Update: Both the senior tax relief and transportation items passed full council Tuesday night.
The City Council on Tuesday will vote on a senior citizen tax relief program advanced by Mayor Joe Ganim that expands benefits to eligible homeowners 65 years of age and over to begin for the July 1, 2020 budget year.
A joint City Council committee by a 9 to 1 vote approved the measure more than two weeks ago.
The city’s current senior tax relief program dating back to 1988 offers a flat $800 to eligible seniors with household incomes of up to $43,900. The new program would provide a $1,200 benefit for seniors with household incomes up to $20,000; $900 for seniors with incomes between $20,001 and $43,900; and $400 for seniors with household incomes between $43,901 and $58,000.
Also on the City Council agenda:
Communication from OPM re: Proposed Budget Transfers to Fiscal Year
2019-2020 General Fund Budget to Facilitate the Transportation of
Bridgeport School Children for the FY19-20 School Year in the total
amount of $1,200,000 From: Citywide Contingency Account ($500,000);
Citywide Required Reserve Account ($600,000) and City Attorney-Personal
Property Claims Account ($100,000) To: Light House – Transportation
Services Account, FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION.
See full agenda here.