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Entries Tagged as 'AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia'

Budget Time In The City, Finch’s Reelection Challenge

March 31st, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch and city bean counters are putting the finishing touches on a spending plan for submission to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting April 7. That’s when co-chairs Sue Brannelly and Mike Marella, and other members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, engage the next two months reviewing the budget, […]

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Political Eggcitement–Hens Only, No Gamecocks, Finch Feathers Chicken Ordinance (What About Capons?)

March 26th, 2014 · 30 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Tuesday released details of a proposed ordinance allowing residents to raise as many as six chickens in backyard coops. A chicken in every pot? How about chickens in every yard? No roosters allowed. Sleep well! No capons? A link to the proposed chicken ordinance is here.

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City Council Committee Assignments

December 2nd, 2013 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The nuts and bolts work on the City Council is conducted at the committee level. The respective committees vote on matters brought before the full council for final approval. The Budget and Appropriations Committee, for instance, reviews the spending plan proposed by the mayor and issues its own recommendations to the full council. Monday night […]

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McCarthy Reelected Council President

December 2nd, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: McCarthy wins another term as Council President. City politicians often leverage the oath of office to showcase old and new alliances. The 20-member legislative and budget authority as well as newly elected school board and city sheriffs were sworn in on Sunday. The new City Council assembled for its first meeting Monday night and […]

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed), Oath Of Office On Sunday

November 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If you need extra time to digest the bird, or risk a little extra indigestion wondering how many times they will violate the City Charter and Connecticut Constitution, the newly elected City Council, school board and city sheriffs will receive the oath of office on Sunday, 5 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 45 Lyon […]

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Who Would Be Your City Council President? Examining The Council Conflict Issue

November 14th, 2013 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

The City Council will have nine new members, among 20, sworn into office in December. They will choose a council president and presumably Tom McCarthy will have a leg up as he seeks another term as chief of the city’s budget and legislative body. McCarthy became council president following Bill Finch’s election as mayor in […]

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Whom Are You Voting For Or Against?

November 5th, 2013 · 77 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Election day for City Council, school board and city sheriff seats. It’s not a mayoral year, but still a lot on the line for control of Board of Education policy and the direction of the city’s budget and legislative body. Let us know your candidate preferences for or against. And let us know what you’re […]

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