Mayor Pedro Segarra on Thursday rejected some of the $8.6 million in budget cuts made by the city council earlier this week, saying he would approve about $3.9 million in additional cuts. He originally had proposed a $543.9 million spending plan.
Segarra said he would maintain a $1 million cut to the proposed police department [...]
The city council on Monday cut $8.6 million from Mayor Pedro’s Segarra’s $543.9 million spending plan, including a $2 million reduction to the police department budget.
Segarra’s plan increased the amount the department would receive next year by about $3 million. He said during his budget address that public safety continues to be a [...]
Mayor Pedro Segarra has not yet said whether he will veto any of the amendments the council made last night to his $543.9 million budget proposal, but he issued a warning to the council just before members began making cutbacks.
Segarra urged council members not to reduce spending in the area of public safety. [...]
As the city council prepares to begin its budget-amending session today, one member is eyeing the registrar of voters’ office as a target for some of the cuts.
The office has grabbed headlines throughout the last year or two for its infamous budget battles. Last year the council reduced the registrars’ budget from $763,909 to [...]
The city’s latest gun buy-back program, held Saturday at the Community Renewal Team headquarters on Windsor Street, brought in more than 82 firearms, police said.
Among the guns collected were two derringers, 16 pistols, 32 rifles, 16 shotguns and one assault rifle. In exchange for the guns, Stop & Shop gift cards were distributed. [...]
Democrats on the city council have said they want to minimize the amount of money taken from the city’s rainy day fund to help balance the 2013-14 budget. Mayor Pedro Segarra’s budget proposal calls for the withdrawal of $13.5 million from the fund, which currently has about $26 million.
One council member, Democrat Kenneth [...]
H. Patrick Campbell, the city’s chief auditor, sent an e-mail Tuesday to police Chief James Rovella asking him to revoke Jared Kupiec’s access card for the Hartford Public Safety Complex, which Kupiec has apparently been using to get into the facility’s gym for workouts. Kupiec is Mayor Pedro Segarra’s chief of staff.
Campbell wrote in [...]
City leaders are hosting a meeting Saturday as part of their ongoing faith-based initiative.
The meetings are designed to bring law enforcement officials, the city council and the faith-based community, among others, together to address city violence.
The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hartford Public Safety Complex, 253 High [...]
As we reported Monday, Jimmy Q. Roberson was identified as the 22-year-old man fatally shot Sunday night, concluding a violent week in the city’s North End in which four other young men were shot. (Two of them died.) Police found Roberson with a single gunshot wound to the head behind an apartment building [...]
The Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign came to Newtown and Hartford yesterday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined Mayor Pedro Segarra, Police Chief James Rovella and others who stood in the rain outside City Hall to demand gun control legislation. Here is the Courant’s story.
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