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2004 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Family Economic Security: Investing in Families . . . Investing in Our Future The Connecticut Association for Human Services has released the 2004 Connecticut KIDS COUNT Data Book, Investing in Families...Investing in our Future, which highlights data and policy information related to family economics. "Connecticut's 2004 Data Book is hopeful - most kids in the state are doing well," says Jude Carroll, the Connecticut KIDS COUNT project director at CAHS, "but future economic success for the state will require responsible planning to take Connecticut to the next level." The Data Book focuses on a specific set of measures that relate to Family Economic Security issues: child poverty, family income, parental employment, homeownership, and more. The report features census and state agency data, recent trends in measures, and policy implications related to the findings. CAHS is the Connecticut grantee for the Annie E. Casey Foundation's national KIDS COUNT initiative. Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) ; Publication Date: May 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_05_2004.asp Related Link(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation: Kids Count ; Tale of Two Connecticut's: 2002-2003 Kids Count Data Book ; Moving From Risk to Opportunity: 2004 National Kids Count Report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

2005 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Helping Our Most Vulnerable Families Overcome Barriers to Work and Achieve Financial Success The 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Helping Our Most Vulnerable Families Overcome Barriers to Work and Achieve Financial Success, highlights data and policy information related to family economics. The Data book features ten key measures of child well-being that it has used to track the well-being of children since 1990. The data is used to provide state profiles of child well-being and to rank the states. This edition also includes several background measures related to unemployed parents in each state. (Entire Print Friendly Document - 197 Pages, PDF Document) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 27, 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/kidscount_2005.pdf Related Link(s): Kids Count Web Site

2006 Kids Count Data Book: Family, Friend and Neighbor Care: Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Family, Friend and Neighbor Care: Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed, highlights data and policy information related to child care provided by friends, family and neighbors. The Data book features ten key measures of child well-being that it has used to track the well-being of children since 1990. The data is used to provide state profiles of child well-being and to rank the states. This edition also includes several background measures related to child care in each state. (Entire Print Friendly Document - 188 Pages, PDF Document) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/kidscount_2006.pdf Related Link(s): Kids Count Web Site

2008 Charter Reform Public Hearing Summary Report In April of 2008, the Court of Common Council voted to hold a series of public hearings to gauge public sentiment about whether the Council should empanel a charter reform commission. The resolution directed the Legislative Affairs Committee to host four (4) public hearings throughout the city between June 1 and August 1, 2008. The four formal hearings were held in various locations across the city and in total approximately 150 community members attended the public hearings. The hearings provided an opportunity to share information with the public regarding the current charter and the process by which a commission would be empanelled. This report summarizes the themes raised in these meetings and the dialogue that took place. (PDF documents, 13 pages) Published by City of Hartford, City Council Legislative Affairs Committee ; Publication Date: August 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/0808_CharterReformSummary.pdf

2008-2009 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Three on a Seesaw: Balancing Early Care and Education, Families and the Economy 2008-2009 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Three on a Seesaw: Balancing Early Care and Education, Famlies and the Economy highlights data and policy information related to early childhood education and family economics. Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_03_23_2009.asp

2009 Economic Recovery Resources A collection of resources about the economic recovery package, from federal to state to business resources. Published by HartfordInfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_040409.asp

2009 National KIDS COUNT Data Book The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Counting What Counts: Taking Results Seriously for Vulnerable Children and Families: The 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book profiles the well-being of America’s children on a state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 key measures of child well-being. The Data Book essay calls for a “data revolution” that uses timely and reliable information to track the progress and improve the lives of vulnerable children. (PDF document, 148 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 28, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/kidscount_2009.pdf

2009 Safe City Overview In this year-end report, the Hartford Police Department reports that serious crime has declined slightly in 2009, although aggravated assault and burglary increased significantly. (PDF document, 19 pages) Published by Hartford Police Department ; Publication Date: January 11, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/2009_Safe_City_Overview.pdf

2010 Facts and Figures: How Does Your State Compare This booklet is designed help inform state legislators with fiscal choices. It is designed to give taxpayers and their lawmakers a simple guide to how their states rank on tax rates, collections, burdens, spending and many more. (PDF document, 42 pages) Published by Tax Foundation ; Publication Date: June 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/2010_Facts_and_Figures.pdf

2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being The data in this 21st edition of Kids Count present a rich but complex picture of American children. After showing improvement in the late 1990s, overall, child well-being has stagnated since 2000. (PDF document, 60 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/kidscount_2010.pdf

2013 Transparency Report Card: Bringing State and Local Governments To Light Sunshine Review developed and used a 10-point checklist to evaluate state, county, city, and school district websites for transparency practices. This report is the result of its first nationwide report on the proactive disclosure of government information. (PDF document, 26 pages) Published by Sunshine Review ; Publication Date: January 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/2013_Transparency_Report_Card.pdf

A Call to Action: Transforming High School for All Youth Six core principles are identified and strategies recommended that will foster high academic achievement, close the achievement gap, and promote civic and personal growth among all high-school-age youth in our high schools and communities. At the center of the framework is the Alliance' belief that the purpose of high school is to ensure that all high-schoolage students are ready for college, careers, and active civic participation. (PDF file, 16 pages) Published by National High School Alliance ; Publication Date: April 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CalltoAction2005.pdf Related Link(s): Institute for Educational Leadership

A Call to Action: Transforming High School for All Youth Six core principles are identified and strategies recommended that will foster high academic achievement, close the achievement gap, and promote civic and personal growth among all high-school-age youth in our high schools and communities. At the center of the framework is the Alliance' belief that the purpose of high school is to ensure that all high-schoolage students are ready for college, careers, and active civic participation. (PDF file, 16 pages) Published by National High School Alliance ; Publication Date: April 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CalltoAction2005.pdf Related Link(s): Institute for Educational Leadership

A Decent Place to Live: Landlords and Tenants Rights in Hartford A brochure about landlords and tenants rights in Hartford. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Office of Human Relations, City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/Decent_place_to_live.pdf

A Dialogue with Hartford’s Mayoral Candiates – A Hartford Courant Key Issues Forum Video A video of the October 23, 2007 community program, A Dialogue with Hartford’s Mayoral Candiates – A Hartford Courant Key Issues Forum, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_23_2007.asp

A Dialogue with Hartford’s Mayoral Candiates – a Hartford Courant Key Issues Forum Video A video of the September 6, 2007 community program, A Dialogue with Hartford’s Mayoral Candiates – A Hartford Courant Key Issues Forum, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 9, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_06_2007.asp

A Framework for Health Care Reform for CT This report of the Connecticut Health Insurance Policy Council suggests that health care reform requires three simultaneous actions: improving the health status of Connecticut residents, particularly in regard to lifestyle-based diseases; improving the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care services; and securing access to health insurance for those who lack it. Mere health insurance reform is not enough. (PDF file, 49 pages) Published by Connecticut Health Insurance Policy Council, Inc. ; Publication Date: December 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/CouncilReport.pdf

A Guide to Hartford's Public Schools and Parent Resources - 2000-2001 A guide designed to help parents, caregivers and family members become more involved in their child's education and to become more involved as a citizen in the decisions that affect Hartford schools. (PDF file - 48 pages) Published by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council (CPEC) ; Publication Date: 2001
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2001.asp Related Link(s): Directorio de Escuelas Públicas de Hartford y Recursos para las Familias (en Español) 2000-2001

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States Unauthorized immigrants living in the United States are more geographically dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S. born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. In addition, a growing share of the children of unauthorized immigrant parents — 73% — were born in this country and are U.S. citizens. (PDF document, 52 pages) Published by Pew Hispanic Center
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Immigrants/unauthorized_immigrants.pdf

A Profile of Latino Health in Connecticut: A Case for Change in Policy and Practice This report outlines a crisis in Latino Health in Connecticut and calls for statewide changes in policy and practice. Many critical health issues for the Latino community in Connecticut are addressed, including high rates of diabetes, HIV/AIDS, asthma, food insecurity and teen pregnancy. While this report brings to light significant problems, it also identifies a path for addressing these problems. (PDF file, 100 pages) Published by Hispanic Health Council ; Publication Date: December 12, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/Profile_Latino_Health.pdf

A Proposed Bill Authorizing The Phase-In of Property Tax Assessments and Extending the Time for Revaluations The text of the state law proposed to authorize municipalities that are implementing a revaluation to phase-in property tax assessments increases and to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to establish criteria for exempting towns from revaluation for a period of five years. Raised Bill #535. Published by Connecticut General Assembly ; Publication Date: February 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/bill535.asp Related Link(s): Connecticut General Assembly Bill Status

A Proposed Bill Concerning Options to Abate Property Taxes and the Surcharge on Corporations The text of the state law proposed in regards to the establishment of abatements in qualifying municipalities and to eliminate the surcharge on corporations. Raised Bill #531 Published by Connecticut General Assembly ; Publication Date: February 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/bill531.asp Related Link(s): Connecticut General Assembly Bill Status

A Resolution from the Hartford Court of Common Council to Grant Subpoena Powers The Hartford Court of Common Council proposes to grant subpoena powers to Operations, Management and Budget Committee to study last year and this year's budgets. Published by Hartford Court of Common Council ; Publication Date: August 10, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/SubpoenaPowers.pdf

A Study of Reconviction Rates of Discharged Inmates from the Connecticut Department of Correction This draft report presents the findings of a recidivism study of all inmates that were discharged from DOC facilities or supervision in 2000. The present study assessed reconviction rates by utilizing data collected electronically from the Department of Correction and the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Of the 9,501 inmates released during 2000, 87% of them were found to have court records following their release. The overall reconviction rate was 39%. (PDF document, 13 pages). Published by Connecticut Department of Corrections ; Publication Date: April 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/recidivismstudy.pdf

A Study Report for the Aetna Viaduct - Excerpts from the Final Version, Project 63-616 This document is the structural study for the first phase of the CT Department of Transportation reconstruction of the I-84 Viaduct. (PDF document, 11 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/Viaduct_report.pdf

A Superior Education for Connecticut's 21st Century Learners: Five-year Comprehensive Plan for Education 2006-2011 This 2006-2011 comprehensive plan for education in Connecticut emphasizes three priority areas: high-quality preschool education for all students, high academic achievement of all students in reading, writing, mathematics and science, and high school reform. (PDF document, 24 pages) Published by Connecticut State Board of Education ; Publication Date: January 3, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/superior_educ.pdf

A Tale of Disproportionate Burden This report for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities suggests that despite tough fiscal times, state government has a moral and economic imperative to provide increased assistance to Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury. These four communities bear a disproportionate burden when it comes to paying for and providing services to Connecticut’s neediest residents. (PDF document, 28 pages) Published by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities ; Publication Date: October 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/ccm-poorer-cities.pdf

Access to Private Transportation in the U.S.: Data from the Making Connections Ten-Site Survey These fact sheets provide snapshots of individuals' access to private transportation in selected neighborhoods in Hartford: Asylum Hill, Clay Arsenal, Frog Hollow, Northeast, Sheldon Charter Oak, South Green and Upper Albany. Data include whether respondents have valid drivers' licenses and a reliable car, by both employment status and citizenship status. For comparison, statistics for each surrounding county are provided. The fact sheets are based on the Annie E. Casey Making Connections Cross-Site Survey. Published by Brookings Institution's Welfare Reform & Beyond ; Publication Date: February 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/transportation/Transportation_MC_Survey.pdf Related Link(s): The Annie E. Casey Foundation Making Connections Initiative HartfordInfo Data: Hartford Neighborhood Data

Achieve Hartford! Achieve Hartford! is an independent, nonprofit organization of business and community leaders that focuses on student achievement and supporting effective and sustained school reform in the Hartford Public Schools. Published by Achieve Hartford!
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_102209.asp

Achieve Hartford! Report on Hartford Public Schools Strategic School Profile The recent annual release of School and District Profiles by the State Department of Education provides an opportunity for comparing the Hartford Public Schools with its district peer group and with other districts statewide. This summary provides highlights and observations based on the profile, as well as additional information gathered from other sources. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Achieve Hartford! ; Publication Date: January 28, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/AchieveHartfordHPSProfile.pdf

Adamowski Presentation Board of Education Workshop, March 17, 2009 A presentation concerning the 2009-2010 Hartford Public School budget given by Superintendent Steven Adamowski on March 17, 2009 (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: March 17, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Adamowski_Presentation_March_17_09.pdf

Alliance For Excellence in Education: Understanding High School Graduation Rates This web site explains the intricacies of calculating graduation rates, state-by-state, and evaluates the accuracy of the method used in Connecticut. Published by Alliance for Excellence in Education ; Publication Date: June 25, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_all4ed.asp

America's Safest and Most Dangerous Cities Excerpts from "City Crime Rankings, 11th Edition" by Morgan Quitno Press. Hartford's crime ranking, and specific rates for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft are included. Previous year's rankings, methodology and more information is available at the Morgan Quitno web site. (2003 Data) Published by Morgan Quitno Press ; Publication Date: October 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/crime_cities.asp Related Link(s): More information on Hartford

America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010: State Report Card on Child Homelessness America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010 documents the numbers of homeless children in every state, their well-being, the risk for child homelessness, and state level planning and policy activities. (PDF document, 124 pages) Published by National Center on Family Homelessness ; Publication Date: 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Homelessness/NCFH_AmericaOutcast2010_web.pdf

American Community Survey 2003 Data Profiles 2003 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for over 800 geographical areas in both tabular and narrative format. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 26, 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_082604.asp Related Link(s): Changing Demographics of Connecticut: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages: 2000 Dataset HartfordInfo Data: Direct links to relevant tables from HartfordInfo.org

American Community Survey 2004 Data Profiles 2004 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for over 800 geographical areas in both tabular and narrative format. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 30, 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_083005.asp HartfordInfo Data: Direct links to relevant tables from HartfordInfo.org

American Community Survey 2005 Data Profiles 2005 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_08_2005.asp

American Community Survey 2005-2009 Data Profiles 2005-2009 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic and housing topics for the city of Hartford. The profiles are provided by U.S. Census Bureau. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: December 15, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/People/wsd_12_2010.asp

American Community Survey 2006 Data Profiles 2006 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 29, 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_08_2006.asp

American Community Survey 2007 Data Profiles 2007 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: September 23, 2008
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_09_2008.asp

American Community Survey 2008 Data Profiles 2008 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: September 22, 2009
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_09_2009.asp

American Community Survey 2009 Data Profiles 2009 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic and housing topics for the city of Hartford. The profiles are provided by U.S. Census Bureau. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: September 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/People/wsd_10_2010.asp

American Community Survey: A Guide for Data Users This user’s guide reviews the information you need to know about the American Community Survey with a focus on data for children. The ACS will replace the 2010 Census long form by collecting detailed information throughout the decade. The primary aim of the ACS is obtaining a continuous, accurate stream of information about population and housing characteristics. Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: August 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/people/ACS_GuideForDataUsers.pdf

American Community Survey: Evaluating Accuracy In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau launched its new American Community Survey (ACS) in three million households nationwide. The goal is for the ACS to replace the traditional long form sent to a sample of homes during the decennial census. It will be the only source of small-area data on a wide range of important social and economic characteristics for all communities in the country. Although evaluating ACS accuracy is not always as simple, there are several ways to measure the quality of both the survey and the results. Census accuracy is best understood in terms of undercounts and overcounts. How many people were missed, and how many people were counted twice? The report concludes that there are points in the ACS process that make the survey vulnerable to greater undercoverage of groups that are harder to count in the census. (PDF file, 26 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: August 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/people/ACS_EvaluatingAccuracy.pdf

American Housing Survey - Hartford Metropolitan Area - 1996 The 1996 American Housing Survey (AHS) collects data on the Nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers. The AHS returns to the same housing units year after year to gather data; therefore, this survey is ideal for analyzing the flow of households through housing; Published by U. S. Census ; Publication Date: 1996
Document Link: /issues/wsd/housing/AHS_Hartford_96.pdf Related Link(s): HUD User: Datasets: American Housing Survey HartfordInfo Data: Community Data: Where the Rental Units Are by Hartford Neighborhood

American Housing Survey - Hartford Metropolitan Area - 2004 The 2004 American Housing Survey (AHS) collects data on the Nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers. The AHS returns to the same housing units year after year to gather data; therefore, this survey is ideal for analyzing the flow of households through housing; Published by U. S. Census ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/housing/Hartford[1].pdf Related Link(s): HUD User: Datasets: American Housing Survey

American Nones: The Profile of the No Religion Population One of the most widely noted findings from the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS 2008), which was released in March 2009, was the substantial increase in the No Religion segment of the U.S. population, whom we designate as “Nones.” The Nones increased from 8.1% of the U.S. adult population in 1990 to 15% in 2008 and from 14 to 34 million adults. Their numbers far exceed the combined total of all the non-Christian religious groups in the U.S. (PDF document, 29 pages) Published by American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) ; Publication Date: September 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FaithCommunity/wsd_aris_reports.asp

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 A March 2009 presentation to the city council of the plans for stimulus funds that Hartford expects to receive. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/Stimulus_Presentation_3-31-09.pdf

American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) ARIS 2008 is the third in a landmark time series of large, nationally representative surveys that track changes in the religious loyalties of the U.S. adult population within the 48 contiguous states from 1990 to 2008. (PDF document, 26 pages) The key religion question is part of an inquiry that also probes a range of socio-demographic, political, social, and life-cycle issues as well as attitudes that add richness to the main findings. These responses reveal the nation’s pattern of religious beliefs, behaviors and belonging. Published by American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) ; Publication Date: March 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FaithCommunity/wsd_aris_reports.asp

An Act Concerning Educational Competitiveness (SB 24) This is the text of Governor Malloy's bill concerning education reform. (PDF document, 163 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly ; Publication Date: February 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/educational_competitiveness.pdf

An All-Choice System of Schools A presentation by Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Steven Adamowski to the Board of Education on May 23, 2007 of a proposal for a multi-year plan to establish an all-choice system for the Hartford Public Schools. Parents of all students would eventually have a choice in the schools their children attend. The goal is to improve the quality of the schools by creating a portfolio of high-performing schools of choice. (PDF Document, 13 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: May 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/all_choice.pdf

An Assessment of Connecticut’s Tax Credit and Abatement Programs The Connecticut General Assembly mandated that the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) should, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services (DRS), prepare a report every three years in order to assess the economic and fiscal impact of the state’s tax credit and abatement programs. In this report DECD examines these programs from 1995 through 2007. (PDF document, 170 pages) Published by Connecticut Department Of Economic And Community Development ; Publication Date: December 31, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/decd_report_12-30-2010_final.pdf

An End to Landfills? Plasma-torch technology, which can heat and melt virtually any type of waste, could serve as a bridge between fossil fuels and renewable energy in producing hydrogen gas. Published by TidePool ; Publication Date: March 2, 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Landfill/wsd_030204.asp

An Independent Review: City of Hartford, Connecticut Police Department Internal Affairs Division This report, produced by Marcum LLP, is an independent review of the operations of the Hartford Police Department Internal Affairs Division. Marcum was retained by Saundra Kee Borges, Corporation Counsel of the City of Hartford. This version of the report was published in the Hartford Courant, and downloaded from the Hartford Courant website. (PDF document, 81 pages) Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 21, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/CTfinalreport092111.pdf

Annual Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut's Short Term Acute Care Hospitals for Fiscal 2008 This report provides a summary of Connecticut hospital performance and presents some key fiscal year 2008 statewide hospital financial indicators and trends in the context of the current environment and economic climate. The Office of Health Care Access collects financial and statistical information from Connecticut’s thirty acute care hospitals on an annual basis. This report covers fiscal year 2008. (PDF document, 138 pages) Published by State of Connecticut, Office of Health Care Access ; Publication Date: August 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/wsd_083109.asp

Annual Report: City of Hartford Asthma Call to Action Hartford's Asthma Call to Action Task Force focuses on Hartford residents that have signs and symptoms of asthma but have not been diagnosed by a physician as having asthma as well as those that already have an asthma diagnosis. Objectives include improving the care provided to already diagnosed asthmatic individuals, to emphasize basic asthma management skills, and to educate the public on reducing risk factors and seeking medical care. Published by Hartford Community Health Partnership ; Publication Date: 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/wsd_2003.asp

Are HOPE VI Families at Greater Risk for Homelessness? In this brief, the claim that relocation of Hope VI families puts them at risk of homelessness is evaluated. It concludes that while some HOPE VI original residents did experience homelessness, the number of homeless families is not as large as many critics feared. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by The Urban Institute ; Publication Date: June 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_06_2007.asp#Hope7

Are States Using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to Enable Families with Children to Live in Low Poverty and Racially Integrated Neighborhoods? The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) produced nearly 1.3 million units of rental housing between the start of the program, in 1987, and 2003, surpassing the size of the public housing program. Creating mixed income housing has become a central objective of housing policy. This report focuses on the extent to which each of the states administering the tax credit program has used the program to place family rental housing in low poverty neighborhoods that are not racially isolated. Published by Poverty and Race Research Action Council ; Publication Date: July 28, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/LIHTC_report_2006.pdf

Arts and Economic Prosperity This report on the national study shows the economic impact of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences. For example, the arts contribute more than $250 million annually to Greater Hartford's economy and nearly 5 million people attend arts and heritage events each year in Greater Hartford. (PDF File, 171 pages) Published by Americans for the Arts ; Publication Date: 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/artsandculture/national_rpt.pdf

Arts Stimulus Packages In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, Mayor Eddie A. Perez proposed a city-federal arts and heritage stimulus package that used more than $1 million in city funds for arts/heritage job grants as well as expected funds from the federal stimulus package. A second phase of the project is set for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: May 5, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/artsandculture/wsd_072910.asp

Assets and Opportunity Scorecard The Assets and Opportunity Scorecard measures the financial security of families in the U.S., ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 31 performance and 38 policy measures in the areas of Financial Security, Business Development, Homeownership, Health Care, Education, and Tax Policy. Published by CFED ; Publication Date: May 17, 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_051705.asp Related Link(s): CFED News Release ; State of Connecticut Scorecard (PDF file, two pages)

Association of Religion Data Archives The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) allows you to interactively explore the highest quality data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports. Over 350 data files are available for online preview and most can be downloaded for additional research. Published by Association of Religion Data Archives
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FaithCommunity/arda.asp

Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association (AHNA) Strategic Plan This document is the 2009 Strategic Plan for the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association (AHNA), which serves as the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ). (PDF Document, 34 pages) Published by Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association ; Publication Date: 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/AH_Final_Plan_12_17.pdf

Atlas of Minority and Low-Income Populations in the Capitol Region A series of maps identifying minority populations throughout the Capitol Region. Published by the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) as a result of the award of an Environmental Justice and Title VI Challenge Grant. Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) ; Publication Date: January, 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_01_2003.asp

Attorney General Blumenthal Determines Perez Is Eligible for Pension Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently announced that his office has determined former Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez is eligible for a city pension and formally notified the Chief State’s Attorney that he will seek to revoke it. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: June 29, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/government/ag-seeks-perez-pension-revocation.pdf

Attorney General Blumenthal’s Letter to Chief State’s Attorney Kane About Perez Pension Revocation Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently announced that his office has determined former Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez is eligible for a city pension. This is his letter to the Chief State’s Attorney Keven Kane stating that he will seek to revoke it. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: June 29, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/government/kane-re-perez.pdf

Availability of Skilled Workers in Connecticut: 2008 Survey The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Capital Workforce Partners and the United Illuminating Company conducted this Availability of Skilled Workers in Connecticut Survey in order to determine the perspectives of Connecticut businesses on the current and future workforce issues facing the state. (PDF document, 18 pages) Published by Connecticut Business and Industry Association ; Publication Date: 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/employment/SkilledWorkers_08.pdf

Baker Donelson Memorandum to Mayor Eddie Perez A memo from the firm of Baker Donelson to Mayor Eddie Perez outlining their lobbying efforts on behalf of the city aimed at securing federal funds for the ciy. Published by Baker Donelson ; Publication Date: July 13, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/BakerDonelsonMemo.pdf

Banned Books Readout Video A video of the September 30, 2010 community program, Banned Books Readout, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: September 30, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_30_2010.asp

Banned Books Reaout- Hartford Public Library- Sept 2013 Video A video recording of the September 24, 2013 community program, Banned Books Readout, held at the Hartford Public Library, Mark Twain Branch. Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/videos/wsd_09_24_2013.asp

Banned Books Week Readout: Celebrating the Freedom to Read Video A video recording of the September 29, 2009 community program, Banned Books Week Readout, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_29_2009.asp

Beautifying Upper Albany: Breaking Ground Moving Forward An advertising supplement to the Hartford Courant, put together by Upper Albany Main Street (UAMS), which spotlights the growth and success of a variety of development projects and neighborhood businesses in Upper Albany. (PDF file, 6 pages, 6 MB) Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 10, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/neighborhoods/UpperAlbany_HtfdCourant_Insert.pdf

Benchmarking Connecticut 2006: Determinants of Economic Growth This report presents the key findings from the 2006 Edition of the Connecticut Benchmarks study – a report that identifies some of the forces impacting economic growth in Connecticut, and recommends five priority areas for sustainable growth: globally competitive education and training, dynamic and vibrant cities, quality affordable housing, integrated cost-effective transportation infrastructure, and growth in business investments. (PDF file, 80 pages) Published by Connecticut Economic Resource Center ; Publication Date: 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/Benchmarking06.pdf

Benchmarking Connecticut's Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Innovation and Technology This report is an assessment of Connecticut's capacity related to competitiveness and innovation in the knowledge economy. It examines the state in five different areas (technology, finance, entrepreneurial and business vitality, human capital, global links). The report reveals a state that is at a critical juncture. The goal is to serve as a catalyst to inform discussion, provoke dialogue, and lead to thoughtful and effective policies and programs that can help Connecticut’s economy remain strong and competitive. Published by Connecticut Economic Resource Center ; Publication Date: September 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/benchmarking.pdf

Better Choices for Connecticut, State Budget Proposal, February 2, 2009 Better Choices for Connecticut is a broad-based community coalition working to help Connecticut make the budgetary choices that reflect the priorities and values of its citizens. While Governor Rell has promised that her upcoming biennial budget will include deep cuts affecting every agency of the Connecticut government, Better Choices believes that reliance on spending cuts is both unwise and unnecessary. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by Better Choices for Connecticut
Document Link: /issues/wsd/region/bud09whitepaper.pdf

Births to Mothers with HUSKY Program and Medicaid Coverage: 2010 The HUSKY Program and Medicaid cover an increasing percentage of all Connecticut births. In 2010, 32.4% of all Connecticut births were covered by HUSKEY A and B, and 6.0% to mothers whose births were covered by fee-for-service Medicaid. The proportion of all Connecticut births covered by the HUSKY Program and Medicaid continues to increase, from 28.4 percent in 2003 to 38.4 percent in 2010. (PDF document, 35 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: February 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/h13birthsreport10.pdf

Blighted Property Complaint Form If there is a blighted building in your neighborhood, complete this form and mail it to Hartford 2000, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 or fax it to 547-1831. Or if you have an electronic copy, email it to Htfd2000@aol.com. Published by Hartford Anti-Blight Coalition ; Publication Date: August 30, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/wsd_blighted_property.asp

Board of Education Candidates Forum Video A video of the October 27, 2009 community program, Board of Education Candidates Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 27, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_27_2009.asp

Boosting Metrohartford's Economic Performance In The New Millennium The MetroHartford Millennium Project, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s Center for Economic Analysis, has undertaken a long-term research initiative to track the Hartford region’s economic progress over time. This report proposes a series of specific policy recommendations that would help lay the foundations for MetroHartford’s emergence as a truly effective regional, national, and global competitor. (PDF document, 9 pages) Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: July 13, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/MetroHartfordPolicyRec.pdf

Breaking the Cycle Breaking the Cycle is a community partnership of the City of Hartford, the Hartford Action Plan on Infant Health, and the Hartford Public Schools created to reduce teen pregnancy in Hartford. The web site includes teen pregnancy statistics for Hartford, descriptions of programs for adults & youth, healthcare initiatives, and more. Published by Hartford's Strategic Plan for Teen Pregnancy Prevention ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_2005.asp

Bridging Tough Times for Connecticut's Families: 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book Connecticut children, in many cities and towns, are doing better than children in most other states. But high marks don’t necessarily carry over to our largest cities, rural towns, older suburbs, and even some homes in the wealthier parts of our state, particularly as the impacts of the recession continue unabated. The past two years have been a difficult time for many families, including many middle-income families. The seventeen indicators reported in the 2010 Connecticut KIDS COUNT Data Book show the situation of the children of Connecticut. (PDF document, 68 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services, Inc. ; Publication Date: December 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/Bridging_Tough_Times.pdf

Brief Filed by the City of Hartford in the Freedom on Information Act Appeal In this brief filed with the Superior Court, the City of Hartford and the Chief State's Attorney in support of the appeal of the FOIA decision claim that the FOIA Commission failed to conduct a proper statutory analysis, has misconstrued the grand jury statutory scheme, and has applied FOIA in a manner that leads to an irrational result. Published by Connecticut Superior Court in New Britain ; Publication Date: August 07, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/FOIA_Brief.pdf

Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Perceptions of Residents to be served by Family Centers Residents living in the seven communities to be served by Family Centers supported by the Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving were surveyed in March, 2002. A total of 1,208 residents were interviewed from households where at least one child eight years old or younger was living. Based on the success of the original Brighter Futures Initiative and the continuing needs of Hartford children, the Foundation, in 2000, committed an additional $15 million over the next 10 years to finance projects and system-wide reform efforts that support young children and their families. To achieve its goals, the Brighter Futures Initiative focuses on four areas: family support and parent education, child care and early childhood education, child and maternal health, and the early grades of school. Family Centers, in partnership with community agencies, provide community-based programs for children and families in seven Hartford neighborhoods. These programs support parents in their own growth and development, their understanding of their child's development, and help families prepare their children for school success. Published by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving ; Publication Date: April 2002
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/brighter_futures.pdf

Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenges in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic: 2010 -2011 Annual Update American leaders in education, government, nonprofits and business have awakened to the individual, social and economic costs of the dropout crisis and are working together to solve it. This report documents that “dropout factories” — those high schools that graduate 60 percent or less of their students — has declined to 1,634 nationwide. This report is the first in a series of annual updates that will be provided through 2020. This year, all states, districts, and schools are required by law to calculate high school graduation rates according to a common formula and reporting standards. One of the findings in this report is that in Connecticut the number of high schools defined as “Drop Out Factories” declined from 14 to 1 between 2008 and 2009. (PDF document, 36 pages) Published by Civic Enterprises ; Publication Date: March 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/building-a-grad-nation.pdf

Building an Americanization Movement for the Twenty-first Century The Task Force on New Americans is an interagency effort to help immigrants embrace the common core of American civic culture, learn our common language, and fully become Americans. As a result of roundtable discussions, site visits, and the collective experience and research of Task Force members, the Task Force on New Americans recommends strengthening assimilation efforts across the nation and among all sectors of society. The report mentions The American Place (TAP), a program of the Hartford Public Library, as a model. (PDF document, 80 pages) Published by Task Force on New Americans, US Department of Homeland Security ; Publication Date: December 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Immigrants/americanization.pdf

Building Assets & Financial Security: Mapping Opportunities in Hartford The Connecticut Association for Human Services created this guide in an effort to increase access and awareness of existing community programs that help families save and invest money. Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services, Inc. ; Publication Date: 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/BuildingAssets_Hartford.pdf

Building Bridges: From Conviction to Employment A Proposal to Reinvest Corrections Savings in an Employment Initiative. This study was commissioned by Representative William Dyson, Chair, Appropriations Committee, CT General Assembly to consider options to improve employment rates among people released from prison and jail. State Representative Bill Dyson has been serving the members of the 94th Assembly District (New Haven) in the House of Representatives since 1976, and he is currently House Chair of the appropriations Committee. The report is authored by James Austin, Director, Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections at George Washington University, and Michael P. Jacobson, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Data provided by the Department of Corrections, the Court Support Services Division and other government organizations. Published by Council of State Governments Criminal Justice Programs ; Publication Date: January 15, 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/report-2-28.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut General Assembly: Representative William Dyson: Prison Overcrowding Issues ; Connecticut General Assembly: House Bill #5211: An Act Concerning Prison Overcrowding

Building Bridges: From Conviction to Employment ONE YEAR LATER A Proposal to Reinvest Corrections Savings in an Employment Initiative. This is a follow-up report to the study commissioned by Representative William Dyson, Chair, Appropriations Committee, CT General Assembly to consider options to improve employment rates among people released from prison and jail. State Representative Bill Dyson has been serving the members of the 94th Assembly District (New Haven) in the House of Representatives since 1976, and he is currently House Chair of the appropriations Committee. The report is authored by James Austin, Director, Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections at George Washington University, and Michael P. Jacobson, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Data provided by the Department of Corrections Published by Council of State Governments Criminal Justice Programs ; Publication Date: February 18, 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/building_bridges_report_update.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut General Assembly: Representative William Dyson: Prison Overcrowding Issues ; Connecticut General Assembly: House Bill #5211: An Act Concerning Prison Overcrowding

Building for the Future: Foundations for a Springfield Comprehensive Growth Strategy This report analyzes the city’s social and economic conditions of Springfield, MA as they relate to future growth and development. To provide useful context, in addition to comparing Springfield with national averages, the city is contrasted with 16 peer cities such as Hartford, CT. The peer cities are similarly sized communities located in the Northeast and Midwest, regions where the same fundamental forces, such as higher labor costs, cooler climates, and a shortage of developable urban land, limit growth. The report includes quite a bit of information about Hartford. (PDF document, 60 pages) Published by Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth ; Publication Date: June 30, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Region/building_for_the_future_report.pdf

Calculating how much it costs for families to be self-sufficient The Economic Policy Institute has an online Basic Family Budget Calculator. It is calculated for specific metro areas within all states. Currently the data is for 1999, will be updating it soon. Published by Economic Policy Institute ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_2005.asp

Campaign Finance Reform: Money and Politics in Connecticut and the Nation Video A video of the March 15, 2010 community program, Campaign Finance Reform: Money and Politics in Connecticut and the Nation, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 15, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_15_2010.asp

Can You Hear Me Now? A Discussion on Hartford's Noise Ordinance Video A video of the February 19, 2008 community program, Can You Hear Me Now? A Discussion on Hartford's Noise Ordinance, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: February 19, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_02_19_2008.asp

Capital and Major Campaigns in Greater Hartford 2008 Report In this document, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy has compiled information on major and capital fundraising campaigns that are either in Greater Hartford or will be approaching Greater Hartford grantmakers for philanthropic dollars. The report not only provides grantmakers with a picture of what the major development needs are or will be in the community, but also provides an overview for nonprofit organizations contemplating a major campaign. (PDF document, 20 pages) Published by Connecticut Council for Philanthropy ; Publication Date: January 15, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/2008_HTFD_Cap_Report.pdf

Capital City Economic Development Authority The Capital City Economic Development Authority's web site contains information and graphics on several downtown development projects that the CCEDA is involved in. The Capital City Economic Development Authority is a quasi-public state agency created in 1998 to manage state investment in the revitalization of Hartford. In conjunction with the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Public Works, CCEDA oversees construction of the Connecticut Convention Center. CCEDA funded the construction of the University of Connecticut stadium at Rentschler Field, the new downtown campus of Capital City Community College and several downtown housing projects. Published by Capital City Economic Development Authority
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/cceda.asp

Capitol Region Transportation Plan This plan outlines a comprehensive program for improving our transportation system to meet travel needs through the year 2030. It is a systems level plan that provides general policy guidance. It defines the Region's greatest needs, identifies which problems are the Region's highest priority, and outlines how the Region should spend its limited capital funds. (PDF document: 68 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) ; Publication Date: March 23, 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_032304.asp Related Link(s): Transportation Improvement Program

CCJEF Update The premier issue of a newsletter of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding. The newsletter is aimed at keeping the growing membership of CCJEF abreast of coalition developments. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding ; Publication Date: May 15, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/CCJEF_May_15_07.pdf

CCM Analysis of Adopted State Budget for FY 06-07 An analysis of the Connecticut FY 06-07 State Budget by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), which focuses on the impact on municipalities, summary of general government aid, summary of education aid, and bonding. (PDF document, 20 pages) Published by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities ; Publication Date: May 15, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/budget_analysis_fy06-07_final.pdf

Census of the Homeless and Supportive Housing Populations of Hartford, Connecticut, 2005 This 2005 point-in-time census of the homeless and supportive housing populations is an enumeration of all individuals and families staying in shelters, transitional housing, supportive housing, and on the street on a specified evening in Hartford, Connecticut in order to obtain an unduplicated count of the homeless population. The study was sponsored by the City of Hartford in collaboration with Hartford Continuum of Care, the Community Renewal Team, Inc. and Hartford Hospital. (PDF File, 26 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Hartford Continuum of Care, CRT, Hartford Hospital ; Publication Date: July 25, 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/homelessassessRpt05.pdf Related Link(s): Department of Housing and Urban Development

Census of the Homeless and Supportive Housing Populations of Hartford, Connecticut, 2006 This 2006 point-in-time census of the homeless and supportive housing populations is an enumeration of all individuals and families staying in shelters, transitional housing, supportive housing, and on the street on a specified evening in Hartford, Connecticut in order to obtain an unduplicated count of the homeless population. The study was sponsored by the City of Hartford in collaboration with Hartford Continuum of Care, the Community Renewal Team, Inc. and Hartford Hospital. (PDF File, 33 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Hartford Continuum of Care, CRT, Hartford Hospital ; Publication Date: September 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/HomelessAssessRpt06.pdf Related Link(s): Department of Housing and Urban Development

Center for Urban Education This press release announces the new Connecticut Urban Education Initiative which provides a new systemic approach to raising student achievement in urban schools. The central hub of the effort is the establishment of a new Center for Urban Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. It, along with outreach centers proposed for UConn’s branch campuses in Hartford, Waterbury, Groton, and Stamford would provide a range of “center services” enabling urban districts to integrate research-based, best practices into their classrooms. Published by University of Connecticut Neag School of Education ; Publication Date: March 7, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Urban_Initiative.pdf

Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages This report uses data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 1990 Decennial Census and the 2000 Decennial Census to investigate demographic and socioeconomic changes in the State of Connecticut between 1990 and 2000. The report focuses on age, race, income, educational attainment, home ownership, and the prevalence of poverty. Published by UCONN Center for Population Research ; Publication Date: October 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_10_2003.asp Related Link(s): Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages: DataSets ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticut's ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticut's: Datasets

Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticuts This report provides a detailed and more representative description of Connecticut demographics at the town level. Each town has been assigned to one of five town groups which reflect separate and distinct Connecticut's. Published by UCONN Center for Population Research ; Publication Date: May 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_05_2004.asp Related Link(s): Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990 to 2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticuts: DataSets ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages - 1990-2000: DataSets

Charter Reform 101 Video A video of the July 24, 2008 community program, Charter Reform 101, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 24, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_24_2008.asp

Chasing the American Dream: : Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession This report includes the results of a survey of graduates from four-year colleges and universities from the classes of 2006 through 2011. It documents the difficulties young people encountered as they entered a turbulent labor market and recession. (PDF document, 66 pages) Published by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ; Publication Date: May 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/Chasing_American_Dream_Report.pdf

Child Poverty Council Initial Plan The Child Poverty Council, established by the Connecticut Legislature in 2004, is charged with recommending strategies to reduce child poverty by fifty percent within ten years. The report contains an inventory of current programs and 67 recommendations for consideration by the executive and legislative branch. (PDF file - 141 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management ; Publication Date: January 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_01_2005.asp Related Link(s): Fighting Child Poverty

Child Trends Databank The Child Trends DataBank is a popular source for the latest national trends and research on over 80 key indicators of child and youth well-being, with new indicators added each month. The databank delivers continuously updated trend data with the latest national estimates for all indicators, plain language reporting on trends and population subgroup differences, color graphics and tables that can be downloaded directly into reports and presentations, PDF files for each indicator, and links that provide access to additional information available for each indicator including state, local, and international estimates. The web site is provided by Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children. Published by Child Trends
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/child_trends.asp

Childhood Obesity in Connecticut This is a fact sheet about childhood obesity in Connecticut. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Connecticut Department of Public Health ; Publication Date: Fall 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/chob_fact_sheet_fall2012.pdf

Children Left Behind: How Metropolitan Areas Are Failing America's Children A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health scores the living conditions experienced by children in the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. It reveals a consistently bleak picture for black and Hispanic children compared to white and Asian children and suggests approaches to address some of the factors behind whether or not a child thrives. Published by Harvard School of Public Health ; Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/children_left_behind_final_report.pdf

Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation In this report, an analysis shows that high school graduation rates are 15 percentage points lower in the nation’s urban schools when compared with those located in the suburbs. Results show that graduation rates are considerably lower in the nation’s largest cities than they are in the average urban locale. The average graduation rate in the 50 largest U.S. cities is 52%. Although Hartford is not included in this report, using a similar method of calculation, Hartford’s graduation rate is 29%, as reported by the Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski for the 2005-2006 school year. Published by America’s Promise Alliance ; Publication Date: April 1, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CitiesInCrisis.pdf

Citizens Network The mission of the Network is to create a broad-based, non-partisan, diverse grassroots citizens organization, drawing together persons from every town in the Capitol Region to address collaboratively regional issues, problems, challenges, and opportunities. The web site includes information about the "Financing Local Education" Study Committee, contact information for Steering Committee Members, meeting minutes and agendas. Published by The Citizens Network ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Region/wsd_2005_a.asp

City Council Candidates Forum Video - October 5, 2011 A video of the October 5, 2011 community program, City Council Candidates Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 5, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_05_2011.asp

City Government Working for You!, April 2010 A newsletter about city services, Census 2010, and the Plan of Conservation and Development (One City, One Plan), provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: April 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_Apr_10.pdf

City Government Working for You!, February 2010 A newsletter about city services, public safety, the city budget, and help for Haiti, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: February 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_Feb_10.pdf

City Government Working for You!, June 2010 A newsletter about city services, tax rate and city budget, and city farmers' markets, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: June 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_Jun_10.pdf

City Government Working for You!, March 2010 A newsletter about city services, health inequities, and youth/police initiatives, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: March 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_Mar_10.pdf

City Government Working for You!, May 2010 A newsletter about city services, summer programs, the city budget, youth initiatives, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: May 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_May_10.pdf

City Government Working for You, December 2009 A newsletter about city services and Hartford Public Schools from the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: December 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/city_gov_working_for_you_Dec_09.pdf

City Government Working for You, January 2010 A newsletter about city services and Hartford Public Schools from the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: January 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/city_gov_working_for_you_Jan_10.pdf

City Government Working for You, May 2012 A newsletter about city services, family health services and Hartford parks from the office of Mayor Pedro Segarra. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: May 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_Mar_12.pdf

City Government Working for You, November 2009 A newsletter about city services and Hartford Public Schools from the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: November 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/city_gov_working_for_you_Nov_09.pdf

City Government Working for You, October 2010 A newsletter about Mayor Pedro Segarra's accomplishments in his First 100 Days, including the Week of the Parks, and the opening of the Parker Memorial Community Center. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: October 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/CityGovWorkingForYou_Oct_10.pdf

City Government Working for You, Spring 2012 A newsletter about city services, the city budget and taxes, and public safety and crime from the office of Mayor Pedro Segarra. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: April 4, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_gov_working_for_you_Apr_12.pdf

City Government, Working for You July/August 2010 A newsletter about city services from the office of Mayor Pedro Segarra. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/CityGovWorkingForYou_Jul2010.pdf

City of Hartford Activity Nodes A map of Hartford showing the locations of activity (e.g. retail, commercial, arts and culture, recreation). (PDF document, 1 page.) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/ActivityNodes18May2006.pdf

City of Hartford Adopted Budget '09 - '10 The 2009 - 2010 Adopted Budget of the City of Hartford. It is presented in parts for easier viewing. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_adopted_budget_09-10.asp

City of Hartford Auditor's Report on Purchasing Cards At the request of the City of Hartford Court of Common Council, the city auditor completed an examination in April 2013 of the Procurement Card Program of the City of Hartford. The purpose of the examination was to evaluate and test internal accounting and operating controls, the accuracy and propriety of transactions processed, the degree of compliance with established operating policy and procedures, and to recommend improvements where required. (PDF document, 11 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: May 3, 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/final-report-_city_-pcard_audit_april-2013_1314.pdf

City of Hartford Capital Improvement Plan 2009/2010 - 2018/2019 The proposed the ten-year City of Hartford Capital Improvement Plan is presented in to parts: a budget and a description. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_032309.asp

City of Hartford Completed Development Projects 1999 - 2006 A map of Hartford showing the locations of development projects completed from 1999 to 2006. (PDF document, 1 page.) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/Completed2006.pdf

City of Hartford Elected Officials Contact Information A map which shows the elected officials of Hartford, the neighborhoods they represent and their contact information. Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: March 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/elected_officials_map.asp

City of Hartford Emergency and Non-Emergency Resource Card for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Other Services A card which summarizes emergency and non-emergency mental health, substance abuse and other services available in Hartford. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by North Central Regional Mental Health Board ; Publication Date: January 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/Hartford_Emergency_Resource_Card.pdf

City of Hartford Historic Districts and Individual Historic Properties Map A map of local, state, and national historic districts and properties in Hartford as of March, 2007. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by City of Hartford, Planning Division, Department of Development Services ; Publication Date: March 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/History/historic_district_map.pdf

City of Hartford Letter of Interest for Greening America's Capitals Program The City of Hartford has submitted a letter of interest in the Greening America's Capitals program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, outlining the Capitol Avenue Visioning Project. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 22, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/GAC_Hartford Application.pdf

City of Hartford Neighborhood Stabilization Program Local Action Plan The current foreclosure crisis has affected every neighborhood in the City of Hartford and has had a profound effect on the lives of countless citizens. The nature of Hartford’s housing stock, coupled with the state’s lowest homeownership rate of 24.6%, magnify the crisis. The City’s primary programmatic approach is to support the efforts of the last eight years, by focusing Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to create diverse homeownership opportunities. This document outlines guiding principles on how to best maximize the opportunities presented in the NSP in Hartford. (PDF document, 68 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Department of Development Services
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/Neighborhood_Stabilization_Action_Plan.pdf

City of Hartford Overview of the Mayor's Recommended Budget, Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Mayor Perez outlines his 2005-06 budget in this document handed out at community meetings. (PDF document, 17 pages). Published by Office of the Mayor, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: April 27, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/MayorBudgetRec06-07.pdf

City of Hartford Parks System Hartford is not only blessed with the first municipal park (Bushnell Park, 1854) and first municipal rose garden (Elizabeth Park, 1904) in America, it also boasts an unrivaled legacy of parks and boulevards that span several decades of involvement of all three Olmsteds (Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., John Charles Olmsted), ranging from small-scale squares and greens (Barnard Park, c1865) to large-scale municipal works such as Keney Park (1896), the 693-acre career capstone of Charles Eliot's tenure with the Olmsted office.Today, funding and maintenance are critical issues that threaten these historic landscape resources. Published by The Cultural Landscape
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/wsd_012910.asp

City of Hartford Police Department Neighborhood Policing Plan Describes elements of new Neighborhood District Policing. District Maps (PowerPoint). (PDF file; 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Crime/neighd_policing.asp Related Link(s): Neighborhood Policing Plan (Spanish) ; District Map (PowerPoint) ; New Community Policing Model is Tough on Crime

City of Hartford Proposed Development Projects - Public and Private May 2006 A map of Hartford showing the locations of proposed development project, both public and private as of May 2006. (PDF document, 1 page.) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/Metro_Hartford_Alliance_Proposed_20061.pdf

City of Hartford Recommended Budget 2009 - 2010 The City of Hartford”s Recommended Budget for 2009 to 2010, as proposed by Mayor Eddie A. Perez, is presented here in parts for easy viewing. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_proposed_budget_09.asp

City of Hartford Recommended Budget 2010 -2011 The City of Hartford”s Recommended Budget for 2010 to 2011, as proposed by Mayor Eddie A. Perez, is presented here in parts for easy viewing. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: April 19, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_proposed_budget_10.asp

City of Hartford Streetscapes Projects May 2006 A map of Hartford showing the locations of streetscape projects as of May 2006. (PDF document, 1 page.) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/Streetscapes52006.pdf

City of Hartford Tax Exempt Property Map Fall 2005 A map of the city of Hartford showing tax exempt property based on Assessor's records as of October 2005. (PDF document, 1 page). Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: October 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/Tax_Exempt_Property_Fall_2005.pdf

City of Hartford Transportation System May 2006 A map of Hartford showing the transportation routes - roads, highways, railroads, streets. (PDF document, 1 page.) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/CityOfHtfdTransportationMay2006.pdf

City of Hartford Voting Places This website includes a street-by-street directory of voting districts in the city of Hartford, the locations of polling places including maps, and a map of the city of Hartford voting districts in pdf format. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_2006.asp

City of Hartford Web Site The City of Hartford is a comprehensive resource for the public. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Government/hartfordcity_site.asp

City of Hartford Year-End Budget Presentation, FY 08-09 A final report on the FY 08-09 city budget. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 27, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/FY08-09_Year_End_Presentation.pdf

City of Hartford, 311 Open and Closed Cases An interactive map that shows open and closed cases from the 3-1-1 system in the City of Hartford. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/wsd_11_2010.asp

City of Hartford, Committee of the Whole, FY 10-11 Budget Workshop, January 28, 2010 The recent meeting of the Hartford Committee of the Whole (i.e., the Hartford City Council) with Mayor Eddie A. Perez focused on incoming monies to help build a framework for the upcoming budget. In recent years, revenues have lagged compared to expenditures and the challenge for the FY 2010-2011 budget is an approximate $40 million gap. This cooperative effort--- facilitated by Leadership Greater Hartford--- is a continuation of a 90-day process to build a consensus budget to be presented at public hearings. (PDF Document, 18 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: January 28, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/COW_FY_10-11_Budget_Workshop.pdf

City of Hartford, Department of Development Services, Project Updates This report is an update on the various planning and development projects undertaken by the City of Hartford Department of Development Services. (PDF document, 73 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Department of Development Services ; Publication Date: January 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/DowntownDevelopment/Project_Updates-January_2013.pdf

City of Hartford, Department of Health and Human Services, Critical Health Indicators This document represents the Hartford Health and Human Services Department’s effort to present the health status of Hartford residents in 2009. Published by City of Hartford, Department of Health and Human Services ; Publication Date: 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/HHS_2009_Critical_Health_Indicators.pdf

City of Hartford, Governing for Results A presentation made at a Community Program at the Hartford Public Library on February 26, 2009 by representatives of the city of Hartford. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/CityBudgetPresentation.pdf

City of Hartford, Senatorial, Assembly and Voting Districts A map showing the City of Hartford Senatorial, Assembly and Voting Districts and polling locations. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Democracy/District_map.pdf

City of Hartford: Proposed Parking Concession The City of Hartford is considering putting the operation of parking facilities and on-street parking out to bid. This presentation is one of a series as public input on such a plan is sought. (PDF document, 40 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: November 16, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/ParkingConcession_11_16_10_presentation.pdf

City of Hartford: The Neighborhood Conditions Report This document is a report from the City of Hartford on its efforts to fight blight in the City. It includes descriptions and summaries of the activities to rehabilitate or clear blighted properties as of June 30, 2011. (PDF document, 75 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: June 30, 1011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/antiblightpropertyupdate063011.pdf

Civil Legal Needs Among Low-Income Households in Connecticut The Connecticut Bar Foundation commissioned the University of Connecticut's Center for Survey Research and Analysis to conduct a statistically sound telephone survey of the civil law needs of low-income households in Connecticut. The survey was conducted from November 8 through December 13, 2002. The survey's two most important lessons are (1) that there is a huge unmet need for civil legal aid in Connecticut, and (2) that the legal aid agencies in our state, although they experience very high levels of active demand for their services, have low visibility within their population of potential clients. PDF document; 32 pages. Published by Connecticut Bar Foundation ; Publication Date: April 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/legalissues/ctbf_final_report.pdf Related Link(s): CBF Press Release ; CBF Statement

Civil Liberties and the Presidential Election Video A video of the October 16, 2008 community program, Civil Liberties and the Presidential Election, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 16, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_16_2008.asp

CLIKS Online Data County-City-Community Level Information on Kids. This website brings together data on the well-being of children collected by KIDS COUNT grantees from state and local sources. The system allows users to access state-specific inventories of data from local sources, such as health departments, human services agencies, and schools. The content of state pages is determined by a participating KIDS COUNT partner using data from local jurisdictions. Generate reports like state and regional profiles, graphs, maps, and rankings, or download raw data; Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/cliks_data.asp

Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge Part II: The Local Picture This program, held on February 26, 2009, was the second in a series of workshops designed to help Hartford residents and businesses understand how the current financial crisis is affecting Hartford's budget planning process. In this session, members of Mayor Perez's staff gave a powerpoint presentation about critical issues related to the budget, the expected revenue picture, guidelines for decision-making, and anticipated impacts on City services. A video of the program may also be accessed through this page. Published by HartfordInfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_022609.asp

Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part I: The Big Picture Video A video of the February 4, 2009 community program, Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part I: The Big Picture, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: February 4, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_02_04_2009.asp

Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part I: The Big Picture Video A video of the February 4, 2009 community program, Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part I: The Big Picture, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: February 4, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_02_04_2009.asp

Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part II: The Local Picture Video A video of the February 26, 2009 community program, Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part II: The Local Picture , which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_02_26_2009.asp

Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part III: A Complicated Picture Video A video of the March 11, 2009 community program, Climb Every Mountain: Hartford's Budget Challenge, Part III: A Complicated Picture , which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 11, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_11_2009.asp

Closing the Achievement Gap: Early Reading Success and Connecticut’s Economic Future This report provides a close look at what we want children to know and be able to do as young readers and as members of Connecticut’s future workforce. In order to close the gap, state policymakers, school administrators, teachers, and parents must work together to implement coherent educational policies and practices. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: September 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CAHS_ClosingGap.pdf

Coltsville National Park Visitor Experience Study This study describes the Places, People, and Partners associated with the effort to create a National Park in the National Historic Landmark District in Hartford, Connecticut, known as Coltsville. (PDF document, 61 pages) Published by Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation ; Publication Date: December, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/history/Coltsville_Visitor_Experience_Study.pdf

Coltsville Special Resource Study The National Park Service is undertaking a special resource study of the Coltsville Industrial Historic District to determine the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of making it a part of the national park system. Published by The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/DowntownDevelopment/coltsville_study.asp

Coltsville Special Resource Study, November 2009 The Coltsville Special Resource Study concludes in this report that the Coltsville Historic District NHL meets the criteria for national significance and suitability. Because of difficulty with accessing the interior and various ownership issues, the study team was unable to conclude that the historic district meets the criteria as a feasible addition to the National Park System. The study also was unable to to determine that a need for National Park Service management exists. (PDF document, 84 pages) Published by U.S. National Park Service ; Publication Date: November 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/history/final_coltsville_report.pdf

Coltsville Special Resource Study, Public Meeting Presentation, December 14, 2009 A public presentation by the National Park Service made on December 14, 2009, which describes the process of the Coltsville Special Resource Study, and which solicits public comment. (PDF document, 13 pages) Published by U.S. National Park Service ; Publication Date: December 14, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/history/Coltsville_Spec_Resource_Study.pdf

Comeback Cities or the New Melting Pots: Explorations into the Changing Large Cities of New England A report on the health of New England's 50 largest cities from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy . Using data from 1980 to 2000, the paper groups cities into three categories: "comeback cities," which have enjoyed sustained growth and economic vitality; "failed comeback cities," whose growth was short-lived; and cities in decline. According to the report, some cities are rebounding with the help of a strong immigrant population. Published by Lincoln Institute for Land Policy ; Publication Date: October 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Region/wsd_10_2006.asp

Coming Home to Hartford: Interim Report of the Mayor's Homeownership Task Force The Hartford Homeownership Task Force identifies numerous specific recommendations and six major goals in this interim report. The Task Force was formed in March of 2002 by Mayor Eddie Perez to develop a strategy and recommendations to increase the homeownership rate in Hartford from 25% to 30% over the next five years. Hartford has the lowest homeownership rate in Connecticut, and the lowest rate in the nation for a city of its size. The Mayor's homeownership initiative has evolved into the Rising Star Block Initiative; Published by City of Hartford; Office of Grants Management ; Publication Date: September 2002
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/HomeOwnership/wsd_09_2002.asp Related Link(s): City of Hartford ; Neighborhoods of Hartford ; Hartford Public Library: Hartford is Home

Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System Annual Report African-Americans and Hispanics / Latinos in Connecticut are disproportionably involved in the criminal justice system. In 2003 the Commission undertook four studies to garner further knowledge regarding how actions taken in the pre-arrest, pre-trial, trial and sentencing phases contribute to the proportion of African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics comprising the pretrial and sentenced population of correctional facilities. These four studies -- a survey of police departments regarding use of alternatives to arrest, an analysis of pretrial data, an analysis of juries, and an analysis of sentencing data -- provide insight into points in the system where disparity can occur. Recommendations include encouraging an increase in the numbers of minority employees visible at all levels of the criminal justice system. Published by Justice Education Center ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/LegalIssues/RedReport.pdf

Common Ground - Supportive Housing Common Ground is a New York-based organization that is working on a supportive housing project in Hartford at 410 Asylum Street. Supportive housing provides apartments and social services for low income residents. Common Ground's web site includes a FAQ page on the Hartford project, more information about supportive housing and successful projects in New York. Published by Common Ground
Document Link: http://www.commonground.org/replication/FAQ_conn.asp

Common Ground, Inc. and the Former Swift Factory Site: Potential for a Community Land Trust in Hartford This thesis, written by Heather Brandon for the Master of Arts in Public Policy, Trinity College, Hartford, suggests various organizational models for the redevelopment of the former Swift factory, a vacant building on 2.6 acres in the Northeast Hartford neighborhood . (PDF document, 73 pages) Published by Trinity College, Hartford, CT ; Publication Date: May 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/Heather_Brandon_thesis.pdf

Community Court Newsletter, Fall 2010 The Fall 2010 Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a celebration of their 12 year anniversary and the more than 340,000 hours of commmunity service that has been performed. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: December 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/10CommCourt_Fall_News.pdf

Community Court Newsletter, Fall 2011 The Spring Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a description of Access to Recover (ATR) III that provides assistance to people in recovery from alcohol and other drug use, as well as other services of the court. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: November 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/2011_COMMCourtFallNewsletter.pdf

Community Court Newsletter, Spring 2007 The Spring Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a description of a visit by Hartford Police Department's Community Service Officers to the court. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: March 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/2007_COMMCourtSpringNewsletter.pdf

Community Court Newsletter, Spring 2009 The Spring 2009 Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a discussion of the recent national recognition of Community Court. The Court was named one of three mentor court sites by the U.S. department of Justice. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/09CommCourt_springNews.pdf

Community Court Newsletter, Summer 2010 The Summer 2010 Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes an announcement of the return of a DSS case worker to the court, an award for Judge Norko, and the work of AIDS Project Hartford. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: July 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/10CommCourt_SummerNews.pdf

Community Court Newsletter, Winter 2010 The Winter 2010 Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a summary of the activites of the court in 2009. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: March 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/wsd_030110.asp

Community Development Block Grant Community Meetings, Fiscal Year 2011-2012 A pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation made at the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) community meeting held at the Hartford Public Library on December 15, 2010. (PDF document 21 pages) Published by City of Hartford Department of Development Services Division of Grants Management ; Publication Date: December 15, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/CDBG_Community_Meeting_Presentation.pdf

Community Dialogue Action Forum Video A video of the May 15, 2012 community program, Community Dialogue Action Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: May 15, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_05_15_2012.asp

Community Dialogue Action Group Update Video A video of the program, Community Dialogue Action Group Update, held on December 4, 2012 at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_12_04_2012.asp

Community Food Security in Connecticut The 2012 Community Food Security in Connecticut: An Evaluation and Ranking of 169 Towns focuses on a town-level assessment of community food security in Connecticut. Published by University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources ; Publication Date: April 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/wsd_043013.asp

Community Food Security in Connecticut: An Evaluation and Ranking of 169 Towns A cooperative effort of Connecticut Food Policy Council, University of Connecticut and Hartford Food System, this study uses town-level data to measure community food security based on 38 different indicators falling within 6 categories for the 169 towns and cities in Connecticut. Community food security means the development and enhancement of sustainable, community-based strategies to improve access of low-income households to healthful nutritious food, to increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs and to promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm and nutrition issues. (PDF File, 16 pages). Published by Hartford Food System ; Publication Date: September 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/CommunityFoodSecurity.pdf

Community Health Data Scan For Connecticut The Community Health Data Scan for Connecticut was developed by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CHF). The Data Scan reports quantitative data on the social characteristics, health and well-being of Connecticut’s residents gathered from a variety of sources at the federal, state and town levels, as well as from non-governmental sources. (PDF file, 266 pages) Published by Connecticut Health Foundation ; Publication Date: March 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/CT_Health_Scan.pdf

Community Partners in Action Community Partners in Action, Inc., is a non-profit criminal rehabilitation organization building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity, and restoration for people affected by the Criminal Justice System. The web site includes information on current and past programs like alternative incarceration, transitional housing, day incarceration, young offender, work release, resettlement, substance abuse and mental health, juvenile detention center for girls, fatherhood, education, HIV/AIDS, and ECHO (Education Can Help Outcomes). Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/wsd_2005.asp

Comparison of Existing Anti-Blight Ordinance with Amendments Adopted by Council March 24, 2008 & June 9, 2008 A table which compares the existing Hartford anti-blight ordinance with the amended version, and which includes an explanation of the rationale for the changes. (PDF document, 9 pages) Published by Hartford 2000 ; Publication Date: June 09, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/anti-blight_chart.pdf

Complaint Filed by the State of Connecticut Against the Federal Government Over Unfunded Mandates Under the NCLB Act The complaint filed in U.S. District Court against the U.S. government concerning unfunded mandates under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The state alleges that it has requested waivers from meeting the requirements of the act, and that the requests have been denied. (PDF File, 29 pages) Publication Date: August 22, 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/complaint.pdf

Comprehensive Communities Partnership (CCP) Project Background In 1994 the City of Hartford was invited by the Department of Justice to design a program to combat the crisis created by drug related violence and the attendant economic implosion of the city's neighborhoods. This new initiative, called the Comprehensive Communities Partnership (CCP), was a three pronged effort involving departments in the City of Hartford, the Police Department and the community. Published by Comprehensive Communities Partnership
Document Link: /issues/wsd/neighborhoods/CCP_Background.pdf

Confronting the Cap: Modeling the Impact of Two Changes to Connecticut's Spending Cap As Connecticut lawmakers continue to formulate the FY 2014-2015 biennial budget, the state’s statutory expenditure cap looms large. The flawed and highly restrictive rules under which the spending cap currently operates continue to create problems for responsible planning, the stability of the state budget, and maintaining investments that are crucial to families and the state’s quality of life. This report discusses the cap and its consequences. (PDF document, 7 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: May 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/bud13spendcapreform1.pdf

ConnCAN School and District Report Cards This website provides report cards on all 1,000 Connecticut Schools and 160+ school districts. It provides profiles, performance information and rankings for schools and districts. Published by ConnCAN
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/wsd_012910.asp

ConnCan: Great Schools for All The website of ConnCan, an outreach, education, and research organization with an active member network of parents, teachers, students, and business and community leaders across Connecticut. Its goal is to provide every child with a great public school, thereby closing the achievement gap between rich and poor students. Published by ConnCan
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/conncan.asp

Connecticut Academic Performance Test, Spring 2007 Results, Hartford Public Schools The 2007 preliminary results for the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) given to 10th graders in the Hartford Public Schools are presented in this .pdf version of a Powerpoint presentation. The three schools with the most significant overall gains are University High School of Science & Engineering, Capital Preparatory Magnet School, and Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School. (PDF document, 13 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: August 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CAPT_2007.pdf

Connecticut Board of Pardons and Parole The Board of Pardons and Paroles is an autonomous panel with administrative support provided by the Department of Correction. The Board possesses discretionary authority to grant pardons for criminal convictions and to place appropriate offenders in the community under supervision as a means of supporting their successful reintegration into law abiding society. Published by Connecticut Department of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Paroles
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/board_of_pardons_parole.asp

Connecticut Capitol Region Home Sales Price Report; July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004 Presents residential sales price data and analysis for the 2004 fiscal year (all years listed are fiscal years from July 1 to June 30). (PDF document; 22 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: October 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_10_2004.asp

Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice The mission of Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice is to protect urban environments primarily in Connecticut through educating communities, through promoting changes in local, state, and national policy, and through promoting individual, corporate and governmental responsibility towards our environment. The web site includes information on the Coalition's 2005 Legislative Agenda, and the Hartford arm of the organization, the Hartford Environmental Justice Network, or HEJN. Users can sign up for e-mail notifications, and receive information on meetings & training sessions. Published by Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/wsd_2004_c.asp

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness - 2005 Shelter Listing A listing of Connecticut homeless shelters developed by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. (PDF file, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/ShelterListing2005.pdf

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness - 2005 Transitional Living Listing A listing of Connecticut Transitional Living programs developed by the Connecticut Coalition to end Homelessness. (PDF file, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/TransitionalLiving2005.pdf

Connecticut Counts 2007: Point-in-Time Homeless Count Final Report On January 30, 2007 communities across Connecticut conducted their first statewide count of homeless individuals and families. CT Counts 2007 was an historic effort that brought together non-profits, local and state government agencies, and hundreds of concerned citizens from every region of the state to gather critical data. The data will be used to inform efforts to end homelessness in Connecticut and to help service providers and policy makers to better understand the needs of homeless people. (PDF document, 170 pages) Published by Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ; Publication Date: 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Homelessness/pointintimereport07.pdf Related Link(s): Corporation for Supportive Housing ; Reaching Home Campaign - Partnership for Strong Communities

Connecticut Counts 2008: Point-in-Time Homeless Count Final Report On January 30, 2008 communities across Connecticut conducted their second statewide count of homeless individuals and families. (PDF document, 188 pages) Published by Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ; Publication Date: July 25, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/pointintimereport08.pdf Related Link(s): Corporation for Supportive Housing ; Reaching Home Campaign - Partnership for Strong Communities

Connecticut Counts 2009: Point-in-Time Homeless Count Abridged Final Report On January 28, 2009, communities across Connecticut conducted their statewide count of homeless individuals and families. CT Counts 2009 was an effort that brought together non-profits, local and state government agencies, and hundreds of concerned citizens from every region of the state to gather critical data. The data will be used to inform efforts to end homelessness in Connecticut and to help service providers and policy makers to better understand the needs of homeless people. Published by Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ; Publication Date: August 18, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/wsd_090109.asp

Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report 2012 In November 2010, Governor Dannel Malloy was elected on a platform that included a strong commitment to early care and education. That spring, he and the legislature passed the FY 12-13 budget, which was careful to preserve most early care and education programs. This report looks at the amount of spending on early care and education, the number of children served, which children are being served, and the quality of those services in FY 12 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012), the first full fiscal year of Governor Malloy’s administration. (PDF document, 96 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: May 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/CTEarlyCareandEducProgressRpt2012.pdf

Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report, 2009 This report seeks to answer the questions: What has Connecticut done thus far to address the need for quality early child care and education; and are Connecticut’s efforts improving children’s readiness for school? (PDF document, 48 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/EarlyChildhoodProgress09.pdf

Connecticut Economic Outlook, August 2009, No Jobs Recovery? In this report, economists from the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis suggests that the reasonably strong national economic growth created by the federal stimulus package is insufficient to generate new jobs in Connecticut through the forecast period, which ends in the second quarter of 2011. (PDF document, 7 pages) Published by Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis ; Publication Date: August 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Employment/wsd_083109.asp

Connecticut Economic Outlook, February 2010, No Jobs Recovery! This edition of the Connecticut Economic Outlook suggests that there is a "no jobs" recovery in sight. The state’s economy has undergone a critical structural change as the degree of outsourcing—whether to other states or abroad—has grown quickly for more than a decade; the result is that even strong growth in total output may not translate into rapid improvement in employment. Published by Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis ; Publication Date: February 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/wsd_02_2010.asp

Connecticut Economic Strategic Plan In this document, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has formulated an economic plan to promote Connecticut’s industries and help workers successfully innovate and compete in the global economy. Published by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development ; Publication Date: September 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_102809.asp

Connecticut Education Data and Research This web page connects you to a wide variety of data on education in Connecticut, from Advanced Placement participation to Teacher Salaries. Published by Connecticut State Department of Education
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_csde.asp

Connecticut Equestrian and Exhibition Center Project Ebony Horsewomen have proposed the development of an equestrian center at Keney Park in Hartford. Collected here are a variety of documents, plans, and press coverage of the issue. Published by Hartfordinfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_ebony_horsewomen.asp

Connecticut Exempts Working-Poor Families from the Income Tax This fact sheet reviews Connecticut's income tax thresholds for low-income families in 2006. It contains information on the impact of state income taxes on working-poor and near-poor families, including historical trends. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ; Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/CT_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Connecticut Fiscal Facts This brief finds that sufficient revenues are essential to Connecticut's economic future, that Connecticut's revenues are low to average and have room to grow, that tax cuts funded by a temporary surplus should be rejected, and that tax changes should be evaluated in accordance with National Conference of State Legislature principles for a high quality revenue system. (PDF file, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: February 8, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/fiscal_facts_06.pdf

Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research Report: Sentence Review And Modification This web page provides a summary of the state law on criminal sentence review and modification, including the criteria for reducing sentences; statistics on applications or petitions for review or modification; and a comparison of Connecticut's law to the law in the other New England states. Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Legislative Research ; Publication Date: June 27, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/wsd_062708.asp

Connecticut Health Policy Project The Connecticut Health Policy Project is a non-profit, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to improving access to affordable, quality health care for all Connecticut residents.
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/ct_health_policy.asp

Connecticut History on the Web This web site is devoted to providing history and social studies teachers and their students with materials and lessons on various topics on Connecticut history. Published by Mark Williams, History Teacher, Loomis Chaffee School
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/ct_history_on_web.asp

Connecticut History Online: Photographs, Drawings and Prints about Connecticut History The CHO website currently contains about 14,000 images of photographs, drawings and prints which may be searched or browsed in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject, creator, title and date. Geographical sites may be searched using a Digital Geographic Locator developed by the University of Connecticut's Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC). Descriptions of the images are provided in detailed catalog records. Online learning tools created especially for middle and high school students provide suggestions for interpreting and exploring the database. Additional lesson plans, activities and photo essays designed by teacher advisors and educational consultants will be added in the future. Published by Connecticut Historical Society and others ; Publication Date: 2001
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/wsd_2001.asp

Connecticut History: Connecticut State Library This site contains links to Connecticut history sources by period and topic, as well as the State Library Catalog, Databases and E-Journals. Published by Connecticut State Library ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/wsd_2004_b.asp

Connecticut Housing Costs 2012 In Connecticut for FY 2012, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,226. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities – without paying more than 30% of income on housing – a household must earn $4,088 monthly or $49,051 annually. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by Connecticut Housing Coalition ; Publication Date: 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/CT2.pdf

Connecticut Housing Trust Fund for Economic Growth & Opportunity Web Site State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier has proposed the establishment of a $100 million Housing Trust Fund for Economic Growth & Opportunity that could result in an additional $1.4 billion in private sector and public funds devoted to creating additional housing throughout the state over the next 10 years. Published by Office of the State of Connecticut Treasurer ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_2005_b.asp

Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services Cluster: Shared Action for Growth This presentation summarizes the missions and strategies of Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services Cluster, which seeks to build a collaboration of business, educational, and governmental agencies to enhance the competitive strength of Connecticut insurance and financial companies. (PDF file, 13 pages) Published by Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services Cluster ; Publication Date: October 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/IFS_cluster.pdf

Connecticut Long-Term Care Needs Assessment, Executive Summary Long-term care services and supports are needed to help people who require assistance over an extended period due to disability or chronic illness. Connecticut and other states are increasingly confronted with burgeoning Medicaid expenditures, looming demand for long-term care services associated with demographic trends, and growing movements to enhance consumer choice and control. This report provides the data for planning efforts. (PDF document, 37 pages) Published by University of Connecticut, Health Care Center for the Connecticut Commision On Aging ; Publication Date: June 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/LTCare_Exec_Summary.pdf

Connecticut Mastery Test, Spring 2007 Results, Hartford Public Schools The 2007 preliminary results for the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) given to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in the Hartford Public Schools are presented in this .pdf version of a Powerpoint presentation. The three schools with the most significant overall gains are Betances, Burr, and Naylor Schools. (PDF document, 10 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: July 25, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CMT_2007.pdf

Connecticut MetroPatterns - English Connecticut Metropatterns contains the analysis and policy recommendations of Myron Orfield and the Metropolitan Area Research Corporation (MARC). Sponsored by the CenterEdge Coalition. (PDF file, 52 pages) Published by Metropolitan Area Research Corporation ; Publication Date: 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/SmartGrowth/CT_Metropatterns_English.pdf

Connecticut Mirror Education Forum on the Achievement Gap Video A video of the Connecticut Mirror Forum on the Achievement Gap held at the Hartford Public Library on October 22, 2012. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 22, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_22_2012.asp

Connecticut Office of Health Care Access Web Site This web site contains Health Care Data including demographic, utilization, clinical, charge, payer and provider information. Detailed reports are available for statewide and hospital specific statistics. OHCA collects hospital utilization data on all discharges from the acute care hospitals within Connecticut. In addition, OHCA gathers, verifies, analyzes and reports on a wide range of hospital financial data. Published by State of Connecticut ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/wsd_2004_b.asp

Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc. The Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc. provides tools and information to help change the lives of individuals who were formerly convicted of a crime, who have successfully completed their parole and/or probation, who have remained conviction-free for at least 5 years, who have made significant steps toward rebuilding their lives and have taken positive action to rehabilitate themselves, who are taking a proactive role in giving back to their communities, and who are setting an exceptional example for other convicted persons. Published by Connecticut Pardon Team
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/wsd_connecticutpardonteam.asp

Connecticut Patrones Metropolitanos - en Español Connecticut Metropatterns contains the analysis and policy recommendations of Myron Orfield and the Metropolitan Area Research Corporation (MARC). Sponsored by the CenterEdge Coalition. (PDF file, 52 pages) Published by Metropolitan Area Research Corporation ; Publication Date: 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/SmartGrowth/CT_Metropatterns_Spanish.pdf

Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework The Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework is a curriculum-embedded tool for assessing 3- and 4-year-old children in their preschool classrooms. It was developed to be a companion to the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum Framework (1999) and articulates comprehensive performance standards or learning outcomes. (PDF Document, 118 pages) Published by State of Connecticut State Board of Education ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/preschool_assessment_framework.pdf

Connecticut Promise Zones State Representative Kelvin Roldan has proposed a bill in the Connecticut General Assembly to implement an innovative program to provide scholarships for public higher education modeled on one developed in Kalamazoo Michigan. Connecticut Promise Zones would allow local communities to raise bond funds to pay for scholarships for local students. The three documents linked below include the letter from Representative Roldan to the General Assembly, a copy of the text of the raised bill, and an editorial from the Hartford Courant supporting the legislation. Publication Date: February 28, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/wsd_030508.asp

Connecticut Promise Zones Video A video of the April 9, 2008 community program, Connecticut Promise Zones, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 9, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_09_2008.asp

Connecticut Ready to Go: CCM Survey on Municipal Infrastructure Projects That Are Ready to Go This report compiles the responses so far to a CCM survey in which municipalities were asked for projects that are “ready-to-go” but, because of a lack of funding, are unable to move forward. The projects on this list include a wide range of infrastructure projects that will benefit our state -- from road and bridge projects to mass transit to fiber optic/broadband. (PDF Document, 22 pages) Published by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities ; Publication Date: December 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/ready_to_go.pdf

Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) Web Site The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is a quasi-public agency established by the state in 1973 to modernize Connecticut's solid waste disposal. The web site includes descriptions of projects, educational initiatives, waste management guidelines for consumers and resources and information for businesses, Published by Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Environment/wsd_2005.asp

Connecticut State Post-Employment Benefits Commission Final Report, October 2010 This report evaluated the unfunded mandates for the various Connecticut state retirement systems, and suggests short- and long-term approaches to solving the problem of adequately funding them. (PDF document, 58 pages) Published by Connecticut State Post-Employment Benefits Commission ; Publication Date: October 28, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/CT_Pension_Commission_Rpt.pdf

Connecticut Student Assessment: Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) Online Reports An online tool which can be used to view Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). This website is designed to provide educators, parents and the general public with student performance results tests at the school, district and state levels. The powerful tools in this website may be used to create reports, graphs, and external data files. Published by Connecticut State Department of Education
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_041510.asp

Connecticut Sunlight Project CT Sunlight Project is an electronic tool constructed by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy – so that the citizens of Connecticut can look at every line item of state government spending and discover how tax dollars are being spent. Published by Connecticut Sunlight Project
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/wsd_040610.asp

Connecticut Supportive Housing Information on supportive housing from the campaign to end long-term homelessness in Connecticut. Published by Reaching Home, Ending Homelessness
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Homelessness/CTSupportiveHousing.asp

Connecticut Taxes in Context: An Analysis of the Governor's Proposed FY '07 Budget This document puts the governor's budget proposal for FY '07 in context and provides an analysis. (PDF file, 2 pages). Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: February 13, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/CTTaxesinContext.pdf

Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, Inc. The Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative ("CULI") is a non-profit corporation located on the campus of the University of Connecticut School of Law. CULI has two missions: to provide effective quality legal services to nonprofit clients and to provide law students with a service learning opportunity working with these community-based clients. Published by Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative
Document Link: /issues/wsd/LegalIssues/wsd_culi.asp

Connecticut Violent Injury Statistics System (CVISS) 2004 Report Connecticut Violent Injury Statistics System (CVISS) is part of a national collaborative effort to gather information on violent deaths occurring in Connecticut. This report describes statistics on violent deaths during 2004. Published by Connecticut Children's Medical Center ; Publication Date: September 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_09_2006.asp

Connecticut's Blueprint for Reading Achievement: The Report of the Early Reading Success Panel A report of the Early Reading Success Panel, who's state-mandated goal was to identify the professional development for teachers, school administrators, and school librarians K-3 necessary for reading success. The focus is on urban and priority schools, but is relevant to all citizens of Connecticut. This is a very large document, which is divided into multiple chapters for ease in viewing. Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: 2000
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2000.asp

Connecticut's Changing Landscape The UCONN Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has made use of cutting-edge remote sensing techniques to provide data about how our landscape has changed since 1985, with a special emphasis on the growth of developed land. This web site contains statewide land cover data maps, charts, tables and animations depicting land cover changes over time in Connecticut. Published by UCONN Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/UrbanSprawl/ct_changing_landscape.asp Related Link(s): Connecticut MetroPatterns

Connecticut's Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy A two-page summary of "America's Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy." This brief summarizes the report of an expert panel convened by FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS, an anti-crime group of over 2,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, victims of violence, and youth violence experts. The authors include Harvard pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton and Yale child development expert Edward Zigler. The full report and citations for this brief are available at www.fightcrime.org. Published by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids ; Publication Date: July 30, 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_073003.asp

Connecticut's Insurance Industry: Economic Impacts and Contributions This study is part of an ongoing effort to quantify the impact of the insurance industry on the economy and, ultimately, on the quality of life in the state of Connecticut by Insure Connecticut's Future and the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services Cluster. (PDF file, 48 pages) Published by Connecticut Economic Resource Center ; Publication Date: December 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/IFS_Impact_Study_12-06.pdf

Connecticut's Taxes and Fees A pamphlet from the Yankee Institute listing the sources of revenue of the state of Connecticut. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Yankee Institute ; Publication Date: May 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/yankee_institute_pamphlet.pdf

Connecticut’s Challenge: Preparing Our Workforce – Strengthening Our Community Colleges This report examines the important role Connecticut community colleges play in preparing adult workers for the jobs of the future. It asserts that to stay competitive with other states and other countries, Connecticut’s academic vision must encompass working adults who need basic education, skills upgrading, or an Associate’s degree to improve their ability to meet the demands of a skilled workforce. (PDF document, 44 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: September 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/CTsChallenge.pdf

Connecticut’s Earned Income Tax Credit: A Boost to Working Families in Every Town In 2011, Connecticut lawmakers took historic action to establish and implement a state earned-income tax credit (EITC). After the first full year of the credit’s existence, its impact is clear. Data show that the credit is a boost to working families in every city, town, and county in Connecticut, keeping children out of poverty. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: January 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/eitcbrief2013.pdf

Connecting the Dots: Growth, Work and Prosperity The purpose of Connecting the Dots is to illustrate the interconnection among working families, Connecticut’s prosperity, and the state’s economic future. It is also a call for new ideas and policies which foster that interconnection and support the interests of all sectors of society. The key points include the following: To ensure the state’s long-term economic health, Connecticut leaders must address an array of issues that traditionally have not been directly associated with the economy. To solve Connecticut’s economic, workforce, and social problems, stakeholders from business, labor, nonprofits, municipal and state government, philanthropy, faith-based organizations, academia, and communities must be at the planning table. To guarantee success, poverty reduction and revitalization of core cities must be components of our economic development plan. (PDF document, 56 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: December 31, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/2007KCReportConnectingtheDots.pdf

Construction Outlook (North Central Connecticut) This report by Capital Workforce Partners summarizes the current and potential construction activity in North Central Connecticut. (PDF document, 349 pages) Published by Capital Workforce Partners ; Publication Date: September 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/1109ConstructionReportFinal.pdf

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Findings and Recommendations The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document includes the findings and recommendations resulting from the study. Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: December 14, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Key Findings and Recommendations The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document reports the key findings and recommendations resulting from the study. (PDF document, 5 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: December 14, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Scope of Study The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document outlines the scope of the study. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: April 27, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Staff Briefing The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This report provides background information developed by the committee staff to date on the types of literacy services available to adults in Connecticut, who provides them, and who receives them. (PDF document, 53 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Staff Briefing Appendicies The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document includes the appendicies to the Staff Briefing Report. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Briefing Key Points The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document summarizes the background information provided in the Staff Briefing (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Councilman Larry Deutsch's Budget Statement: Council's Improved Budget Vetoed by the Mayor; Now We Need a Real People's Budget Hartford Councilman Larry Deutsch's May 28, 2009 statement on the Mayor's vetoes of the City Council's revised budget. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by Hartford City Council ; Publication Date: May 28, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/DeutschBudgetStatement.pdf

Councilman Larry Deutsch's People's State of the City, 2009 A "People's State of the City" address presented by Hartford Councilman Larry Deutsch on March 9, 2009. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Larry Deutsch ; Publication Date: March 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/Deutsch_state_of_the_city.pdf

Councilman Ritter's Hartford Happenings, January/February 2009 A newsletter from Councilman Matthew Ritter, highlighting his activities in Hartford, and including his own "State of the City" statement. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/MR_newsletter6.pdf

Councilman Ritter's Hartford Happenings, November/December 2008 A newsletter from Councilman Matthew Ritter, highlighting his activities in Hartford. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/MR_newsletter5.pdf

Councilman Ritter's Hartford Happenings, Summer 2009 A newsletter from Councilman Matthew Ritter, highlighting his activities in Hartford. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter ; Publication Date: Summer 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/MR_newsletter7a.pdf

Counting the Uninsured In 2010, the Census Bureau estimated that based on Current Population Survey data, 384,000 persons (11.0%) were uninsured, including 49,000 children under 18 (6.0%). Among children in low income families (less than 200% of the federal poverty level), an estimated 22,000 children under 19 were uninsured. (PDF document, 6 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: September 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/h12countuninsured.pdf

Crime Statistics from the Hartford Police Department Crime statistics for the City of Hartford, Community Policing Districts, and individual neighborhoods. Published by Hartford Police Department
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Crime/hpd_crime_statistics.asp

Critical Health Indicators 2010 This document represents the Hartford Health and Human Services Department’s effort to present the health status of Hartford residents in 2010. It also includes an introduction to the Health Equity Index developed by the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Department of Health and Human Services ; Publication Date: April 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/2010_Critical_Health_Indicators_Final.pdf

Declare Yourself Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to empower and encourage every eligible 18-year-old in America to register and vote in the presidential primaries and 2008 presidential election. Published by Declare Yourself
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Democracy/wsd_040308.asp

Degrees Conferred by Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education, 2008-2009 This report describes all degrees conferred by Connecticut Institutions, and highlights an increase in the number of minority students earning degrees. (PDF document, 5 pages) Published by State of Connecticut, Department of Higher Education ; Publication Date: December 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/2008-09DegreesConferred.pdf

Democracy in Action: Making an Impact Audio A audio recording of the September 26, 2006 community program, Democracy in Action: Making an Impact, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 26, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_26_2006.asp

Democratic State Central Committee Ruling on the Election of Hartford Town Committee Chairperson The Democratic State Central Committee was asked to adjudicate a tie in the election of the new chairperson of the Hartford Town Committee. This is their ruling, requiring the vote to be taken again. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee ; Publication Date: March 28, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/Democrat_Ruling.pdf

Dental Services for Adults in the HUSKY Program: Utilizations Before and After Major Program Changes in 2008 In 2010, the Census Bureau estimated that based on Current Population Survey data, 384,000 persons (11.0%) were uninsured, including 49,000 children under 18 (6.0%). Among children in low income families (less than 200% of the federal poverty level), an estimated 22,000 children under 19 were uninsured. (PDF document, 6 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: September 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/h12adultdentalcare10.pdf

Dentro de Hartford: Una Guia del Gobierno Municipal Spanish language version of a guide to the government of the city of Hartford, which covers the elected officials, departments and services. Includes a list of frequently asked questions, and maps of city neighborhoods and NRZs. (PDF document, 26 pages) Published by Citizen's Research Education Network ; Publication Date: 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/InsHtfdSpan.pdf

Design Concept for Redesign of Trinity Street Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park The design concept for a redesign of Trinity Street and the Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park as of Nov. 2005. The estimated date for the final design is July 2006. Published by Capital Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: November 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/archredesign.pdf

Developing Connecticut's Economic Future: A Proposal to Modernize Land Use and Fiscal Policy 1000 Friends of Connecticut, a statewide smart growth education and advocacy organization, has developed a proposal to promote responsible growth. Connecticut’s existing land use patterns and fiscal policy are inextricably linked and must be addressed in concert to preserve and enhance our economic viability and quality of life. 1OOO Friends of Connecticut’s goal is the adoption of two distinguishable, but connected, policy streams: 1) Give towns incentives to encourage smart growth. 2) Reduce reliance on the property tax. (PDF file, 33 pages) Published by 1000 Friends of Connecticut ; Publication Date: March 5, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/One_Thousand_Friends.pdf

Development Projects Approved or Under Construction May 2006 A map of Hartford showing the locations of development projects approved or under construction as of May 2006. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/Alliance_Approved_UC_2006.pdf

Dialog on Health Care Reform Video A video of the October 17, 2009 community program, Dialog on Health Care Reform, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 17, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_17_2009.asp

Digital Access in the Hartford Region These spreadsheets display estimated data about access to the internet from home in the Hartford region. Published by HartfordInfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_internet_access.asp

Disparity by Design: How Drug-free Zone Laws Impact Racial Disparity - and Fail to Protect Youth A document that reports the results of a study of drug free zones in urban areas. The report suggests that because of the density of schools, public housing and parks in urban areas, whole communities become prohibited zones. Further, the report concludes that this impacts minority residents in disparate ways and had no measurable deterrent effect. (PDF file, 51 pages) Published by Justice Policy Institute ; Publication Date: March 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/drugs/SchoolZonesReport06.pdf

District Strategic School Profile 2006-07 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/district_profile_06-07.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut Education Data and Research, Strategic School Profiles

District Strategic School Profile 2007-08 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/district_profile_07-08.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut Education Data and Research, Strategic School Profiles

District Strategic School Profile 2008-09 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/district_profile_08-09.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut Education Data and Research, Strategic School Profiles

DiversityData.org DiversityData is an online tool for exploring quality of life data across different metropolitan areas, for people of different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This website allows visitors to explore how metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. perform on a diverse range of social measures that comprise a well-rounded life experience. These data call attention to the equality of opportunity and diversity of experiences for different racial and ethnic groups in America. Visitors can explore issues such as Health, Housing Opportunity, and Residential Integration Published by Harvard School of Public Health
Document Link: /issues/wsd/People/wsd_diversity_data.asp

Do Health Behaviors of Connecticut Youth Differ by Their Race and Ethnicity? The Connecticut School Health Survey 2005 In analyzing data from the 2005 Connecticut School Health Survey, a biennial survey of Connecticut students in grades 9-12, this report elucidates trends regarding risk behaviors and protective factors among adolescents by their race and ethnicity. (PDF document, 22 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: March 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/youth07healthsurvey.pdf

Do No Harm: Under-funding Child Care Hurts Kids A summary of the various issues involved in providing affordable child care in Connecticut. Reduced-funding, strict eligibility requirements, and high costs have made child care out of reach for many low-income families. (PDF file, 6 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: January 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/do_no_harm.pdf

Documents Related to the Hartford Charter Revision Commission The Hartford Charter Revision Commission failed to hold a public hearing. This document is a compilation of correspondence from the Secretary of the State, and the Hartford City Council considering how the Charter Revision should proceed. Published by Hartford Corporation Counsel ; Publication Date: August 04, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/Charter_Letter_080409.pdf

Downtown Hartford Economic and Urban Design Action Strategy (The Greenberg Report) The Action Strategy is a set of actions to be implemented in downtown Hartford. It is a MetroHartford Millennium Project led by the Hartford Downtown Council in partnership with the City of Hartford and the Connecticut Capitol Region Growth Council. The focus of the Action Strategy is one of action -- short, medium and long term. (The Greenberg Report) PDF document -- 125 pages -- 35 mb, or view chapters; Published by Urban Strategies, Inc. ; Publication Date: December 1998
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/default.asp Related Link(s): Metro Hartford Alliance

Downtown Hartford Retail Real Estate Study This report provides information about the current state of the downtown Hartford retail market. This report is the first of what will be bi-annual reports that will help guide discussion and decisions regarding retail needs and opportunities. The Hartford Economic Development Division staff collected the information from City assessment records, property owners, tenants, real estate brokers and general observation. (PDF document, 10 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/DowntownRetailRealEstate.pdf

Draft for Public Comment: Remedial Action Plan and Quality Assurance Project Plan Addendum for REC-02: 10,000-gallon Underground Storage Tank Ramon Qurious Park, Hartford, CT This draft report for public comment provides a framework for the proposed remedial activities proposed by Fuss and O’Neill, that will occur at the Ramon Qurious Park located at 354-380 Hudson Street in Hartford, Connecticut where a 10,000 gallon abandoned underground storage tank is located. (PDF document, 37 pages) Published by Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. ; Publication Date: January 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Environment/Ramon_Qurious_Park_Storage_Tank.pdf

Draft I-84 Study This study explores a broad range of replacement options for the I-84 Aetna Viaduct. It is the result of a collaborative planning effort involving the City of Hartford, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG). (PDF document, 54 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: September 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/i-84_DraftReport.pdf

Draft of Report of the Charter Revision Commission A draft of the revisions that the Charter Revision Commission proposes to the existing Charter. Published by City of Hartford, Charter Revision Commission ; Publication Date: May 7, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/2009CHARTER.02-00REDLINE.7MAY2009.pdf

Drifting Down: What Will Restore Connecticut's Economic Vitality? This quarterly forecast from the Connecticut Center of Economic Analysis (CCEA) concludes that there is currently little prospect for a robust recovery in Connecticut’s economy. State aggregate income will remain essentially flat while employment, despite very modest gains the past four months, will likely contract in the months ahead. There are no policy initiatives likely to drive a strong short-term recovery. However, Connecticut has at hand a powerful tool to drive short-term recovery in jobs and income—more than $1 billion in earned research and development tax credits that could be translated into capital investments, creating more than 4 million square feet of new advanced manufacturing, pharmaceutical, bioscience, and research space, creating nearly 40,000 new high-wage jobs. (PDF document, 17 pages) Published by Connecticut Center of Economic Analysis ; Publication Date: May 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/CT-Outlook-May-2010.pdf

Drug Conference White Paper Executive Summary of the two day conference on Drug Policy held at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut on October 21 and 22, 2005. The conference “Illicit Drugs: Burden and Policy” sponsored by the City of Hartford, and underwritten by the Aetna Foundation, provided a unique opportunity for multiple stakeholders to begin a dialogue around the problem of drugs in our city. (PDF file, 5 pages). Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: October 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Drugs/WHITEPAPER[1].pdf

Drug Policy Study of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission The results of a 1997 study by the Connecticut Law Revision Commission on existing drug policy and alternative models that might reduce the affects of drug abuse are found on this website. Published by Connecticut Law Revision Commission ; Publication Date: June 1997
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Drugs/wsd_06_1997.asp

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines Twenty-three percent of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by Pew Internet and American Life Project, Pew Research Center ; Publication Date: December 27, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Literacy/PIP_Reading and ebooks_12.27.pdf

Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters, A KIDS COUNT Special Report Children who read on grade level by the end of third grade are more successful in school, work, and in life. Millions of American children get to 4th grade without learning to read proficiently. The shortfall in reading proficiency is especially pronounced among low-income children. (PDF document, 62 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: May 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Why_Reading_by_Third_Grade_Matters.pdf

Economic Development Data & Information for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts (EDDI) Web Site This site contains economic development data and information for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, including demographics, labor force and average wage data for towns, localities, MSA's counties and regions.. Published by CERC ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Region/wsd_2005.asp

Economic Effects of Revaluation and Tax Policy on the City of Hartford Dating from 1999, this report is an independent analysis of the effects of revaluation of property in the City of Hartford, Connecticut. Published by Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis ; Publication Date: December 1, 1999
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/EconEffectsofRevaluation.pdf http://ccea.uconn.edu/

Educating Our Children: The Board of Education and You Video A video of the program, Educating Our Children: The Board of Education and You, held on June 27, 2013 at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: June 27, 2013
Document Link: Issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_06_27_2013.asp

Education Cost Sharing Formula This report describes what the formula is for distributing Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants to municipalities, when the formula was established and when it was last changed, and what the nature of the changes were. (PDF Document - 9 pages) Published by Office of Legislative Research; Connecticut General Assembly ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/olr_rsrch_ecs_form.pdf Related Link(s): School-Funding System Challenged: State's Existing Formula To Be Examined In Study

Education Finance in Connecticut: Overreliance on the Property Tax According to the U.S. Census, Connecticut is the most reliant state in the nation on the property tax to fund PreK-12 public education. (PDF document, 40 pages) Published by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities ; Publication Date: October 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/EducationFinanceinCT.pdf

EITC Interactive - Explore tax return data from 1997-2005 This interactive web page from the Brookings Institution allows the user to create reports that show the number of households that received Earned Income Tax Credits by zip code, or city/place, or county, or state, or Metropolitan Statistical Area, or congressional district through time. Published by The Brookings Institution
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_10_2008.asp

El Centro Cultural on Park Street This document presents plans for the restoration of a city block running along Park Street by the Broad-Park Development Corporation. El Centro Cultural Community Investment Revitalization Project aims to revive, restore and transform the economic and social environment of the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford (the center of the region's Latino culture) through the restoration, adaptive re-use, modernization and reconstruction of the south side of an entire city block along Park Street, the vital commercial artery running through and serving the neighborhood. Published by Park-Broad Development Corporation ; Publication Date: September 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/neighborhoods/elcentrocultural.pdf

El Dinero de su Familia: Maneras Simples para Establecer un Mejor Futuro Ésta nueva guía de Hartford se enfoca en crear ventajas, educación, crédito, mantenimiento de dinero y planificación. (PDF file, 40 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services, Inc. ; Publication Date: November 1, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/2006HartfordFES_Span.pdf

Election of Members of the Democratic and Republican Town Committees These documents, developed by Hartford Votes ~ Hartford Vota Coalition, provide information about the election of members of Democratic and Republican Town Committees in the state of Connecticut. The document is presented in English and Spanish. Published by Hartford Votes~Hartford Vota Coalition ; Publication Date: February 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Democracy/wsd_election_to_town_committees.asp

Employment Agreement between Hartford Board of Education and Steven J. Adamowski, Ph.D. Hartford Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski's employment contract with the Hartford Board of Education. (PDF document, 5 pages) Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: March 1, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/adamowskis-contract.pdf

Energy Efficiency Study of Connecticut Schools This study of the energy efficiency of Connecticut public schools found that they were among the least energy efficient schools in the U.S. Rising energy costs are siphoning off money that could be spent on educational programs. (PDF file, 19 pages) Published by Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University ; Publication Date: June 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/energy_efficient_schools.pdf

Engineering & Environmental Applications of Plasma Arc Technology Louis J. Cicero Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist and Director of Plasma Applications Research Program at Georgia Tech Research Institute explains Plasma Arc Technology in this document, used in a presentation he made in Hartford recently. (PDF File, 23 pages) Published by Georgia Tech Research Institute, Electro-Optics, Environment and Materials Lab ; Publication Date: March 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/landfill/EngEnvApp.pdf

Estimates for the Cost of Interpretation Services for Connecticut Medicaid Recipients This report from the Connecticut Health Foundation estimates the cost of providing limited-English proficient Medicaid enrollees with face-to-face interpreters in compliance with federal laws and guidelines. (PDF document, 24 pages) Published by Connecticut Health Foundation ; Publication Date: August 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/est_cost_interpreter_services.pdf

Estimating the Cost of an Adequate Education in Connecticut Do schools and districts have the resources they need to meet performance expectations? This report is designed to help address this issue in Connecticut and to develop a supportable means for policy makers and other education leaders to estimate what it will cost for each district in the state to achieve the performance that is expected of them. Prepared by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc. for The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding. (PDF file, 107 pages) Published by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc. ; Publication Date: June 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/APA_EDU_adequacy.pdf

Evaluating the Performance of Charter Schools in Connecticut Connecticut's charter schools generally are making faster gains on state tests than other public school students from the same cities and towns, according to a study commissioned by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now. Full Report - (PDF document 43 pages) Published by Connecticut Alliance for Great Schools ; Publication Date: February 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/charter_schools.pdf Related Link(s): Study Finds Charter School Progress

Evaluation of the Hartford Asset Building Collaborative 2005 VITA Campaign Based on feedback from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) campaign members and analysis of tax data and information sheet data, it was determined that a successful coalition was built this year. Considerations for 2006 VITA Campaign include partnering with already existent VITA sites, broadening outreach with new partners, and building relationships with more city and state agencies. (PDF file, 55 pages) Published by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council ; Publication Date: August 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/2005VITA.pdf Related Link(s): Hartford Making Connections

Evaluation of the Take Your Money Connecticut 2004 EITC Campaign The evaluation includes an analysis of tax return data, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site intake and exit surveys, follow-up questionnaires from VITA volunteers, interviews with VITA site coordinators, Neighborhood Ambassadors and the Executive Director. Among other findings, it was determined that while the number of filers has increased significantly over the three years of VITA operations, the number of filers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has not significantly exceeded the city average. In order to reach low income families more strategic outreach needs to occur. (PDF file, 40 pages) Published by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council ; Publication Date: August 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/2004EITC.pdf Related Link(s): Hartford Making Connections

Evelyn W Preston Memorial Trust Fund: 2007 Grant Application The Evelyn W Preston Memorial Trust Fund is a perpetual trust established to fund free public band and orchestral concerts in parks and other appropriate locations in the City of Hartford. Published by Cultural Affairs Office of the Department of Health & Human Services, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: December 1, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/neighborhoods/evelyn_preston_trust.asp

Every Child Should Have A Chance To Be Exceptional. Without Exception This report from the Connecticut Commission on Education Achievement recommends specific ways to help close the achievement gap between the state's low-income students and non-low-income students. Connecticut achievement gap is the largest of any state in the country. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by Connecticut Commission on Education Achievement ; Publication Date: October 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/educ_achieve_commission_report.pdf

Every Smile Counts: The Oral Health of Connecticut's Children, Pre-Publication Report This document is pre-publication report of the results of a state-wide survey of Connecticut's children who attended Headstart and public elementary schools during the 2006-2007 school year conducted by the state Department of Public Health. It found that dental decay is a significant health problem for the children of Connecticut. (PDF document, 38 pages) Published by Connecticut Department of Public Health ; Publication Date: September 30, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/Every_Smile_Counts.pdf

Examining the Effective and Efficient Delivery of Public Services in Connecticut This report is focused on looking at the long-term solutions to the effective and efficient delivery of public services in Connecticut. (PDF document, 22 pages) Published by Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century ; Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Region/pubserv_pptexsummary.pdf

Executive Summary: Hartford East Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study Hartford East Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study. Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, Vernon. In March 2001, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) adopted its Long Range Transportation Plan which proposes that the Hartford East Corridor be improved using Bus Rapid Transit. Two phases have been proposed. The Near-Term Alternative consists of the construction of transit stations along I-84 and I-384 that would employ the existing HOV lanes. Bus service changes would consist of operating existing local and express routes via HOV lanes and stations, and providing local bus connections to HOV stations. The Long-Term Alternative combines elements of the HOV and initial Rail Corridor alternatives in order to provide the most attractive service benefits of those alternatives. Published by Wilbur Smith Associates for The Connecticut Department of Transportation ; Publication Date: December 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/transportation/bus_transit_study.pdf

F is For Fat: How Obesity Threaten's America's Future 2010 In this report, Trust for America’s Health finds that in the past year adult obesity rates increased in 28 states, while only the District of Columbia (D.C.) saw a decline. (PDF document, 124 pages) Published by Trust for America's Health ; Publication Date: June 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/Obesity2010Report.pdf

Fair Funding: Let's Find a Better Way to Finance Local Education in Connecticut. Final Report A Citizens Study Committee of the Citizens Network of the Capital Region studied the issue of local education finance in Connecticut. The Study Committee sought to answer the question: How can the tax system in Connecticut be modified to pay for local K-12 public education in a fairer way and to reduce the high level of reliance on local property taxes? After hearing a number of presentations and holding in depth discussions of issues regarding the financing of local education, the Citizens Network Study Committee identified a number of facts and conclusions, and a recommended set of actions to fix the financing system for local education in Connecticut. This final report describes the study and presents the recommendations. (PDF file, 34 pages). Published by Citizens Network of the Capital Region, Inc. ; Publication Date: February 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/committeereport[1].pdf

Fair Funding: Let's Find a Better Way to Finance Local Education in Connecticut. Three Page Summary A Citizens Study Committee of the Citizens Network of the Capital Region studied the issue of local education finance in Connecticut. The Study Committee sought to answer the question: How can the tax system in Connecticut be modified to pay for local K-12 public education in a fairer way and to reduce the high level of reliance on local property taxes? After hearing a number of presentations and holding in depth discussions of issues regarding the financing of local education, the Citizens Network Study Committee identified a number of facts and conclusions, and a recommended set of actions to fix the financing system for local education in Connecticut. This three page summary capsulizes the report and recommendations. (PDF file, 3 pages). Published by Citizens Network of the Capital Region, Inc. ; Publication Date: February 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/ReportSummary[1].pdf

Fall 2006 Credit Enrollment Report for the Connecticut Community Colleges This report provides data on enrollment at Connecticut's Community Colleges in the Fall semester of 2006. It also provides historical data showing trends in enrollment. (PDF file, 31 pages) Published by Connecticut Community Colleges ; Publication Date: Fall 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/Comm_College_enrollment.pdf

Family Assets Scorecard 2005 While Connecticut ranks among the top states on measures on net family worth and educational achievement, disparities in family assets on the basis of race, income, and gender threaten Connecticut's economic strength and quality of life, according to this report. The report, developed in partnership with CFED, a national organization that works to expand economic opportunites, ranks Connecticut against other states in its performance on 31 asset measures in the areas of financial security, business development, homeownership, health care, and education. (PDF File, 36 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: May 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/econ05assets05.pdf

Family Well-Being Indicators for Connecticut Cities and Towns In December 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data from the American Community Survey (ACS) on social and economic indicators for all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. These five-year estimates of household income, poverty, and educational attainment allow us to explore how Connecticut cities and towns have changed over the past decade. This report summarizes those changes. (PDF document, 24 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: May 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/People/econ13townwellbeing5year.pdf

Farmington Avenue Commercial Revitalization: A Technical Assistance Panel Report The Farmington Avenue Commercial Revitalization Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) convened in Hartford, Connecticut in October 2012, bringing together stakeholders, City planners, community leaders, and a panel of real estate, planning, and development professionals for a day-long session focused on identifying opportunities and strategies for revitalizing the commercial areas on the Farmington Avenue corridor. This report details their recommendations. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by Urban Land Institute ; Publication Date: October 4, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/Hartford _TAP_Final_Report.pdf

Federal Tax Burdens and Expenditures by State - Special Report The Tax Foundation’s annual federal tax burden and expenditure study clarifies the geographical patterns of income redistribution that federal tax and spending policies cause each year. The results of the study have been controversial for years because they show that the nation is not only redistributing income from the prosperous to the poor, but from the middle-income residents of high-cost states to the middle-income residents of low-cost states. In FY 2004, the residents of Connecticut were paying 166 percent of the national average in federal taxes. (PDF file, 8 pages) Published by Tax Foundation ; Publication Date: March 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/federaltaxburdens.pdf

Final Audit Report – While Actions Have Been Taken to Address Worker Misclassification, an Agency-Wide Employment Tax Program and Better Data Are Needed This report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration presents the results of a review to evaluate the effectiveness of actions the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had taken and planned to take to address the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Published by U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration ; Publication Date: February 4, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Employment/wsd_020409.asp

Final Report of Finding of Grand Juror, Sections I and II Portions of the final report of the Grand Juror in the investigation of allegations of corruption in the administration of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. Published by Connecticut Superior Court in New Britain ; Publication Date: June 29, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/Finding_Sections_I_and_II.pdf

Finance Department Newsletter A newsletter of the City of Hartford Finance Department giving informative details about the city's finances, from bonding for various public construction projects, to the upcoming property tax revaluation. Published by City of Hartford, Finance Department ; Publication Date: July 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/FinanceNewsletterJuly2006.pdf

Financing Local Public Education in Connecticut This preliminary report describes a study of how public education is financed in Connecticut and recommends seven principles to be used by the Executive and Legislative branches to restructure the system. Four main actions should also be taken to remedy the current local education finance situation. The report is intended to be used during community conversations in fall 2005, after which a final version will be published. (PDF Document, 25 pages) Published by Citizens Network of the Capitol Region ; Publication Date: August 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/fundedu_v01.pdf

Five Years of Neighborhood Policing 2010 Safe City Report Hartford Police Department This report summarizes crime statistics for the City of Hartford for the period 2005 -2010, showing a significant decrease in violent crime. (PDF document, 11 pages) Published by Hartford Police Department ; Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/2010_06_10_NeighborhoodPolicing.pdf

Five Years of Neighborhood Policing, The Hartford Police Department, June 2010 In this presentation made by Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts, the effectiveness of neighborhood policing is demonstrated with many charts, statistics and descriptions of programs. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by Hartford Police Department ; Publication Date: June 10, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/2010_06_10_NeighborhoodPolicing.pdf

Framework for Adequately and Equitably Funding Connecticut's Public Schools This report presents a framework to the Governor and legislature for reforming the state’s education funding system to ensure adequate educational opportunities for all children. The report illustrates three separate models for revamping the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula in ways consistent with an adequacy-based funding system. Published by Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding ; Publication Date: February 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/CCJEF_Feb_21_07.pdf

Framework for Connecticut’s Fiscal Future Part 2: Assessment of Connecticut’s Correction, Parole and Probation Systems This report focuses on the State’s Correction, Parole and Probation Systems, that together constitute one of the fastest expanding segments of the Connecticut budget. Connecticut faces the worst fiscal crisis in a generation. The State Office of Fiscal Analysis reports a projected $3.4 billion deficit on estimated expenditures of $19.2 billion for fiscal 2012, which begins July first of next year. Shrinking revenues are forcing governors and legislators to examine all areas of public spending for possible savings. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century ; Publication Date: October 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/prisonsummaryfinal.pdf

Framework for Connecticut’s Fiscal Future: Part 4: Improving Delivery of Public Services The Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century has been tracking the state’s continuing battle to wrestle with the growing fiscal and economic crisis. In this, the 4th part of the series, the focus is on the delivery of public services. The continuing economic downturn creates increased need for public services while sharply reducing state revenues. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century ; Publication Date: 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/Framwork_for_CT_Fiscal_Future_Part_4.pdf

Frequently Requested City Services - City of Hartford Phone numbers of a wide variety of City Services are listed in this three-plus page document. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Government/wsd_2004.asp Related Link(s): City of Hartford Web Site

Friends of Goodwin Park This is the website of the Friends of Goodwin Park. Published by Friends of Goodwin Park
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/wsd_11_2010.asp

Friends of Vintage Base Ball The Friends of Vintage Base Ball is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the game as it was played in the 19th century. The purpose is to facilitate and preserve the customs, culture, history and spirit of vintage base ball through public education, awareness and participation. The organization was formed in the late summer of 2008 in response to a need to create a permanent field for the play of vintage (19th century) base ball in Hartford, Connecticut. They partnered with the Coalition to Strengthen the Sheldon/Charter Oak Neighborhood (CSS/CON) and the City of Hartford, Connecticut to designate a field of play in Colt Park for vintage base ball. Published by Friends of Vintage Base Ball
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Parks/wsd_060909.asp

From Trauma to Tragedy: Connecticut Girls in Adult Prison This briefing paper from the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate summarizes their analysis of services to girls by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the DCF treatment of those who are incarcerated at the York Correctional Institution. (PDF document, 33 pages) Published by Office of the Child Advocate, State of Connecticut ; Publication Date: July 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/From_Trauma_to_Tragedy.pdf

Funding A Better Education: Conclusions From The First Three Years Of Student-Based Budgeting In Hartford Hartford’s implementation of student-based budgeting represents a complete overhaul of the district’s old system and has had a measurably positive impact on schools. Implementation has not been without its challenges, however, and is still a work in progress. (PDF document, 50 pages) Published by Public Impact and Achieve Hartford! ; Publication Date: April 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Funding_a_Better_Education.pdf

Funding Allocations for Agencies Through Civic and Cultural Affairs, 2009-2010 The Hartford Court of Common Council proposal for allocating funds to city agencies from the Civic and Cultural Affairs account. Published by Hartford Court of Common Council ; Publication Date: July 13, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/Civic_and_Cultural_Affairs.pdf

Funding for Hartford Youth Ages 14 - 24 A study commissioned by the City of Hartford and Capital Workforce Partners of the programs and funding for Hartford Youth, aged 14 to 24. (PDF file, 23 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: October 31, 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/Youth_Funding_Report.pdf

Funding Gap 2005: Low-Income and Minority Students Shortchanged by Most States This latest edition of the annual Funding Gap report by the Education Trust shows that most states significantly shortchange low-income and minority children when it comes to funding the schools they attend. (PDF file, 11 pages). Published by The Education Trust ; Publication Date: Winter 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/educationfunding/FundingGap2005.pdf

Funding of Interdistrict Magnet Schools in Connecticut David MacDonald, Director of Communications, CT Association for Community Action, Inc writes that interdistrict magnet schools have been very successful at providing a high-quality, integrated education to those students attending their schools, and there is a large demand to attend these schools, yet this has not changed the overall conditions of the Hartford schools that led to the decision of the Supreme Court in Sheff vs. O’Neill. Why has there not been more progress? In order to find the answer to this question, the mechanisms that Public Act 97-290 created to fund interdistrict magnet schools and the mechanisms for state financial support for local school districts, primarily through the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant are analyzed. (PDF file, 29 pages). Publication Date: May 5, 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/educationfunding/Magnet_School_Policy_Analysis.pdf

Future Regional Transportation Planning for the Connecticut River Corridor Over the past three years, local and regional governments along the Connecticut River Valley Corridor have come together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. They have worked with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, an international association of local governments, to put together a vision and five-year plan. Phase 1 of the project yielded general recommendations for the Corridor, the first document listed below. The second document listed below is a more detailed plan for the future. Published by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability ; Publication Date: September 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_093008.asp

Gender and Racial Composition of CT Boards & Commissions Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State voluntarily publishes a statistical report on the gender and racial composition of state boards and commissions every two years. This year’s report presents data submitted in 2011 by 175 state boards, commissions, committees and councils. (PDF document, 60 pages) Published by State of Connecticut, Office of the Secretary of the State ; Publication Date: May 14, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/Gender_Race_CT_Boards.pdf

Get on the Bus This paper presents some personal thoughts of the author, Anton Rick-Ossen, about the Hartford bus system. Mr. Rick-Ossen makes extensive use of the CT Transit system. For this paper, he also conducted a survey and interviewed local CT Transit and Department of Public Works officials. (PDF document, 25 pages) Published by Anton Rick-Ossen ; Publication Date: June 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/Get_on_the_bus.pdf

Getting Connecticut's Fiscal Ship in Order Data from the Office of Fiscal Analysis and the Office of Policy and Management agree. Connecticut has a temporary surplus, but also a structural deficit. That is, starting in FY 08, Connecticut’s revenues are projected to be less than the spending that will be necessary simply to maintain current state services. This report highlights some of the reasons why Connecticut’s fiscal situation remains troubling, notwithstanding its current “surplus.” (PDF file, 22 pages). Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: March 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/GettingCTsFiscalShip.pdf

Getting There: Transportation in Hartford Video A video of the April 30, 2007 community program, Getting There: Transportation in Hartford, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 30, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_30_2007.asp

Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America An analysis of international commercial air travel passenger levels within the United States’ global aviation network reveals that International air travel in and out of the United States more than doubled between 1990 and 2011, however in the Hartford area, it has dropped by 20%. (PDF document, 28 pages) Published by Brookings ; Publication Date: October 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/global_aviation.pdf

Governor M. Jodi Rell State of the State Address 2006 Governor M. Jodi Rell's State of the State Address. In it she proposes a variety of changes in tax laws, including eliminating the tax that individual owners pay on their cars. Published by Office of the Governor ; Publication Date: February 8, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/taxes/governor_address_Feb06.asp

Governor Rell Announces $2.7 Million for Insurance & Financial Services Industry Governor M. Jodi Rell recently announced that Connecticut’s insurance and financial services industry will get a boost from a federal grant which targets training for key occupations to ensure that supply meets demand. The President’s High-Growth Job Training Initiative awarded $2.748 million to a Connecticut partnership that will create “IFS University” developing a curriculum and training model for the Insurance and Financial Services industry over the next three years. Published by Office of the Governor: M Jodi Rell ; Publication Date: July 18, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_071806.asp

Grand Jury Investigation Outside Counsel Legal Fees As of April 18, 2010 A list of the legal fees paid by the City of Hartford to the Grand Jury for the investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: June 30, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/government/outsidecounselfeesas-of-4-8-2010.pdf

Greater Hartford Legal Aid Greater Hartford Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm whose staff helps clients with civil (not criminal) legal issues. They are advocates — primarily lawyers and paralegals — who use their resources and know-how to serve people who have little money. They seek to equalize power and influence and see that all people are treated justly. Published by Greater Hartford Legal Aid
Document Link: /issues/wsd/LegalIssues/wsd_ghla.asp

Greater Hartford Literacy Council The Greater Hartford Literacy Council is a non-profit program formed in January 2001 as an outgrowth of recommendations made by the City of Hartford Task Force on Adult Literacy in 2000. Responding to the call for a coordinating council for literacy were the founding partners: the City of Hartford, Hartford Public Schools, Capital Workforce Partners and the Hartford Public Library. These sponsors are major stakeholders in the delivery of literacy-related services in Hartford and the Greater Hartford region and play an integral role as an advisory team to the Literacy Council. Published by Greater Hartford Literacy Council ; Publication Date: January 2001
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_01_2001.asp Related Link(s): Hartford Public Library ; Capitol Workforce Partners

Green Ribbon Task Force Documents from the City of Hartford Green Ribbon Task Force. Published by HartfordInfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/wsd_Green_Ribbon.asp

Green Ribbon Task Force This pdf version of a PowerPoint presentation from the Green Ribbon Task Force outlines their mission and strategy. Through the public process of One City, One Plan, necessary reduction in City budget, by direct observation, and with input from the report by the Trust for Public Land, it has become clear that improvements need to be made if Hartford’s system of parks is to live up to the expectations of citizens and businesses of the neighborhoods, the City, and the region at large. The mission of this task force of community leaders is to identify the challenges of the parks system, brainstorm short and long term strategies for reform, and make a set of pragmatic and achievable recommendations for moving forward. (PDF document, 22 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: November 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/Green_Ribbon_Task_Force.pdf

Green Ribbon Task Force, Presentation of Recommendations Video A video of the March 21, 2011 community program, Green Ribbon Task Force Presentation of Recommendations, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_21_2011.asp

Green Ribbon Task Force: Hartford’s Parks, Spring 2011 The city's Green Ribbon Task Force has recently published this report, which includes 42 recommendations to improve Hartford's parks. Among them, the group is suggesting the city hire a top-level parks administrator to lead the park service's enterprise and plan for the rejuvenation of the park system. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Green Ribbon Task Force ; Publication Date: March 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/GRTF_Final_Report_3_18_11c.pdf

Green Ribbon Task Force: Presentation of Recommendations A pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation of the recommendations by the Green Ribbon Task Force, made at the Hartford Public Library on March 21, 2011. (PDF document, 13 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Green Ribbon Task Force ; Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/GRTF_Recommendations_Presentation.pdf

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, Bureau of Economic Analysis A website which provides information about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for each of the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in the United States. Published by Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/gdpmetro.asp

Growing the Future of Hartford Through Quality Education for all Students Hartford Public Schools describes accomplishments of the District, including new construction and remodels. (PDF file, 24 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/HPS_Grow_Future.pdf

Growth in the Foreign-Born Workforce and Employment of the Native Born Rapid increases in the foreign-born population at the state level are not associated with negative effects on the employment of native-born workers. An analysis of the relationship between growth in the foreign-born population and the employment outcomes of native-born workers revealed wide variations but no consistent pattern across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. (PDF file, 56 pages) Published by Pew Hispanic Center ; Publication Date: August 10, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Immigrants/wsd_081006.asp

Guide to Hartford Fair Rent Commission This tenant guide to the Hartford Fair Rent Commission describes the process of filing a complaint against a landlord. The Hartford Fair Rent Commission is empowered by state and local law to address unreasonable rent increases. If the tenant believes that his/her rent increase is excessive, they can file a written complaint with the Fair Rent Commission. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by City Of Hartford, Fair Rent Commission
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/fair-rent-english.pdf

Guidelines and Procedures for Exceptional Service Increments The guidelines covering Exceptional Service Increments for employees of the City of Hartford. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/ESIGuidelines.pdf

Hard Lessons: School Resource Officer Programs and School-Based Arrests in Three Connecticut Towns Children are far more likely to be arrested at school today than they were a generation ago. The use of school-based arrests1 as a means of addressing even minor, non-violent disciplinary infractions raises serious concerns for educators, parents, and the wider community. The ACLU seeks to reverse this trend, commonly known as the “school-to-prison pipeline.” To this end, during the past eighteen months, the ACLU and its Connecticut affiliate have investigated two factors that may contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline – school-based arrests and SRO programs – in three towns in the Hartford, Connecticut area: Hartford, East Hartford, and West Hartford. Published by American Civil Liberties Union ; Publication Date: November 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/hardlessons_november2008.pdf

Hartford 2000 Members List Contact information and meeting times of the member Hartford Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) committees and associations. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by Hartford 2000 ; Publication Date: November 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/neighborhoods/Hartford_2000_members.pdf

Hartford 2000 Property Tax Workshop A summary of the changes in Hartford property taxes that result from revaluation, the tax cap law, and other tax relief measures. (PDF document, 11 pages) Published by Hartford 2000 ; Publication Date: February 22, 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Taxes/wsd_022207.asp

Hartford 2010 The MetroHartford Alliance proposes to support the City’s Department of Development Services Division of Planning by developing, with the City, HARTFORD 2010: A Vision and Action Strategy (the “Framework”). The Framework will build on the considerable accomplishments of the past five years and be designed specifically to attract additional private investment in the City through a series of targeted capital investments.  Published by MethroHartford Alliance
Document Link: /harford2010/default.asp

Hartford 2010 Final Report of the Implementation Committees To build on the work accomplished in the Hartford 2010 Report by Ken Greenberg, Trident Implementation Committee and six Trident Steering Committees, were charged to further refine and prioritize the Hartford 2010 recommendations and provide input, feedback and recommendations. This report compiles the work of these various committees. (PDF document, 34 pages) Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: September 2009
Document Link: /hartford2010/docs/H2010_Final_Report.pdf Related Link(s): City of Hartford, Development Services

Hartford 2010 Press Conference Video A video of the June 5, 2007, Hartford 2010 Press Conference, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: June 5, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_06_05_2007.asp

Hartford 2010 Trident Reports The Hartford 2010 final report, developed by the City of Hartford and the MetroHartford Alliance, identified six "tridents" (major intersections) in the city that would provide excellent locations to focus on for development. The report suggested that each of the tridents in Hartford be explored by a subcommittee, charged with making recommendations for changes in the land use, zoning, transportation infrastructure, streetscape improvements, and other aspects of the intersections. Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: January 2009
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_012309.asp

Hartford 2010: A Vision and Action Strategy for Hartford The City of Hartford and the MetroHartford Alliance are developing a strategic framework called Hartford 2010 that will build on the accomplishments of the past five years in revitalizing Hartford. Urban Designer, Ken Greenberg is leading a Consultant team that is assisting the City and the Alliance in this effort. Hartford 2010, begun in May, will be several months in duration and will reflect the community’s vision for a dynamic, livable, healthy, and economically vibrant city. As part of Phase I of the project, three public meetings were held to describe Hartford 2010 and to solicit input from Hartford stakeholders. This is the presentation made at the meeting. Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: July 11, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/region/july11presentation.asp Related Link(s): Hartford 2010

Hartford 2010: A Vision and Action Strategy for Hartford - Phase II The City of Hartford and the MetroHartford Alliance are developing a strategic framework called Hartford 2010 that will build on the accomplishments of the past five years in revitalizing Hartford. Urban Designer, Ken Greenberg is leading a Consultant team that is assisting the City and the Alliance in this effort. Hartford 2010, begun in May 2006, will reflect the community’s vision for a dynamic, livable, healthy, and economically vibrant city. As part of Phase II of the project, several public meetings were held to describe Hartford 2010 and to report on the strategic framework to Hartford stakeholders. This is the presentation made at the meeting. Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: January 22, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Region/wsd_012307.asp Related Link(s): Hartford 2010

Hartford 2010: Final Report The final report of the joint effort of the MetroHartford Alliance and the City of Hartford in developing a strategic framework to build on the accomplishments of the past five years in revitalizing Hartford. Urban Designer, Ken Greenberg lead a Consultant team that assisted the City and the Alliance in this effort. Hartford 2010, reflects the community’s vision for a dynamic, livable, healthy, and economically vibrant city. (PDF document, 26 pages) Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: July 15, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/Hartford-2010FinalReport.pdf Related Link(s): City of Hartford, Development Services

Hartford 2010: Ken Greenberg's Presentation: Public Meeting Video A video recording of the July 11, 2006 community program, Hartford 2010: Ken Greenberg's Presentation: Public Meeting, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 11, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_11_2006.asp

Hartford 2010: Revitalizing Hartford Meeting with Ken Greenberg Video A video recording of the January 23, 2007 community program, Hartford 2010: Revitalizing Hartford Meeting with Ken Greenberg, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: January 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_01_23_2007.asp

Hartford 3-1-1 Neighborhood Reports Hartford 3-1-1 provides a streamlined, integrated and secure way to report, track and resolve problems or issues people may have with City of Hartford services, and centralizes the process of collecting and sharing data. 3-1-1 staff endeavors to answer questions and, when required, create "cases" to be resolved by city departments. This page gathers together the monthly neighborhood reports documenting the number and types of calls received. Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/wsd_012109.asp

Hartford Area Food Stores Price Survey - May, 2004 Hartford's Newest Grocery Store Ranks Among the Least Expensive: Of the eight Hartford-based food stores surveyed in the May 23-24, 2004 price comparison conducted by the City of Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy, Shop Rite in Manchester rates as the store with the lowest overall prices. Closely following Shop Rite in terms of low prices is Megafoods, Hartford's newest full-size grocery store, located at 76 New Britain Avenue. Published by Hartford Food System ; Publication Date: June 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_06_2004.asp Related Link(s): November 2004Survey Results

Hartford Area Food Stores Price Survey - November 2004 A snapshot of food prices at eight mid-sized grocery stores and 1 large supermarket in the Hartford area. This price comparison survey of 29 selected items was conducted on November 21-22, 2004. Each item is listed along with its price at each store. The total cost of all items for each supermarket is then added. (PDF file - 2 pages) Published by Hartford Food Policy Commission ; Publication Date: November 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/food_survey_final.pdf Related Link(s): May 2004 Survey Results (PDF file - 2 pages)

Hartford Blueprint for Young Children: Delivering the Promise of Success (Full Project Report) On May 16, 2005, Mayor Eddie Perez unveiled a comprehensive five-year plan to enable Hartford's young children to achieve success in school and beyond. The plan was developed under the Mayor's direction by a team of early childhood professionals and community leaders. The plan outlines six goals and the steps necessary to achieve measurable outcomes for young children. Full project report (PDF file, 70 pages) Published by Mayor's Office, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: May 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/projectreportBlueprint.pdf Related Link(s): Executive Summary (12 pages, PDF file)

Hartford Board of Education Budget Questions and Answers 2009-2010 Recommended Budget, March 13, 2009 A number of questions and answers regarding the recommended 2009-2010 budget for the Hartford Public Schools, March 13, 2009. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: March 13, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/BOE_Budget_Questions_2009-10_Final.pdf

Hartford Board of Education Presentation on Visioning by Superintendent Steven Adamowski In this presentation of December 19, 2006 to the Hartford Board of Education, Superintendent Steven Adamowski reviews achievement test scores, dropout rates, post-graduation placements, and the options for school improvement plans. (PDF file, 30 pages) Published by Hartford Board of Education ; Publication Date: December 19, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/HBE_12_19_2006.pdf

Hartford Budget Fiscal Analysis Task Force Report and Meeting Notes The Hartford City Council took an important step in addressing the City's budget issues when it authorized the formation of the Budget Fiscal Analysis Task Force in October 2009. The Task Force was charged with looking at ways to reduce spending and/or increase revenues. The four members of the task force are: Yvon Alexandre, Joseph Kask, Timothy Sullivan, and Lyle Wray. The Task Force Report and Meeting Notes are included. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: March 26, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_budget_task_force_10.asp

Hartford Business Improvement District In early October, 2006, property owners in Downtown, Asylum Hill and a portion of Farmington Avenue had a unique opportunity to take control of their own destiny. Property owners voted on a City referendum to establish a business improvement district (BID); a logical next step in Hartford’s revitalization. Widely credited with transforming commercial districts in other cities, BIDs have become important economic engines in hundreds of cities across the country. The BID model empowers property owners by placing control of the district’s affairs in the owner’s hands. Property owners develop a vision for their district and manage programs that help it succeed. The goal of the proposed Hartford BID is a safe, clean, well-managed district that can successfully compete as an attractive location for business, tourism, entertainment and dining, shopping and living. Published by Hartford Business Improvement District
Document Link: /issues/wsd/DowntownDevelopment/wsd_101106.asp

Hartford carries the heaviest economic stress of any large city A study by American City Business Journals says that Hartford has more socioeconomic stress than other large U.S. cities. The rating is based on a seven-part formula to rate socioeconomic stress, using raw data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities that scored well were suburbs of larger urban cities like Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. Published by bizjournals ; Publication Date: February 14, 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/wsd_021405.asp

Hartford Charter Revision The 2008-09 Hartford Charter Revision Commission was established by the Court of Common Council. Published by City of Hartford, Hartford Charter Revision Commission
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/wsd_12_08.asp

Hartford Children are Learning by Leaps and Bounds: Investment in Quality Child Care Pays Off This study of preschoolers who attended 14 child care programs in Hartford that receive funding and support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, shows that the children demonstrated significant improvement across five major developmental areas associated with school readiness. The study was commissioned as part of the Hartford Foundation's Brighter Futures Initiative, which works to improve the school readiness of Hartford's children. Published by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving ; Publication Date: October 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_10_2004.asp Related Link(s): Brighter Futures Initiative

Hartford City Charter The Hartford Charter Revision Commission was formed in January of 2002 by resolution of the Court of Common Council. According to the resolution, "there is considerable public sentiment to revise the City Charter to enhance accountability of public officials and increase the effectiveness of City Government." The new Charter went into effect on January 01, 2004. Published by Hartford Charter Revision Commission ; Publication Date: June 11, 2002
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Government/wsd_061102.asp Related Link(s): Hartford Code of Ordinances ; City Charter Revision Commission - Background HartfordInfo Data: Summary of Changes to the Charter - November 2002

Hartford City Charter - Summary of Changes Adopted by Voters November 5, 2003 Published by Hartford2000 ; Publication Date: January 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/charter_changes_summary.pdf Related Link(s): Hartford Code of Ordinances ; Background: City Charter Revision Commission ; Hartford City Charter

Hartford City Council Approved Resolution on Exceptional Service Increment Policy The Hartford City Council recently passed this resolution which halts the payment of all new exceptional service increments for nonunion and unclassified employees effective as of the date of adoption of this resolution until a formalized process is outlined. Published by Hartford Court of Common Council ; Publication Date: September 14, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/ESI_Resolution_2.pdf

Hartford City Council Candidates Forum Video, October 29, 2007 A video of the October 29, 2007 community program, Hartford City Council Candidates Forum, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 29, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_29_2007.asp

Hartford City Council Letter to Hartford Public Services Coalition, May 13, 2009 The Hartford City Council letter of May 13, 2009, to a coalition of city unions expresses a commitment to work together to balance the city budget. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by Hartford City Council
Document Link: /issues/documents/government/CouncilLetterToUnions.pdf

Hartford City Council Previews and Reviews Twice a month the Hartford City Council meets to discuss City business and make decisions on behalf of the citizens of Hartford. Hartford 2000 and the Hartford Public Library work together to bring a free summary of the Council's actions to Hartford residents. Prior to each meeting a preview of the major items of interest that are on the upcoming Council agenda is published here and by subscription e-mail (to subscribe, send an email message to Htfd2000@aol.com). Hartford2000 and the Hartford Public Library then attend all of these meetings and produce a review of the Council's actions that is also published here and by subscription e-mail. Published by Hartford Public Library and Hartford 2000
Document Link: http://www.hartfordinfo.org/citycouncil/default.asp Related Link(s): Hartford 2000

Hartford City Council Primary Candidates Forum A video of the August 24, 2011 community program, Hartford City Council Candidates Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: August 24, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_08_24_2011.asp

Hartford City Hall Floor Plan Floor plans of the four floors of Hartford City Hall showing the location of various offices and conference rooms. (PDF file, 1 page) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: February 28, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/city_hall_floor_plan.pdf

Hartford City Treasurer Primary Candidates Forum Video A video of the August 30, 2011 community program, Hartford City Treasurer Primary Candidates Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_08_30_2011.asp

Hartford City-Scan, Summer 2003 City Scan is a program developed to empower youth and adults to improve their communities. In 2003, Hartford area youth scanned every residential street in Hartford to gather information that concerned residents. The youth scanned for five conditions: abandoned buildings, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, illegal dumping, and overgrown vegetation. Results are shown in tables and maps, for NRZs. (PDF Format: 42 pages) Published by City-Scan
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/wsd_2003.asp Related Link(s): Connecticut Policy and Economic Council (CPEC) ; Capital Region Workforce Development Board ; City of Hartford Services

Hartford Communities That Care® Prevention Planning Project Web Site Mayor Eddie Perez established the Hartford Communities That Care® (HCTC) Planning Project in the fall of 2003. This community planning model is based on sound best practice principles that guide communities through a series of trainings and action steps to create policies, practices and programs that reduce violence and illicit drug use among youth and adults. Published by Hartford Communities That Care® Prevention Planning Project ; Publication Date: April 12, 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/wsd_041204.asp

Hartford Communities That Care® Youth Survey Report The Communities That Care® Youth Survey is designed to identify the levels of risk factors related to problem behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use -- and to identify the levels of protective factors that help guard against those behaviors. In addition to measuring risk and protective factors, the Communities That Care® Youth Survey also measures the actual prevalence of drug use, violence and other antisocial behaviors among surveyed students. The survey was sponsored by Eddie Perez, mayor of the city of Hartford; Purdue Pharma; Hartford Behavioral Health; City of Hartford Health and Human Services and Hartford Public Schools. The Channing Bete Company, Inc., prepared this report for HCTC. (PDF Document, 68 pages) Published by Channing Bete Company, Inc. ; Publication Date: December 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/htfd_psd_04_ctcys.pdf Related Link(s): Hartford Communities That Care® Prevention Planning Project Web Site ; Hartford Public Schools

Hartford Community Court News and Updates, Summer 2012 The Spring Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a description of Community Service at the Circus Fire memorial, a Department of Labor Work Orientation program and more. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: June 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/12CommCourt_SummerNews.pdf

Hartford Community Health Partnership Web Site This web site describes the efforts that have been undertaken by the Hartford Health Department, along with health care and community organizations, as well as many citizens, to work towards improving public health in Hartford. It describes new information that is available on the health of Hartford's residents. In English and Spanish Published by Hartford Community Health Partnership ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/wsd_2004_a.asp Related Link(s): Hartford Health Survey

Hartford Community Organization Listing Alphabetical listing of community organizations with links; maintained by the Hartford Public Library. Published by Hartford Public Library
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/htfd_cmty_listing.asp

Hartford Connecticut, Urban Land Institute Advisory Series Presentation, September 2007 A Powerpoint presentation which summarizes the findings of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), in conjunction with MetroHartford Alliance and the City of Hartford, focusing on the development of Asylum Hill, Downtown, and Northeast neighborhoods. (Powerpoint presentation, 60 slides) Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: September 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/Hartford.ppt

Hartford Connecticut: Redeveloping an Urban Gateway In this Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Report, the ULI makes recommendations for developing Hartford. Among other suggestions is the development of the northern gateway to downtown Hartford as a linear park. (PDF document, 43 pages) Published by Urban Land Institute ; Publication Date: September 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/ULI07.pdf

Hartford Downtown Arena Feasibility Study A report prepared for Mayor Eddie Perez on the feasibility of building an arena of approximately 800,000 square feet in size. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/DowntownDevelopment/arena_study.asp

Hartford Education Collaborative The Hartford Education Collaborative (HEC) and other key partners have created a website to explore the potential and role of a local education fund in Hartford. Local education funds (LEFs) are independent nonprofit organizations established to monitor, support and act as a catalyst for education reform and community involvement in education in cities across the country—particularly in urban school systems. This Web site seeks to help decision makers build understanding of local and national issues relevant to the future of education in Hartford and the role(s) such an organization might play in the community, with the school system and in relation to other existing nonprofits. Published by Hartford Education Collaborative
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/wsd_051508.asp

Hartford Educator, Autumn 2006 A bilingual newsletter of the Hartford School Board spotlighting recent news and events of the Hartford Public Schools. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by Hartford Board of Education ; Publication Date: September 1, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Hartford_Educator.pdf

Hartford Educator, Spring 2007 A bilingual newsletter of the Hartford School Board spotlighting recent news and events of the Hartford Public Schools. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by Hartford Board of Education ; Publication Date: April 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Hartford_Educator_Sp_07.pdf

Hartford Fact Sheet 2004, Connecticut Violent Injury Statistics System (CVISS) Connecticut Violent Injury Statistics System (CVISS) is part of a national collaborative effort to gather information on violent deaths occurring in Connecticut. This fact sheet describes statistics on violent deaths in Hartford during 2004. (PDF document, 6 pages) Published by Connecticut Children's Medical Center ; Publication Date: October 10, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/HartfordCVISS2004.pdf

Hartford Food Access Information Hartford has only one full-service supermarket. This page collects information about food access in Hartford including information that may lead to the development of a second supermarket. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/food_access.asp

Hartford Health Survey 2003 The report presents the results of the most recent Hartford Health Survey completed in 2003. These surveys are part of the Hartford Health Department's and Hartford's Community Health Partnership's commitment to elicit feedback directly from Hartford residents on their health and their community, to be responsive to the concerns of the community, and to assess whether the needs of all segments of the community are being addressed. The Hartford Health Survey 2003 includes for the first time, a set of items addressing childhood health issues. The report is prepared by The Institute for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Hartford Hospital. Published by City of Hartford, Health and Human Services Department ; Publication Date: June 2003
Document Link: http://www.hartfordinfo.org/Issues/wsd/Health/healthsurvey2003.asp Related Link(s): Hartford's Community Health Partnership ; The Institute for Outcomes Research & Evaluation at Hartford Hospital

Hartford Health Survey 2006 The report presents the results of the most recent Hartford Health Survey completed in 2006. These surveys are part of the Hartford Health Department's and Hartford's Community Health Partnership's commitment to elicit feedback directly from Hartford residents on their health and their community, to be responsive to the concerns of the community, and to assess whether the needs of all segments of the community are being addressed. The report is prepared by The Institute for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Hartford Hospital. Published by City of Hartford, Department of Health and Human Services ; Publication Date: August 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/HartfordHealthSurvey2006.pdf

Hartford History This site concerns the history of Hartford, and includes writing, photographs and more. Published by Kevin W. Flood ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/wsd_2004_a.asp

Hartford I-84 Viaduct Presentations, Newsletters, Videos, and News Articles The I-84 elevated viaduct in Hartford, also known as the Aetna Viaduct, is under study. It is in need of immediate repair. Public workshops and discussions with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the City of Hartford, the citizen's group "The Hub of Hartford," Connecticut Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and others have resulted in many documents, newsletters, reports, videos and news articles. They are collected here for easy access. Published by HartfordInfo.org
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_viaduct_wrapper.asp

Hartford I-84 Viaduct Study Website The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) recently completed an evaluation of the I-84 viaduct in Hartford. ConnDOT recognizes there is a need to begin the planning and community involvement process for the longer-term reconstruction or replacement of the Viaduct. The City of Hartford, working through a committee of stakeholders entitled the HUB of Hartford, and CRCOG have agreed to undertake the initial phase of this process. CRCOG is managing this phase of the Viaduct planning process on behalf of the City and has created this website. Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: November 10, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_111009.asp

Hartford in the Global Economy: Can We Compete for Jobs, Talent, and Capital? Video A video of the April 24, 2008 community program, Hartford in the Global Economy: Can We Compete for Jobs, Talent, and Capital?, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 24, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_24_2008.asp

Hartford Landfill Considerations for Post-Closure Planning A PDF document version of the PowerPoint presentation made to the Hartford Landfill Post-Closure Community Advisory Committee on June 17, 2009. (PDF document, 20 pages) Published by Hartford Landfill Post-Closure Community Advisory Committee ; Publication Date: June 17, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Landfill/Hartford_Closure_Planning.pdf

Hartford Landfill Solutions Summary Document Hartford City Councilman Dr. Robert Painter has been investigating issues regarding the Hartford landfill as well as possible solutions to the problem. This summary, written by Dr. Painter, outlines some of the challenges faced by Hartford and describes a new technology that may provide an answer to the landfill. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: June 02, 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/landfill/dr_bob_painter.asp Related Link(s): Dr. Bob Painter Web Site ; Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA)

Hartford Mayoral Candidates Forum Video A video of the September 7, 2011 community program, Hartford Mayoral Candidates Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 7, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_07_2011.asp

Hartford Neighborhood Assessment: Factors Impacting Student and Family Success The neighborhoods in which children live influence their ability to learn, thrive and succeed in the future. In 2009, a needs assessment was conducted to identify neighborhoods with high risk factors for children, such as high poverty rates and low graduation rates from high school, but also community assets that can foster child development. In this report, we provide updated information for Hartford neighborhoods for 2012, and make comparisons to the 2009 data. (PDF document, 30 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: May 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/Hartford-Neighborhood-Assessment.pdf Related Link(s): University of Connecticut

Hartford Noise Ordinance Enforcement Data on the number of noise violations in Hartford in which the police wrote tickets to violators, comparing the period from 1/1/08 to 8/15/08 to the same period in 2009 (1/1/09 to 8/15/09). The data demonstrates the stepped up enforcement of Hartford's new noise ordinance. Published by Hartford Police Department ; Publication Date: August 15, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/wsd_noise_violations.asp

Hartford Parent Organization Rally, March 17, 2009 A press release from the Hartford PTO about the rally that was held on March 17, 2009 concerning a variety of issues. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools Parent Teachers Organization
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/PTO_Rally_3_17_09.pdf

Hartford Parks and Recreation This page collects links to various web sites about Hartford parks, recreation centers, youth programs, and community gardens. Publication Date: August 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/parks/parks.asp

Hartford Police Department Five Year Part 1 Crime Summary: January 1st—December 2nd 2002—2006 A summary of Part I Crimes (Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft) for five years, from January 2002 to December 2006. (PDF file, 7 pages) Published by Hartford Police Department ; Publication Date: January 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/crime/ReportPart1Crime2002_2006.pdf

Hartford Police Department, 2007 Year End Report A summary of crime statistics for 2007, for the city of Hartford, and its community policing districts for the period January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007. Published by Hartford Police Department
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Crime/2007_YearEndReport.pdf

Hartford Preservation Alliance The website of the Hartford Preservation Alliance (HPA) which is a professionally-operated, volunteer-assisted non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the unique architectural heritage and neighborhood character of Hartford, Connecticut. Published by Hartford Preservation Alliance
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/htfd_preservation.asp

Hartford Property Tax Reform Task Force Recommendations, First and Second Sets, December 2007 The first and second sets of recommendations of the Hartford Property Tax Reform Task Force, preceded by a letter from the Chairman of the Task Force. Recommendations include a continued phase-down of the business surcharge and an overall reduction of the subsidy provided by business; protection of Hartford’s small homeowner class; the equal tax treatment of all classes of property used for profit-making purposes; and a concern for the well-being of renters. These recommendations are for legislative action in the coming session of the State of Connecticut General Assembly. The Task Force will provide additional recommendations for action by the city government in early 2008. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: December 31, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Taxes/Wareing_letter.pdf

Hartford Public Library Special Review, October 2008 The final report of the internal audit of the Hartford Public Library conducted for the Hartford City Council. (PDF document, 92 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: October 30, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/FinalReportHartfordPublicLibrarySpecialReview.pdf

Hartford Public Schools 3-Year Strategic Operating Plan The Hartford Public Schools have put in place a number of reforms since 2007. This multi-year strategic plan is designed to operationalize much of the work that has already begun and to explicitly outline the major goals that need to be accomplished to move reform forward. (PDF document, 55 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Hartford_Three_Year_Plan.pdf

Hartford Public Schools CMT and CAPT Performance Overview, District-Level Analysis, 2012 An overview of the district-level performance for students in the Hartford Public Schools on the CMT (Connecticut Mastery Test) and CAPT (Connecticut Academic Performance Test) in 2012. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by Achieve Hartford! ; Publication Date: July 20, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Final_2012_CMT-CAPT.pdf

Hartford Public Schools Monitoring Visit Report This report by the Connecticut State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education is the result of an ongoing evaluation of the Hartford Public Schools Special Education services. In 2005, HPS was found to be in noncompliance with federal and state special education requirements. The report finds that while HPS has improved, it is is still in noncompliance. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: September 30, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/FINAL-HPS-Monitoring-Report-092011.pdf

Hartford Public Schools School Governance Councils, Year One Implementation A key element of the Hartford Public Schools’ Strategic Operating Plan is the creation of School Governance Councils (SGCs). With an independent perspective, Achieve Hartford! has been working with the District and its training partner, Leadership Greater Hartford, in providing an objective evaluation of both the implementation and effectiveness of SGCs in this first year of operation. This report represents Part I of the evaluation. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Achieve Hartford! ; Publication Date: March 22, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_033010.asp

Hartford Public Schools School Governance Councils: A Promising First Year Overall, the implementation and performance of SGCs in Hartford during this first year of the Board’s adopted policy can be considered positive. While not perfect, compliance and performance results during this first year indicate a strong start. (PDF document, 6 pages) Published by Achieve Hartford! ; Publication Date: July 13, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/school_governance_councils_7_13_10.pdf

Hartford Public Schools Web Site This web site provides resources for both parents and staff of Hartford Public Schools. Information on CMTs, new student registration, calendars, departments, schools, and job openings is included. Some portions in Spanish. Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2003.asp Related Link(s): Hartford Public Schools Fact Sheet

Hartford Public Schools’ Recommended Operating Budget FY 2009 - 2010 This document is the recommended operating budget presented to the Hartford Board of Education by Superintendent Steven Adamowski on March 3, 2009. The buget recommends a reduction of 254.6 positions or approximately 8 percent of the Hartford Public Schools’ workforce. (PDF document, 274 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EducationFunding/HPS2009-10-Recommended-Budget-Final.pdf

Hartford Public Services Coalition Proposes Savings to Protect Services and Jobs An announcement that members of the Hartford Public Services Coalition delivered a proposal designed to save Hartford taxpayers millions of dollars in union contracts, protect vital public services and stop job losses in an economic crisis. (PDF document, 1 page) Published by Hartford Public Services Coalition ; Publication Date: June 4, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/Government/Coalition_Advisory_6_4_09.pdf

Hartford Registrars of Voters Primary Candidate Forum Video A video of the program, Hartford Registrars of Voters Primary Candidate Forum, held on July 18, 2012 at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 18, 2012
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_18_2012.asp

Hartford Registrars of Voters Primary Candidates Forum Video A video of the August 7, 2008 community program, Hartford Registrars of Voters Primary Candidates Forum, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: August 7, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_08_07_2008.asp

Hartford School District Strategic School Profile 2002-03 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. PDF: 7 pages Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/EducationFunding/wsd_2003.asp Related Link(s): Connecticut State Department of Education: School Profiles ; Links to Profiles of Individual Hartford Schools

Hartford School District Strategic School Profile 2003-04 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. PDF: 7 pages Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/district_profile_03-04.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut State Department of Education: School Profiles ; Links to Profiles of Individual Hartford Schools

Hartford School District Strategic School Profile 2004-05 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/district_profile_04-05.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut State Department of Education: School Profiles ; Links to Profiles of Individual Hartford Schools

Hartford Shelters A listing of shelters for the homeless in Hartford developed by the Hartford Public Library. (PDF file, 1 page) Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: November 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/HartfordShelters.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Hartford Small Business Alliance Tax Proposal The newly formed Hartford Small Business Alliance presents its proposals for equitably distributing the tax increases that are the result of the recent state-mandated property revaluation. Their proposal would be applied to all small businesses in the city and would apply tax equalization formula capping tax increases at 15%, in contrast to the city-proposed phase in. The proposal also calls for an independent and transparent study committee. (PDF document, 9 pages) Published by Hartford Small Business Alliance ; Publication Date: June 18, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/HSBA_tax_presentation.pdf

Hartford Soup Kitchens A listing of soup kitchens in Hartford developed by the Hartford Public Library. (PDF file, 1 page) Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: November 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/HartfordSoupKitchens.pdf Related Link(s): Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Hartford State Representatives Candidate Forum Video A video of the program, Hartford State Representatives Candidate Forum, held on July 31, 2012 at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_31_2012.asp

Hartford State Senator and Representatives Primary Candidates Forum Video A video of the July 30, 2008 community program, Hartford State Senator and Representatives Primary Candidates Forum, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 30, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_30_2008.asp

Hartford State Senators and Representatives Candidate Forum Video A video of the October 28, 2010 community program, Hartford State Senators and Representatives Candidate Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 28, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_28_2010.asp

Hartford State Senators and Representatives Candidate Forum Video, October 15, 2012 A video of the Hartford State Senators and Representatives Candidate Forum held at the Hartford Public Library on October 15, 2012. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 15, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_15_2012.asp

Hartford Studies Project This project of Trinity College is designed to encourage students and faculty to explore Hartford's history and present experience of issues such as race, immigration, culture, labor, and local politics. The Hartford Studies Project
  • Maintains an archive documenting the city's history since the 1880s
  • Sponsors a course, “The History of Hartford,” twice a year for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Organizes public events, such as photography exhibits and public forums, to promote informed discussion of the city's past and present
Published by Trinity College ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/wsd_2004_c.asp

Hartford Teachers Arbitration Award, February 17, 2011 An arbitration panel recently rejected the Hartford School district's attempt to enforce school-based seniority in the next teachers' union contract. Superintendent Steven Adamowski has pushed for a system in which seniority "bumping" would occur only within individual schools when there are layoffs, an idea that has taken hold among education reform groups. Currently, with citywide seniority -- informally known as "last hired, first fired" -- a teacher targeted for layoff at one school could bump a teacher with specialized training who was hired more recently at one of the city's redesigned academies. (PDF document, 122 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: February 17, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/HartfordTeachersAward_2011-02-17.pdf

Hartford Traffic Calming Master Plan Drawings The maps and drawings which accompanied the Hartford Traffic Calming Master Plan. The plan presents ideas and concepts for a variety of traffic calming and traffic management strategies developed through community meetings. The aim is to improve safety, access, mobility, quality of life and livability. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/transportation/wsd_102306.asp Related Link(s): Urban Engineers

Hartford Voting Districts 2012 Every ten years, the boundaries of Connecticut's House, Senate, and Congressional districts are adjusted based upon population changes reflected in the U.S. Census. These changes have resulted in the need to reconfigure the city's voting districts. This map shows the new districts. Also included are a list of polling places. Published by Hartford Registrars of Voters ; Publication Date: January 2012
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Democracy/wsd_2012_voting_districts.asp

Hartford's Boards and Commissions Video A video of the November 18, 2009 community program, Hartford's Boards and Commissions, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: November 18, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_11_18_2009.asp

Hartford's Next Generation of Development: Bullish, Bubble, or Bust? Video A video of the April 18, 2007 community program, Hartford's Next Generation of Development: Bullish, Bubble, or Bust?, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 18, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_18_2007.asp

Hartford's Options for Tomorrow (HOT) Revenue Enhancement Study A presentation on the findings of the Hartford’s Options for Tomorrow (HOT) Revenue Enhancement Study. The goal was to convene stakeholders to identify innovative strategies to generate revenue to support human services in Hartford. Suggestions include maximizing federal grant-seeking, leveraging the City of Hartford pension funds, and promoting regional solutions. Published by Hartford Options for Tomorrow ; Publication Date: September 25, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/HOT.pdf

Hartford's Place in the Global Economy A presentation by John Shemo, VP of Economic Development at MetroHartford Alliance evaluating Hartford's place in the global economy and presenting strategic objectives for ensuring a prosperous future for the Greater Hartford region. (PDF document, 38 pages) Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: March 7, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/GlobalEconomy.pdf

Hartford's Plan to End Chronic Homelessness by 2015 Mayor Eddie A Perez initiated the development of a plan to end chronic homelessness in the Hartford region by first: convening a Project Team in June 2004 to conduct research and “laying the foundation” for the process, and then in December 2004 appointing a Commission to end chronic homelessness. The report is a summary of the Commission's recommendations. (PDF file, 77 pages) Published by The Commission to End Chronic Homelessness ; Publication Date: June 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/Htfd_End_Homelessness.pdf

Hartford, CERC Town Profile, 2008 A two-page summary of statistics about Hartford, its economy and its people. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Economic Resource Center ; Publication Date: January 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/hartford_profile.pdf

Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership The website of the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership describes the partnership and the resources and strengths of this region. Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield together form an economic powerhouse. Only 25 miles apart, the two cities anchor a combined region that constitutes the second largest population, education and economic center in New England. Published by The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Region/htfd_springfield.asp

Hartford: Your Health and Your Environment This web site provides information on a broad range of environmental topics that affect the quality of life in the City of Hartford. The goal of the site is to offer an educational opportunity for Hartford residents and to encourage community participation in urban environmental public policy. The site covers environmental issues that are of concern for Hartford residents, including lead poisoning, asthma, indoor air quality, outdoor air quality and open space. In English and Spanish. Published by Hartford Health Department ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/wsd_2004.asp Related Link(s): EPA: Urban Environmental Program in New England ; Atlas of Minority and Low-Income Populations in the Capitol Region

Hartford’s Democratic Unwritten Rule Now that Pedro Segarra is Hartford’s mayor, the city’s Democrats have begun the process of picking a successor to the seat he left vacant on the city council. Published by Capital Region Report ; Publication Date: July 9, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/government/capitalregrpt_070910.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Where There's Crisis There's Opportunity: The Impact of the Current Financial Climate on Hartford and the Region A video of an interview with David Panagore, City of Hartford Director of Development Services, held on January 22, 2009 and the November 19, 2008 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Where There's Crisis There's Opportunity: The Impact of the Current Financial Climate on Hartford and the Region, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: November 19, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_11_19_2008.asp

HartfordInfo Today: 2011 - A Really Big Year for Hartford Video A video of the December 8, 2010 community program, HartfordInfo Today: 2011 - A Really Big Year for Hartford, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: December 8, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_12_08_2010.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Can Hartford Once Again Become a Center for Innovation & Technology? Video A video of the September 15, 2010 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Can Hartford Once Again Become a Center for Innovation & Technology?, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 15, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_15_2010.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Economic Recovery: Creating Jobs in Hartford and the Region Video A video of the February 16, 2010 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Economic Recovery: Creating Jobs in Hartford and the Region, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: February 16, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_02_16_2010.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Funding Education in Hartford: Perfect Storm or Perfect Solutions Video A video recording of the January 11, 2006 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Funding Education in Hartford: Perfect Storm or Perfect Solutions, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: January 11, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_01_11_2006.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Insurance for the Future: Building Tomorrow's Workforce Video and Audio A video and an audio recording of the November 8, 2006 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Insurance for the Future: Building Tomorrow's Workforce, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: November 8, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_11_08_2006.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Property Taxes: How Do We Change the Collision Course? Video A video recording of the April 11, 2006 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Property Taxes: How Do We Change the Collision Course?, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 11, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_11_2006.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Raising the Bar: Preparing Hartford's High School Students to Succeed Video A video of the December 3, 2008 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Raising the Bar: Preparing Hartford's High School Students to Succeed, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: December 3, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_12_03_2008.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Revitalizing Hartford: Will A Green Strategy Help? Video A video recording of the April 15, 2009 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Revitalizing Hartford: Will A Green Strategy Help?, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 15, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_15_2009.asp

HartfordInfo Today: Summer in the City Video A video of the July 8, 2010 community program, HartfordInfo Today: Summer in the City, Quality of Life in the City, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 8, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_08_2010.asp

HartfordInfo Today: The Foreclosure Crisis: What Does It Mean for Hartford and the Region Video A video of the April 23, 2009 community program, HartfordInfo Today: The Foreclosure Crisis: What Does It Mean for Hartford and the Region, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 23, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_23_2009.asp

Health Care for All Coalition The mission of HCFA members is to provide a universal, affordable, high-quality health care system for all people. This web site provides links to information about health care in Connecticut.
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/health_care_all.asp

Health Care We Can Count On A comprehensive plan to provide health care coverage to all state residents was recently unfurled by the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. The proposal is called SustiNet, Latin for "sustains," and is drawn from the state motto to "reflect the proposal's commitment to health and sustainability." (PDF document, 20 pages) Published by Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut ; Publication Date: January 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/sustinet_proposal.pdf

Health Insurance in Connecticut - Summary of 2011 U.S. Census Current Population Survey Data The uninsured rate in Connecticut has held relatively steady over recent years, despite high unemployment and a struggling economy. Census data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) reveal that an estimated 8.6% of all Connecticut residents in 2011 were without health insurance for the entire previous year. (PDF document, 6 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: September 12, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/h12censusinsurancerelfact.pdf

Health Resources @ the Hartford Public Library Includes links to national and local reliable health web sites on a variety of health topics and advancements in medicine. Links to Spanish language version.. Published by The Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: September 26, 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Health/wsd_092604.asp

Healthcare.gov This is the federal government website which allows people to find and compare health insurance plans. Published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; Publication Date: June 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/wsd_072610.asp

HealthFirst Connecticut Authority Report to Legislature The HealthFirst Connecticut Authority was charged with studying and recommending ways to guarantee access to health care for all residents of Connecticut. This is their report to the state legislature. (PDF document, 109 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, HealthFirst Connecticut Authority ; Publication Date: March 11, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/Health_First_CT_Authority.pdf

Heaven in Hartford Heaven in Hartford is the effort to build a world-class concrete skateboard/bmx park, along with outdoor graffiti walls and space for breaking and other expressions of urban culture. This page links to the website, Heaven in Hartford. Published by Heaven in Hartford ; Publication Date: September 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Parks/wsd_12_2010.asp

Help America Vote Act of 2002 This website provides the text of the Federal Act the purpose of which is to establish a program to provide funds to States to replace punch card voting systems, to establish the Election Assistance Commission to assist in the administration of Federal elections and to otherwise provide assistance with the administration of certain Federal election laws and programs. Published by Federal Election Committee ; Publication Date: 2002
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Democracy/wsd_2002.asp

Help for Ex-Offenders: A List of Resources A list of resources for ex-offenders in Connecticut, from Employment to Parenting (Word document, 4 pages) Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: July 22, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/Help_for_Ex-offenders.doc

Help for People in Need In this brochure, the Connecticut Department of Social Services, along with other Connecticut agencies and organizations, list a wide range of programs that may benefit your family. (PDF document 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Department of Social Services ; Publication Date: June 1, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/HelpforPeopleinNeed.pdf

Helping Over-Age, Under-Credited Youth Succeed This report highlights the issues facing over-age, under-credited youth, as well as the policy measures that can improve outcomes for these young people. In Connecticut, it is estimated that between 30,000 and 40,000 young people fall into this particular category. (PDF document, 39 pages) Published by Our Piece of the Pie ; Publication Date: July 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Helping_Over-Age_Under-Credited_Youth.pdf

High Performance School Initiative Final Report To raise awareness of the benefits of high performance schools, the CT Green Building Council (CTGBC) has embarked on a program to promote the transformation of schools in Connecticut. Launched in February 2005, the High Performance Schools Initiative is operating on four tracks that include a stakeholder process, an educational outreach effort, an inventory of all public school buildings, and monitoring of legislative action. With the conclusion of the stakeholder process, they published this final report of what our stakeholders have identified as significant benefits of and barriers to promoting the design and construction of high-performance schools, and their suggested actions for raising the building standards used for constructing new schools in Connecticut. (PDF file, 23 pages) Published by Connecticut Green Building Council ; Publication Date: January 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CTGreenBuildingReport.pdf

Higher Education - Building Connecticut's Workforce This report from the Connecticut Departments of Labor and Higher Education is a comprehensive report on the employment of graduates of the State’s public college system. The report summarizes the employment and compensation experience of students who graduated from the 18 public colleges during the 2007 school year. The report also provides a detailed summary of graduate employment by industry sector and college degree program for the state as a whole, for each system of education and for each individual institution. This year for the first time the report also includes a matrix of employed graduates by program of study and industry sector. (PDF document, 117 pages) Published by State of Connecticut, Departments of Higher Education and Labor
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/HigherEdReport_2006-07grads.pdf Related Link(s): State of Connecticut Department of Labor

Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System: Low Confidence, High Exposure At a time when Latinos are interacting more than ever with police, courts and prisons, their confidence in the U.S. criminal justice system is closer to the low levels expressed by blacks than to the high levels expressed by whites, according to a pair of nationwide surveys by the Pew Research Center. (PDF document, 23 pages) Published by Pew Hispanic Center ; Publication Date: April 7, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/immigrants/hispanics_and_criminal_justice.pdf

Hog River Journal Hartford and the region's magazine of history, culture, and the arts. Through stories and images Hog River Journal explores the region's cultural heritage with the aim of revealing connections between the past, present, and future. Published Quarterly. Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/wsd_2004.asp

Homelessness in Hartford 2002 This combined report on the Census of the Homeless of Hartford and the Hartford Homeless Health Survey describes a comprehensive and collaborative study of homeless individuals and families in Hartford, undertaken by the Institute for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Hartford Hospital, the Hartford Continuum of Care, the City of Hartford Office of Grants Management and the Hartford Health Department. The study has two components: a point-in-time census of the homeless population (2002 Census of the Homeless of Hartford) and a series of in-depth interviews (2002 Hartford Homeless Health Survey); Published by City of Hartford; Office of Grants Management ; Publication Date: 2002
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homelessness/HomelessAssessRpt02.pdf Related Link(s): Hartford's Community Health Partnership ; The Institute for Outcomes Research & Evaluation at Hartford Hospital

Homeownership Experience of Low-Income and Minority Families In the interest of supporting the development of effective policies for promoting and supporting homeownership, as well as to address the concerns raised about those who fear there is too great an emphasis on promoting homeownership, the purpose of this report is to review and synthesize what is known about the homeownership experience of low-income and minority households to assess the extent to which homeownership is likely to benefit these groups. While there have been several recent reviews of the literature that have assessed the empirical evidence on the benefits of homeownership, this study is unique in an explicit focus on what is known about the homeownership experience of low-income and minority households. (PDF file, 159 pages) Published by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research ; Publication Date: February 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/homeownership/Homeownership_Low_Inc.pdf

Homeward Bound: Recent Immigration Enforcement and the Decline in the Illegal Alien Population Monthly data collected by the Census Bureau through May 2008 shows a significant decline in the number of less-educated, young Hispanic immigrants in the country. There are strong indications immigration enforcement is responsible for at least part of the decline. The economy also is likely playing a role. (PDF document, 13 pages) Publication Date: July 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Immigrants/CIS_Immigration_Report.pdf

Honoring Our Commitment: Building A Stronger Future for Connecticut's Children: 2013 Connecticut KIDS COUNT Data Book Since 2004, the number of children living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level in Connecticut has increased from 24% to 30%. This report provides data and policy information related to child health, education, and family economic well-being. (PDF document, 84 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: May 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/CAHS2013-KIDSCOUNT.pdf

Hope VI: Where Do We Go From Here? The 1993 HOPE VI program targets some of the most beleaguered housing in this country with the goals of "improving the living environment for residents of severely distressed public housing" and "providing housing that will avoid or decrease the concentration of very poor families." The seven briefs below are based on Urban Institute research conducted in 2001 and again in 2003 and 2005, following HOPE VI residents at five sites to evaluate where they moved and how the program has affected their overall well-being. Hartford is the site of a major Hope VI project, Dutch Point, although it was not included among the five sites in this study. Published by The Urban Institute ; Publication Date: June 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_06_2007.asp

HOPE VI’d and On the Move This brief evaluates how successful the HOPE VI program has been in achieving its ambitious objectives. Residents who have moved to the private market or to mixed-income developments reported substantial improvements in the quality of their housing and are living in neighborhoods that are considerably lower poverty. In contrast, those who remained in traditional public housing—either their original development or a different one—experienced virtually no improvement in housing quality over time. Hartford is the site of a major Hope VI project, Dutch Point. (PDF document, 10 page) Published by The Urban Institute ; Publication Date: June 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_06_2007.asp#Hope1

Housing Assistance in Making Connections Neighborhoods This brief examines the scope and composition of housing assistance being provided through HUD programs to residents of the ten Making Connections neighborhoods. It also describes selected characteristics of the families that receive housing assistance and how their circumstances changed between surveys conducted in 2002/03 and 2005/06. At the latter date, the average share of eligible households that received assistance was 25 percent, the same as the national average, but there was considerable variation across sites: 46 percent of eligibles were assisted in Hartford and Louisville compared to only 13 percent or fewer in Des Moines, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. Published by The Urban Institute ; Publication Date: December 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_12_2008.asp

Housing Choice Vouchers: How HOPE VI Families Fared in the Private Market This brief describes what happened to families who used a voucher to relocate from their original HOPE VI developments to the private housing market. The success of the HOPE VI program partly depends on the success of relocation with a voucher. HOPE VI has made significant progress in reducing poverty concentrations among original residents who moved with vouchers. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by The Urban Institute ; Publication Date: June 2007
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Housing/wsd_06_2007.asp#Hope3

Housing Costs, Zoning, and Access to High-Scoring Schools This report suggests that as the nation grapples with the growing gap between rich and poor and an economy increasingly reliant on formal education, public policies should address housing market regulations that prohibit all but the very affluent from enrolling their children in high-scoring public schools in order to promote individual social mobility and broader economic security. (PDF document, 31 pages) Published by Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program ; Publication Date: April 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/housing_costs_school_inequalitl.pdf

Housing in Connecticut 2010: The Latest Measures of Affordability Connecticut remained an expensive state to buy or rent housing in 2009-10 despite a market buffeted by foreclosures and uncertainty. More families became homeless or edged closer to homelessness while the supply of affordable homes decreased and a huge number of households remained burdened by their housing costs. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Partnership for Strong Communities ; Publication Date: November 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/hsginct2010.pdf

Housing In CT 2012: The Latest Measures of Affordability Connecticut continued to be buffeted by demographic and economic changes in 2012, but its housing resources struggled to keep up. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Partnership for Strong Communities ; Publication Date: 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/PSC_HsgInCT2012_FINAL.pdf

How Deep the Hole: Holding Job Losses to 100,000? The Connecticut Economic Outlook: May 2009 This volume of Connecticut Economic Outlook, suggests that if the Federal and international stimulus initiatives do not take hold by the end of 2009, Connecticut may see a deepening recession with job losses hitting 110,000 or more by 2011, with no end in sight. The result of the capital market crisis and serious losses in exports, the hole would be deep indeed. But if domestic and international stimulus packages take hold, generating a stronger national recovery, Connecticut employment losses would reach only 100,000 in mid-2010, then begin to recover. (PDF document, 5 pages) Published by Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis ; Publication Date: May 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/CTOutlook_2009May.pdf

How Does Information Influence Parental Choice? SmartChoices, a website launched in November 2009 by the Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project at Trinity College, ConnCAN, and Achieve Hartford, provides a parent-friendly, web-based search tool which empowers urban and suburban parents in navigating their public school choice options in the Greater Hartford region. This report evaluates how information influences parental choice. (PDF document, 30 pages) Published by Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project at Trinity College, Hartford, CT ; Publication Date: April 28, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/How_Does_Info_Influence_Choice.pdf

How Is the Economy Affecting Philanthropy in Our State? In late October, 2008, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy asked its members to complete a survey on the effects of the current economy on the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. This document summarizes regional funders’ views. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Connecticut Council for Philanthropy ; Publication Date: January 15, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/2008_Economic_Impact_Survey_Summary.pdf

How Much is Enough A discussion of state fiscal policy and its bias toward urban core municipalities. Includes data on state aid to municipalities, income tax and education funding (ECS). (PDF file - 23 pages) Published by House Republican Research Department ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/how_much_enough.pdf

How Strong are U.S. Teacher Unions: A State-by-State Comparison Everyone knows that teacher unions matter in education politics and policies, but it’s hard to determine just how much they matter—and whether they wield greater influence in some places than in others. (PDF document, 405 pages) Published by Thomas B. Fordham Institute ; Publication Date: October 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Union-Strength.pdf

How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America More than half (55%) of all adults in the labor force say that since the Great Recession began 30 months ago, they have suffered a spell of unemployment, a cut in pay, a reduction in hours or have become involuntary part-time workers, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center‘s Social & Demographic Trends Project. (PDF document, 120 pages) Published by Pew Research Center, Social and Demographic Trends Project ; Publication Date: June 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/pew_report_recession.pdf

How the Nonprofit Community Can Take the Lead in Addressing Basic Human Needs Video A video of the February 13, 2009 community program, How the Nonprofit Community Can Take the Lead in Addressing Basic Human Needs, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: February 13, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_02_13_2009.asp

How to Get Food in Connecticut Connecticut Association for Human Services provides a useful guide about Connecticut's food programs. Includes sections on Food Stamps, WIC (a program for kids, women and babies), and programs for people 60 or older or who have disabilities, describing who is eligible and how to apply. (PDF file, 30 pages). Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/HowtoGetFoodinCT.pdf

Human Capital in Hartford Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop, and Retain Effective Teachers This report examines the alignment of Hartford’s teacher policies with its goals for improving teacher quality. This analysis reviews the Hartford Public Schools’ teacher policies linked most directly to teacher effectiveness. (PDF document, 68 pages) Published by National Council on Teacher Quality ; Publication Date: May 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/hartford_human_capital.pdf

Human Trafficking: Slavery in Our Day and Age Video A video of the July 29, 2011 community program, Human Trafficking: Slavery in Our Day and Age, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: July 29, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_07_19_2011.asp

Hunger in America 2010: National Report Prepared for Feeding America This report presents the result of a study conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest), the nation’s largest organization of emergency food providers. It concludes that the Feeding America system served an estimated 37.0 million different people annually, an increase of 46% since 2005. (PDF document, 430 pages Published by Feeding America ; Publication Date: January 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/feeding_america.pdf

I-84 Viaduct Study, Public Workshop #2 Video A video of the March 25, 2010 community program, I-84 Viaduct Study, Public Workshop #2, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 25, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_25_2010.asp

I-84 Viaduct Study, Public Workshop #2 Summary Draft A summary of the second public workshop held on March 25, 2010 for the I-84 Viaduct Study (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: March 25, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_viaduct_wrapper.asp

Immigrant Workers in the U.S. Labor Force This short analysis provides data on immigrants in the labor force at the current time of slowed immigration, high unemployment, and low job growth and highlights eight industries where immigrants are especially vital. How large a share of the labor force are they and how does that vary by particular industry? How do immigrants compare to native-born workers in their educational attainment and occupational profiles? This analysis puts a spotlight on immigrant workers to examine their basic trends in the labor force and how these workers fit into specific industries and occupations of interest. (PDF document, 18 pages) Published by Brookings ; Publication Date: March 15, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Immigrants/immigrant_workers_singer.pdf

Immigrants and the Power of the Vote Video A video of the May 5, 2009 community program, Immigrants and the Power of the Vote, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: May 5, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_05_05_2009.asp

Immigrants in Connecticut: Labor Market Experiences and Health Care Access This profile of Connecticut’s immigrants is intended to help policymakers, state planners, and service providers better understand the size, characteristics, and needs of the state’s immigrant population. Beyond the basic demographics of the foreign-born population, the report focuses on immigrants in the labor force and health care access for different immigrant groups. (PDF file, 68 pages). Published by Democracy Works ; Publication Date: November 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/immigrants/ct_immigrants.pdf

Immigration in Connecticut A combination of language barriers, poverty, and policy failures put children in immigrant families at risk for poor education and health outcomes. This short paper summarizes some of the facts and trends about these children and their families. (PDF file, 9 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: January 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Immigrants/wsd_01_2005.asp

Immigration in Connecticut: A Growing Opportunity According to the United States Census Bureau’s newly released 2006 American Community Survey (ACS), about one out of every eight residents living in Connecticut was born outside the United States. This represents an increase in Connecticut’s immigrant population from one in nine residents at the time of the 2000 census and one in eleven at the time of the 1990 census. Many of Connecticut’s immigrants are the parents of children; these children represent an increasing proportion of Connecticut’s future workers and citizens. Importantly, many of these children are citizens, even if their parents are not. Policies aimed at non-citizens often have an impact on these children. (PDF document, 14 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: September 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Immigrants/econ_opportunity.pdf Related Link(s): Migration Policy Institute

Immigration Policy Report: 2011 Immigration-Related Laws and Resolutions in the States (January-June) In the first half of 2011, state legislators introduced 1,592 bills and resolutions relating to immigrants and refugees in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The number of bill introductions is an increase of 16 percent compared to the first half of 2010, when 46 states considered 1,374 bills and resolutions pertaining to immigrants. Published by National Conference of State Legislatures
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Immigrants/wsd_immigration_policy_report.asp

Impact of Undocumented Populations on 2010 Congressional Reapportionment This report compares the allocation of House seats in 2010 using two scenarios building from the most defensible 2010 population projections for each state. The first scenario assumes that Census 2010 counts all undocumented residents in all states. The second scenario assumes that none of the undocumented residents are counted. (PDF document, 13 pages) Published by Connecticut State Data Center ; Publication Date: September 19, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/immigrants/ImpactonReapportionment.pdf

Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States A key piece of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for the expansion of children's mental health coverage by strengthening state and local prevention, intervention, and treatment systems. This report identifies the systemic challenges to ensuring children's access to mental health care and points to encouraging examples of success from 11 states that can be used as a guide when implementing the ACA. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ; Publication Date: March 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Health/ChildrensMentalHealthCare.pdf

Improving and Expanding Hartford's Project Choice Program The Project Choice program, which provides integrated school opportunities for Hartford schoolchildren throughout the region, is an integral part of the State of Connecticut’s response to the 1996 Sheff v. O’Neill school decision. The Choice program has been overshadowed by the larger interdistrict magnet school program, but like the magnet program, Project Choice has also lagged in its growth – leaving the state well short of its desegregation goals. (PDF file, 92 pages) Published by Poverty & Race Research Action Council ; Publication Date: September 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/ProjectChoiceCampaignFinalReport.pdf

Improving Care for Children and Youth in Connecticut's Child Welfare System Children in the foster care system are among Connecticut’s most vulnerable young citizens. As of June 2012, roughly 4,400 Connecticut children and youth were in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and removed from their homes because they had been abused or neglected by their parents. Many other children and families are receiving services from DCF to avert out-of-home placements. While there have been a number of significant and encouraging improvements in Connecticut’s child welfare system Connecticut has much work to do to ensure that it meets its responsibilities to the children and youth in its care. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: August 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/CB12childwelfare.pdf

In Search of Quality: Recruiting, Hiring and Supporting Teachers This study, commissioned by the Connecticut Center for School Change with the support and assistance of the Connecticut State Department of Education, is an initial effort to investigate how state and district teacher recruitment, hiring, and support policies and practices affect the ability to hire and retain high-quality teachers. The report’s conclusion is that differences in teacher qualifications between schools serving different populations of students appear to be widening. Published by Connecticut Center for School Change ; Publication Date: 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2006.asp

In the Shadow of September 11: The Faith Community Responds Video A video of the September 8, 2011 community program, In the Shadow of September 11: The Faith Community Responds, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 8, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_09_08_2011.asp

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004 This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2005 and earlier Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. This report has three main sections— income, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Each one presents estimates by characteristics such as race, Hispanic origin, nativity, and region. Other topics include earnings of full-time, year-round workers; poverty among families; and health insurance coverage of children. From U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P60-229. (PDF file, 85 Pages) Published by U.S. Census ; Publication Date: August 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/p60-229.pdf

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009 This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in 2010 and earlier. Between 2008 and 2009, real median household income declined for non-Hispanic Whites and Blacks, while the changes for Asians and Hispanics were not statistically significant. The poverty rate increased for non-Hispanic Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics, while the change for Asians was not statistically significant. (PDF document, 88 pages) Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: September 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/People/Income_Pov_Health_Ins_2009.pdf

Inside Hartford: A Guide to City Government A guide to the government of the city of Hartford, which covers the elected officials, departments and services. Includes a list of frequently asked questions, and maps of city neighborhoods and NRZs. (PDF document, 26 pages) Published by Citizen's Research Education Network ; Publication Date: 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/InsHtfdEng.pdf

Interim Report of Grand Juror in Perez Case The interim report of the grand jury investigating allegations of corruption in the administration of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. Published by Connecticut Superior Court in New Britain ; Publication Date: January 30, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/Interim_Report _Perez.pdf

Interim Settlement of the Sheff v. O'Neill Case Text of the interim settlement reached on January 22, 2003 in the Sheff v. O'Neill case. Published by Superior Court of New Britain, Connecticut ; Publication Date: January 22, 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/educationfunding/SheffInterimSettlement.pdf

Interstate 84 Viaduct Study Community Summit Video A video of the October 27, 2010 community program, Interstate 84 Viaduct Study Community Summit, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 27, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_27_2010.asp

Interstate 84 Viaduct Study Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 A newsletter documenting progress in the study of the I-84 Aetna Viaduct in Hartford by The Hub of Hartford Steering Committee. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: November 10, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/20091106ViaductNewsletter1.pdf

Interstate 84 Viaduct Study Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1 A newsletter documenting progress in the study of the I-84 Aetna Viaduct in Hartford by The Hub of Hartford Steering Committee. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: March 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_031510.asp

Interstate 84 Viaduct Study Newsletter, Volume 3 A newsletter documenting progress in the study of the I-84 Aetna Viaduct in Hartford by The Hub of Hartford Steering Committee. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Capitol Region Council of Governments ; Publication Date: October 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/20101022ViaductNewsletter3.pdf

Interstate 84 Viaduct Study, Public Workshop #1, Public Presentation, November 19, 2009 A presentation made at the first public workshop on the future of the Aetna viaduct, held on November 19, 2009. (PDf document, 69 pages) Published by City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/transportation/viaduct_public_presentation_111909.pdf

Investigation Report: Hartford Transitional Learning Academy: A School in Need of Transition The investigation that generated this report began as an inquiry into allegations of abuse, neglect and other violations of student rights within the Washington Street campus of the Hartford Transitional Learning Academy (HTLA). Completion of the investigation was delayed by many months as the authority of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPA) to access parent and guardian contact information, and to visit the school while students were present, was litigated in Federal District Court. After the OPA’s authority had been established by the Court’s order, it was learned that the “hands on” disciplinary practices that had led to most of the original allegations of abuse had been administratively discontinued. It also became apparent that HTLA’s administrators were attempting to pursue a plan to transfer many of the school’s students, teachers and other resources back into neighborhood schools. This investigation’s findings support this plan, and the report concludes by recommending that HTLA’s middle school and high school programs ultimately be phased out. Published by Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, State of Connecticut ; Publication Date: November 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/htla_invest_report.pdf

Investing in the Early Years: A Great Return for Kids and for Connecticut Investing in the first five years of children’s lives benefits the children, their parents, and society at large. High quality caring and learning environments in the early years – starting at birth – are necessary if children are to be ready to enter school at age five. Affordable early care and education allows parents to participate in the workforce, and sets the stage for the next generation of workers to be productive members of society. (PDF document, 2 pages Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: August 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/CB12investearlycare.pdf

Invisible Students: The Role of Alternative and Adult Education in the Connecticut School-to-Prison Pipeline This report examines the systematic removal of struggling and vulnerable students from traditional high schools and explores their experiences and outcomes in the alternative and adult education programs they attend. (PDF document, 88 pages) Published by A Better Way Foundation ; Publication Date: December 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/InvisibleStudents.pdf

iQuilt Overview The iQuilt plan is downtown Hartford’s exciting urban design strategy for walkability and creative placemaking. It capitalizes on two of Hartford’s greatest strengths: its extraordinary concentration of arts, cultural and landscape assets and its exceptionally compact downtown. The cultural assets are physically close, but the pedestrian links between them are often weak. The iQuilt Plan strengthens those links. It offers an array of physical and programmatic improvements to the pedestrian network of public space – parks, plazas, streets, and sidewalks. (PDF document, 63 pages) Published by iQuilt Partnership ; Publication Date: January 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/downtowndevelopment/iQuilt_Overview.pdf

iQuilt PowerPoint Presentation This is a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation made at a public forum at the Hartford Public Library on November 25, 2010, by the iQuilt planners and partners. The presentation includes a project update, the renderings of the project. The presentation was led by project planning principal and Hartford native Doug Suisman, of Suisman Urban Design of Los Angeles.. (PDF document, 116 pages) Published by Suisman Urban Design ; Publication Date: December 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/artsandculture/iQuilt_Library_presentation_Dec _2010.pdf

Is College Opportunity Slipping Away? This report suggests that there is a growing perception among the public that they are caught in a bind when it comes to higher education. Polling from a recent report revealed a considerable unease, because, while ever larger numbers see a college education as an absolute necessity for success in today’s world, many believe that opportunity for higher education is slipping out of reach for a growing number of individuals because of the cost of college. Published by National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education ; Publication Date: August 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/College_Opportunity.pdf

Jobs in the City of Hartford: Hartford Planning and Economic Development Committee Meeting Video A video of the March 2, 2010 community program, Jobs in the City of Hartford: Hartford Planning and Economic Development Committee Meeting, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 2, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_02_2010.asp

John Rose's Letter About Being Asked to Tender His Resignation as Corporation Counsel Former Corporation Counsel John Rose apparently didn’t take well to new Mayor Pedro E. Segarra’s request for resignation letters from department heads. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: July 14, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/roseletter.pdf

Journey Home: Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in the Capitol Region, Implementation Plan During the past year more than 4,000 people spent from a night or two to the whole year in an emergency shelter and nearly twice this number were turned away because there was not enough room for them. To address this need, Mayor Eddie A. Perez has led the region in developing a 10-year plan to end homelessness. The primary focus of this implementation plan includes reducing the frequency and duration of homelessness and moving more homeless into stable, permanent housing. (PDF document, 80 pages) Published by Hartford Commission to End Homelessness, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: October 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Homelessness/Hartford_Commission_to_End_Homelessness.pdf

Juan F. v. Rell Exit Plan, Quarterly Report, July 1, 2010-September 30, 2010 This document is the federal Court Monitor's quarterly review of the Department of Children and Families efforts in meeting the court-mandated Exit Plan Outcome Measures during the period of July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. It indicates the Department achieved 14 of the 22 Outcome Measures. The Exit Plan is part the Juan F. Consent Decree which sought to resolve a suit concerning deficiencies in the Department's operations. (PDF document, 76 pages) Published by DCF Court Monitor's Office ; Publication Date: December 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/3rdQtrReport2010.pdf

Juvenile Justice Reform In Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Have Improved Public Safety and Outcomes for Youth Perhaps more than any other state, Connecticut has absorbed the growing body of knowledge about youth development, adolescent brain research and delinquency, adopted its lessons, and used the information to fundamentally re-invent its approach to juvenile justice. As a result, Connecticut’s system today is far and away more successful, more humane, and more cost-effective than it was 10 or 20 years ago. (PDF document, 55 pages) Published by Justice Policy Institute ; Publication Date: January 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/jpi_juvenile_justice_reform_in_ct.pdf

Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System: Raise the Age? Audio A audio recording of the April 16, 2007 community program, Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System: Raise the Age?, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 16, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_16_2007.asp

Keeping Children on the Path to School Success: How is Connecticut Doing? How are young children (birth to age 5) progressing toward success in school? It is a question that is piquing the interest of parents as well as policy makers and business leaders across the country because of the strong association between school success and lifetime achievement. By highlighting trends and key findings at the state and local level in five critical areas affecting child development, this publication helps reveal how Connecticut's young children are faring and where action is needed to promote better outcomes. (PDF document - 100 Pages) Published by Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut and the Department of Social Services ; Publication Date: September 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_09_2004.asp Related Link(s): 2004 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Family Economic Security: Investing in Families . . .

Ken Greenberg's Presentation on May 9, 2006 at the MetroHartford Alliance Rising Star Breakfast: Sustaining Hartford's Renaissance: Benefiting the Region's Growth Ken Greenberg gave this presentation at the MetroHartford Alliance Rising Star Breakfast, outlining his vision for integrated urban design strategies for Hartford, Hartford 2010. (PDF file, 57 pages, 12 MB) Published by Greenberg Consultants, Inc. ; Publication Date: May 9, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/DowntownDevelopment/HartfordRisingStarMay_9_061.pdf

Key Features of the 2008 Settlement Agreement in Sheff v. O’Neill The new Sheff Settlement agreement represents an important step forward in achieving the goal of quality integrated education for all Hartford children. It is a major improvement on the prior 2003 settlement, which made some significant progress in developing new magnet school options, but ultimately fell short of the agreed upon goal. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by The Sheff Movement ; Publication Date: April 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/Summary_of_2008_Sheff_Settlement.pdf

Kids Count Data Center: State Profiles of Child Well-being This 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. New this year is information on child well-being in Puerto Rico. This year’s essay examines the child welfare system and challenges the country to make lifelong connections for children and youth in foster care a national priority. Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation: Kids Count ; Publication Date: July 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/KidsCount.asp Related Link(s): Connecticut Kids Count Report

Kids Count Data Snapshot: Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States Although we still lead the industrialized world in the rate at which we lock up young people, the youth confinement rate in the United States is rapidly declining. In 2010 this rate reached a new 35-year low, with almost every state confining a smaller share of its youth population than a decade earlier. This decline has not led to a surge in juvenile crime. This report highlights this positive trend and provide recommendations that can encourage its continuation. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: February 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/DataSnapshotYouthIncarceration.pdf

Kinsella Teacher to Receive National Award Christine Tocionis will be one of 25 educators nationwide to receive the 2009 MetLife Foundation Ambassadors in Education award for building community partnerships. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: June 3, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/KinsellaTeachertoReceiveNationalAward.pdf

Knight Soul of the Community 2010: Why People Love Where They Live and Why It Matters: A National Perspective This report, based on research conducted over three years in 26 cities across the United States, was designed to find out what emotionally attaches people to a community. People consistently give higher ratings for elements that relate directly to their daily quality of life: an area’s physical beauty, opportunities for socializing, and a community’s openness to all people. The report showed that when people feel greater attachment, communities are more successful. (PDF document, 36 pages) Published by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation ; Publication Date: 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/neighborhoods/SoulofCommunity.pdf

Labor Statistics New Labor Statistics: 45% of American Private Sector Workers Get Employment-Based Health Benefits; Down 63%; Published by U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Document Link: http://www.hartfordinfo.org/Issues/wsd/economicdevelopment/laborstatistics.asp

Landfill Solutions Listing of Resources on Landfill Solutions such as Plasma Torching and Vitrification. Prepared by Hartford Public Library Information, Reference & Research staff. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/landfill/solutions.asp HartfordInfo Data: Landfills

Landscape Report on Hartford Youth The Landscape Report uses data on selected topics as indicators to paint a broad portrait of the status of nine-to-24-year-old young people living in Hartford. (PDF document, 16 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office for Youth Services ; Publication Date: March 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/HOYSLandscapeRptV1.pdf

Latino Community Socio-Economic Study Connecticut's fast-growing Latino community has suffered tremendously during the economic downturn. That certainly is not a surprise. However, the full dimension of the impact, affecting virtually every aspect of daily life, is quite alarming. New survey data demonstrates the full extent of the crisis, in the voices of people who are navigating tough times and dealing with extensive and pervasive damage to their quality of life. (PDF document, 46 pages) Published by Center for Research & Public Policy and The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission ; Publication Date: April 18, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/People/LatinoSocioEconomicStudy.pdf

Legal Opinion Concerning the Authority of the City Council to Issue Subpoenas In this opinion, Hartford Corporation Counsel John Rose concludes that the City Council has no authority to compel the attendance of persons or the production of documents based on the existing provisions of the City Charter. Published by Hartford Corporation Counsel ; Publication Date: August 06, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/Subpoena_power.pdf

Legal Opinion on Hartford City Council Authority to Subpoena Individuals Attorney Allan Taylor says in this opinion, requested by the City Council, that the Council does have subpoena power. Published by Hartford Court of Common Council ; Publication Date: September 8, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/TaylorOpinion2.pdf

Letter Concerning Mayor Perez's Unused Sick and Vacation Time A letter from Mayor Eddie Perez's lawyer concerning the unsused sick and vacation time which he claimes is due from the city of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 22, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/Government/Perez_Sick_Vacation.pdf

Letter Concerning Robles Request Under Freedom of Information Act A copy of a letter and attachments from Attorneys Halloran & Halloran concerning a Freedom of Information request to the City of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 19, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/Government/RoblesFOI.pdf

Letter from Center Church About Winter Homeless Shelter Center Church has been approached by the City of Hartford to house a winter shelter for 50 homeless men each night from December 1st 2009 - March 31st 2010, daily, from 7pm - 7am in the basement dining room of the church. This letter outlines the specifics of the proposal. (PDF document, 7 pages). Published by Center Church ; Publication Date: October 28, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Homelessness/CenterChurch.pdf

Letter from Councilman Matthew Ritter Proposing Tentative Schedule for 2009 City of Hartford Charter Revision Process A letter, dated June 4, 2009, to fellow city councilmen which proposes a timeline for considering changes to the Hartford City Charter which have been made by the Charter Revision Commission. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter ; Publication Date: June 4, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/Government/RitterCouncilLetter2.pdf

Letter from Councilman Matthew Ritter to Hartford 2000 In this letter from Hartford City Councilman Matthew Ritter to Hartford 2000, he expresses his views on the process for allocating funds from the City's Civic and Cultural Affairs. Published by Hartford Councilman Matthew Ritter ; Publication Date: August 04, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/H2k_letter.pdf

Letter from Councilman Pedro Segarra to Mayor Eddie Perez In a letter to Mayor Eddie A. Perez and the City Council, Councilman Pedro Segarra says he has held two meetings of the budget committee he chairs to discuss the city's third-quarter report -- and in neither case did the necessary department heads show up. Published by HartordCouncilman Pedro Segarra ; Publication Date: July 20, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/Segarra_Letter.pdf

Letter from Councilman Ritter in Support of Charter Changes A letter, dated June 2, 2009, in support of changes to the Hartford City Charter which would allow the city council to keep property taxes low in years of declining revenues. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter ; Publication Date: June 2, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/Government/RitterLetter.pdf

Letter from Councilman Segarra Concerning Subpoena Powers A letter by Hartford Councilman Pedro Segarra to the Council's attorney asking for an opinion on whether the council has the power of subpoena. Published by Hartford Court of Common Council ; Publication Date: August 12, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/SegarraLetter_081209.pdf

Letter from Hartford Superintendent of Schools Christine Kishimoto to Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Donald Williams Jr. Letter from Superintendent Christine Kishimoto to Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Donald Williams Jr concerning revisions made in the education reform measure that was originally proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: May 2, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/CMK_Letter_to_Sen _Donald_Williams_5-2-12.pdf

Letter from Mayor Eddie Perez to Councilman Pedro Segarra Concerning Budget Process A response from Mayor Eddie Perez to the letter sent by Hartford Councilman Pedro Segarra concerning the budget process. Published by Office of the Mayor, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: July 22, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/PerezLetter.pdf

Letter from Mayor Pedro Segarra to Hartford City Council Concerning Adjustments to the City Budget Mayor Pedro Segarra outlines a list of savings, adjustments to revenue estimates, and taxes to fill an unexpected budget deficit. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Office of the Mayor, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: May 14, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/5-14-12-segarra-mitigation-amended-ordinances.pdf

Letter from Mayor Perez to City Council Concerning Cooperation In a letter sent to the City Council, Mayor Perez pledges cooperation and outlines a process by which the Council could request the presence of city staff at its meetings. Published by Office of the Mayor, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: August 12, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/MayorLetter_081209.pdf

Letter from R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel of MetroHartford Alliance to Mayor Pedro Segarra Letter from R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel of MetroHartford Alliance to Mayor Pedro Segarra concerning the FY ’13 city budget and its assumptions for revenue. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by MetroHartford Alliance ; Publication Date: May 16, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/griebel1.pdf

Letters between Mayor Pedro Segarra and Corporation Counsel John Rose About Rose's Retirement An exchange of letters between Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and former Corporation Counsel John Rose concerning Rose’s resignation/retirement which came at the request of Mayor Segarra. Segarra had requested all department heads send him letters of resignation when he replaced former Mayor Eddie Perez, who resigned after being convicted of bribery. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: July 16, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/rose_segarra_letters.pdf

Liberians: An Introduction to Their History and Culture This profile provides general information about Liberians - their history, culture, language, and resettlement experiences. The profile is intended primarily for service providers who will be assisting the refugees in their new communities in the U.S. The number of Liberian refugees in Hartford is increasing. Published by The Center for Applied Linguistics ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/immigrants/liberians.pdf

Life After High School An in-depth study based on a national random sample telephone survey of young adults, along with focus groups. The study sample includes those who have degrees, those who have graduated from vocational and technical schools, those who never went on to higher education or who dropped out, those who are full-time students, and those who are working. The survey demonstrates that regardless of race or ethnic background, financial or educational attainment, most young Americans believe that continuing to study after high school is an advantageous step. (PDF file - 50 pages) Published by Public Agenda ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2005.asp

Life After Landfill Discussion Audio A audio recording of the discussion portion of the October 26, 2006 community program, Life After Landfill, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 26, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_26_2006.asp

List of City Employees Receiving Exceptional Service Increments Jan. 1, 2008 to August 30, 2009 A list of Hartford city employees who have received an Exceptional Service Increment since 2008. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: August 30, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/ESIs.pdf

List of Hartford City Employees Who Are Participating in the Retirement Incentive Program A list of Hartford city employees who have taken the recent retirement incentive and will be retiring as of September 30, 2009 Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: September 30, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/List_of _9-09_Retirees.pdf

Literacy Behind Bars: Results From the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Prison Survey The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) assessed the English literacy of incarcerated adults for the first time since 1992. The assessment was administered to approximately 1,200 inmates nationwide in state and federal prisons, as well as to approximately 18,000 adults living in households. This report presents the findings from the 2003 prison adult literacy assessment. (PDF document, 170 pages) Published by National Center for Education Statistics ; Publication Date: May 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Literacy/Literacy_Behind_Bars.pdf

Livable Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (LSNI), Six Month Assessment An assessment of the effectiveness of the Livable Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (LSNI) in Hartford. (PDF document, 10 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: August 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/LSNI_Assessment.pdf

Livable Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (LSNI), Six Month Assessment, Revised An revised version of the six month assessment of the effectiveness of the Livable Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (LSNI) in Hartford. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: September 10, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/LSNI_6_Month_Assessment.pdf

Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and America’s Families This report finds that large segments of the US population live on incomes that fail to provide even basic economic security. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) ; Publication Date: December 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/Living_Below_the_Line.pdf

Locating American Manufacturing: Trends in the Geography of Production With the slight resurgence of U.S. manufacturing in the recent years, it is important to consider not just the future of manufacturing in America but also its geography. Geographic considerations are, in fact, central to whether the slow growth of U.S. manufacturing jobs during the last two years signals a renaissance of American manufacturing or merely a temporary respite from long-term decline. (PDF document, 60 pages) Published by Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program ; Publication Date: April 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/Locating_american_manufacturing_report.pdf

Low-Income Children in the United States: National and State Trend Data 1994 - 2004 After nearly a decade of decline, the number of children living in low-income families has been steadily increasing, a pattern that began in 2000. The data book available at this website provides national and 50-state trend data on the characteristics of low-income children over the past decade: parental education, parental employment, marital status, family structure, race and ethnicity, age distribution, parental nativity, home ownership, residential mobility, type of residential area, and region of residence. Published by National Center for Children in Poverty
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/low_income_children.asp

Low-Income Working Families: The Growing Economic Gap The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey, provides a snapshot of low-income working families in America and highlights the growing economic divide between working families at the top and bottom of the economic ladder. (PDF document, 9 pages) Published by The Working Poor Families Project ; Publication Date: January 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/Winter-2012_2013-WPFP-Data-Brief.pdf

Making a Difference: The Bullied Respond Video A video of the May 3, 2011 community program, Making a Difference: The Bullied Respond, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_05_03_2011.asp

Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development The Urban Libraries Council commissioned this study to look at how public libraries contribute to the human dimension of economic development. In the process, researchers also uncovered more evidence of the important contributions public libraries make to strengthening places and community quality of life. This report indicates that public libraries, including the Hartford Public Library, today are deeply involved with people, technology, and quality of life. Nearly every one of these locally-funded organizations offers collections and programs that support early literacy, workforce readiness and small businesses. As such, they are an important and dynamic part of the community’s learning infrastructure which supports local economic development. (PDF document, 35 pages) Published by Urban Libraries Council ; Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Neighborhoods/making_cities_stronger.pdf

Making Citizens: Fair Housing for Immigrants and Minorities A brochure about fair housing rights for immigrants and minorities in Hartford. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Office of Human Relations, City of Hartford
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Housing/fair_housing_brochure.pdf

Making Connections in Hartford: A Pathway to Better Results A summary of the Making Connections Hartford project. At its core Making Connections is a community-led change process. It relies on the active engagement of stakeholders from all sectors of Hartford to exert their will to influence the policies, programs, practices, and investments that will improve the well being of vulnerable families and distressed neighborhoods in sizeable, measurable and sustainable ways. The focus is on the Frog Hollow and Upper Albany neighborhoods, and on improving the lives of working families there. In particular, early childhood education, family economic security are the two areas in which the organization is working. (PDF file, 8 pages) Published by Making Connections Hartford ; Publication Date: December 20, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/MCHpathways.pdf

Making the Count: Building Hartford Using the 2010 Census Video A video of the March 10, 2010 community program, Making the Count: Building Hartford Using the 2010 Census, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 10, 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_10_2010.asp

Map of Hartford Census Tracts (2000) and Neighborhoods Showing Major Streets A map of the city of Hartford, showing the 2000 U.S. census tracts, neighborhoods and major streets. (PDF file, 1 page) Published by City of Harford, Department of Housing and Community Development ; Publication Date: October 2002
Document Link: /issues/wsd/people/census_tracts.pdf

Map of Hartford Streets A map of the streets of Hartford, which includes a street index. (PDF file, 1 page, 1 MB) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/transportation/Hartford_street_map_2008.pdf

Mapping Prisoner Reentry: An Action Research Guidebook The Reentry Mapping Network (RMN) is a partnership among community-based organizations and the Urban Institute designed to create community change through the mapping and analysis of neighborhood-level data related to prisoner reentry. RMN partners collect and analyze local data related to incarceration, reentry, and community well-being; develop policy options based on the findings; and document their accomplishments and lessons learned. This guidebook provides information on how to understand and address prisoner reentry at the community level through mapping and analysis. It describes the concepts and methods underlying the RMN so that other jurisdictions can learn from these experiences in the interests of crafting more effective and successful reentry strategies. (PDF file, 116 pages). Published by The Urban Institute ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/PrisonerRe-entry/Mapping_Prisoner_Reentry.pdf

Maps of Hartford This page shows a collection of maps of Hartford - street maps with index, Hartford neighorhoods, Hartford zip codes, and more. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Transportation/wsd_maps_wrapper.asp

Market Demand and Operational Effectiveness Analysis of the Hartford Civic Center In response to the advancing age of the Hartford Civic Center and recent competitive changes in the Hartford public assembly facility market, the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA) commissioned a report evaluating the long-term future of the Center, including potential renovations to the facility or the eventual replacement of the Center with a new arena in Hartford. (PDF document, 165 pages). Published by Connecticut Development Authority ; Publication Date: August 4, 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/downtowndevelopment/Civic_Center_analysis.pdf

Matthew Hennessy's Exceptional Service Increment Request Forms The application forms for Exceptional Service Increments submitted by Matthew Hennessy. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: August 14, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/HennessyESIForms.pdf

Mayor Eddie A. Perez Vetoes of Certain Council Budget Resolutions, May 22, 2009 Mayor Perez has vetoed certain budget resolutions proposed by the City Council for the 2009-2010 Hartford city budget, dated May 22, 2009. (PDF document, 40 pages) Published by Office of the Mayor, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: May 22, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/PerezVetoes.pdf

Mayor Eddie Perez 2008 Inauguration Address Mayor Eddie Perez, was re-elected in November 2007. In his inauguration speech, he announces the creation of a health insurance task force, the convening of a task force to explore the development of a new sports arena in Hartford, and the appointment of an independent ethics counsel to report to the city’s ethics commission. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Office of the Mayor, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: January 7, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/InaugurationSpeech2008.pdf

Mayor Eddie Perez Inauguration Address Mayor Eddie Perez, the city's first Latino mayor, was first elected in November 2001 to a two-year term as a mayor with few statutory powers. He was re-elected two months ago under a new system of government that gives him a four-year term, sweeping powers - and responsibility for one of the nation's poorest cities. In this inauguration address, Mayor Perez promises to reinvent Hartford and its government as the city's first strong mayor under a new charter. (From published Hartford Courant report) Published by Mayor's Office, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: 01/05/2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/default.asp Related Link(s): City of Hartford

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Town Hall Meeting A video of the March 29, 2011 community program, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Town Hall Meeting which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: March 29, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_03_29_2011.asp

Mayor Segarra’s Speech at Rising Star Breakfast: Hartford: One City, One Plan to Create Opportunities Together Mayor Pedro E. Segarra unveiled both an immediate and long-term vision to grow Hartford, create jobs, and embrace a more positive and productive future. In his speech, the Mayor made several major announcements and emphasized collaboration and creative thinking in order to move the City forward. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/SegarraRisingStarBreakfastSpeech.pdf

Mayor's Healthy Community Initiative: A Health Network for Hartford's Uninsured Brochure Information about the Mayor's Healthy Community Initiative (MHCI), a project to assist Hartford's uninsured population by giving them a medical home. (PDF file, 2 pages) Published by Mayor's Healthy Community Initiative ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/MHCIbrochure.pdf

Mayor's Healthy Community Initiative: Executive Summary Executive Summary of the Mayor's Health Community Initiative. MHCI—The Mayor’s Healthy Communities Initiative—is a new Hartford health network designed to better serve the healthcare needs of the city’s estimated 30,000+ uninsured residents. The Office of Mayor Eddie Perez is working with the City’s major hospitals and clinics to implement the program’s three major objectives: Create a common, shared Medical Information Database and Patient Membership Card System to better coordinate the healthcare services offered by the City’s safety net providers to uninsured patients; provide assigned Patient Navigators who will guide uninsured residents through the healthcare system, including assisting with the enrollment process required to obtain Medicaid insurance assistance, if eligible; offer Medical Interpreters/Cultural Translators to help patients better communicate with their medical caregivers. (PDF file, 4 pages) Published by Mayor's Healthy Community Initiative ; Publication Date: May 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/health/MHCI_Exec_Summary.pdf

Mayor's Task Force on Hartford's Future Workforce In 2001 Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez formed a broadly representative task force of community leaders to develop an action plan to build a well-educated and highly skilled workforce by focusing on 18-14 year olds who are not in school or gainfully employed. This Final Report presents twelve recommendations in five categories. The Report is supported by the research, analysis and technical support of the Capital Region Workforce Development Board, the Hartford Department of Human Services, and the United Way of the Capital Area. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: February 3, 2003
Document Link: /issues/wsd/workforce/default.asp Related Link(s): Capital Region Workforce Development Board ; United Way of Capital Area

Mayor's Update, Fall 2004 A quarterly publication designed to share Mayor Perez's primary goals, objectives and accomplishments. The Fall 2004 issue includes updates on the Hilton Hotel, the Office of Constituent Services, education of Hartford youth, quality of life, and downtown development. (PDF document, six pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: Fall 2004
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/MayorUpdateFall2004.pdf