on the State of New Haven’s Financial Picture

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Read the article here in the New Haven Independent.

Can we decrease spending and increase revenue to cover $100 Million? This is what we need to do in five years to cover a $82 Million shortfall and raise the emergency fund to 5% of our budget (another $22 million). This is not counting any drastic measures by the State to cut our PILOT or ECS (Education) funding.

Other interesting findings such as spending $1.5 Billion Dollars on Schools without checking to see if we need to build so many schools — is this why the census is so low at schools? If our census at schools do not match what we told the state, the State is going to send us a bill for the difference. I believe we have already had to pay back about $65 million in money for things which the State never approved. Where does it end???

Latest News Round-up

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

New Haven Small Businesses Are Upset With The City’s Assessments

Tax Office Glitch Startles Seniors

City Wants More For Vanessa’s Chevy

And, did you see this?

www.johndestefanojr.com

Summary of BOA Final Budget Vote: “Let Them Eat Cake”

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Read the summary of the Board Of Alder meeting last evening on the City’s 2010-11 Budget and see how they voted.

The Waffle House? Call the Alders and ask them for a ZERO increase

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

BOA Finance Committee Voting to Recommend Tax Increase with FAVORABLE recommendation

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Call your alderperson and tell them to hold the line on no tax increase

Monday, May 17th, 2010

There are signs that Alderpersons will ignore a historic petition of over 1000 names and make a compromise. Let them know how you feel about a tax hike in the worst economy since the great depression. Even DeStefano agreed to sign the petition (but then refuse) and sent out campaign literature only a few months ago touting that people can’t take a tax increase in this economy. Has the economy gotten better? Why is there now a proposed increase of between 9-20+%? That range which is often ignored by the media is directly from the Mayor’s own Management and Budget Office. We didn’t compute it, twist it, or massage it. Straight from Management and Budget. The reason they don’t say it to the press, is that they are trying to pull a fast one. Don’t let your alderperson try to sneak away from the true increase for some people of over 20% in this economy.

See the NHR article in todays paper
See the Op-Ed from yesterday’s paper on the BOE

Call Greg Dildine at 203-228-4649

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Attention Ward 25 Alderman Greg Dildine reports that he has only received a very few calls from people concerned about the budget. Please call Alderman Dildine and let him know how a 9-20% increase will effect your family.

Greg Dildine 25-D Greg Dildine

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227 McKinley Avenue 06515-2240 H:203-228-4649

Call Jorge Perez 203-562-4373

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Lets put the pressure on Jorge Perez, BOA Finance Committee Member. Let him know how you feel about the budget or how a 9-20% tax and rent increase will effect your life. Be nice, but be clear and ask him to join over 1000 people who signed the petition.

Jorge Perez 5-D Jorge Perez

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24 Cassius Street 06519-2313 H:203-562-4373