Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 68 items on the regular agenda. The next Council meeting will be 8 P.M.,
Tuesday, May 29. The next public
hearing will be 8 P.M., Monday, May 21.
Request for Affirmative Action Plan for Hartford Police
Department -- On the recommendation of Council member John O’Connell, the
Council voted to direct City Manager Kee Borges to provide the Council with a
full written description of a proposed Affirmative Action Plan for the Hartford
Police Department. According to the
resolution, the description was requested by Deputy Mayor Francis Sanchez on
March 7, 2001. The resolution calls for
the Health and Human Resource Committee to hold a public hearing on the plan
within two weeks after passage. The
plan was originally submitted to the city by the Cintron Plaintiffs.
Billboard Ordinance - The Council postponed
action on an ordinance which would change
the charter with reference to signs. If
the ordinance were adopted, sign permits would be issued to the owners of the
property where the sign is located, rather than the owner of the sign.
Centers - The City was the recipient of two grants from the State of
Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management for the operation of two
neighborhood youth centers. The two
Youth Centers are located at Weaver High School and Mi Casa. The Council voted to authorize City Manager
Kee Borges to enter into contractual agreements with Mi Casa and the Urban League
to operate the two Centers.
City of Hartford Proud and Beautiful sign project – The City of Hartford and
Hartford Proud and Beautiful have secured federal funding for a sign project to
assist travelers in locating major destinations in the city. The cost of this project is $500,000. The Federal Highway Administration will
provide $400,000 and the city of Hartford will provide 100,000 from the FY
2000/2001 budget. The city staff will
advertise the project for bids and will provide the construction inspection and
administration during the construction phase of the project. The Council voted
to authorize the City Manager to enter into the necessary contracts for the
Adriaen’s Landing Project – With the new development
of Adriaen’s Landing the City offices located at 10 Prospect Street (Hartford
Times building) will be required to move. The City will be considering moving their offices to 250 and 260 Constitution
Plaza. The new space will be approximately 72,000 square feet and leasing
initial term is for (15) years at a base rent of $10.50 per square with 144
parking spaces. The Council referred
to the Planning Economic Development and Zoning Committee a resolution to authorize
the City Manager to enter into the necessary contracts for the project.
If you have any questions about the agenda call Greg Vickers or Luwannia Tucker at CREN, 249‑1416. The Citizens' Research Education Network is a non‑profit research and education center for Hartford community‑based organizations.