Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 42 items on the regular agenda. The next Council meeting will be 8 P.M.,
Monday, June 25. The next public
hearing will be 8 P.M., Monday, June 18.
UDAG Funds for Upper Albany Main Street Program --
The Council referred to the Operations, Management, Budget, Education, and
Labor Committee a resolution allocating $50,000 from Urban Development Action
Grant (UDAG) repayment funds for the Upper Albany Main Street Program. The Main Street Program promotes
self-reliance and focuses on four areas of revitalization: design, economic
restructuring, organization, and promotion.
Greenberg Plan Update -- The Council received an
updated report from the Planning, Economic Development and Zoning Committee on
the “Greenberg Plan.” The report
outlines progress related to: projects (e.g., plans for new residential units
in the downtown area), planning (e.g., the promotion of increased retail space
downtown), policy and process (e.g., Housing Overlay Districts to promote
downtown housing development), and transportation and infrastructure (e.g.,
signage projects and study for a downtown circulator route). The Greenberg Plan is an outline for
appropriate urban design which will enhance economic development related to
Comprehensive Economic Strategic Development Strategy – The
Council referred to the Planning, Economic Development, and Zoning Committee a
resolution to adopt the Comprehensive Economic Strategic Development Strategy
submitted by the Hartford Economic Development Commission. The plan utilizes the City of Hartford Inner
City Business Strategy Initiative, the Downtown Hartford Economic and Urban
Design Action Strategy, and the Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Strategic
Plans. A comprehensive economic
development strategy is required by the federal Economic Development
Deputy Mayor Resignation -- The Council accepted the resignation letter from former
Deputy Mayor Francis Sanchez. Ms.
Sanchez read the letter at the end of the Council’s May 29 meeting.
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. The ordinance has been to public hearing and is on the action agenda.
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.